Preds Assign Engren to Milwaukee
Mar 21, 2011
Milwaukee, WI--Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has assigned goaltender Atte Engren to Milwaukee. In addition, Chet Pickard has been reassigned from the Admirals to the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL.
Engren will be making his North American debut with the Admirals after spending his entire career up to this point in his native Finland. Nashville's ninth choice, 204th overall (seventh round), in the 2007 Entry Draft has manned the net for TPS Turku of the Finnish Elite League (SM-Liiga) the past two seasons. As a rookie in 2009-10, he received the 2010 Urpo Ylonen Trophy as the League’s best goaltender after leading Turku to a Finnish Elite League title. In 2010-11, the 6-1, 186-pounder tied for fifth among netminders in games played (51), posting a 2.82 goals-against average and .917 save percentage. The Rauma, Finland native signed a two-year contract with Nashville on May 25, 2010.
The Admirals return to action on Tuesday night when they host Oklahoma City at the Bradley Center at 7:00 pm. Fans can purchase tickets for Tuesday, any remaining home game, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or logging on to milwaukeeadmirals.com. Group discounts are available starting with just ten people and get a minimum of $2 off the face value. For more information or to purchase group tickets fans can call the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550 or visit milwaukeeadmirals.com. Don’t forget to follow the Admirals on Twitter (@mkeadmirals) and on Facebook.