Olvecky, Thuresson Go Up and Back
Oct 31, 2009
Milwaukee, WI–Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled forwards Andreas Thuresson and Peter Olvecky from Milwaukee and then reassigned the duo after Nashville's game with Dallas. In addition, the Admirals have recalled right wing Chris Mueller from the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL.
Both forwards helped the Predators to a 4-2 win over Dallas on Saturday night. The game was the first NHL contest for Thuresson, who saw 8:48 of ice time, and it was the first game as a Predator for Olvecky, who logged 7:53 on the ice.
Thuresson has five points in nine games for the Admirals in 2009-10, and scored the game-winning goal in Milwaukee’s 2-1 victory against Rockford last night. The Kristianstad, Sweden native notched 29 points (14g-15a) in 74 games for Milwaukee in 2008-09, and 18 points (11g-7a) in 77 contests as the American Hockey League’s youngest player in 2007-08. Nashville's seventh choice, 144th overall (fifth round), in the 2007 Entry Draft has yet to appear in an NHL contest.
Olvecky has posted seven points (2g-5a) in nine games with the Admirals in 2009-10. A native of Trencin, Slovakia, the 6-2, 195-pound left wing split last season between the Minnesota Wild and the Houston Aeros, posting seven points (2g-5a) in 31 NHL games and 23 points (6g-17a) in 41 AHL contests. Drafted 78th overall (third round) by Minnesota in the 2004 Entry Draft, Olvecky represented Slovakia in the 2009 World Championships in April and May, notching an assist in five games.
Mueller has four goals and an assist in five games with the Cylones so far this season. In 2008-09 the West Seneca, NY native posted 16 points (5g-11a) in 59 games with the Lake Erie Monsters.
The Admirals travel to Rockford on Saturday night before returning back to the Bradley Center on Wednesday, November 4, when Chris Chelios and the Chicago Wolves come to town for a 7:00 pm game. Tickets for Wednesday’s game can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Groups of ten or more can receive $2 off the face value of each ticket by calling the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550.