Nashville, Tenn. (March 28, 2021) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/Common Supervisor David Poile presented Sunday that the personnel has assigned ahead Luke Evangelista to Chicago (AHL).
Evangelista, 19 (2/21/02), Nashville’s 2d-spherical decision (42nd total) in the 2020 NHL Draft, has yet to play this season ensuing from the OHL’s indefinite extend to open the 2020-21 marketing campaign. The 5-foot-11, 165-pound appropriate plod performed in 62 games for the OHL’s London Knights in 2019-20, tallying 61 points (23g-38a) – 57 of which came at even-energy – and 6 game-winning targets, the 2d-most on his personnel. When put next to his rookie OHL marketing campaign in 2018-19 (two assists in 27 games), he posted a 59-point development and modified into a key contributor to London’s league-leading penalty execute, chipping in two points (1g-1a) to a unit that operated at an 83.8 p.c success rate, tops in the league.
Internationally, the Oakville, Ont., native competed for Canada White on the 2018 U-17 World Hockey Say, where he picked up an abet in five games. Evangelista, who is joining a Chicago squad that leads the AHL’s Central Division with an 11-2-0-1 myth (23 points), is 2d cousins with two-time Stanley Cup champion and Hockey Corridor of Famer Brendan Shanahan.