Player News - Predators

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Ryan Hartman signed a one-year, $875,000 contract with the Nashville Predators.

Hartman had 11 goals and 31 points in 78 games with Chicago and Nashville last season. He underwent shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum, putting his status for the season opener in question.
Jul 16 - 11:16 PM

Juuse Saros has signed a three-year, $4.5 million contract with the Nashville Predators.

Saros was a restricted free agent this summer. He posted a 2.45 GAA and .925 save percentage in 26 contests in 2017-18. Over the last two seasons, Saros has emerged as one of the league's better backups, so this is a pretty solid contract for Nashville. Keep in mind that Pekka Rinne is entering the final season of his current contract and will turn 36-years-old in November, so Saros might be tested as the Predators' starter before this deal is over.
Jul 16 - 4:07 PM

Miikka Salomaki's arbitration hearing is scheduled for August 2.

Salomaki had eight points and 114 hits in 58 games in 2017-18. He completed a two-year, $1,225,000 contract.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 12 - 4:05 PM

Miikka Salomaki has asked for salary arbitration.

Salomaki is the only member of the Predators to do so. He finished a two-year, $1,225,000 contract. He recorded eight points and 114 hits in 58 games last season.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 5 - 6:30 PM

Colin Blackwell has signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Nashville Predators.

Blackwell can earn $650,000 at the NHL level next season and $700,000 in 2019-20. His minor league annual salary is $100,000 for both years of the contract. He had 17 goals and 45 points in 61 AHL contests last season.
Jul 3 - 8:43 PM

Zach Magwood has agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Nashville Predators.

Magwood had 27 goals and 59 points in 65 OHL games last season. He went undrafted, but made a good impression during the Predators' development camp. Among other things, he scored a hat trick during Nashville's prospects game on Friday.
Jul 3 - 8:35 PM

Zac Rinaldo has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Nashville Predators.

Rinaldo can earn $650,000 at the NHL level or $300,000 in the minors next season. He had three goals and five points in 53 games with the Arizona Coyotes in 2017-18.
Source: NHL.com
Jul 2 - 12:59 PM

Nashville has inked Jarred Tinordi to one-year, two-way deal.

Tinordi's contract is worth $650,000 at the NHL level and $325,000 at the AHL level. He posted 21 points and 86 penalty minutes in 62 games for the AHL's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins last year.
Jul 1 - 5:45 PM

Rocco Grimaldi has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Nashville Predators.

Grimaldi's deal is worth $650,000 at the NHL level and $175,000 at the AHL level. He had 15 goals and 31 points in 49 matches for San Antonio of the AHL last season. Grimaldi also collected three points in six matches with the Colorado Avalanche in 2017-18.
Jul 1 - 5:38 PM

Connor Brickley has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Nashville Predators.

Brickley's deal is worth $650,000 at the NHL level and $300,000 at the AHL level. He notched four goals and 12 points in 44 outings with the Florida Panthers last season.
Jul 1 - 5:26 PM

According to Andy Strickland of Fox Sports, Zac Rinaldo will sign a two-way deal with the Nashville Predators.

The deal will reunite the veteran forward with Peter Laviolette. Rinaldo spent last season with the Arizona Coyotes, scoring five goals and picking up a total of seven points in 53 games. He'll compete for a roster spot in the fall as the 13th forward. The financial terms of the deal have yet to be released.
Jun 30 - 4:04 PM

Austin Watson's hearing for domestic assault has been postponed.

Watson was originally scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, but his court date is now July 24. The charge stems from an incident on June 16 where Watson and his girlfriend got into an argument at a Shell Station on Murfreesboro Road. Watson said that the argument was about her drinking and being unable to attend a wedding. He admitted to pushing her, according to the affidavit. He's facing a misdemeanor charge that could result in up to 11 months and 29 days in jail if he's found guilty.
Jun 28 - 4:02 PM

Jachym Kondelik, who was chosen in the fourth round, was Nashville's first pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.

Kondelik recorded 16 goals and 34 points in 44 games for the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the USHL last season. He is committed to play for the University of Connecticut next year. The Predators only made four selections in the 2018 NHL Draft.
Jun 27 - 10:45 AM

Eeli Tolvanen was glad to get a taste of NHL action at the end of the year, but he didn't like the way he played.

Tolvanen seems motivated to make Nashville's roster for the start of the 2018-19 campaign. "Now, I know I have to get stronger, bigger and faster and I have to be ready when training camp starts," he said. "I'm just a better player now." He is currently taking part in Nashville's development camp.
Jun 26 - 4:31 PM

Ryan Ellis's agent, Rick Curran, provided an update on contract extension talks with the Predators.

"We had some productive conversations but we're not there yet," said Curran. "I'm always optimistic that a deal can be done but I never put a time frame on it." Predators GM David Poile reiterated at the NHL Draft over the weekend that both sides want to get a new deal done.
Jun 26 - 1:18 PM


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