First round draft pick Kevin Fiala signs with the Preds

Cullen returns as Predators send Stalberg to Milwaukee, place Clune on waivers (Image 1)
Cullen returns as Predators send Stalberg to Milwaukee, place Clune on waivers (Image 1)

The Nashville Predators signed 11th overall pick, Kevin Fiala, to a three-year entry-level contract Tuesday.

The 17-year-old was a finalist for the 2013 Swedish Hockey League Rookie of the Year Award after tying for the lead in points among all under-18 SKL players with 11 (3g,8a) in 17 games for HV71.

Fiala is from St. Gallen, Switzerland, and in 2014 he represented his country at the World Junior Championship, Under-18 Championship and World Championship. He is just the third player to compete in all three tournaments in the same year.

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