Gaudreau impressed the coaching staff at AHL Milwaukee with his strong work ethic this past season, according to a Admirals head coach Dean Evason. “Freddie Gaudreau was everything for our hockey club this year -- it’s a tremendous story,” Evason said. “From a guy that came to development camp and was a tryout when we signed him, and to where he is today ... you hear the clichés all the time, the first guy on the ice, last guy off, works so hard, it’s very true about Freddie Gaudreau."
Gortz has a chance to see some time at the NHL level next season, according to AHL Milwaukee coach Dean Evason. “He’s close to getting a shot," Evason said of Gortz, "but in order for him to get that shot, he just needs one more gear in his stride. He’ll find that this summer."
The Predators plan to keep Ribeiro around next season, though general manager David Poile said the forward "really needs to have the summer of his life to regain his position back on the top two lines," The Tennessean reports.