Nashville Predators re-sign Hugh Jessiman

From the Nashville Predators:

Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed forward Hugh Jessiman to a one year, two-way contract worth $500,000 at the NHL level and $70,000 at the AHL level.

Jessiman, 25 (3/28/84) was acquired from the New York Rangers for future considerations on Oct. 30, 2008, and proceeded to post 27 points, including an AHL career-high 20 goals, in 63 games with Milwaukee. His goal total and power-play goal total (9) both ranked second on the Western Division Champion Admirals.

The Rangers’ first pick (12th overall) in the 2003 Entry Draft held at the Sommet Center, Jessiman has amassed 101 points (52g-49a) in 235 career AHL games with Hartford and Milwaukee since 2005-06. The 6-6, 231-pound right wing played three seasons at Dartmouth (ECAC) before turning pro, notching 82 points (40g-42a) in 82 games. In 2002-03, the New York, N.Y., native led the nation in rookie scoring with 47 points (23g-24a) in 34 games.

Not much of consequence to this deal, really. For a 12th-overall pick not to have played in the NHL yet is a pretty strong sign that we won't see much of him next season, but as the Preds picked him off the Rangers' scrap heap, there's no downside to this deal. He seems to have made a fine fit in Milwaukee.

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