NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Nashville Predators announced that they have agreed to terms with former Greenville center Simon Gamache.
In 2004-05 with Milwaukee of the American Hockey League, the 24-year-old Gamache was First Team All-AHL, setting career highs with 57 assists and 86 points in 80 regular season games, and played in the 2005 AHL All-Star Game.
In 11 career NHL games with Atlanta and Nashville, Gamache has scored two points (1g-1a).
In his first professional season in 2001-02, the 5-9 and 185-pound Gamache helped Greenville capture the 2002 Kelly Cup Championship, sharing Kelly Cup Playoffs Most Valuable Player honors with teammate Tyrone Garner. Selected by Atlanta in the ninth round (290th overall) in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, Gamache led the playoffs with 15 goals, six power-play goals and 24 points while his three game-winning goals tied him for the postseason lead. Gamache scored a point in the last 11 postseason games (11g-6a) and also had a seven-game goal-scoring streak in the playoffs. He scored 38 points (19g-19a) in 38 regular season games for the Grrrowl while also scoring six points (2g-4a) in 26 games with Chicago of the American Hockey League.
In 2003-04, Gamache scored one goal in seven games with Nashville and 45 points (18g-27a) in 52 regular season games with Milwaukee after being acquired from Atlanta on December 2, 2003. Gamache led Milwaukee with 18 assists in the postseason and scored at least a point in all four games of the Calder Cup Finals, including a four-point night (1g-3a) in Game 4, while helping the Admirals capture the AHL title. Gamache was one of eight former ECHL players on Milwaukee.