Jonathan Diaby Placed on Unconditional Waivers

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According to Renaud Lavoie the Nashville Predators have placed Jonathan Diaby on unconditional waivers. Diaby still has a year remaining on his three-year entry level contract but this looks to be the end of his time with the organization.

Diaby was drafted by the Predators in the third round of the 2013 NHL Draft out of Victoriaville in the QMJHL. His most successful season would be his first pro season in 2014-15 which saw him play 52 games for the Admirals. After that, he mainly spent his playing time with the Cincinnati Cyclones in the ECHL.

In total, Diaby logged 82 games with the Milwaukee Admirals and scored 7 points (2 goals, 5 assists) and accumulated 150 penalty minutes. His time with the Cyclones in the ECHL saw him play 77 games in which he produced 22 points (6 goals, 16 assists) and 99 penalty minutes.

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10 thoughts on “Jonathan Diaby Placed on Unconditional Waivers”

  1. Great thanks to Paul Fenton for getting this done! Ha ha. Honestly, I’m betting Diaby said something to the Preds about it and I’m sure they were more than happy to meet his request to release him. Most likely he thinks he has a better chance with a different organization. Sorry to tell you Mr. Diaby…you’re wrong.

  2. I heard from some Twitter chatter that he’s considering hanging the skates up. Which I feel if it’s what he wants then go for it but he still could have a decent hockey career in the ECHL and maybe latch on somewhere in the A. It’s disappointing to see a guy never reach what his full potential could be. If he continues to play I say best of luck and well wishes to him.

  3. Not sticking his nose up, just meant he asked for a release.

    All (bad) jokes aside, if it is true he’s hanging it up, some self-reflection once in awhile is good. If he doesn’t think he’ll ever make it to the big show, or even stay as a steady in the A, he’s quite young enough where he could go to college and move on to something else. A long career in the ECHL seems like a tough one to me, similar to a career minor-league baseball player.

  4. Just a guess at who the first mover was. If one wasn’t getting the playing time one wanted or didn’t see a future in an organization it would be something one might ask for.

  5. just didn’t live up to what nashville thought he could be let him go give others playing time

  6. Gail, basically, yes. Both the Preds and Diaby agreed to terminate the rest of his contract. He’s not getting the rest bought out, it’s just done. It has to be agreed to by both parties.

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