Nashville has found a place for goaltending prospect Connor Ingram to play while waiting for training camps in North America to begin. IK Bjorkloven of the Allsvenskan in Sweden announced that they’ve reached a loan agreement with the Predators that is valid for the entire 2020-21 season but that the Preds have the right to recall him at any time.
The 23-year-old was originally drafted by Tampa Bay in the third round back in 2016 but was dealt to the Predators back in 2019 for a 2021 seventh-round pick to give him a change of scenery. It certainly made a difference. Last season, Ingram played in 33 games with AHL Milwaukee, posting a .933 SV% along with a 1.93 GAA, numbers that were the third-best in the league among qualifying goalies.
That was enough for Nashville to hand Ingram a three-year extension back in March, one that converts to a one-way deal in its final season. It’s possible that he’s up with them before then, however, as both Pekka Rinne (UFA) and Juuse Saros (RFA) are in the final year of their respective deals. With that in mind, Ingram is almost certain to start next season back with the Admirals but he’ll be first in line to be recalled if injuries strike regardless of how he performs on this loan agreement.