Nashville, Tenn. (July 26, 2016) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Tuesday that the club has signed restricted free-agent defenseman Petter Granberg to a two-year contract worth $575,000 at the NHL level and $175,000 at the AHL level in 2016-17, and $650,000 in 2017-18.
Granberg, 23 (8/27/92), was claimed on waivers by Nashville on Nov. 22, 2015, and appeared in 27 games for the club, posting two assists and 13 penalty minutes. Over the past three seasons, the 6-foot-3, 201-pound blueliner has appeared in 35 career NHL games with the Predators and Maple Leafs, notching two assists and 19 penalty minutes, as well as 132 career AHL games with the Toronto Marlies and Milwaukee Admirals, amassing 23 points (3g-20a) and 62 penalty minutes. Prior to crossing the Atlantic, he split time between Skelleftea’s Swedish Hockey League and Junior League teams, winning an SHL title in 2013, and earning silver medals in 2011 and 2012.
Toronto’s fourth selection, 116th overall (fourth round), in the 2010 Entry Draft, Granberg helped team Sweden win the 2013 World Championship (along with Predators forward Calle Jarnkrok) and the 2012 World Junior Championship (along with Predators forward Filip Forsberg), as well as earning a silver medal at the 2010 World Under-18 Championship.