Predators Trade for Ramholt, Jessiman
Oct 30, 2008
Milwaukee, WI—Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has acquired forward Hugh Jessiman from the New York Rangers in exchange for future considerations and defenseman Tim Ramholt from the Philadelphia Flyers for forward Josh Gratton. Both players will report to the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League.
Jessiman was the Rangers’ first pick (12th overall) in the 2003 Entry Draft. The 6-6, 231-pound right wing has spent the past three-plus seasons with Hartford (AHL) and Charlotte (ECHL), amassing 119 points (57g-62a) in 217 professional games. A season ago, he posted AHL career highs in goals (18), assists (24), points (42), games played (71) and penalty minutes (154) with Hartford. The New York, N.Y., native played three seasons at Dartmouth (ECAC) before joining the Rangers.
Ramholt was also selected in the 2003 Entry Draft, being selected in the second round (39th overall) by Calgary. The 6-1, 195-pound blueliner played his first two North American professional seasons in 2006-07 and 2007-08 with the Flames AHL affiliates in Omaha and Quad City, and appeared in one game with Calgary on Nov. 29, 2007. The Zurich, Switzerland native was traded to the Philadelphia organization on June 30, 2008, and has played seven games for the Philadelphia Phantoms in 2008-09. Prior to playing in the AHL, Ramholt spent three seasons (2001-03, 04-05) playing in Switzerland, and spent the 2003-04 season with Cape Breton of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
Gratton posted a two goals and three assists in seven games with Milwaukee this season.
The Admirals are back in action this Friday, October 31st at 7:00 pm when they host the Grand Rapids Griffins. To purchase individual tickets for Friday, or any Admirals game, fans can call Ticketmaster at (414) 276-4545 or go online at www.milwaukeeadmirals.com. Group of ten or more people receive a minimum of $2 off the regular price ticket. Fans looking for group tickets can call the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550.