The Nashville Predators have recalled Frédérick Gaudreau from the Milwaukee Admirals. The Predators return to action tonight at the Bridgestone Arena. Their first game back after their bye week is against the Vegas Golden Knights.
There are a lot of reasons to be excited about Eeli Tolvanen. The Finnish forward has already surpassed Evgeny Kuznetsov‘s KHL record set in 2010-11 for the most points produced by a teenager. Tolvanen has amassed 33 points (17 goals, 16 assists) in 41 games with Jokerit and the team has 8 games remaining in their league schedule. It feels quite like the Nashville Predators got themselves a steal with the thirtieth overall selection in the 2017 NHL Draft.
As far as steals go the Predators might have done more in that department. A month prior to the most recent draft they managed to sign forward Victor Ejdsell to a two-year entry-level contract following a 2016-17 season where he earned MVP honors in Sweden’s second flight – Allsvenskan. Similar to Tolvanen, Ejdsell has yet to make the leap into the professional ranks in North America but instead is spending his 2017-18 season playing in a top European league. Ejdsell is showing with HV71 that his efforts that put him on an NHL radar wasn’t a fluke.
Adam Pardy has officially signed with Frölunda HC of the Swedish Hockey League. Pardy had been a free agent for the start of the 2017-18 season until finally securing this deal. He played with the Milwaukee Admirals and Nashville Predators last season.
Joonas Lyytinen has officially been reassigned by the Nashville Predators back to the Milwaukee Admirals. The Finnish defenseman had been playing for the Atlanta Gladiators in the ECHL for the past week. He scored a goal and an assist while recording five shots on goal in last night’s 6-2 win for Atlanta.
The American Hockey League have officially announced this year’s rosters for the 2018 AHL All-Star Classic. The Milwaukee Admirals will have two representatives this year in Utica, New York as both Anders Lindbäck and Emil Pettersson have been selected for the Central Division All-Stars.
Last night, Bobby Butler recorded the 100th goal of his AHL playing career. Today he has been announced as part of Team USA’s preliminary roster for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.
The Nashville Predators have recalled Frédérick Gaudreau from the Milwaukee Admirals. The roster move comes fresh off of Gaudreau recording a game-winning goal in the Admirals 3-2 shootout victory against the Chicago Wolves at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena last night.
Ahead of tonight’s game there is a roster move to announce. Joonas Lyytinen has been reassigned to the Atlanta Gladiators of the ECHL from the Milwaukee Admirals. He will join fellow Admirals defenseman Rick Pinkston who also plays for Atlanta following the termination of the ECHL affiliation agreement between the Nashville Predators and Norfolk Admirals.
The Nashville Predators have reassigned goaltender Matt O’Connor from the Atlanta Gladiators to the Quad City Mallards. This ECHL to ECHL flip could be a slight trend this season while the Predators organization will act without an ECHL affiliate after terminating their agreement with the Norfolk Admirals. O’Connor had appeared four times with the Gladiators prior to this move.