Nashville, Tenn. (February 12, 2015) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Thursday that the team has recalled defenseman Taylor Aronson (TAY-luhr AIHR-uhn-suhn) from Milwaukee (AHL) and reassigned forward Viktor Stalberg to the Admirals. This is Aronson’s first career recall and he will wear No. 50 with the Predators.
Aronson, 23 (12/30/91), leads Milwaukee defensemen, and is tied for 10th among all AHL blueliners, in points (3g-23a-26pts) while appearing in 45 of the team’s 48 games in 2014-15. A native of Placentia, Calif., the 6-1, 196-pounder is also tied for second among AHL defensemen in assists and power-play assists (12).
Nashville's second choice, 78th overall (third round), in the 2010 Entry Draft, becomes the fourth member of the draft class to spend time with the team, and the third Portland Winterhawk on the active roster, joining Seth Jones and Paul Gaustad.
The Predators, who lead the NHL in point percentage (.722) and sit in first overall in the Western Conference, play the second of a four-game homestand Thursday against Central Division foe Winnipeg Jets (7 p.m. CT, 102.5 The Game). Students are invited to take advantage of the “Jack in the Box” Student Rush ticket special for tonight’s game against the Jets. Available at the Bridgestone Arena Box Office with any student ID, students receive a lower-level ticket, a coupon for a free breakfast burrito and a t-shirt for $35.
A limited number of tickets still remain for the Preds game tonight and for the two remaining games during the current home stand; Saturday against the New Jersey Devils (7 p.m., FOX Sports Tennessee, 102.5 The Game) and next Tuesday, Feb. 17 versus the San Jose Sharks (7 p.m., FOX Sports Tennessee, 102.5 The Game). For more information about purchasing tickets to these games and special promotional deals, visit nashvillepredators.com or call 615-770-7800.