Nashville, TN - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Saturday that the club has signed forward Scott Hartnell to a one-year, $1 million contract.
Hartnell, 35 (4/18/82), returns to the city where his career began when the Predators selected him sixth overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound winger spent the first six seasons of his NHL career in Nashville, totaling 93 goals and 211 points in 436 games. From there, Hartnell spent seven seasons in Philadelphia, followed most recently by three seasons with Columbus. In total, Hartnell has skated in 1,187 career games, recording 314 goals and 683 points over that span to go along with 1,727 penalty minutes.
A native of Regina, Saskatchewan, Hartnell was named to the 2002 NHL YoungStars roster while with the Predators and skated in the 2012 NHL All-Star Game as a member of the Flyers. He posted a career-high 37 goals and 67 points during the 2011-12 season with Philadelphia and appeared in the 2010 Stanley Cup Final with the Flyers, coached by Predators Head Coach Peter Laviolette. Hartnell amassed 13 goals and 37 points for the Blue Jackets last season.