Preds Ink Bitetto to Two-Way Deal
Milwaukee, WI—Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that restricted free agent defenseman Anthony Bitetto has accepted his qualifying offer and signed a one-year, two-way contract worth $605,000 at the NHL level and $60,000 at the AHL level.
Bitetto tied for sixth among American Hockey League defensemen in goals (11), and for ninth in power-play goals (6) during his first full season with the Admirals in 2013-14. The Island Park, New York native also led the Ads and ranked 16th among blueliners in points (36) in 2013-14, in addition to ranking second among AHL defenders in shooting percentage (11.6). The 6-0, 215-pounder split his first professional season between Milwaukee and Cincinnati (ECHL) in 2012-13.
Nashville's fourth choice, 168th overall (sixth round), in the 2010 Entry Draft, Bitetto did not miss a game during a two-year collegiate career at Northeastern University from 2010-12, compiling 35 points (7g-28a) in 72 games, and helped the Indiana Ice win the 2009 Clark Cup as United States Hockey League champions. He is on Twitter @ABitetto7.
Season tickets for the 2014-15 season are on sale now, starting for as little as $185. The Admirals home opener for next season is set for Friday, October 10th at 7:00 pm at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The complete schedule will be released later this summer. For more information on season tickets fans should call the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550 or log on to www.milwaukeeadmirals.com.