Press Release via Nashville Predators:
Nashville, Tenn. (February 12, 2015) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Thursday that the team has recalled defenseman Taylor Aronson (TAY-luhr AIHR-uhn-suhn) from Milwaukee (AHL) and reassigned forward Viktor Stalberg to the Admirals. This is Aronson’s first career recall and he will wear No. 50 with the Predators.
Aronson, 23 (12/30/91), leads Milwaukee defensemen, and is tied for 10th among all AHL blueliners, in points (3g-23a-26pts) while appearing in 45 of the team’s 48 games in 2014-15. A native of Placentia, Calif., the 6-1, 196-pounder is also tied for second among AHL defensemen in assists and power-play assists (12).
Nashville’s second choice, 78th overall (third round), in the 2010 Entry Draft, becomes the fourth member of the draft class to spend time with the team, and the third Portland Winterhawk on the active roster, joining Seth Jones and Paul Gaustad.
This is quite the feel good story. Aronson was in the ECHL playing for the Cincinnati Cyclones all of last season before earning his spot with the Admirals and really exceeding all expectations. He leads Admiral defensemen in scoring with 26 points (3 goals, 23 assists) in 45 games to go along with a plus/minus rating of +5 and 12 penalty minutes.
As for Stålberg, this is now his fifth stint with the Admirals this season. He started with a conditioning assignment and has since logged more than his share of frequent flyer miles between the NHL and AHL.
Thoughts on the Aronson call up? Where does this leave the Admirals now ahead of this weekend?