Nashville, TN – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Saturday that the club has signed free-agent forward Jack Maclellan to a one-year entry-level contract. With the signing, Maclellan becomes the third straight Brown player to sign an NHL contract following their senior season, joining Aaron Volpatti '10 (Vancouver) and Harry Zolnierczyk '11 (Philadelphia). Both Volpatti and Zolnierczyk have played in the NHL during the 2011-12 season along with Yann Danis '04 (Edmonton) and Ryan Garbutt '09 (Dallas).
Maclellan, 23, recently completed his senior season with the Bears, where he led the team in points (15g-15a-30pts), goals and assists in 30 games played. The 5-11, 175-pound left wing also ranked sixth in the ECAC in power-play goals (8), tied for second in shorthanded goals (2) and tied for fourth in the conference in game-winning goals (4). Brown's team captain for the 2011-12 season, Maclellan was recently named a 2011-12 All-Ivy First-Team Selection and finalist for the 2012 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. He finished his collegiate career last weekend as just the 23rd player in school history to record 100 points, registering 101 points (46g-55a) in 121 games.
The Calgary, Alta., native attended Nashville Predators Development Camp in the summer of 2011.