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Predators Sign Irwin to One-Year Contract

by Press Release @PredsNHL /

Nashville, TN - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Friday that the club has signed defenseman Matt Irwin to a one-year contract for the 2017-18 season worth $650,000.

Irwin, 29 (11/29/87), has appeared in 32 games for the Preds this season, and has earned eight points (3g-5a). He leads the team and ranks third among Western Conference defensemen with a +14 rating. From Nov. 1-5, the blueliner scored in three consecutive games, matching a career high. Irwin's first goal as a member of the Predators came on Nov. 1 at Colorado, which was the game-winning goal.

Never drafted, Irwin played two seasons at the University of Massachusetts from 2008-09, posting 42 points (14g-28a) in 67 NCAA games. Prior to jumping to the collegiate ranks, he spent three seasons with the BCHL's Nanaimo Clippers, being named Coastal Conference Defenseman of the Year and to the league All-Star Game in both 2007 and 2008.

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