Predators add free agent forward from Swedish Elite League

Friday, June 1, 2012 at 12:14pm
Staff reports

For the second time this week the Nashville Predators went to Europe in order to add to the roster.

Free agent Swedish forward Daniel Bång signed a one-year, two-way contract, the team announced Friday morning.

The 28-year-old has played his entire career in Sweden’s professional system, including the last two in that country’s top league. He had eight goals and 10 assists for AIK in 2011-12. He added six points (three goals, three assists) in 12 postseason contests.

His contract with Nashville calls for him to earn an NHL salary of $925,000 and an AHL salary of $70,000 next season. His NHL pay exceeds that of several of the team's established forwards, including  Matt Halischuk who is scheduled to earn $825,000 in the second year of a two-year pact he signed with Nashville last offseason.

He is a native of Kista, Sweden.

On Wednesday, Nashville signed 23-year-old defenseman Joonas Järvinen, of Finland, to an entry-level deal.