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Preds Sign Pettersson to Entry-Level Contract

2013 Draft Pick Expected to Join Milwaukee Admirals for 2017-18 Season

by Press Release @PredsNHL / Nashville Predators

Nashville, TN - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile today announced that the club has signed forward Emil Pettersson (eh-MIHL PEH-tuhr-suhn) to a two-year, entry-level contract.

Pettersson, 23 (1/14/94), finished ninth in the Swedish Hockey League in points (15g-23a-38pts) while splitting the 2016-17 season between Skelleftea and Vaxjo. The 6-foot-2, 164-pound center has spent the past four seasons in Sweden's senior leagues, first in the second division with Timra, then at the elite level with Modo, Skelleftea and Vaxjo.

Nashville's seventh choice, 155th overall (sixth round), in the 2013 Entry Draft, Pettersson is expected to play the 2017-18 season with the American Hockey League's Milwaukee Admirals.

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Preds Sign Tyler Moy to Entry-Level Contract

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Nashville, TN - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Monday that the club has signed forward Tyler Moy to a two-year, entry-level contract.

Moy, 21 (7/18/95), played 36 games for Harvard University this season, and led the club with 22 goals while tying for the team lead in points (45). He ranked among the NCAA's Top 15 in points per game (1.25) and goals per game (.61), as well as pacing the Crimson and ranking among the Top 10 in the nation in power-play goals (10) and game-winning goals (5). The native of La Jolla, California, also helped Harvard reach the 2017 Frozen Four, scoring three goals in two games during the East Regional en route to being named to the all-tournament team.

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Preds Assign Yakov Trenin to Milwaukee Admirals

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Nashville, TN - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Saturday that the club has assigned forward Yakov Trenin to Milwaukee (AHL).

Trenin, 20 (1/13/97), played 54 regular-season games for the Gatineau Olympiques and ranked third on the team in points (67), goals (30) and assists (37). He led the club with 10 points (3g-7a) in seven playoff games. A native of Chelyabinsk, Russia, Trenin was Nashville's second-round selection (55th overall) in the 2015 Entry Draft.

The Preds close out the regular season tonight at Winnipeg at 6:00 p.m. CT before participating in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Tonight's game will be televised on FOX Sports Tennessee and can be heard on the Predators' flagship radio station, 102.5 The Game.

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Preds Assign Girard to Milwaukee

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Nashville, TN - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Wednesday that the club has assigned defenseman Samuel Girard to Milwaukee (AHL).

Girard, 18 (5/12/98), played 59 regular-season games for the Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL) this season and led the team in assists (66) while tying for the team lead in points (75). He led the club in points (9) and assists (8) in five playoff games. A native of Roberval, Quebec, Girard was Nashville's second choice, 47th overall (second round) in the 2016 Entry Draft

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5 Promising Preds Prospects

Nashville's Pipeline of Defensemen Remains Healthy, While Future at Center Also Looks Strong

by John Glennon @glennonsports /

Over the last several weeks, Predators fans have gotten a look at two of the up-and-coming players in the organization, as both forward Kevin Fiala and goalie Juuse Saros have made an impact on the team.

But there are plenty of other prospects working their way up the ladder all over the globe, destined to arrive in the NHL at various times.

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Preds Crush Capitals in Rookie Tournament Finale

Fiala, Saros Among Those Who Shine as Tournament Concludes

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten /

With the way each of the Nashville Predators rookies were trending, it was only a matter of time.

The Preds closed out their appearance at the 2016 South Florida tournament with a 7-0 drubbing of the Washington Capitals on Tuesday morning, putting an exclamation point on what was a successful trip to the Sunshine State in more ways than one.

Not only does the win leave a better taste as the group heads back to Nashville, but the overall growth each player showed over the course of the long weekend accomplishes the main goal of the excursion.

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Future Preds Set to Make First Stop in Milwaukee

Kirkland, Dougherty, Carrier Among Prospects Set to Play for Admirals

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten /

They wore Nashville Predators jerseys this weekend, but the reality is that come October, there simply won't be enough spots available with the NHL club.

Enter in a new home in the Badger State.

Many of the players participating as a member of the Preds rookie team at the current tournament in South Florida will find themselves skating for Nashville's AHL affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals, in about a month's time.

For some, it'll be their first foray into a full-time job in the minors, something that is a necessary step for almost every player who one day sees the bright lights of the NHL. But they won't be completely unfamiliar with what awaits them.

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Lightning Top Preds, Rookies Continue Improvement

Jonas Gunnarsson Sharp in His North American Debut

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten /

The Nashville Predators rookies fell 4-1 to Tampa Bay on Sunday afternoon at the Panthers IceDen in South Florida, dropping to 0-2 in the prospect tournament.

But it's not all doom and gloom for the Preds, as the improvements were still evident throughout the lineup, giving Milwaukee Admirals Head Coach Dean Evason and staff something to build on before Tuesday's finale.

"Every guy, we thought, was a little bit better," Evason said. "We thought [Kevin] Fiala was our best forward, [Vladislav] Kamenev was way better than he was last night moving his feet, and it's the second game. A lot of these guys are getting more comfortable and feeling better about their games. We have a real young lineup, but were evaluating a lot of them not on the team game, but on the individual game."

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Saros Shines, but Preds Fall to Panthers

Netminder Makes 39 Saves in Rookie Tournament

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten /

The Nashville Predators prospects had a push, but weren't able to recover from a tough start on Saturday night, as they fell 6-3 to the Florida Panthers rookies at the Panthers Ice Den in Nashville's first contest of the three-game tournament.

The Preds were down 3-0, but chipped away, scoring once in the second and twice in the third, leaving the club with plenty to build on with another game less than 24 hours away.

"We got a little better in the second, but we were really good in the third," Milwaukee Admirals Head Coach Dean Evason said. "We have a lot of young guys, a lot of guys that haven't played yet in this type of atmosphere, so we'll be better tomorrow, for sure."

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Who To Watch For: Preds Rookie Tournament Preview

Six Names to Keep An Eye On

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten /

After two days of up-tempo, high-pace practices at Centennial Sportsplex, Nashville Predators Rookie Camp shifts to the Sunshine State, as the club prepares to face fellow prospect teams from Florida, Tampa Bay and Washington over the coming days.

"We had some success last year at this tournament because our group came together as a team, and the quicker the team does that, the better opportunity they have to succeed," Milwaukee Admirals Head Coach Dean Evason, who will be coaching the prospects, said. "We're excited to watch the skill level, but we want to see them be good teammates and a good team as well."

The Preds will play three games - Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday - at the Panthers Ice Den in Coral Springs, Florida, before returning to Nashville to join main training camp next week.

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