Preds sign Hendricks, Hutton & Nystrom


The Preds are signing faster than I can post!In addition to nabbing Stalberg and Cullen, Nashville has also added goalie Carter Hutton,  center Matt Hendricks and Left Winger Eric Nystrom to their list of new names.

Goalie Carter Hutton has been spending his days on the AHL level with the Rockford IceHogs, but was called up for one game during the playoffs with the Blackhawks. Will he be the immediate backup for Peks? We aren’t 100% sure but Poile was able to sign him to a one-year, two-way contract worth $550,000 on the NHL level, $100,000 on the AHL level.

Matt Hendricks, on the other hand, is familiar with the Nashville Predators organization. Drafted 131st overall in the 4th Round of the 2000 NHL Draft, it was Nashville that claimed the youngin’. Unfortunately, after taking a stab at college, Hendricks turned down a contract offered from Nashville and bounced around from team to team until finally settling with the Washington Capitals. He finally returned to the Preds for a contract worth four years, $1.85 million.

Last signee of the day is Left Winger Eric Nystrom of the Dallas Stars. The Predators were able to acquire the veteran for a four-year, $2.5 million contract.

Nashville is racking up with Forwards, but are they finished for today? We don’t think so. So much for us being productive on this rainy day at work…

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