The Sharks have traded a conditional draft pick to Nashville for Hannan before Wednesday's trade deadline.
Hannan had no goals, one assist and a minus-11 rating in 29 games for the Predators this season. Nashville will get a sixth-round pick if Hannan appears in a playoff game or a seventh-round pick if he does not. San Jose entered the day in sixth place in the Western Conference.
Hannan played eight seasons for the Sharks before leaving as a free agent following the 2006-07 season. He effectively replaces Douglas Murray on the roster. Murray was traded to Pittsburgh last week for two second-round picks.
Very happy that old guy finally scored. It was great. You see the excitement on his face. I remember when I scored my first goal and it's just such a great feeling. Anytime you can help contribute to a team win it's a lot of fun.
— Boston defenseman Torey Krug on 26-year-old teammate Kevan Miller, whose first NHL goal helped the Bruins top the Maple Leafs