Nashville, Tenn. (February 3, 2017) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Saturday that the club has acquired forward Mark McNeill from the Dallas Stars for defenseman Andrew O'Brien.
McNeill, 24 (2/22/93), has six points (5g-1a) and 36 penalty minutes in 18 games with the American Hockey League's Texas Stars in 2017-18. Since the 2011-12 campaign, the 6-foot-2, 214-pound forward has 312 AHL games to his credit, amassing 174 points (80g-94a) and 179 penalty minutes with Rockford and Texas, while also suiting up for a pair of NHL contests - with Chicago in 2015-16, and with Dallas in 2016-17.
A native of Langley, B.C., McNeill was originally selected 18th overall (first round) by Chicago in the 2011 Draft. He played 321 Western Hockey League games with the Prince Albert Raiders from 2008-13, notching 243 points (97g-146a) and captaining the club in 2012-13.