Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators
Jonathan-Ismael Diaby
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 5"
BIRTHDATE: 11/16/1994
AGE: 21
DRAFTED: NSH: 2013-64 overall
CAREER NOTES: Expected to play his rookie professional season in 2014-15 after signing a three-year entry-level contract on Jan. 2, 2014… Made his 2013-14 season debut with Victoriaville (QMJHL) on Dec. 5, 2013 after missing training camp and the first 10 weeks of the season recovering from offseason shoulder surgery… Ranked ninth among QMJHL blueliners in points per game (.74), and 20th among all QMJHLers in penalty minutes per game (2.11) in 2013-14… Ranked second on Victoriaville in plus/minus rating (+11) in 2013-14… Named QMJHL Third Star of the Month for January 2014 after posting 11 points (3g-8a) and a +8 rating in 12 games… Led the Tigres in assists (4) and ranked second in points (5) during the 2014 playoffs… Paced Victoriaville in plus/minus rating (+12) and penalty minutes (117) in 2012-13, while ranking second among club blueliners in goals, assists and points (4g-22a-26pts)... Tied for 12th among QMJHL skaters in penalty minutes in 2012-13... One of just three QMJHL blueliners to finish the 2012-13 season with 25 points, 100 penalty minutes, and a +10 rating... Ranked fourth among QMJHL rookie defensemen in penalty minutes (64) in 2011-12... Split the 2010-11 season between Victoriaville and Collège Esther-Blondin of the Quebec Midget AAA ranks... His father, Sékana, played soccer professionally in France and Turkey from 1986-97, and represented Ivory Coast in international competition, including the 1992 FIFA Confederations Cup and 1994 FIFA World Cup Qualifier.