Nashville, Tenn. (November 6, 2020) – Nashville Predators president of hockey operations and general manager David Poile today announced that the team has loaned a goalie Connor ingram in Björklöven of HockeyAllsvenskan, Sweden’s second-largest professional league, until the start of Nashville training camp for the 2020-21 NHL season.
Ingram, 23 (3/31/97), recorded the best statistical season of his professional career with the AHL Milwaukee Admirals in 2019-2020, going 21-5-5 with a goals-against average of 1.92 and a save percentage of .933. He ranks among the top goaltenders in the AHL for goals against average and save percentage, finishing third in both categories, and his 21 wins were tied for third in the league. He was also named to the 2019-20 AHL All-Star Second Team and represented Milwaukee in the 2020 AHL All-Star Classic. At the end of the season, Ingram, alongside Troy Grosenick, won the AHL’s Harry “Hap” Holmes Memorial Award, awarded to the goaltender (s) who allow the fewest goals per game in the regular season; it was the first time the Admirals goaltenders had won this award.
Originally drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the third round (88th overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft, Ingram spent three seasons with the WHL Kamloops Blazers from 2014 to 2017 before joining the pro ranks. . He was selected as the Blazers’ MVP in his last two seasons with the club, which included a .927 save percentage at the top of the WHL and a place on the league’s second all-star team in 2016-17. Hailing from Imperial, Sask., Ingram represented Canada at the 2017 World Junior Championships, posting a 2-1 record, a 2.57 goals-against average and a shutout en route to a silver medal.