Nashville Predators sign forward Peter Olvecky to one-year contract

From the Nashville Predators:

Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed unrestricted free agent forward Peter Olvecky (PEE-tuhr ohl-VEHT-skee) to a one-year, two-way contract worth $500,000 on the NHL level and $105,000 on the AHL level.

Olvecky, 23 (10/11/85), split the 2008-09 season between the Minnesota Wild and the Houston Aeros, posting seven points (2g-5a) in 31 NHL games and 23 points (6g-17a) in 41 AHL contests. A native of Trencin, Slovakia, Olvecky spent his first three North American seasons with the Aeros, amassing 92 points (43g-49a) in 197 games from 2005-08.      

Drafted 78th overall (third round) by Minnesota in the 2004 Entry Draft, the 6-2, 195-pound left wing represented Slovakia in the 2009 World Championships in April and May, notching an assist in five games.


Peter Olvecky

#28 / Left Wing / Nashville Predators

6-2

214

Oct 11, 1985

GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2008 - Peter Olvecky 31 2 5 7 1 12 0 0 1 0 19 10.5

According to Hockey Wilderness, SB Nation's Minnesota Wild blog, Olvecky was an injury-callup who filled a lesser role, and would appear likely to face similar duty for Nashville. He was a teammate of Joel Ward for three seasons with the AHL's Houston Aeros, however, so perhaps there's some hidden pipeline of talent that the Preds are tapping into?

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