Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Sunday that the club has acquired forward Mark Letestu from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for forward Pontus Aberg. The team then traded Letestu to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.
The Predators now own seven picks - including two in the fourth round - in the 2018 NHL Draft, which will be held in Dallas, Texas, on June 22-23. Nashville has a draft pick in every round except the second.
The Predators acquired the Swedish winger 37th overall in the 2012 NHL entry draft. He played 199 games in the AHL for the Milwaukee Admirals, scoring 72 goals and 126 points, but never caught on as a scorer for Nashville.