The Nashville Predators have recalled Miikka Salomäki from the Milwaukee Admirals. The move comes a few days after Viktor Arvidsson was returned to Milwaukee, quickly brought back to Nashville following Calle Järnkrok suffering an illness, and returned to Milwaukee on Sunday. The recall for Salomäki is the second of his career.
Press Release via Nashville Predators:
Nashville, Tenn. (October 26, 2015) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Monday that the club has recalled forward Miikka Salomaki (MEE-kah SA-loh-MA-kee) from Milwaukee (AHL).
Salomaki, 22 (3/9/93), scored a goal in his lone NHL game to this point, a 3-2 overtime victory vs. the Dallas Stars on Jan. 8, 2015. This season, the Raahe, Finland, native has two points (1g-1a) in three games for the Admirals, bringing his career AHL total to 70 points (28g-42a) in 116 games since the 2013-14 season, when he tied for fifth among league rookies with 50 points (20g-30a). Prior to making the jump to the North American professional scene, the 5-11, 208-pound left wing played three seasons with Karpat Oulu of the Finnish Elite League (2010-13), the same club that produced Predators netminder Pekka Rinne.
Nashville’s second choice, 52nd overall (second round), in the 2011 Entry Draft, Salomaki helped Finland to a silver medal at the 2014 World Championship, and played in three consecutive World Junior Championships from 2011-13, as well as a pair of World Under-18 Championships in 2010 and 2011, earning a bronze medal in the latter.
The Nashville Predators will play their next four games on the road as the team’s home, Bridgestone Arena, hosts the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Nashville starts the road trip on Tuesday in San Jose and continues on to visit Los Angeles, Anaheim and Minnesota. The Preds return to Bridgestone Arena on Saturday, Nov. 7 to take on the St. Louis Blues. Every Saturday this season, the team will have a promotional Golden Giveaway item as part of the club’s Golden Saturdays. For more information on all the promotional giveaway items, click here. To purchase tickets, visit NashvillePredators.com or call (615) 770-7800.
The Admirals play tomorrow night at home against the Texas Stars while the Predators do not play until Wednesday when they hit the West Coast. This is a slightly interesting move in the sense that Arvidsson went through the roster rodeo and is tasked with staying in Milwaukee while Salomäki goes up in his place.