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Nashville Predators Sign Johan Alm to an Entry-Level Contract

Wednesday, 05.28.2014 / 1:50 PM CT / News
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Nashville Predators Sign Johan Alm to an Entry-Level Contract

Nashville, Tenn. – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed free-agent defenseman Johan Alm (YOH-han AHLM) to a two-year entry-level contract. He is expected play his first season in North America in 2014-15.

Alm, 22 (1/28/92), has spent the past four seasons in the Skelleftea organization, winning back-to-back Swedish League titles in 2013 and 2014, and earning silver medals in 2011 and 2012. In 135 SHL games with Skelleftea and Frolunda since 2009-10, the 6-2, 209-pound blueliner has amassed 22 points (4g-18a), 72 penalty minutes and a +24 rating. He ranked fourth among all skaters in the 2014 SHL Playoffs in plus/minus rating (+9), after posting seven points (1g-6a) and a +16 rating in 30 games during the regular season. Six times in the last six seasons Alm has been a part of a championship or runner-up team at the under-18, junior or senior Swedish league levels.

A native of Skelleftea, Sweden, Alm has one international tournament to his credit playing in all six games for Sweden at the 2010 Under-18 World Championships and helping his nation to a silver medal.

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