NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Nashville Predators are the hottest they’ve been all season, but General Manager David Poile thinks they can be even better.
Poile traded the Preds sixth-round pick in the upcoming NHL draft to the New Jersey Devils for veteran forward P.A. Parenteau.
Parenteau has appeared in 59 games this season for the Devils scoring 13 goals and adding 14 assists.
A pending unrestricted free agent at the end of this season, Parenteau brings a long career of experience to the Preds having spent time with seven different teams before Nashville in a 483 game career.
He will add depth to the forward position and maybe a little bit of scoring as well as Parenteau is coming off a 20-goal season with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Preds will look to stay hot with their new acquisition. They are currently riding a season best four-game winning streak and have built a six-point lead over St. Louis for the third and final spot in the Central Division.