Now that the Milwaukee Admirals season has come to an end there should be a few names heading to the Nashville Predators as their playoff season continues tonight with a second round match-up against the San Jose Sharks. The first name that will be getting recalled will be Pontus Åberg whose first career NHL call-up comes during the midst of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Press Release via Nashville Predators:
Nashville, Tenn. (April 29, 2016) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Friday that the club has recalled forward Pontus Aberg (PAWN-tuhs AW-buhrg) from Milwaukee (AHL).
Aberg, 22 (9/23/93), scored 25 goals and amassed 40 points in 74 games for the Admirals in 2015-16, tying for 13th among all AHLers in goals, while tying for the AHL lead in game-winning goals (8) and first goals (8). The 5-foot-11, 196-pound winger also ranked fourth on the Admirals in points; he amassed 34 points (16g-18a), ranking fifth on the team in the category, as a rookie in 2014-15. A native of Stockholm, Sweden, Aberg was Nashville’s first choice, 37th overall (second round), in the 2012 Entry Draft. He helped Farjestad advance to the 2014 Swedish Hockey League Final, earning a silver medal, and was a finalist for the 2012 Swedish Elite League Rookie of the Year with Djurgarden.
Individual tickets for Round Two of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs against the San Jose Sharks are on sale now and available for purchase at NashvillePredators.com. The first two contests of the series will be held in San Jose before the club returns to Bridgestone Arena for Game Three on Tuesday, May 3 (8 p.m. CT on USA) and Game Four on Thursday, May 5 (8 p.m. CT on CNBC). If necessary, Game Six will be played in Nashville on Monday, May 9 (time and broadcast info TBD). For the latest information about the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs, visit NashvillePredators.com, or follow @PredsNHL on Twitter using #StandWithUs.
This past-season was Åberg’s second professional playing season in North America and it was a huge leap forward. Åberg finished the 2015-16 season with 40 points (25 goals, 15 assists) from 74 games. More specifically, Åberg finished the regular season on a white hot run of 22 points (11 goals, 11 assists) in the Admirals last 21 games of the season. In that span Åberg was held without a point in just 5 games. He finished the season as the Admirals top goal scorer. More names from the Admirals are expected to join the Predators in the near future.
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