Article

Predators sign Arvidsson to seven-year, $29.75m contract

July 23 2017 8:07 AM

In a surprise move, the Nashville Predators signed forward Viktor Arvidsson to a seven-year, $29.75million contract, the team announced on Saturday.

The 24-year-old Arvidsson is coming off a breakout season in which he tied for the team lead with 61 points (including 31 goals) in the regular season.

He added 13 points in 22 playoff games as the Predators finished runners-up to the Penguins in the Stanley Cup Final.

But in seeking a new deal this offseason, the Predators and Arvidsson had been far apart.

According to SportsNet, Arvidsson reportedly wanted a one-year, $4.5m deal, while the Predators were apparently offering a two-year, $5.5m contract.

Arvidsson's new long-term contract averaging $4.25m per season is very close to what he sought for just a one-year deal.

The two sides had been scheduled for an arbitration hearing Saturday.

Nashville selected Arvidsson in the fourth round of the 2014 NHL Draft (112th overall), and he debuted with the team the next season.

But entering last year, he had only 16 points in 62 career NHL games.

Latest news

July 19, 2018

 5:41 AM

July 16, 2018

 2:26 AM

June 30, 2018

 2:02 AM

June 24, 2018

 2:19 AM

June 21, 2018

 9:05 PM

June 18, 2018

 9:35 PM

June 16, 2018

 6:33 AM

June 14, 2018

 2:37 AM

June 13, 2018

 12:51 AM

June 8, 2018

 6:10 AM
 6:03 AM
 5:19 AM
 4:06 AM

June 5, 2018

 5:22 AM

June 3, 2018

 5:53 AM

May 31, 2018

 5:28 AM

May 29, 2018

 5:33 AM

May 28, 2018

 4:50 PM

May 24, 2018

 5:46 AM

May 21, 2018

 2:07 AM

May 20, 2018

 11:47 PM
 7:02 AM
 12:17 AM

May 18, 2018

 12:24 AM

May 16, 2018

 12:54 AM

May 15, 2018

 10:58 PM

May 14, 2018

 11:45 PM

May 13, 2018

 11:55 PM
 12:55 AM

May 11, 2018

 11:29 PM
 1:03 AM

May 9, 2018

 11:43 PM
 12:24 AM

May 7, 2018

 11:20 PM
 5:11 AM

May 6, 2018

 11:21 PM
 12:47 AM

May 5, 2018

 12:51 AM

May 4, 2018

 3:26 AM

April 29, 2018

 6:19 AM

April 27, 2018

 9:45 PM
 5:07 AM

April 23, 2018

 2:31 AM

April 18, 2018

 7:19 AM
 2:03 AM
 1:52 AM
 1:23 AM

April 16, 2018

 5:16 AM

April 15, 2018

 1:46 AM

April 13, 2018

 6:04 PM

April 12, 2018

 7:37 AM

April 7, 2018

 4:23 PM

April 6, 2018

 7:36 AM

April 3, 2018

 2:56 AM

March 30, 2018

 6:36 AM

March 29, 2018

 1:44 AM

March 26, 2018

 12:56 AM

March 23, 2018

 5:09 AM
 1:43 AM

March 19, 2018

 6:05 AM

March 14, 2018

 2:10 AM

March 13, 2018

 1:55 AM

March 9, 2018

 4:21 AM

March 8, 2018

 3:56 AM
 12:17 AM

March 7, 2018

 4:14 AM

March 6, 2018

 6:02 AM

March 4, 2018

 5:19 AM

March 2, 2018

 6:34 AM

March 1, 2018

 1:43 AM