The Nashville Predators announced the signing of former Badger defenseman Joe Piskula to a one-year, two-way contract. The Antigo, Wisconsin native gets a deal worth $550,000 if he plays in the NHL and $150,000 if he plays in the AHL.
Piskula played a pair of games for the Predators in 2013-14, and has suited up for 12 NHL games with Nashville, Calgary and Los Angeles since 2006-07. He spent the majority of last season with the Milwaukee Admirals, posting 23 points (3g-20a), 56 penalty minutes and a +20 rating in 73 games. Piskula has appeared in 466 AHL games over the past seven seasons, amassing 97 points and 391 penalty minutes.
Piskula played for the Badgers from 2004-07 where he compiled 22 points (3g-19a) and 80 penalty minutes in 112 games and helped Wisconsin win the 2006 NCAA National Title.