Johan Alm has officially signed a two-year contract to return back to his hometown team Skellefteå in Sweden. The 24-year old defenseman spent his entire career in the organization’s youth academy and senior team until making the journey to North America when signing an entry level contract with the Nashville Predators two-years ago.
It has been a harsh time for Alm ever since making that journey. He played the last two seasons with the Milwaukee Admirals at the AHL level but during that time was ravaged by injuries. Of a 76-game regular season in the AHL he only managed to play 44 games in the 2014-15 season and then even less, 37 games, in the 2015-16 season. He suffered a wrist injury his first season which hampered his efforts and then a knee injury this season which stopped him in his tracks in late-February. He never returned to the ice.
Alm joins Kristian Näkyvä as European members of the Admirals defense that are returning back to the league where they made the best name for themselves in Sweden. Alm is now the third member of the Admirals defense from the past season to have left for Europe as Corey Potter signed with German club Kölner Haie three-days ago.
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I liked Alm. You can’t have an injury prone player like him. He was paid for 2 seasons in Milwaukee, but really only played one season during that time. It was unfortunate for Johan. The bright side is that a lot of other D-men received a chance to play in his absence.