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.