Nashville, Tenn. (November 18, 2020) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/GM David Poile announced today that the team has loaned defenseman Frederic Allard to Villacher SV of the ICE Hockey League, Austria's top professional league, until the start of Nashville's training camp for the 2020-21 NHL season.
Allard, 22 (12/27/97), recorded 21 points (2g-19a) in 61 games with the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals in 2019-20, his third professional season. He finished fourth among team defensemen in points (21) and assists (19) and tied for fourth in goals (2), helping the Admirals earn the Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy as the AHL's regular-season champions. The 6-foot, 179-pound blueliner also established a career high in plus-minus at +24, the third-best mark among all Milwaukee skaters and tied for the fifth-best in the AHL.
Originally drafted by the Predators in the third round (78th overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft, Allard has posted 74 points (14g-60a) in 181 career AHL contests - all with the Admirals - including a career-best 29 points (4g-25a) in 2018-19. Prior to turning pro, the Saint-Sauveur, Que., native skated four seasons for the Chicoutimi Saguenéens, tallying 177 points (34g-143a) in 250 games while serving as an alternate captain in his final two campaigns.