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About The Nick Bonino Signing In Nashville

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.

Selected in the sixth round (173rd overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by San Jose, Bonino skated three seasons at Boston University, capturing an NCAA title in 2009 with the Terriers. Bonino was a point-per-game player at the collegiate level, recording 45 goals and 117 points in 116 NCAA games. Bonino was teammates with Predators defenseman Yannick Weber during the 2014-15 season in Vancouver.

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Scott Hartnell Returns To Nashville

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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Michael Del Zotto’s Deal In Vancouver

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed defenceman Michael Del Zotto to a two-year, one-way contract worth an average annual value of $3,000,000.

"Michael is a mobile, playmaking defenceman who adds depth and scoring to our blue line," said Benning. "His ability to log big minutes and contribute in all situations will help our team be competitive every night."

Del Zotto, 27, ranked tied for second in goals (6) and tied for fifth in points (6-12-18) among Flyers defencemen during the 2016.17 season. His 6.7% shooting percentage and 173 hits also ranked first and second respectively among Philadelphia blue liners during the year. 

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Ryan Miller’s Deal With The Ducks

 

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A Two-Year Contract For Ron Hainsey In Toronto

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Dan Girardi’s Deal With The Tampa Bay Lightning

Bought out by the NYR earlier this week.

 

 

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Mike Cammalleri Deal With The Kings

Bought out by the Devils earlier this week.

 

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Cam Fowler Extension Details

 

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An Eight-Year Deal For Marc-Edouard Vlasic In San Jose And Six Years For Martin Jones

added 12:54pm, San Jose releases below...

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Martin Hanzal’s Deal With Dallas

 

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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