The Nashville Predators on Wednesday announced the signing of 26-year-old forward Rich Clune to a two-year, $1.7 million contract extension. The deal covers the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons.
Clune had four goals, nine points, and 113 penalty minutes in 47 games with the Predators last season.
Originally drafted by the Dallas Stars in the third round (No.71) of the 2005 NHL draft, the 5-foot-10, 207-pound forward has 11 points and 139 penalty minutes in 61 career NHL games with Nashville and the Los Angeles Kings. The Predators claimed Clune on waivers on January 15, 2013.
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