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.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 26 37 15 63
M. Ribeiro 82 15 47 11 62
R. Josi 81 15 40 15 55
S. Weber 78 15 30 15 45
C. Smith 82 23 21 11 44
C. Wilson 77 20 22 19 42
M. Fisher 59 19 20 4 39
J. Neal 67 23 14 12 37
R. Ellis 58 9 18 8 27
S. Jones 82 8 19 3 27
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 41 17 6 .923 2.18
C. Hutton 6 7 4 .902 2.61