Predators re-sign forward to one-year deal

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 11:08am
Staff reports

Andreas Thuresson, who made his NHL debut and 22 games for the Nashville Predators, agreed to a new one-year contract Monday.

The Swedish forward was one of 10 North American based players in the Nashville system scheduled for restricted free agency on Thursday. Among the more notable of that group are forward Patric Hornqvist, the team’s top goal scorer in 2009-10, and defenseman Cody Franson.

Thuresson’s new deal is for an NHL salary of $575,000 and an AHL salary of $105,000.

A fifth-round draft pick by Nashville in 2007 (144th overall), he played two full seasons with Milwaukee before he made his NHL debut on Oct. 31, 2009. He had two points (both assists) in his first four games with the Predators but added just one goal in two stints before he was reassigned to Milwaukee for the remainder of last season.

The 22-year-old had 33 points (14 goals, 19 assists) in 50 regular-season appearances for the Admirals, and then had a team-high nine points (two goals, seven assists) in the playoffs.

Players scheduled to become restricted free agents as of July 1 (x-played in Europe last season):

Forwards
Dustin Boyd
Patric Hornqvist
Peter Olvecky
Mike Santorelli
Jonas Andersson-x
Matt Ellison-x
Antti Pihlstrom-x

Defensemen
Robert Dietrich
Cody Franson
Denis Grebeshkov
Teemu Laakso

Goalie
Mark Dekanich