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Blackwell Recalled by Predators

Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled forward Colin Blackwell from the Admirals.

Blackwell has featured in three games with the Predators this season, tallying two shots and two penalty minutes. He made his NHL debut on Jan. 19 vs. Florida at Bridgestone Arena and is averaging 10:40 of ice time per game.

He has seven goals in 16 games for the Admirals, his first season with the team. Despite missing 27 games due to injury, he sits tied for sixth on Milwaukee in goals and has found the back of the net three times in his last five contests, including a two-goal performance on Jan. 12 vs. San Diego. The 5-foot-9 center made his pro debut in 2016-17 with the San Jose Barracuda and has posted 63 points (28g-35a) in 134 career AHL games.

Originally drafted in the seventh round (194th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft by the San Jose Sharks, Blackwell played college hockey at Harvard University from 2011-16, posting 58 points (19g-39a) in 94 games. The Lawrence, Mass., native won an ECAC conference championship with the Crimson in 2014-15 and matched his career high in points with 19 (6g-13a) the following season, his senior campaign.

The Admirals return from the All-Star Break to take on the Manitoba Moose on Friday night at 7 pm at Panther Arena.

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