The Milwaukee Admirals have yet another teenage prospect joining the ranks. The Nashville Predators have assigned Anthony Richard to the Admirals ahead of tomorrow night’s home game against the Chicago Wolves.
Press Release via Nashville Predators:
Nashville, Tenn. (April 11, 2016) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Monday that the club has assigned forward Anthony Richard to Milwaukee (AHL).
Richard, 19 (12/20/96), recently completed his fourth QMJHL season with Val-d’Or, tying for 11th in league points (25g-36a-61pts), ranking 12th in assists and tying for 14th in goals despite missing the final three weeks of the regular season due to injury. The Trois-Rivieres, Quebec native also tied for the league lead in shorthanded points (5g-3a-8pts), ranked second in game-winning goals (8) and third in shorthanded goals. A season ago, Nashville’s third choice, 100th overall (fourth round), in the 2015 Entry Draft ranked eighth in the QMJHL in goals (43) and tied for eighth in league points, then tied for third in the 2015 QMJHL Playoffs in goals (12) and ranked ninth in postseason points (22) as the Foreurs advanced to the league semifinals. In his first full season with Val-d’Or in 2013-14, he helped the club win the 2014 President’s Cup and advance to the Memorial Cup, ranking fourth on the team and tying for seventh among all skaters in postseason goals (10).
The Nashville Predators open the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs on the road on Friday, April 15 against the Anaheim Ducks for Game One of the seven-game series (9:30 p.m. CT). The series shifts to Bridgestone Arena in Nashville for Game Three on Tuesday, April 19 at 8:30 p.m. CT and Game Four on Thursday, April 21, at 7 p.m. CT. Limited tickets are still available and can be purchased by visiting NashvillePredators.com.
Richard was drafted by the Predators in the fourth round of the 2015 NHL Draft. He is the first member of the Predators 2015 Draft Class to play pro hockey and is coming off of a junior playing season with the Val-d’Or Foreurs (QMJHL) in which he scored 87 points (37 goals, 50 assists) in 58 games with a plus/minus rating of +28 and 37 penalty minutes. In his four-seasons playing in the QMJHL he amassed 238 points (111 goals, 127 assists) in 232 games.
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