I didn’t jot this up until the second intermission of this afternoon’s Nashville Predators game in the off-chance he’d flip right back all over again. That hasn’t happened (not yet anyways) so here you go. Kevin Fiala has been assigned to the Milwaukee Admirals and is expected to play in tonight’s road game against the Chicago Wolves.
Press Release via Milwaukee Admirals:
Milwaukee, WI–Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has reassigned 2014 first-round selection (11th overall) Kevin Fiala to Milwaukee. He will join the Admirals tonight when they take on the Chicago Wolves in Amtrak Rivalry action at the Allstate Arena.
Fiala made his NHL debut on Tuesday night, posting three shots on goal during 11:25 of ice time in the Preds 3-2 OT win over Montreal. Fiala has amassed 17 points (9g-8a) in 26 American Hockey League games since making his North American professional debut with the Admirals on Jan. 21. The native of St. Gallen, Switzerland, started the 2014-15 season with HV-71 of the Swedish Hockey League, posting 14 points (5g-9a) in 20 games – tied for the fourth-most goals and assists, and sixth-most points among SHL junior players – before being assigned to Nashville’s AHL affiliate on Jan. 15. Fiala also represented Switzerland at the 2015 World Junior Championship, being named one of the nation’s three best players for the tournament while tying for fifth among all skaters in goals (4g-1a-5pts, 6gp).
It’s a nice boost for sure. Though I get the impression that goal scoring isn’t the main problem for the Admirals during this latest cold stretch. No matter what the case may be, hopefully things get back on track tonight with a set up for the Tuesday/Wednesday road games against Lake Erie.