Nashville Predators defenseman Jeremy Lauzon receives ‘opportunity for continuing to improve’ through a deal

NASHVILLE TENNESSEE — The Nashville Predators Have signed defenseman Jeremy Lauzon A four-year contract valued at $8 million.

Monday was the Predators' announcement of their move. They will keep the defenseman they bought in March at the trade deadline. Seattle Kraken. David Poile, general manager, stated that they are excited to keep Lauzon.

Poile said, “Jeremy jumped into our lineup immediately with his physical style and fits the identity we like to bring every night.”

Lauzon was a part of 13 games in Nashville, scoring a goal and receiving a plus-3 rating. He averaged 17 minutes, 6 second of ice time. The 6-foot-1, 220-pound defenseman had a career high of 224 hits in the past season. This was seventh among NHL defensemen. He also blocked a record-high 63 shots.

The native Quebecois from Val'd'Or in Canada wanted to remain in Nashville, after starting his career in Boston with the 52nd pick in 2015.

Lauzon said, “My teammates made me feel welcomed from the day that I arrived. The entire organization made sure I felt welcome.

After a slow start, the Predators rebounded and won the Western Conference final playoff spot during the last week. Nashville was swept. Colorado Avalanche In the first round.

This report was contributed by The Associated Press.

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