Clowe, a 6-foot-2 power forward, was a restricted free agent coming off a career year in which he established highs in games played (71), goals (22), assists (30), points (52), plus-minus (plus-8), power play goals (11) and shots (161).
I spent a long summer thinking about that playoff series and what could have been. [The Blackhawks] ended up being the Stanley Cup champions, so we know we lost to a very good team. It's tough to know how close we were, and it motivates us for this year.
— Nashville captain Shea Weber in an interview with the Predators website