Salomaki Recalled by Predators
Milwaukee, WI--Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled forward Miikka Salomaki from Milwaukee.
Salomaki has two points (1g-1a) in three games for the Admirals, bringing his career AHL total to 70 points (28g-42a) in 116 games since the 2013-14 season, when he tied for fifth among league rookies with 50 points (20g-30a). The Raahe, Finland native scored a goal in his lone NHL game to this point, a 3-2 overtime victory vs. the Dallas Stars on Jan. 8, 2015. Prior to making the jump to the North American professional scene, the 5-11, 208-pound left wing played three seasons with Karpat Oulu of the Finnish Elite League (2010-13), the same club that produced Predators netminder Pekka Rinne.
Nashville’s second choice, 52nd overall (second round), in the 2011 Entry Draft, Salomaki helped Finland to a silver medal at the 2014 World Championship, and played in three consecutive World Junior Championships from 2011-13, as well as a pair of World Under-18 Championships in 2010 and 2011, earning a bronze medal in the latter.
Milwaukee continues a three-game homestand when they host the Texas Stars on Tuesday night at the BMOHBC in a game that was moved from December 4. Puck drop is set for 7 pm.
Fans can purchase tickets for Tuesday’s game, or any other Ads game this season, at the Admirals office (510 W. Kilbourn Ave.), the BMO Harris Bradley Center Box Office, Ticketmaster, or by phone at (414) 227-0550.