Predators loan Frédéric Allard to Austrian League Villacher SV
Nashville, TN (November 18, 2020) – Nashville Predators president of hockey operations / general manager David Poile today announced that the team has loaned defenseman Frederic Allard to Villacher SV of the Ice Hockey League. , Austria’s top professional league, until the start of the Nashville game. training camp for the 2020-21 NHL season.
Allard, 22 (12/27/97), had 21 points (2g-19a) in 61 games with the AHL Milwaukee Admirals in 2019-20, his third professional season. He was fourth among team defensemen in points (21) and assists (19) and tied for fourth in goals (2), helping the Admirals win the Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy as champions of the AHL regular season. The 6-foot, 179-pound defenseman also set a career high plus-minus at +24, the third-highest mark among all Milwaukee skaters and tied for fifth-best in the AHL.
Originally drafted by the Predators in the third round (78th overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft, Allard has 74 points (14g-60a) in 181 career AHL games – all with the Admirals – including a record career 29 points (4g- 25a) in 2018-19. Before turning pro, the native of Saint-Sauveur, Que., Skated four seasons for the Chicoutimi Saguenéens, totaling 177 points (34b-143a) in 250 games while serving as assistant captain in his last two campaigns.