NHL Nashville Predators Sign L.A Jr King and TPH Thunder Alum, Josh Wilkins
Many young hockey players dream of becoming a professional athlete and spend years refining their skills, executing plays, and developing characteristics that set them apart from the others. All of this and more are what make professional athletes and get them noticed by the highest caliber of teams, teams that are in the NHL.
The Nashville Preds have recently signed Josh Wilkins, former L.A Jr King and TPH Thunder, to an entry-level contract of two years. This is a huge accomplishment for Wilkins, and we are very excited for him.
Wilkins spent part of his youth hockey career playing for the L.A Jr Kings and has since moved onto play for other teams that have also gotten him where he is today. He has played in the T1EHL, NAHL, USHL, and NCAA. Wilkins played college hockey for Providence College and was one of the three best players on the team. Wilkins, a forward, helped Providence head to the Frozen Four, the college’s fifth time in history.
His statistics are impeccable and continue to set him apart as Wilkins keeps getting better. In his junior year 2018-19, Wilkins was the ninth scorer in the country in total points in his 3 college seasons, ended his junior year with 46 points within a 40-game time frame, and had a career high of 20 goals. In 2019 Wilkins was named NCAA All-American as well as a First Team Hockey East All-Star. In his time at Providence, 2016-19, he racked up a total of 108 points in 119 games.
We would like to congratulate Josh, his family, and the entire LA Jr. Kings and TPH Thunder on his accomplishment. We are very lucky to have had a player like Josh come through our league and is making in big in the world of hockey. We are looking forward to watching you play and hope to see you on the ice in the future with the NHL Nashville Predators!
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