Nashville, Tenn. (July 4, 2014) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed defenseman Joe Piskula to a one-year, two-way contract worth $550,000 at the NHL level and $150,000 at the AHL level.
Piskula, 29 (7/5/84), played a pair of games for the Predators in 2013-14, and has suiting up for 12 NHL games with Nashville, Calgary and Los Angeles since 2006-07 (0g-0a-0pts, 8 PIMs). The Antigo, Wisconsin native spent the majority of last season with Nashville’s primary developmental affiliate, the American Hockey League’s Milwaukee Admirals, posting 23 points (3g-20a), 56 penalty minutes and a +20 rating in 73 games. Acquired from the Flames organization on Feb. 28, 2013, Piskula has appeared in 466 AHL games over the past seven seasons, amassing 97 points (12g-85a) and 391 penalty minutes.
The 6-3, 208-pound blueliner signed with the Kings after three seasons at the University of Wisconsin from 2004-07 where he compiled 22 points (3g-19a) and 80 penalty minutes in 112 games and helped Wisconsin win the 2006 NCAA national title.