The Nashville Predators announced that they have reassigned defenseman Jeremy Davies to the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL (link). Davies had been with Nashville since being recalled on March 26th, playing in four of his six NHL games this season in that span. No corresponding move has been announced.
The 25-year-old defenseman spent a majority of this season with Milwaukee in the AHL, playing in 54 games, tallying six goals and 25 assists. The bulk of Davies’ time in the NHL this season was spent on the taxi squad in January, drawing into one game, and after his March 26th call-up. Because Davies was in the AHL on March 21st, he is eligible to play for Milwaukee in the Calder Cup playoffs.
Milwaukee, the third seed in the AHL’s Central Division, will begin its quest for the Calder Cup on Friday as they take on the Manitoba Moose, the 2nd seed in the AHL’s Central Division. While Davies can certainly fill in if Nashville needed it, sending him to Milwaukee gives the AHL club one of its more important defenseman for its playoff run, one which could be rather valuable in terms of development for some of Nashville’s prospects.
Originally a seventh-round selection of the New Jersey Devils in 2016, Davies was a standout with the Bloomington Thunder of the USHL before heading to Northeastern University, where he would spend three seasons. The defenseman would turn pro by signing with New Jersey in the spring of 2019, but was quickly traded to Nashville in the trade that sent P.K. Subban to the Devils in June of 2019.