Nashville, Tenn. (December 9, 2015) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Wednesday that the club has activated defenseman Petter Granberg from the non-roster list and sent him on a conditioning assignment to Milwaukee (AHL). Granberg was claimed on waivers on Nov. 22.
Granberg, 23 (8/27/92), has yet to suit up in 2015-16 due to offseason surgery, but has eight NHL games to his credit with the Maple Leafs (0 pts, 6 penalty minutes) and 126 AHL games with the Toronto Marlies (3g-19a-22pts, 58 penalty minutes) since his first North American professional season in 2013-14. Prior to crossing the Atlantic, the 6-foot-3, 201-pound blueliner split time between Skelleftea’s Swedish Hockey League and Junior League teams, winning an SHL title in 2013, and earning silver medals in 2011 and 2012.
Toronto’s fourth selection, 116th overall (fourth round), in the 2010 Entry Draft, Granberg helped team Sweden win the 2013 World Championship (along with Predators forward Calle Jarnkrok) and the 2012 World Junior Championship (along with Predators forward Filip Forsberg), as well as earning a silver medal at the 2010 World Under-18 Championship.
The Nashville Predators return home after concluding a three-game trip to take on the Chicago Blackhawks at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday night at 7 p.m. CT (TV: FOX Sports Tennessee; Radio: 102.5 The Game). This Saturday (Dec. 12), is the grand opening of Bridgestone Winter Park. Bridgestone Winter Park will include a variety of events and activities, with the centerpiece being an outdoor ice rink presented by IntelliCentrics. The rink will be open to the public through the end of the 2016 NHL® All-Star Game. For more information visit NashvillePredators.com/WinterPark.