Nashville Predators Prospects
Most knew he was going to be good, but remember when some were wondering how Juuse Saros would adapt to the North American game to begin this season? I think it's safe to say those questions have been answered with his nod to the AHL-All Rookie Team.
Modo Hockey has long been one of Sweden's great hockey factories with the likes of Peter Forsberg, the Sedin twins, Markus Naslund, and Victor Hedman all once dawning the historic crest. However, after an elimination in a relegation round robin by Filip Forsberg's former team Leksands IF, they have been relegated to the Swedish B League and their players, including Nashville Predators prospect Emil Pettersson, are being given the option to terminate their contracts.
Nashville Predators prospects Vladislav Kamenev and Frederick Gaudreau of the Milwaukee Admirals were honored for their play thus far by being named to the AHL All Star Classic central division roster. They will be joined by head coach Dean Evason.
Jack Dougherty has made the move to the Portland Winterhawks in the WHL from the Wisconsin Badgers in the NCAA, allowing him to sign an entry-level contract. While this is a rather unorthodox move, it is one that makes sense for his development.