The confusing off-season saga has come to a close. Adam Payerl finally has himself a home for the 2017-18 season and it will be in the AHL’s Eastern Conference with the Providence Bruins. It is a one-year AHL contract. Payerl is coming off of completing a two-way contract with the Nashville Predators where he spent the past two seasons with the Milwaukee Admirals.
Payerl initially joined the Milwaukee Admirals as a Pre-Season Training Camp invitee courtesy of the then ECHL affiliated Cincinnati Cyclones. Payerl quickly impressed the coaching staff and turned a PTO contract into a standard AHL contract with Milwaukee. His efforts would impress up the ladder and earn him an NHL contract after not even being able to locate an AHL contract ahead of the 2015-16 season.
In total, Payerl played 150 games with the Milwaukee Admirals and produced 67 points (29 goals, 38 assists). He wore an “A” following Felix Girard’s departure from the team and was a quality locker room leader. His move back to the East could see him push back for an NHL contract and attempt to climb back into that mix where he once logged 2 games as a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins back in the 2013-14 season.
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