Contract puts Predators' forward on path to full-time NHL position

Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 9:30pm

The Nashville Predators agreed with restricted free agent forward Cal O’Reilly on a two-year contract the team announced Tuesday.

O’Reilly, 22, was the last remaining unsigned player for the Predators, who will open training camp next week.

The deal guarantees him an NHL salary of $575,000 in 2010-11. For the coming season, it calls for him to earn $550,000 if he is in the NHL and $105,000 if he is in the AHL.

O’Reilly, a fifth-round choice (150th overall) by Nashville in 2005 made his NHL debut last season and recorded five points (three goals, two assists) in 11 games. He had an assist in his first NHL contest and later had a four-game scoring streak.


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