Between OHL Teams
The Predators aren’t the only team interested in the talents
of defenseman Kevin Klein. The Nashville defensive prospect was traded on
Tuesday within the Ontario Hockey League going from Toronto St. Michael’s
Majors to the Guelph Storm.
The 18-year-old Klein was beginning his third season with
Toronto St. Michael’s. He skated in
five games scoring one point and posting two penalty minutes before being
In exchange for Klein, Guelph gave up a pair of younger
forwards in Colin Power and Tyler Haskins.
Power, 19, scored 27 points in 68 games last season and has two points
in nine games so far this season in the OHL.
Haskins, 17, scored 21 points in 54 games last year with the Storm. In nine games this year, Haskins has racked
up four points.
Klein was a second round choice in the 2003 Entry Draft by
the Nashville Predators; the third player chosen by Nashville and 37th
overall. The 6’1”, 187-pounder is a
stellar offensive defenseman, noted for his superb skating, speed and offensive
Last season Klein scored a career high 44 points in 66 games
with the Toronto St. Michael’s Majors.
Klein will make his Storm debut Friday night in a game against the
Other News and Notes
Forward Timofei Shishkanov scored his first
professional goal helping the Milwaukee Admirals stay unbeaten on the young
season. Midway through the third period
with the Admirals down 1-0 to the Manitoba Moose, Shishkanov took a pass from
2003 AHL Rookie of the Year Darren Haydar and put it between the pipes to knot
the game at one a piece. The rest of
regulation and overtime was scoreless leaving Shishkanov, who took four shots
in the game, as the savior of the day for Milwaukee. The Admirals, now 1-0-1, put 37 shots on goal only to see
goaltender Tyler Moss turn aside 36 of them.
Milwaukee goaltender Brian Finley made 23 saves on 24 shots in the
Ryan Suter, first round pick in this year’s
draft for the Predators, has skated pointless so far this year for the
University of Wisconsin. The
18-year-old has four penalty minutes in two games.
Forward Patrick Jarrett is off to a quick start
with the Owen Sound of the OHL. The
5’11”, 181-pounder has 15 points, including 11 assists, in 10 games early this
season. Jarrett, 19, was a fifth round
choice in the 2002 Entry Draft for the Predators.
Defensemen Josh Morrow is also playing well
early in the season with WHL’s Kamloops Blazers. In 10 games, Morrow has posted nine points and 29 penalty
Forward Paul Brown, also on the Kamloops
Blazers, has racked up 42 penalty minutes in his first 10 games. Defenseman Richard Stehlik has 31 PIMs in
only five games with Lewiston of the QMJHL.
Defenseman Shea Weber has racked up 32 PIMs in eight games with Kelowna
Rockets. All three players were 2003
draft picks for the Predators.
Milwaukee Admiral forward Libor Pivko displayed
offensive potential in his North American debut helping the Admirals to a 4-3
win by contributing a goal and an assist.
Brian Finley notched his first win of the season making 35 saves on 38
shots. He got help from forwards
Scottie Upshall, who notched a goal and an assist, and Greg Classen dishing out
three assists in the contest. Pivko,
23, was a third round choice in the 2000 Entry draft. The 6-1, 205-pounder scored 25 points last season in 54 games
with Zlin of the Czech league.