Nashville, Tenn. (January 16, 2021) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Saturday that the team has recalled forward Mathieu Olivier from its taxi squad.
Olivier, 23 (2/11/97), made his NHL debut with the Predators last season and went on to appear in eight contests, registering an assist, four penalty minutes and 17 hits. He spent the majority of the 2019-20 campaign - his second as a professional - with the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals, where he set career highs in games played (56), goals (10), assists (9) and points (19).
Undrafted, the 6-foot-2, 209-pound forward notched four goals and 12 points as a rookie pro in 2018-19. Prior to turning pro, he spent five seasons in the QMJHL from 2013-18 with Moncton, Shawinigan and Sherbrooke. Olivier was born in Biloxi, Miss., while his father, Simon, was playing for the ECHL's Mississippi Sea Wolves; he is the first player born in Mississippi to play in the NHL.