Portland Winterhawks GM-head coach Jamie Kompon has given his club’s back end an extreme makeover this offseason. Roughly three months after signing Edmonton Oilers draft choice Caleb Jones, the brother of former Winterhawk Seth Jones, he has appeared to land Nashville Predators second-round pick Jack Dougherty.
The 6-foot-2, 190-pound rearguard, who turned 19 in May, signed his entry-level contract with the Predators today, which makes him ineligible to return to the University of Wisconsin next season because of NCAA regulations. There is a chance he could go straight to the AHL next year, but it seems that isn’t in Nashville’s current plans. The organization said in its press release regarding Dougherty’s signing that he is expected to play for Portland in 2015-16. It’s a good indication that he knew he would be Oregon bound when he signed his contract with the Predators.
The Cottage Grove, MN., native, who is regarded as a solid all-around defenceman with a good puckhandlingRead More »from Predators pick Jack Dougherty leaves Wisconsin for WHL’s Portland Winterhawks