Player News - Predators

Date: Team: Pos:

Marek Mazanec has signed a one-year deal with HC Slovan Bratislava.

Mazanec signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Predators earlier this summer, but it looks like both sides are fine with him going in a different direction. The 26-year-old played in four games with the Predators last season. He had a an 0-2-0 record with a 4.73 goals-against-average and a .839 save percentage. There's a good chance he'll never play in the NHL again.
Source: The Score
Aug 14 - 11:09 AM

Bobby Butler has agreed to an AHL contract for the 2017-18 season with the Milwaukee Admirals.

Butler has played the last two seasons in Europe and in 2016-17 he skated in the KHL for Medvescak Zagreb and Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod. He has racked up 87 goals and 166 points in 221 career AHL contests with the Binghamton Senators, Albany Devils and San Antonio Rampage.
Source: TheAHL.com
Aug 11 - 8:55 AM

Nashville prospect David Farrance scored a dazzling goal at the World Junior Summer Showcase on Friday.

The defenseman went end-to-end for the game-winning power-play goal against Finland. Farrance joined the team as an injury replacement and he has made the most of his opportunity with four points (one goal, three assists) in four games. "This just shows me the level of compete all the guys have on our team and other teams and where my level of play needs to be to make such an elite team like this and be ready to go when something like this comes up," he said. Farrance was chosen in the third round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. He will play for Boston University in 2017-18 and hopes to play for the U.S. at the 2018 World Junior Championship.
Aug 5 - 1:31 PM

Roman Josi is a strong candidate to be Nashville's next captain.

Josi was a full-time alternate captain last season. The 27-year-old defender has led the Predators in ice time per game in each of the past three years. Josi has played 406 career games with Nashville and he has 52 matches of playoff experience. Ryan Johansen, Ryan Ellis and P.K. Subban could also wear the "C" for the team following Mike Fisher's retirement.
Aug 4 - 5:02 PM

Mike Fisher has announced his retirement.

Fisher played 1,088 NHL games in 17 seasons with Nashville and Ottawa. He produced 585 career points and 807 penalty minutes. The 37-year-old made the decision in a letter to The Tennessean. "I'll miss my teammates, my coaches and the game itself," Fisher wrote. "This is the hardest decision I've ever had to make, but I know I've made the right one. I've decided to retire from the NHL." Fisher served as captain of the Predators during his final campaign with the team.
Aug 3 - 8:52 AM

Ryan Johansen is excited for what the future holds with Nashville.

"There's no better place to be right now," he said. "As we were going through the process, that's what it was all about from the start. The class that they've shown with myself and committing and trusting me and believing in me for these next eight years is just so humbling." The Predators advanced to the Stanley Cup Final in 2017 and Johansen has played a key role in the team's success since he was acquired from Columbus. He agreed to an eight-year, $64 million contract on Friday. Interestingly, the deal doesn't have any trade protection, but it's unlikely that Nashville would be looking to move their top center anytime soon.
Jul 29 - 2:00 PM

Ryan Johansen's new contract with the Predators is an eight-year pact worth $64 million.

He is signed through the 2024-25 season at $8 million annually to the largest contract offered in Nashville's history in term and total cost. The Predators obtained Johansen from Columbus in January 2016 to serve as their number one center. The soon-to-be 25-year-old has produced 22 goals and 95 points in 124 games since the acquisition.
Jul 28 - 4:09 PM

The Nashville Predators have signed Ryan Johansen to a new contract.

Terms of the deal will be disclosed soon. Johansen tied for the team lead with 61 points last year, while producing a career high 47 assists. He also had 13 points in 14 playoff matches before he suffered a thigh injury, which ended his season.
Jul 28 - 3:46 PM

Dante Fabbro wants to be more involved in the offensive zone this season for Boston University.

"I think overall I've got to up my game," said the Nashville Predators prospect. "Maybe in my first year I was maybe a little hesitant on doing things out there. But I'm definitely ready to take on that role and be that offensive guy for the team." Fabbro had 18 points in 36 matches during his freshmen campaign. He is excited to play for the Predators in the future because of the team's remarkable track record of developing defensemen.
Jul 28 - 2:00 PM

Alexei Emelin was brought in by the Predators to add depth and competition, according to GM David Poile.

Coach Peter Laviolette will decide where Emelin will play in the lineup, but he could be a solid fit on the team's third defense pairing. The Predators have eight defensemen on one-way deals and they currently plan to have them all on the roster for the start of the year.
Jul 25 - 3:04 PM

Nashville GM David Poile expects to have a better understanding of what Mike Fisher's decision is regarding his future by next week.

Fisher is still an unrestricted free agent and he has been contemplating retirement. "He is on vacation, and I have been away and (focused on preparing for arbitration hearings)," Poile said Monday. "I'm hoping to talk to him later this week to see where he's at. I'd say by next week, we should have an update." The Predators would like to have their captain back for another season.
Jul 25 - 2:45 PM

Nashville has agreed to terms with Austin Watson on a three-year, $3.3 million contract.

The team announced that Watson will make $1 million in 2017-18, $1.1 million in 2018-19 and $1.2 million in 2019-20. He established new career highs in goals (5), assists (12), points (17), penalty minutes (99), hits (143) and games played (77) last campaign. Watson and the Predators avoided their arbitration hearing with the new deal.
Jul 24 - 11:34 AM

Viktor Arvidsson has signed a seven-year, $29.75 million contract extension with the Nashville Predators.

That works out to be a $4.25 million annual cap hit. Arvidsson was a restricted free agent that had filed for arbitration. He had 31 goals and 61 points in 80 contests last season, so based on that performance this new deal could be an incredible steal. However, Arvidsson doesn't have a history to back those numbers up, so there is a danger that he could regress dramatically. In other words, the Predators are taking a risk here, but it's not a bad one to take.
Jul 22 - 8:00 PM

Austin Watson's requesting a $1.4 million contract in advance of his scheduled salary arbitration hearing.

Nashville has put in a counter offer of $700,000. The file of these requests is procedural and doesn't prevent the two sides from coming to a compromise. He had 17 points and 99 penalty minutes in 77 games last season.
Jul 22 - 11:11 AM

The Nashville Predators have hired Dan Muse to serve as an assistant coach.

Muse is replacing Phil Housley, who took over as the Buffalo Sabres' bench boss. Muse previously served as the head coach of the USHL's Chicago Steel and led them to a Clark Cup championship in 2017. He also served as an assistant and then associate coach with Yale University from 2009-15. "Dan comes to us as a successful young coach that brings great energy and passion to the game," Predators head coach Peter Laviolette said. "He has worked his way up through the coaching ranks, first winning an NCAA title at Yale in 2013, and then taking a Chicago team that had missed the playoffs eight straight seasons and turned them into the Clark Cup champions in just two seasons. We are excited to welcome him to the organization and look forward to his contributions to the coaching staff." Nashville also promoted Kevin McCarthy from the title of assistant coach to associate coach.
Source: NHL.com
Jul 21 - 1:43 PM


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