The recent news of defenseman continues. This go-round it is actually a member of last year’s Milwaukee Admirals team finding a new home. Patrick Mullen has signed with Dinamo Riga of Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).
Mullen was acquired from the Ottawa Senators organization by the Nashville Predators in exhange for Conor Allen during the Admirals defensive re-organization last season. This was then followed by the acquisitions of Stefan Elliott and Corey Potter. From Mullen’s debut on 1/15/16 to the end of the regular season the Admirals put together a brilliant record of 25-10-1-2 from their final 38 games. Mullen contributed 14 points (2 goals, 12 assists) from 29 games with the Admirals in the 2015-16 season and held a plus/minus rating of +6 with 19 penalty minutes.
For those who enjoy following Admirals careers post-Milwaukee, such as I do, it might interest you to note that Mullen will not be the lone former-Admirals player at Dinamo Riga this coming season. Vinny Saponari, the Legend of Toe-Drag City, will also be there.
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