Predators Ink Jon Blum to Two-Way Deal
Sep 13, 2012
Milwaukee, WI— Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed defenseman Jonathon Blum to a one-year, two-way contract worth $650,000 at the NHL level and $105,000 at the AHL level.
Blum played in 33 games with Nashville in 2011-12, recording seven points (3g-4a), and 48 games with the Milwaukee Admirals, notching 26 points (4g-22a). The 6-1, 191-pound blueliner saw his first action with the Predators in 2010-11, playing 23 regular season games before suiting up for all 12 of the team’s 2011 postseason contests, recording two assists and ranking fourth among team defensemen in average ice time (18:51). In 56 career regular season NHL contests, Blum has 15 points (6g-9a).
Over the course of the past three seasons Blum has posted 101 points on 22 goals and 79 assists in 182 games with the Admirals to go along with a +13 rating.
A native of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., Blum became the first native of the Golden State to be selected in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft when Nashville selected him 23rd overall in the 2007 Entry Draft. Blum rounded out a decorated junior career with the Vancouver Giants (WHL) in 2009 by being named CHL Defenseman of the Year, and as the franchise’s all-time leader in defensive scoring (248gp, 49g-155a204pts). During his tenure, the team claimed four division titles, two conference titles, a WHL Championship and a Memorial Cup Championship.
The Admirals will kick off the 2012-13 regular season in Grand Rapids on Friday, October 12th before commencing the home portion of their schedule against the Charlotte Checkers on Friday, October 19th at 7:00 pm.
Individual tickets will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, September 18th at 9:00 am. However, season ticket holders and those interested in groups of ten or more people can purchase tickets now! Fans interested in season tickets, which start for as little at $175, can call the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550 or go online to www.milwaukeeadmirals.com for more information.