Nashville, Tenn. (January 5, 2016) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Tuesday that the club has signed forward Frederick Gaudreau to a two-year entry-level contract.
Gaudreau, 22 (5/1/93), leads Nashville's primary developmental affiliate, the American Hockey League's Milwaukee Admirals, in points (9g-15a-24pts) and assists, helping the club to the top of the Central Division and Western Conference. The 6-0, 192-pound native of Bromont, Que., is also tied for sixth in AHL power-play goals (6) and 10th in power-play assists (9). The 2015-16 campaign is Gaudreau's first full season at the AHL level after splitting 2014-15 between the Admirals and the ECHL's Cincinnati Cyclones.
Undrafted, Gaudreau entered the Predators organization after a three-season career in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League which saw him amass 134 points (50g-84a) in 195 games with Shawinigan and Drummundville, winning the 2012 Memorial Cup with the Cataractes and earning the 2014 Frank J. Selke Trophy as the QMJHL's most sportsmanlike player with the Voltigeurs.