Nashville Predators: Down On The Farm

Yesterday the Nashville Predators sent six players down to their AHL affiliate Milwaukee Admirals.

Patrick Cehlin, Joonas Jarvinen, Joonas Rask, Miikka Salomaki, Colton Sissons and Austin Watson will all start the season in Milwaukee. I would look for Joonas Jarvnen to get a look at some point this year.

Here is a look at the players.

Patrick Cehlin: Drafted 126th overall in 2010, 22 years-old, 5’11″ 168 pounds, 32 points in 70 GP last year with the Admirals.

Joonas Jarvien: Signed a two-year, two-way contract in 2012, 6’3″ 220 pounds, 24 years-old.

Joonas Rask: Drafted in the 7th rd. 2010, Younger brother of Tuukka Rask, 23 years-old, 5’10″ 169 pounds.

Milkka Salomaki: Drafted 52nd overall in 2011, this will be his first year in the AHL, 20 years-old, 5’11″ 198 pounds.

Colton Sissons: Drafted in the 2nd rd. 2012, 19 years-old, 6’1″ 187 pounds, Put up 67 points in 61 GP in the WHL last year.

Austin Watson: Drafted 18th overall in 2010, 21 years-old, Scored 37 points in the AHL and had 1 goal in the NHL last year.

The Predators seem to have too many forwards under contract at the moment. It leads me to believe that Nashville may look to move some of them at the NHL trade deadline. There are two players from the above list I may not want to see moved. Colton Sissons, and Joonas Jarvien may turn out to be strong second or third line players for the Predators.



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Topics: Milwaukee Admirals, Nashville Predators, NHL Training Camp

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  • Carl

    It seems that Fenton is the wrong guy for the Job.
    It seems to me that these boys aren’t getting the proper training or more ice time for them to get comfortable.

    • BullMoose

      What in the world are you talking about?

      Also, the organization is very high on Watson. There just isn’t enough space in Nashville since there’s a log-jam of forwards that would have to be put on waivers to move down.

  • Carl

    Watson is a first round pick and only played a hand full of pro games when the season was over for the Preds last year.
    I believe he is in his last year of his contract this year.
    If so where did he or any of the other players get there chance?

    Before you go out and sign old guys why don’t the Preds give there draft picks some chances?

    These picks all fall on Fenton and the coaching staff.

    So what are YOU not understanding?