David Poile is one month away from possibly his busiest day in 14 years as the Nashville Predators Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager. Poile has 15 unsigned free agents this summer, including superstar defensemen Ryan Suter and Shea Weber.
Today, Poile made a minor move by signing a Swedish forward, Daniel Bång (DAN-yehl BAWNG), stated in a press release by the Predators earlier today. The release said Bång was signed to a two-way deal worth $925,000 at the NHL level and $70,000 at the AHL level.
Bång is the second player signed by Poile this week from the Scandinavian area, the first being Joonas Jarvinen out of the Finnish League.
Bång just turned 25 years old in April and is listed as 6 feet 3 inches tall and 201 pounds.
The release added: Bång spent his sixth season with AIK’s senior team, and second in Sweden’s top league (Elitserien) in 2011-12, registering 18 points (8g-10a) in 50 games. He also posted six points (3g-3a) in 12 postseason contests in 2012, giving the Kista, Sweden native 10 points (5g-5a) in 18 career Elitserien playoff games.
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David H. Brown is a writer based out of Minnesota, the State of Hockey, where he was born and raised. He’s covering the Minnesota Wild for THW. He graduated from California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, Calif., where he regularly attended Kings and Ducks games. His personal website is dhbrownsports.com and you can follow him on twitter @dhbrownsports and @dhbrownTHW. He likes pepperoni pizza.