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Predators Sign Bitetto to One-Year Contract

Defenseman Averages 13:43 TOI in 22 Games This Season

by Press Release @PredsNHL / Nashville Predators

Nashville, Tenn. (January 9, 2018) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Tuesday that the club has signed defenseman Anthony Bitetto to a one-year, $650,000 contract.

Bitetto, 27 (7/15/90), scored his first goal at Bridgestone Arena - a game-winner - on Nov. 18 to help the Predators defeat the Colorado Avalanche, 5-2. The Island Park, N.Y., native has appeared in 22 games for Nashville this season, tallying three points (1g-2a) and 14 shots on goal while averaging 13:43 of ice time per game. He's appeared in 86 games over four seasons with the Predators, posting two goals and 14 assists for 16 points.     

Nashville's fourth choice, 168th overall (sixth round), in the 2010 Entry Draft, Bitetto did not miss a game during his two-year collegiate career at Northeastern University (Hockey East) from 2010-12, compiling 35 points (7g-28a) in 72 games and being named to the 2011 Hockey East All-Rookie Team. He was a 2009-10 All-USHL Second Team selection in his first full season with the Indiana Ice and helped Indiana win the 2009 Clark Cup. In 186 games with the American Hockey League's Milwaukee Admirals, Bitetto recorded 18 goals and 61 assists for 79 points to go along with 243 penalty minutes.

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