Milwaukee, WI– Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the team has recalled defenseman Jordan Gross from the Admirals.
Gross has begun the 2022-23 campaign by recording seven points (1g-6a) in his first six AHL games with Milwaukee. His seven points are the second-most on the Admirals and are tied for the fourth-most among AHL blueliners, and, after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime on Saturday at Chicago, Gross extended his point streak to four games (1g-4a). Last season, Gross earned a spot on the AHL’s First All-Star Team and won the Eddie Shore Award, given to the league’s most outstanding defenseman, after recording 65 points (10g-55a) in 61 games for the Colorado Eagles. In addition to leading all AHL blueliners in points and assists (55) – both of which stood as career highs – he also equaled his previous top marks in games played (61) and goals (10) last season, his fourth as a professional. The 5-foot-10, 190-pound right-shot blueliner led his team in assists and was third in points; he chipped in 10 points (1g-9a) in nine Calder Cup Playoff games. Gross also made one NHL appearance for the Avalanche, hitting the ice on Dec. 16, 2021 at Nashville.
Undrafted, Gross has played in 10 career NHL games since making his League debut on Dec. 22, 2019 with Arizona, tallying four assists in 13:18 of average ice time. In parts of five AHL campaigns, Gross has amassed 126 points (26g-100a) in 185 games, including consecutive seasons with at least 25 points in 2018-19 and 2019-20 with Tucson. Prior to turning pro, the Maple Grove, Minn., native played four seasons at the University of Notre Dame from 2014-15, winning the Big Ten regular-season and tournament championship while being named to the conference’s First All-Star and All-Tournament teams as a senior.