Nashville, Tenn. (June 14, 2019) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today the team has acquired goaltender Connor Ingram from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for a seventh-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft.
Ingram, 22 (3/31/97), spent his 2018-19 season with the AHL's Syracuse Crunch and ECHL's Orlando Solar Bears, appearing in 35 total games. He closed out the campaign with Orlando, where he helped lead the Solar Bears to the Second Round of the Kelly Cup Playoffs with a 1.94 goals-against average and .935 save percentage in 10 postseason contests. Ingram posted an 8-2-0 record in 13 regular-season games during his stint with Orlando; he began the 2018-19 season with a 14-7-0 record, 2.26 goals-against average and .922 save percentage for Syracuse, Tampa Bay's primary affiliate. His six shutouts with the Crunch this season were tied for the most in the AHL. A two-year pro, the 6-foot-1, 202-pound goaltender has suited up in 57 career AHL games - all with the Crunch - tallying a 34-18-2 record, 2.30 goals-against average and 10 shutouts.
Originally drafted in the third round (88th overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft by the Lightning, Ingram spent three seasons with the WHL's Kamloops Blazers from 2014-17 before joining the pro ranks. He was selected as the Blazers' MVP in his final two seasons with the club, which included a WHL-leading .927 save percentage and a spot on the league's second all-star team in 2016-17. A native of Imperial, Sask., Ingram represented Canada at the 2017 World Junior Championship, posting a 2-1 record, a 2.57 goals-against average and one shutout en route to a silver medal.