Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Predators Sign Taylor Aronson To A Three Year Entry Level Contract

The Nashville Predators signed Taylor Aronson to a three year entry level contract today.

We first met the young prospect moments after he was taken 78th overall at last June's NHL Entry Draft at the Staples Center. Here's what he had to say...

Here is the full release from the Predators...


Nashville, Tenn. (December 28, 2010) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed defenseman Taylor Aronson (TAY-luhr AIHR-uhn-suhn), the club’s second choice (third round, 78th overall) in the 2010 Entry Draft, to a three-year entry-level contract.

Aronson, who turns 19 on Thursday (12/30/91), has posted 18 points (3g-15a) and 38 penalty minutes in 37 games during his second Western Hockey League season with the Portland Winterhawks in 2010-11. The Placentia, Calif., native is also tied for fifth among WHL blueliners, and tied for eighth among all skaters in plus/minus rating (+18). In his first junior season in 2009-10, Aronson ranked sixth among WHL rookie defensemen in points (5g-25a) in addition to tying for fourth among first-year blueliners in assists, and fifth in goals. Aronson also amassed nine points (2g-7a) in 11 games during the 2010 WHL Playoffs, good for seventh among League rookies, despite the Hawks being eliminated in the second round.

The 6-1, 197-pound blueliner is characterized as a mobile, puck-moving defenseman who has great vision and is very cool and calm with the puck.

More Later...

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