Nashville, Tenn. (March 22, 2019) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Friday that the team has signed forward Rem Pitlick to a two-year, entry-level contract.
Pitlick, 21 (4/2/97), completed his junior season at the University of Minnesota on Saturday as his team fell to Notre Dame in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament. It was a career campaign for the 5-foot-9, 196-pound center, who established highs in goals (21), assists (24) and points (45) with the Golden Gophers. His 45 points led Minnesota, were third in the Big Ten and tied for sixth nationally, and he tied for the NCAA lead in power-play goals (10) and shorthanded goals (3). Pitlick posted a career-best 13-game point streak from Jan. 11 to Feb. 16 in which he tallied nine goals and 11 assists and earned at least a point in 31 of his 38 games this season. He was nominated for the 2019 Hobey Baker Award, given annually to the nation's top college hockey player, and was named First Team All-Big Ten. Pitlick closed out his three-year career at Minnesota with 108 points (47g-61a) in 111 games.
Originally drafted in the third round (76th overall) by the Predators in the 2016 NHL Draft, Pitlick spent two seasons with the USHL's Waterloo and Muskegon before enrolling at Minnesota. With Muskegon, he was named the 2016 USHL Forward and Player of the Year after leading the league in goals (46), assists (43) and points (89). The Plymouth, Minnesota, native is also an alumnus of the Shattuck St. Mary's program, where he played from 2011-14. Pitlick's father, Lance, played for the Ottawa Senators and Florida Panthers during an eight-year NHL career from 1994-02, and his cousin, Tyler Pitlick, currently plays for the Dallas Stars.