Predators Make Trade and Draft Their Newest Player

 

Kevin Fiala

Kevin Fiala

The Nashville Predators have traded forwards Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
In return, the Predators have received forward James Neal.
Neal had 61 points (27g, 34a) in 59 games for Pittsburgh.
His breakout season came in 2011-2012 when he had 81 points (40g, 41a) for the Penguins.
Patric Hornqvist had 53 points (22g, 31a) in 76 games for the Predators this season.
Nick Spaling played in 71 games for the Predators and finished with 13 goals and 19 assists.
The Predators selected forward Kevin Fiala with the 11th selection in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft on Friday in Philadelphia.
The 18 year-old Fiala is known as a dynamic offensive forward.