Nashville Recalls Three from Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI--Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled forwards Daniel Bang, Kevin Henderson and Austin Watson from Milwaukee (AHL) under emergency conditions. In addition, the Admirals have reassigned forward Josh Shalla to the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL.
Bang has played in Nashville’s last five games – his first five NHL contests – recording two points (2a). The Kista, Sweden native has 22 points (9g-13a) in 53 games for the Admirals during his first North American season. Prior to signing with the Predators last summer, the 6-3, 201-pound power forward spent six seasons with AIK’s senior team, posting 121 points (60g-61a) in 258 games.
Henderson scored a goal in his NHL debut on Friday at Chicago. He has 29 points (17g-12a) in 67 games during his second season with the Admirals, and 76 points (31g-45a) in 234 AHL games with Milwaukee and Worchester since 2009. The 6-3, 210-pound Toronto native helped the University of New Brunswick win the 2009 CIS National Championship and was teammates with current Predators Nick Spaling (2005-07) and Matt Halischuk (2006-07) with the Kitchener Rangers.
Watson has appeared in five games for Nashville since his first career recall on April 7. He leads the Admirals and is tied for fifth fifth among American Hockey League rookies in goals (20), in addition to ranking second on Milwaukee in points (37) in 2012-13. During a decorated junior career from 2008-12, the Ann Arbor, Mich., native won a pair of OHL titles (2009 and 2012) and a Memorial Cup (2009).
Shalla has three goals, including two last week, and nine assists in 32 games with Milwaukee this season. The Oshawa, ON native had 21 goals in just 37 games for the Cyclones, who host Gwinnett in game three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals tonight.
The Admirals will take on the Texas Stars in the Western Conference Quarterfinals beginning with games one and two at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Friday and Saturday night at 7:00 pm.
Tickets and are priced less than regular season tickets again this year. Seats in the Admirals Quarters (all seats on the glass) will run $19.60, tickets are $16.60for Mid-Deck seats (sections 225-203 and 211-217), $13.25 for Stern and Bow (behind goals and in corners, handicap platform, and child seats. In addition, groups of ten or more still get a minimum of $2 off each ticket.
Fans can purchase individual tickets by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or logging on to milwaukeeadmirals.com, while fans looking for playoff packages, group tickets or more information should call the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550.
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