Predators sign defenseman Allen

The Nashville Predators, parent club of the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals, have signed free-agent defenseman Conor Allen to a one-year, two-way contract worth $575,000 at the NHL level and $80,000 at the AHL level.

Allen, 25, has spent his first two professional seasons in the New York Rangers organization following his collegiate career at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. In 2014-15, Allen tallied 11 goals and 23 assists for 34 points, along with a plus-1 rating and 113 penalty minutes in 72 regular-season games for the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack. Allen also appeared in four NHL games with the Rangers, and went on to tally one goal and one assist in 12 Calder Cup Playoff contests for Hartford.

A native of Chicago, Allen has notched 17 goals and 48 assists for 65 points in 145 career AHL games, and has seen action in seven career games in the NHL.