Nashville, Tenn. (June 18, 2010) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed defenseman Francis Bouillon to a two-year contract worth $2.7 million. The Montreal, Quebec native will make $1.2 million in 2010-11 and $1.5 million in 2011-12.
Bouillon, 34 (10/17/75), played a career-high 81 games for the Predators in 2009-10, ranking second on the team – and among the Top 20 NHL defensemen – in hits (162), while tying for third on the Predators in penalty minutes (50). He also posted 11 points (3g-8a), while averaging 19:18 per game a season ago, and played in all six of Nashville’s 2010 Playoff games.
The most tenured member of Nashville’s defensive corps, the 5-8, 198-pounder has played in 566 regular-season games with Nashville and Montreal since 1999, amassing 113 points (24g-89a) and 421 penalty minutes.