"I'm excited about my new contract," Josi, 23, said during a conference call Tuesday. "I'm having fun playing hockey and I'm more excited for next season."
Based on the magnitude of the contract, Nashville clearly is enthusiastic about its young defenseman too.
"I think last year we saw the growth in Roman almost like no other younger player we've had. Probably the best comparison I could come up with is Shea Weber and Ryan Suter," Predators general manager David Poile said.