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Preds Sign Viktor Arvidsson to Seven-Year, $29.75 Million Contract

Fourth-Round Pick in 2014 Scored 31 Goals in 2016-17 Season

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (July 22, 2017) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the Predators have signed forward Viktor Arvidsson to a seven-year, $29.75 million contract that will pay him an average of $4.25 million annually through the 2023-24 season.

Arvidsson, 24 (4/8/93), tied for the Predators lead in goals (31) and points (61) during the 2016-17 season, hitting the 30-goal mark alongside fellow Swede and linemate, Filip Forsberg. Arvidsson also added 30 assists in 80 games for Nashville, with his 45-point improvement from 2015-16 being the second-most in the NHL in 2016-17. The 5-foot-9, 180-pound winger also led the League in shorthanded goals, and all Preds forward in plus/minus rating (+16). Arvidsson then recorded three goals and 13 points in 22 games during his team's run to the 2017 Stanley Cup Final.

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Predators Sign Mazanec to One-Year Contract

Goaltender Inks Two-Way Deal to Avoid Arbitration

by Press Release @PredsNHL / Nashville Predators

Nashville, Tenn. (July 21, 2017) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Friday that the club has signed goaltender Marek Mazanec to a one-year, two-way contract worth $650,000 at the NHL level and $100,000 at the AHL level for the 2017-18 season.

Mazanec, 26 (7/18/91), appeared in four games for Nashville during the 2016-17 campaign and saw action in 47 contests with Milwaukee of the AHL. The 6-foot-4, 202-pound native of Pisek, Czech Republic posted a 27-17-1 record with the Admirals last season with a 2.65 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage. In 31 career NHL appearances, Mazanec owns an 8-13-4 record with a 2.97 goals-against average and a .895 save percentage.

In his final season in the Czech League in 2012-13, Nashville's ninth choice, 179th overall (sixth round), in the 2012 Entry Draft led Plzen to its first title by stopping 48-of-51 shots in a Game Seven double-OT victory in the league final. He ranked fourth in 2013 playoff goals-against average (2.13) and sixth in save percentage (.932), in addition to tying for second in shutouts (2).

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Predators Name Dan Muse Assistant Coach

Also Promote Kevin McCarthy to Associate Head Coach

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (July 21, 2017) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Friday that Dan Muse has been named assistant coach of the team. In addition, Kevin McCarthy has been promoted to the title of associate head coach. Muse will work closely with Predators forwards and run the penalty kill while McCarthy will be in charge of the club's defensemen and oversee the power play.

"Dan is an up-and-coming coach that has proven to be a winner at multiple levels," Poile said. "He has a successful track record working with young players and we welcome his fresh perspective in the 2017-18 season and beyond."

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Predators Sign Pontus Aberg to Two-Year Contract

Swedish Forward Tallied Five Points (2g-3a) During 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (July 18, 2017) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Tuesday that the club has signed forward Pontus Aberg to a two-year, $1.3 million contract. The deal will see Aberg make $650,000 in both the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.

Aberg, 23 (9/23/93), made his NHL debut during the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs and skated in two games for the Predators against San Jose in their Second Round matchup. The native of Stockholm, Sweden, made his regular season debut on Nov. 8, 2016, and appeared in 15 games last season, scoring one goal and adding an assist. Aberg then skated in 16 more postseason contests as he recorded five points (2g-3a) for the Predators in their run to the 2017 Stanley Cup Final. 

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Preds Ink Frederick Gaudreau to Three-Year Contract

Undrafted Forward, Who Scored Three Times in 2017 Stanley Cup Final, Signs Contract

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (July 17, 2017) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Monday that the club has signed forward Frederick Gaudreau to a three-year contract. The contract is a two-way deal in 2017-18 and 2018-19, worth $650,000 at the NHL level and $70,000 at the AHL level. The contract then becomes a one-way deal in 2019-20 worth $700,000.

Gaudreau, 24 (5/1/93), made his NHL debut on Oct. 22, 2016, and skated in nine regular-season contests for the Predators in 2016-17, recording one assist. The Bromont, Quebec, native then appeared in eight postseason outings for Nashville, beginning in the Western Conference Final against Anaheim and continuing into the Stanley Cup Final versus Pittsburgh where he scored three goals in the first four games of the Final.

