Nashville, Tenn. (October 26, 2009) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled forward Mike Santorelli from Milwaukee (AHL), and reassigned forward Ryan Jones to the Admirals.
Santorelli, 23 (12/14/85), started 2009-10 with the Predators, suiting up for each of the club’s first five games (0g-0a). Upon being reassigned to the Admirals on Oct. 15, he registered eight points (4g-4a) in four games, including five points (1g-4a) in his 2009-10 AHL debut on Oct. 16 at Abbotsford and three goals in two games last weekend. Nashville’s sixth choice, 178th overall (sixth round), in the 2004 Entry Draft is pointless in 12 career NHL contests.
Jones, 25 (6/14/84), played in eight of Nashville’s first 10 games in 2009-10, averaging 9:01 while being held pointless. In 25 AHL games a season ago, he posted 13 goals and 22 points.
The Predators close out a stretch of five consecutive road games Wednesday night when they travel to Xcel Energy Center to take on the Minnesota Wild (7 p.m., no local television, 104.5 The Zone). The club then returns to Sommet Center ice on Thursday night when the Chicago Blackhawks come to town (7 p.m., FOX Sports Tennessee, 104.5 The Zone). Tickets to this game, and all other regular season contests are on sale and can be purchased by logging onto nashvillepredators.com. Tickets are also available by calling (615) 770-PUCK and at all Ticketmaster locations.