The Nashville Predators have announced this afternoon that they have signed Milwaukee Admirals forward Adam Payerl to a one-year, two-way contract that will see him stay within the organization for the 2016-17 season.
Press Release via Nashville Predators:
Nashville, Tenn. (April 21, 2016) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Thursday that the club has signed forward Adam Payerl to a one-year contract worth $575,000 at the NHL level and $75,000 at the AHL level in 2016-17.
Payerl, 22 (3/4/91), has spent the 2015-16 campaign with Nashville’s primary developmental affiliate, the American Hockey League’s Milwaukee Admirals, posting 29 points (13g-16a) and 114 penalty minutes in 74 games and helping the club claim the Central Division title. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound native of Kitchener, Ont., has appeared in 204 career AHL contests since 2012 with Milwaukee and Wilkes-Barre, amassing 60 points (23g-37a) and 284 penalty minutes, in addition to playing in two NHL games with Pittsburgh during the 2013-14 campaign (0pts, 2 PIMs).
Never drafted, Payerl played five seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with Barrie and Belleville from 2007-12, posting 143 points (60g-83a) and 303 penalty minutes in 306 games.
Payerl entered this season as property of the Cincinnati Cyclones after not having any other AHL offers on the table. The Admirals brought him into their pre-season camp with a few other names from the Cyclones roster and Payerl instantly made a huge impression on the Admirals coaching staff. This season he has reached AHL career highs across the board having contributed 29 points (13 goals, 16 assists) from 74 games.
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