Ryan Hartman signed a one-year, $875,000 contract with the Nashville Predators on Monday.
The 23-year-old forward was a restricted free agent. He had 31 points (11 goals, 20 assists) in 78 games with the Predators and Chicago Blackhawks last season, including six points (three goals, three assists) in 21 games after he was acquired by Nashville with a fifth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft in a trade with the Blackhawks for forward prospect Victor Ejdsell, a first-round and a fourth-round pick in the 2018 draft on Feb. 26.
Hartman had three points (two goals, one assist) in nine Stanley Cup Playoff games for Nashville.
Chicago selected Hartman in the first round (No. 30) of the 2013 NHL Draft. He has 63 points (30 goals, 33 assists) in 162 NHL games with the Predators and Blackhawks, and three points in 13 playoff games.