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Instant Analysis: Jon Blum Contract

Thursday, 09.13.2012 / 3:17 PM CT / Features
By Kevin Wilson  - Nashville Predators
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Instant Analysis: Jon Blum Contract

The signing of defenseman Jonathon Blum wraps up the last item on Nashville’s offseason “to do” list – he was the final player in the organization to sign a contract for the 2012-13 season. The Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., native will most likely in a battle for the sixth/seventh defenseman spot during training camp, looking to regain his form from the 2011 playoffs after a down season in 2011-12. With Shea Weber, Roman Josi, Kevin Klein, Hal Gill and Scott Hannan anticipated to hold down the top-five positions, Blum, along with Ryan Ellis, Mattias Ekholm and Victor Bartley – who are all on two-way contracts – will look to stick with the parent club.

Blum certainly did his part this summer to show he’s committed to taking the steps necessary to be an NHL player. After being criticized in the past for his lack of conditioning, Blum spent the majority of the offseason in Nashville training daily with Strength and Conditioning Coach David Good and utilizing all the team’s resources to ensure he’s played his last game at the AHL level.

SMASHVILLE CENTRAL

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 58 36 18 4 160 134 76
2 DAL 55 35 15 5 178 147 75
3 STL 56 30 17 9 133 130 69
4 LAK 53 32 18 3 146 124 67
5 SJS 53 28 20 5 154 143 61
6 ANA 53 26 19 8 120 125 60
7 COL 57 28 25 4 153 158 60
8 NSH 54 25 21 8 139 144 58
9 MIN 54 23 21 10 133 134 56
10 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
11 ARI 53 24 23 6 139 163 54
12 CGY 53 25 25 3 143 156 53
13 WPG 54 24 27 3 139 157 51
14 EDM 56 22 29 5 138 168 49

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 54 11 27 -3 38
F. Forsberg 54 17 18 -7 35
S. Weber 54 14 21 -5 35
M. Ribeiro 54 6 27 2 33
J. Neal 54 19 13 18 32
M. Ekholm 54 6 18 3 24
R. Ellis 53 6 16 2 22
C. Smith 54 11 7 -2 18
C. Jarnkrok 53 9 8 0 17
C. Wilson 37 4 12 -1 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 18 7 .903 2.54
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36