PREDATORS RESIGN GOALIE JEREMY SMITH
Netminder Finished Second in AHL in Wins Last Season
Milwaukee, WI— Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed restricted free agent goaltender Jeremy Smith to a one-year, two-way contract.
Smith led the AHL in minutes (3283:59), ranked second among AHL netminders in both wins (31) and shutouts (tie, 5), and ranked fourth in goals-against average (2.17) in his second season with the Admirals in 2011-12. The Dearborn, Mich., native was recalled by the Predators on three occasions in 2011-12, and served as backup for the first time in his career on Jan. 7 vs. Carolina.
Nashville's second choice, 54th overall (second round), in the 2007 Entry Draft played parts of four Ontario Hockey League seasons with Plymouth and Niagara, and represented the U.S. at the 2008 World Junior Championships. He was named USA Hockey’s 2007 Dave Peterson Goalie of the Year after helping the Plymouth Whalers win the 2007 OHL title and reach the Memorial Cup.
The Admirals will open the home portion of their schedule on Friday, October 19th at 7:00 pm at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Season tickets for the Admirals 2012-13 season are on sale now for as little as $175. For more information or to order season tickets fans should call the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550.