Nashville, Tenn. - Nashville Predators Executive Vice President/General Manager David Poile announced Monday that the club has signed free-agent defensemen Alex Henry to a one-year contract. The deal will pay Henry $450,000 at the NHL level and $95,000 at the American Hockey League level.
Henry, 26 (10/18/79), played the past two NHL seasons with Minnesota, appearing in 63 games for the Wild in 2005-06, notching a career-high five assists. The Elliot Lake, Ontario native registered career-highs in games played (71), goals (2), points (6) and penalty minutes (106) in 2003-04 with the Wild. Henry has 11 points (2g-9a) and 259 penalty minutes in 175 career NHL games with Minnesota, Edmonton and Washington.
The 6-5, 220-pound blueliner was originally Edmonton's second selection, 67th overall (third round), in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.
The Predators also announced today that the club has hired Shawn Dineen as a pro scout. Dineen, 48, has scouted in the NHL for 10 years with the Los Angeles, Colorado Avalanche and Vancouver Canucks. He spent the 2005-06 season as a pro scout with the Kings.