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Preds sign 2007 first rounder Jonathon Blum

by Press Release / Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed defenseman Jonathon Blum (JAWN-ah-thuhn BLUHM) to an entry-level contract. 

Blum, 18 (1/30/89), leads Vancouver Giants defensemen and ranks among Western Hockey League blueliners with 39 points (9g-30a) in 35 games this season. The 6-0, 168-pound native of Long Beach, CA captured the Memorial Cup with the Giants in 2007 and ranked seventh among WHL defensemen with 51 points (8g-43a) during the 2006-07 regular season.

Blum, who has been named to Team U.S.A. for the 2007 World Junior Championships, was Nashville’s first-round selection, 23rd overall, in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
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