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Predators sign pair of draft picks to entry deals

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -Swiss defenseman Roman Josi and Finnish goaltender Atte Engren have signed entry-level contracts with the Nashville Predators.

The team announced the deals Friday.

Josi (YO-see) signed a three-year deal. The 6-foot-1, 198-pound defenseman was the 38th pick overall in the 2008 NHL draft. He led Swiss defensemen with three points and a plus-3 rating in seven games at the World Championships in May.

He was named to the Swiss team for the 2010 Olympics, but was injured and did not play.

Engren (EHN-grehn) signed a two-year deal. The 6-1, 184-pound goalie was the 204th pick overall in 2007. The 22-year-old went 7-1 with a 1.82 goals-against average in helping TPS Turku win the 2010 Finnish Elite title.

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