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Predators Sign Swedish Forward Carl Persson

22-Year-Old Forward Finished Third on Karlskrona with 24 Points (13g-11a) in 52 Games

by Press Release @PredsNHL /

Nashville, Tenn. (May 9, 2018) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Wednesday that the club has signed forward Carl Persson to a two-year, entry-level contract.

Persson, 22 (6/28/95), finished third on Karlskrona with 24 points (13g-11a) in 52 games in his first full season in the Swedish Hockey League. He spent the previous two seasons in Sweden's second division with BIK Karlskoga, where he tallied 31 goals - including 26 in 2016-17 - and 51 points. He racked up the fourth-most points in Sweden's second division in 2016-17 with 44 (26g-18a) and helped lead Karlskoga to a second-place finish in the standings. Persson made his professional hockey debut with the SHL's HV71 in 2014-15, recording an assist in four games.

Never drafted, the 6-foot-1, 205-pound forward played for the Tingsryds AIF program from 2011-14, finishing in the Top 3 on his team in scoring list in each of his three seasons.

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