Nashville, Tenn. (December 1, 2018) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled forward Anthony Richard from Milwaukee (AHL). Additionally, forward Filip Forsberg has been placed on Injured Reserve with an upper-body injury.
Richard, 21 (12/20/96), leads Admirals forwards in points with 12 (8g-4a) in 21 games played this season. The third-year professional is second on Milwaukee in goals and is two-for-three in shootout attempts, with both of his tallies standing as the game-deciding goal. Richard has 64 points (31g-33a) in 151 career AHL games - all with the Admirals - and his 19 goals in 2017-18 were the fourth-most on the team.
Originally drafted in the fourth round (100th overall) by the Predators in the 2015 NHL Draft, Richard joined the Admirals in the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs following the completion of his junior career with the QMJHL's Val-d'Or Foreurs. The Trois-Rivieres, Que., native played in the Memorial Cup with Val-d'Or in 2014 and recorded 238 points (111g-127a) in 232 QMJHL contests, including a high of 91 (43g-48a) in 2014-15. Internationally, Richard represented Canada-Quebec at the 2013 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, where he had one goal in six games.
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