Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 5/24/13
From the Nashville Predators PR department: “Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed 2012 fourth-round draft pick Mikko Vainonen (MEE-koh vigh-NOH-nehn) to a three-year entry-level contract. Vainonen, 19 (4/11/94), spent his first season with the Kingston Frontenacs in 2012-13 after being selected sixth overall by them in the 2012 CHL Import Draft. The 6-2, 222-pound defenseman ranked fourth among Kingston blueliners in points (4g-18a-22pts) and tied for the team lead in points during the 2013 postseason (2g-1a-3pts, 4gp). The Helsinki, Finland native played for his hometown HIFK squad at various age levels prior to making the jump to North America, which included league titles at the junior level (under-20) in 2012, and at the under-16 level in 2010. Nashville’s sixth choice, 118th overall (fourth round), in the 2012 Entry Draft participated in Finland’s selection camp for the 2013 World Junior Championship,
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Lane Kiffin reportedly would be open to Tennessee return

Jay Cutler reportedly throws passes in practice

Stefon Diggs shows off Eminem-themed cleats for Thanksgiving game in Detroit

Joel Embiid: I'm ‘the best defensive player in the league’

Dion Waiters, Heat snap Celtics' 16-game winning streak

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

WATCH: LeBron James misses wide-open windmill dunk

Kevin Durant booed by Thunder fans during introductions

Jay Cutler misses practice due to concussion

Khalil Mack, Bruce Irvin do not practice a day after Norton's firing

Report: Chip Kelly leaning towards UCLA

David Lee feels Warriors’ dominance limited his free agent options

The 'Getting a leg up on the competition' quiz

What each NFL team should be grateful for this Thanksgiving

Raiders' fall from grace shows there's more work to be done

NFL Week 12 predictions

College football Week 13 predictions

The '303 yards and a cloud of dust' quiz

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Kyrie Irving has unlimited range

Anthony Davis may never escape his biggest flaw

The 'Greatest show on flat Earth' quiz

NFL MVP Watch: Carson Wentz stands tall among the pack

Young Maple Leafs maturing their way to the NHL elite

The Eagles are soaring but to what heights?

Predators News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

The 'Getting a leg up on the competition' quiz

What each NFL team should be grateful for this Thanksgiving

Raiders' fall from grace shows there's more work to be done

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Kyrie Irving has unlimited range

The '303 yards and a cloud of dust' quiz

Anthony Davis may never escape his biggest flaw

NFL Week 12 predictions

NFL MVP Watch: Carson Wentz stands tall among the pack

The 'Greatest show on flat Earth' quiz

Young Maple Leafs maturing their way to the NHL elite

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker