Nashville Predators Sign TPH Thunder alum Josh Wilkins to Entry-Level Contract
Nashville, Tenn. (April 18, 2019) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Thursday that the team has signed forward Josh Wilkins to a two-year, entry-level contract.
Wilkins, 21 (6/11/97), helped lead Providence College to its fifth Frozen Four appearance in school history in 2018-19 and capped off his junior campaign with a career-high 46 points (20g-26a) in 40 games. He led the Friars and was ninth in the country in points, and his 20 goals – also a career best – were 10th among all NCAA players. Wilkins, who was among the top three on his team in scoring during all three of his college seasons, was a 2019 NCAA All-American and a 2019 First Team Hockey East All-Star, both career firsts. He closed out his time at Providence with 108 points (48g-60a) in 119 games from 2016-19.
Never drafted, the Raleigh, N.C., native spent one season with the USHL’s Sioux City Musketeers in 2014-15 before enrolling at Providence, tallying 29 points (16g-13a) 49 games. Wilkins is a product of the TPH Thunder youth program, which merged with the Nashville Jr. Predators in December of 2018 and plays out of Ford Ice Center, captaining its U-16 team in 2013-14.
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