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Preds acquire defensive prospect Rissling from Caps

With rather random timing, the Nashville Predators and Washington Capitals pulled off a trade on Saturday. In exchange for a seventh round pick in 2014, the Caps sent Calgary Hitmen captain Jaynen Rissling to Nashville. The 20-year old defenseman registered career-best numbers in every major offensive category last season, his last at the junior level. According to Cap Geek, he hasn’t...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Preds cut roster down to 42

Friday, the Nashville Predators cut nineteen players from their training camp roster. Now comes the process where the remaining guys will go all out  to try and make the team once the final rosters are announced. Felix Girard (Baie-Comeau, QMJHL), Mikko Vainonen (Kingston, OHL) and Tommy Veilleux (Victoriaville, QMJHL) have been reassigned to their respective junior teams...
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September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Nashville’s training camp roster goes from 61 to 42

The Nashville Predators made their first round of cuts this afternoon, trimming their roster from 61 to 42. The Milwaukee Admirals receive 2010 draft picks Taylor Aronson and Anthony Bitetto, 2009 choices Charles-Olivier Roussel and Zach Budish as well as 2011 fourth rounder Josh Shalla. Of the five, only Budish (who turned pro after the University of Minnesota was ousted from the...
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September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Predators trim roster, cut 19 from training camp

Nashville’s active roster currently sits at 42 players, 25 forwards, 12 defenseman, and 5 goaltenders. Below is a list of the players that have been sent back to their respective teams or, in some cases, home: Reassigned to Junior Teams Felix Girard (Baie-Comeau, QMJHL) Mikko Vainonen (Kingston, OHL) Tommy Veilleux (Victoriaville, QMJHL) Reassigned to Milwaukee (AHL) Taylor Aronson...
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September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Preds rookie camp: 3 players to watch

Wednesday, the Nashville Predators drop the puck for rookie camp with twenty-two prospects. Camp will last from Wednesday, September 4 through Tuesday, September 10. Of the twenty-two invitees, take a look at the three players to watch for during the practices and tournament in Sunrise, Florida. Austin Watson, forward There is little doubt about what Austin Watson wants...
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September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Preds prospects to represent well at Jr. Evaluation Camp

Five Nashville Predators prospects will be headed to Lake Placid, New York for the 2013 Junior Evaluation Camp lasting from Saturday, August 3 through Saturday, August 10. Four nations will be participating in the camp -- Canada, Finland, Sweden and United States of America. Everyday, players will hit the ice at least once, where the Miracle on Ice occurred. Zach Stepan is...
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August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Predators sign Mikko Vainonen to 3-year contract

The Nashville Predators have signed defenseman Mikko Vainonen (vigh-NOH-nehn) to a three-year, entry-level contract. The Predators announced the deal Friday. Vainonen, 19, spent his first season with the Kingston Frontenacs in the CHL, and the native of Finland was fourth among defensemen with 22 points. He also was the captain of Finland's team at the 2012 U-18 World Championships...
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May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Press Release: Preds sign Vainonen

Today, the Preds announced they have signed prospect Mikko Vainonen to an entry-level contract...
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May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Predators sign 2012 4th Round Pick Mikko Vainonen to 3 Year Entry Level Deal

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...
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May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Preds sign Vainonen to three-year, entry-level deal

For second consecutive day, the Nashville Predators have signed a 2012 draft pick. Thursday was the signing of third rounder Brendan Leipsic of the Portland Winterhawks. And now Friday was the signing of Mikko Vainonen, a fourth round selection. Vainonen signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Predators.  The 19 year old defenseman played in the OHL this past season...
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May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Predators Prospects in the CHL Playoffs

The Canadian hockey league playoffs start Friday night, and the Nashville Predators have 5 (well 4) prospects involved in the action. Oddly, three Predator Prospects play for loaded teams, incuding the Kelowna Rockets, Portland Winterhawks, and the CHL's best Halifax Moosehead. It is likely that two of those teams makes it to the Memorial cup in May.  Brendan Leipsic ...
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March 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Vainonen cut from Finland's U20 team

Mikko Vainonen was cut from Team Finland's Under 20 World Juniors Championship team early Friday morning after a stunning exhibition win against Team Canada the day before. The Nashville Predators'  defensive prospect was one of three who were cut.     On the bright side, forward Miika Salomaki looks to be set on Team Finland's roster. In the game against...
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December 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Pair of Preds prospects make Finland's selection team

Nashville Predators prospects Miika Salomaki and Mikko Vainen were named on Team Finland's 2013 World Junior preliminary roster. Salomaki, a forward, was drafted by the Predators in the 2nd round, 52nd overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Vainen, a defenseman, was drafted in the 4th round, 118th overall in the 2011 entry Draft.   Miika Salomaki is with Karpat...
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December 05, 2012  |  Discuss
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