Milwaukee Admirals defenseman and team captain Joe Piskula has been called up to the Nashville Predators under emergency conditions.
Press Release via Milwaukee Admirals:
Milwaukee, WI– Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the team has recalled Admirals Captain Joe Piskula from Milwaukee (AHL) under emergency conditions.
Piskula played a pair of games for the Predators in 2013-14, and has suited up for 12 NHL games with Nashville, Calgary and Los Angeles since 2006-07 (0g-0a-0pts, 8 PIMs). The Antigo, Wisconsin native has 17 points (1g-16a) in 65 games for the Admirals in 2014-15 to go along with a +22 rating, tied for the ninth-highest mark in the league. Acquired from the Flames organization on Feb. 28, 2013, Piskula has appeared in 530 AHL games over the past eight seasons, amassing 114 points (13g-101a) and 419 penalty minutes.
The 6-3, 208-pound blueliner signed with the Kings after three seasons at the University of Wisconsin from 2004-07 where he compiled 22 points (3g-19a) and 80 penalty minutes in 112 games and helped Wisconsin win the 2006 NCAA Championship.
The Admirals are off until next Friday when they play host to Toronto in the final home game of the regular season.