Predators & Captain Roman Josi Agree To 8-year, $9.059M

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October 29, 2019

The Associated Press
Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi (59) celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning with center Calle Jarnkrok (19) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

The Nashville Predators finally have their captain Roman Josi signed to a long-term deal, and general manager David Poile is so confident in the defenseman’s future he included a rare no movement clause in the eight-year, $72.4 million deal.

“It’s something that obviously Roman wanted very badly and something that we covet very much,” Poile said Tuesday. “But for Roman, I think this is a unique and special situation for someone that’s our captain, someone that’s going to be here for, I think, the rest of their career.” (READ MORE) by Teresa M. Walker | Associated press

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The Nashville Predators have announced that they have extended defender and captain Roman Josi for 8 years, at an average annual value of 9.059 million dollars per year (90 for his international jersey number and for the target sum, 59 for Nashville). The deal also includes a full no-movement clause (NMC), which means Josi cannot be waived, assigned to Milwaukee or traded without his consent. This breaks with General Manager David Poile’s usual tendency, with Pekka Rinne (full NMC) and Matt Duchene (partial NMC from 2023-26) the only other players to receive protection. (READ MORE) by

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