The Predators signed Matt Carle to a one-year deal worth $700K.
Carle, 31, had nine points (2G / 7A) in 64 games with the Lightning last season. After spending four years in Tampa Bay, Carle reunites with head coach Peter Laviolette, who he played for during time in Philadelphia (2008-2012). Carle has offensive ability, but has only picked up 27 points (6G / 21A) in 123 games over the last two seasons.
The Predators signed Calle Jarnkrok to a six-year contract extension worth $12 million ($2.0M AAV).
Jarnkrok, 24, appeared in 74 games with the Predators in 2015-16, scoring 16 goals with 14 assists (30 points). The young Swede has 57 points (25G / 32A) in 167 career NHL games and will likely start the 2016-17 season on the third line, but could work his way into the Predators’ top-6 as the season progresses.
The Predators inked Petter Granberg to a two-year deal worth $1.225 million ($612.5K AAV)
Granberg, 23, spent the majority of the 2015-16 season as an extra defensman for the Predators, appearing in 27 games with Nashville and six games with Milwaukee (AHL). He picked up two assists during his time with the Predators and will likely fill the same role in 2016-17.
The Predators signed Yannick Weber to a one-year contract worth $575K.
After the Predators traded Shea Weber to Montreal they needed to bring in another Weber. The 27-year-old defenseman is known for his offensive ability and the power-play is his primary strength. He had just seven assists in 45 games with Vancouver last season, but had 11 gaols in 65 games the year prior.
The Predators have signed Matt Irwin to a two-year, two-way contract.
Irwin, 28, was a player with 153 games of NHL experience heading into last season, but he was never able to maintain a roster spot with the Bruins, spending 64 games with Providence (AHL). During his season with Providence, Irwin collected 30 points (5G / 25A) but will likely start 2016-17 with Milwaukee (AHL).
The Predators have acquired P.K. Subban from the Canadiens for Shea Weber.
Subban, 27, has become one of the top defensemen in the NHL since being drafted 43rd overall in 2007. He has turned in three straight 50-plus point seasons, but had a career-low six goals and 3.4% shooting percentage. Subban will likely slide onto the Predators’ top pair alongside Roman Josi, forming one of the NHL’s top offensive pairings.
The Predators have signed Filip Forsberg to a six-year deal worth $36 million ($6.0M AAV).
Forsberg was set to become a restricted free agent on July 1st, but is now signed through the 2021-22 season. Forsberg just wrapped up his second full NHL season with the Predators, where he recorded his first 30-goal season (33) with 31 assists to give him 64 points in 82 games. He has not missed a game in the last two years, finishing with nearly identical 63 and 64-point campaigns.
The Predators signed Marek Mazanec to a one-year, $575K contract extension.
Mazanec, 24, spent the entire 2015-16 season in Milwaukee (AHL), where he was 19-15-5 with a 2.45 GAA and .912 SV%. Mazanec’s deal is a two-way contract, so he is expected to start the 2016-17 season in Milwaukee.