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Glow-in-the-Dark Skate at Bridgestone Arena on July 21

Fans May Skate on Stanley Cup Final Ice at Bridgestone Arena One Last Time at Event

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (July 14, 2017) - Join us for the last chance to skate on 2017 Stanley Cup Final ice at Bridgestone Arena, this Friday at 5:00 p.m. (CT). This glow-in-the-dark skate is open to all of Smashville - $15 for general admission and $10 for Season-Ticket Citizens. Be sure to sport your "glowing" Preds Pride and wear colors that illuminate on the ice. 

Before or after your skate, check out seats that are still available for purchase for the 2017-18 season.

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Predators Acquire Defenseman Alexei Emelin from Vegas

Nashville Sends 2019 Third-Round Pick to Golden Knights

by Press Release @PredsNHL / Nashville Predators

Nashville, Tenn. (July 1, 2017) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Alexei Emelin from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.

Emelin, 31 (4/25/86), has skated in six NHL seasons, all with Montreal, since 2011. He was claimed in the 2017 Expansion Draft by Vegas on June 21. Last season with the Canadiens, Emelin posted two goals and 10 points to go along with 71 penalty minutes in 76 games. The 6-foot-2, 218-pound blueliner has posted 14 goals, 72 points and 323 penalty minutes in 380 career games.

Selected in the third round (84th overall) by Montreal in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, the Togliatti, Russia native has represented his country many times in international competition, winning a gold medal at the 2012 World Championship and earning bronze at the 2007 and 2016 World Championships. Emelin also won gold at the 2004 Under-18 World Championship and earned silver at the 2005 and 2006 World Junior Championships. Emelin also won back-to-back Gagarin Cups in the KHL with Ak Bars Kazan in 2009 and 2010.

Having played in Montreal, Emelin has previously skated alongside current Predators defensemen P.K. Subban and Yannick Weber with the Canadiens.

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Predators Ink Labrie to One-Year Contract

Forward Spent 2016-17 Campaign in American Hockey League with the Rockford IceHogs

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, TN - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Saturday that the club has signed forward Pierre-Cedric Labrie to a one-year, two-way contract for 2017-18 worth $650,000 at the NHL level and $100,000 at the AHL level.

Labrie, 30 (12/6/86), appeared in 52 games with the AHL's Rockford IceHogs in 2016-17, recording one goal, eight points and 96 penalty minutes in 52 games. The 6-foot-3, 226-pound winger has appeared in 178 AHL games with Rockford over the past three seasons, amassing 58 points and 311 penalty minutes during that span. A native of Baie-Comeau, Quebec, Labrie has 46 games of NHL experience, all with the Tampa Bay Lightning from 2011-14, tallying five points (2g-3a) and 65 penalty minutes.

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Predators Sign Nick Bonino to Four-Year Contract

29-Year-Old Center and Two-Time Stanley Cup Champion Joins Predators

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (July 1, 2017) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Saturday that the club has signed center Nick Bonino to a four-year, $16.4 million contract.

Bonino, 29 (4/20/88), is a two-time Stanley Cup Champion, having spent the past two seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins, and recorded 18 goals and 37 points in 80 games in 2016-17 on his way to winning the Cup for the second consecutive season. Since 2009-10, the 6-foot-1, 196-pound centerman has posted 187 points (75g-112a) in 407 NHL games with Anaheim, Vancouver and Pittsburgh, including a career-high 22 goals and 49 points in 2013-14 with the Ducks. A native of Hartford, Connecticut, Bonino earned a bronze medal with Team USA at the 2015 World Championship, posting two goals and four points in 10 games. 

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Predators Sign Hartnell to One-Year Contract

Former Pred and Nashville Draft Pick Returns on One-Year Deal

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, TN - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Saturday that the club has signed forward Scott Hartnell to a one-year, $1 million contract.

Hartnell, 35 (4/18/82), returns to the city where his career began when the Predators selected him sixth overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound winger spent the first six seasons of his NHL career in Nashville, totaling 93 goals and 211 points in 436 games. From there, Hartnell spent seven seasons in Philadelphia, followed most recently by three seasons with Columbus. In total, Hartnell has skated in 1,187 career games, recording 314 goals and 683 points over that span to go along with 1,727 penalty minutes.

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