Nashville Trades Zidlicky to Minnesota
Jul 1, 2008
Nashville, TN--Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has acquired forward Ryan Jones and a second-round selection in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft from the Minnesota Wild for defenseman Marek Zidlicky.
“Ryan Jones is a big and powerful young forward that adds size and skill to our organization,” Poile said. “Additionally, the second-round pick gives us 13 selections in next summer’s draft which is projected to be a deep draft. This move will also allow our core blueliners like Ryan Suter, Shea Weber and Dan Hamhuis to take on more responsibility and ice time.”
Jones spent the past four seasons at Miami University and did not miss a single game in his collegiate career, accumulating 147 points (90g-57a) in 161 games. As a senior and the captain of the Redhawks in 2007-08, the 6-2, 215-pound right wing was named to the West All-America First Team and a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as college hockey’s most outstanding player after tallying 31 goals and 49 points in 42 games.
Originally a fourth-round pick of the Wild (111st overall) in 2004, the Chatham, Ont., native played four regular season and four playoff games with Houston (AHL) after the completion of his collegiate career. He scored his first professional goal in the opening game of the Aeros first-round playoff series against the Rockford IceHogs.
Season tickets for the 2008-09 campaign are on sale now and packages start for as little as $145. For more information or to order season tickets fans can call the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550.