Preds assign silver medalist Forsberg to Milwaukee

Filip Forsberg SWEDEN (Sarah Fuqua)

The Nashville Predators have assigned 19-year prospect Filip Forsberg to the Milwaukee Admirals. Forsberg captained Team Sweden to the silver medal at the 2014 World Junior Championships last week.

The official press release is below.

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Nashville, Tenn. (January 10, 2014) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has reassigned forward Filip Forsberg to Milwaukee of the American Hockey League.

Forsberg, 19 (8/13/94), was named Most Valuable Player, Best Forward and a media all-star at the 2014 World Junior Championships (held Dec. 26-Jan. 5), helping the host nation to a silver medal, his third time placing at the tournament (2014: silver, 2013: silver, 2012: gold). The Ostervala, Sweden native has posted five points (1g-4a) in 12 games with Nashville, and eight points (3g-5a) in seven games with the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals in 2013-14.

The Nashville Predators will play back-to-back contests this weekend; both of which feature special 6 p.m. CT start times. On Saturday, the Preds take on the Ottawa Senators (102.5 FM The Game) and on Sunday the Minnesota Wild visit Bridgestone Arena (102.5 FM The Game, FOX Sports Tennessee). McDonald’s Family Four Pack tickets, available for everySaturday and Sunday night home game, start at just $33 each, and allow you to receive four gold hats and four items from McDonalds with every McDonald’s Family Four Pack purchased. A limited number of tickets for both games still remain, for more information or to purchase tickets, visit nashvillepredators.com or call 615-770-7800.

PHOTO CREDIT: Sarah Fuqua (used with permission)

One Comment

  1. The_Kolat_Informant

    January 12, 2014 at 12:06 am

    I assume this will be through the Olympic break, then we can move back to Nashville? Seems odd that a kid with that much talent has to go to the farm (not that the Admirals are bad mind you).