Goaltender is Veteran of 307 AHL Games, Including 26 with Milwaukee
Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com
Nashville, Tenn. (February 19, 2019) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Tuesday that the club has signed goaltender Thomas McCollum to a one-year contract for the remainder of the 2018-19 season worth $650,000 at the NHL level and $100,000 at the AHL level.
McCollum, 29 (12/7/89), has appeared in 26 games for Milwaukee this season – his first with the club – going 9-8-7 with a 2.77 goals-against average and two shutouts. A veteran of 10 AHL campaigns, he has spent time with Milwaukee, Grand Rapids, Charlotte and Stockton, posting a 144-115-20 record in 307 contests, including two 20-win campaigns. McCollum has featured in 31 career AHL postseason games and won the 2013 Calder Cup as a member of the Grand Rapids Griffins. The 6-foot-3 goaltender made his NHL debut with the Detroit Red Wings on March 30, 2011 and has appeared in three NHL contests, stopping 29 of 33 shots.
Originally drafted in the first round (30th overall) by the Red Wings in the 2008 NHL Draft, McCollum spent three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League before turning pro, suiting up for Guelph and Brampton from 2006-09. The Amherst, N.Y., native also competed for the U.S. at the 2009 World Junior Championship, appearing in five games, and the 2007 World Under-18 Championship, where he earned a silver medal.