Preds acquire a fifth-round pick in 2009 Entry Draft for Darcy Hordichuk
/ Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has acquired a fifth-round selection in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft from Carolina for forward Darcy Hordichuk. If Hordichuk, an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2008, does not sign with the Hurricanes, they will receive Nashville’s fifth round pick in the 2010 Entry Draft.
The Predators have eight selections in tomorrow and Saturday’s 2008 NHL Entry Draft, including four in the first 46 selections (No. 9, 15, 40 and 46). Nashville’s other picks are: No. 76 (third round), No. 106 (fourth round), No. 136 (fifth round) and No. 166 (sixth round). With the acquisition of the pick for Hordichuk, the Predators also hold eight picks in next summer’s draft as well.
Hordichuk, 27 (8/10/80), appeared in 172 games for the Predators from 2005-08, posting 20 points (9g-11a) and 313 penalty minutes. Acquired by the Predators from Florida for a fourth-round pick in the 2005 Entry Draft, Hordichuk notched three points (1g-2a) and 60 penalty minutes in 45 contests in 2007-08, in addition to appearing in five postseason games. The Kamsack, Sask., native posted career highs in goals (7), assists (6), points (13) and penalty minutes (163) in 2005-06, his first campaign with Nashville.