During the Preds' game, we receive word of Nashville's AHL affiliate signing prospects Taylor Beck and Michael Latta to amateur tryout contracts for the purposes of playing them in the AHL playoffs.
From the Ads:
Milwaukee, WI-- The Milwaukee Admirals announced today the signing of winger Taylor Beck and center Mike Latta to amateur tryout contracts (ATO). In addition, the Admirals have released forward Chris Cahill from his ATO.
Beck, a third round draft pick by the Nashville Predators (70th overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, has played the last four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with the Guelph Storm recording 267 points (110g, 157a) in 246 regular season games. He finish his last year career posting 95 points (42g,53a) and accumulating 60 penalty minutes.
Like Beck, Latta was also a third round draft pick by the Predators (72nd overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft and played with Beck on the Guelph Storm for the past three seasons. Prior coming to the Storm, he spent two years with the Ottawa 67's playing 73 games from 2007 to 2009. This past season, Latta recorded 89 points (34g, 55a) and spent the most time in the penalty box with 158 penalty minutes in 68 games. The St. Clements, ON native also saw ice time as an Admiral last year in one playoff game.