Predators Sign Nolan Burke To Three-Year, Entry Level Contract
The Nashville Predators are signing forward Nolan Burke to a three-year, entry-level contract, Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced.
Burke, 19-years-old, is skating in his fourth season with the OHL’s Sarnia Sting in 2022-23. Through 16 games, the 6-foot-1, 185-pound center leads the OHL in goals with 15. He recorded a career-high 34 during the 2021-22 campaign.
Burke is also second on the team and tied for sixth in the OHL in points with 24 (15 goals, 9 assists). He extended his goal and point streak to five games (8 goals, 2 assists) after scoring on Sunday at Guelph.
He’s recorded a point in all but two of his contests to begin the 2022-23 season and has tallied seven multi-point efforts. Among these are three three-point outings, one of which was a hat trick on Nov. 2 vs. Guelph. In the face-off circle, Burke is operating at 57.2 percent, having won 91 of his 159 draws.
Welcome to Smashville, Nolan! pic.twitter.com/4OHPmvMULk
— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) November 14, 2022
Undrafted, all of Burke’s 137 career OHL contests have been with Sarnia after making his league debut in the 2018-19 season. He’s recorded 96 points (55 goals, 41 assists). After posting 10 points (4 goals, 6 assists) in 44 games during his sophomore OHL campaign in 2019-20, he notched a 49-point improvement (34 goals, 25 assists) and led his team in goals in 2021-22.
Prior to debuting in the OHL, the Peterborough, Ontario native spent two seasons in the OJHL with Pickering and Trenton from 2017-19.