The Nashville Predators have signed Providence Friars scoring machine Josh Wilkins to a two-year, entry level contract. Wilkins was the top scorer this season for the Friars and finished 2019 with a plethora of accomplishments to his name.
Providence junior center Josh Wilkins will forgo final year of eligibility to sign NHL entry level contract with Nashville Predators. Friars’ leading scorer was one of most coveted free agents in college hockey.
— Jeff Cox (@JeffCoxSports) April 18, 2019
Wilkins scored 20 goals and tallied 26 assists in just 40 games this year. His 20 goals were good for 10th in all of DI men’s hockey and his 46 points notched him one spot better, as the ninth most this past season.
— y – Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) April 18, 2019
Over his three-year career with PC, he amassed 48 goals and 60 assists, for a total of 108 points in his three season stint in Providence. Wilkins finished each of his three season as a Friar as a top-three point scorer for the team, which is quite impressive.
This past season, Wilkins was named as both a First Team Hockey East All-Star and an NCAA All-American.
As seems to be the case with every PC Hockey player, Wilkins also seems like a total class act.
— Josh Wilkins (@joshwilkins_97) April 12, 2019
Speaking of class…
Congratulations Josh Wilkins in signing with Nashville. We are proud of what you accomplished on and off the ice. Thanks for leaving our program a better place. #alwaysafriar
— Nate Leaman (@CoachLeaman) April 18, 2019