Piskula Signs Two-Way Deal with Preds
Milwaukee, WI--Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed Antigo, WI native Joe Piskula to a one-year, two-way contract.
Piskula played a pair of games for the Predators in 2013-14, and has suiting up for 12 NHL games with Nashville, Calgary and Los Angeles since 2006-07 (0g-0a-0pts, 8 PIMs). The veteran defenseman spent most of last season with the Admirals, posting 23 points (3g-20a), 56 penalty minutes and a +20 rating in 73 games. Acquired from the Flames organization on Feb. 28, 2013, Piskula has appeared in 466 AHL games over the past seven seasons, amassing 97 points (12g-85a) and 391 penalty minutes.
The 6-3, 208-pound blueliner signed with the Kings after three seasons at the University of Wisconsin from 2004-07 where he compiled 22 points (3g-19a) and 80 penalty minutes in 112 games and helped Wisconsin win the 2006 NCAA national title.