Nashville, Tenn. (January 26, 2009) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled forward Ryan Jones and defenseman Alexander Sulzer from the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League.
Jones, 24 (6/14/84), has eight points (4g-4a) in 21 games during three stints with Nashville this season. In 25 games with the Admirals, he has 22 points (13g-9a) and is tied for the team lead with three game-winning goals. He has five points (2g-3a) in his last three AHL games.
Sulzer, 24 (5/30/84), made his NHL debut during his first career recall on Jan. 15 at Montreal, becoming the first German-born player to suit up for the Predators. The 6-1, 196-pound blueliner ranks third among AHL defensemen in points (31), and tied for third in goals. He is also third on the Admirals in both points and assists (23), in addition to being second on the club in power-play points (15). In 43 games, the Kaufbeuren, Germany native has already set a career high in goals, and is just one point shy of his 61-game performance from 2007-08, his first season in North America.
The Predators play their first post-All-Star Break game on Wednesday (Jan. 28) against the Vancouver Canucks at GM Place (9:30 p.m. CT). The contest will be televised on FS Tennessee and broadcasted on the Predators flagship radio station – WGFX-104.5 FM The Zone.