Per his junior team’s website, Nashville Predators 2011 fourth round pick Josh Shalla has inked a three-year entry level deal with the Nashville Predators.
Shalla was left undrafted in 2009. Then again in 2010. General Manager David Poile and the Predators weren’t about to let that happen again in 2011.
Shalla, 21, was taken 94th overall in the National Hockey League Entry Draft, fresh off of a 72 point season (47 goals, 25 assists) with the OHL’s Saginaw Spirit. He followed that up with 76 points in 15 less games this season. His 213 career points make him the third highest scorer in Saginaw franchise history and the second highest scorer among players that only played three seasons for the Spirit.
Additionally, his 119 career goals put him atop the franchise’s all-time list in that category. If the Predators went into the 2011 Draft looking for goal scoring, they found it in Shalla.
The Whitby, Ontario native tipped off the Twitter world on Sunday night with the following tweet.