The Nashville Predators have officially recalled Frédérick Gaudreau from the Milwaukee Admirals and placed defenseman Yannick Weber on injured reserve. In addition, defenseman Fred Allard has been recalled back to Milwaukee from the Norfolk Admirals after he was assigned to the ECHL last Friday.
Press Release via Milwaukee Admirals:
Milwaukee, WI–Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile today announced that the club has recalled forward Frederick Gaudreau from the Admirals.
In addition, the Admirals have recalled defenseman Frederic Allard from the Norfolk Admirals (ECHL).
Through three games with the Admirals, Gaudreau is tied for the team lead in assists (3) and points (4) after posting 48 points (25g-23a) in 66 games with Milwaukee last season. The 6-foot, 179-pound center was a crucial part of Nashville’s run to the Stanley Cup Final last season as he scored three goals in eight games and posted a +2 rating. He became the first player since Chicago’s John Harms in 1944 to score the first three goals (regular season and playoffs) of his NHL career in the Stanley Cup Final.
Gaudreau has 105 points (45g-60a) in 187 career AHL games with the Admirals.
Allard made his professional debut with Norfolk last weekend, posting two penalty minutes and a +1 rating in three games.
The Admirals, who have won their first three games of the season, kick off the home portion of their schedule on Friday, October 20th at 7 pm against the Hershey Bears at Panther Arena.
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Gaudreau’s start to the season with Milwaukee was a slight surprise after his strong 2016-17 campaign that ended with scoring 3 goals in the Stanley Cup Finals for the Predators. Still, him having an AHL two-way contract makes it easier on the Predators to work through their roster and makes him an ideal recall option when needed. It wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest if he logs plenty of frequent flier miles in 2017-18 as a result. In the opening three games of the season in the AHL with Milwaukee Gaudreau scored 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists) while working wing as well as center after captain Trevor Smith missed the past two games due to injury.
Allard made his professional playing debut with Norfolk in the ECHL last Friday as their season kicked off. In the opening three games of Norfolk’s ECHL season they have gone 2-1-0-0 while scoring 12 goals. Allard didn’t get on the scoresheet in his quick run out with the new ECHL affiliate of the organization but did well enough to start last night’s game and end his three game stint with a plus/minus rating of +1. He rejoins an AHL roster in Milwaukee that already has Joonas Lyytinen resting in reserve as a seventh defensive option.
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