Nashville, Tenn. (May 4, 2016) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled forwards Vladislav Kamenev, Kevin Fiala and Frederick Gaudreau; and defensemen Stefan Elliott and Corey Potter.
These five players – along with forward Pontus Aberg, who made his NHL debut in last night’s 4-1 victory in Game Three of the Predators Second Round series vs. San Jose, and goaltender Marek Mazanec – recently completed their American Hockey League season with the Milwaukee Admirals. The Admirals posted a 48-23-5 record (101 points), its most wins since posting 49 in 2008-09, and its sixth time hitting the 100-point mark in the AHL, and won the Central Division, their first division title since the 2010-11 season.
Fiala amassed 21 points (8g-13a) in his final 19 regular-season games to lead the team in scoring (18g-32a-50pts); Kamenev ended the season with points (6g-9a-15pts) in 13 of his final 18 regular-season contests and tied for sixth in the AHL in first goals of the game (6); Gaudreau ranked third on the team in points (15g-27a-42pts) after signing his first NHL contract earlier this season; Elliott amassed 19 points (8g-11a) in 35 games for Milwaukee and played a pair of contests with the Predators after being acquired in January; and Potter posted three assists in 18 AHL games and made his Predators debut in the regular-season finale after being acquired at the 2016 Trade Deadline.
The Nashville Predators continue their best-of-seven Second Round series against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night at 8 p.m. CT with Game Four (TV: CNBC; Radio: 102.5 The Game). Nashville can even the series at 2-2 with a win. Starting at 5 p.m., fans are invited to make their way to the Preds Plaza Party presented by Lee Company. During the Plaza Party, fans can take advantage of the many family-friendly activities, including live music, face painting, street hockey and the Smash Car presented by Price’s Collision Centers benefiting the 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund. All fans attending Thursday’s game will receive a gold shirt and gold rally towel. A limited number of seats are still available by going to NashvillePredators.com.