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Predators sign D Roman Josi to 7-year, $28 million deal, helping lock up top defensive line

Monday, 06.10.2013 / 3:35 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Predators sign D Roman Josi to 7-year, $28 million deal, helping lock up top defensive line

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Nashville Predators have signed defenceman Roman Josi to a seven-year, $28 million deal, tying up the other piece of their top defensive line.

General manager David Poile said in a statement Monday that signing Josi was a top priority. Poile says Josi has proven with his growth in Nashville and internationally that he is one of the NHL's best young defencemen.

Captain Shea Weber had a 14-year, $110 million offer sheet matched by Nashville last July.

The 23-year-old Josi scored 18 points in 48 games for the Predators this season, topping what he did as a rookie in 2011-12. He ranked 19th in the NHL in total minutes played, and he led Switzerland to a silver medal at the world championships.

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