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Nashville Predators re-sign Ryan Maki to one-year contract

From the Nashville Predators:

Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has agreed to terms with restricted free agent Ryan Maki. The one-year, two-way contract is worth $500,000 on the NHL level and $52,500 on the AHL level.

Maki, 24 (4/23/85), posted 25 points (12g-13a) in his second professional season with Milwaukee (AHL) in 2008-09, scoring 10 more goals (12) and racking up 10 more assists (13) than as a rookie in 2007-08. The Medford, N.J., native led the 2008-09 Admirals in plus/minus rating (+14), and appeared in all 11 of the club's 2009 Calder Cup Playoff games.

Nashville's fifth choice, 176th overall (sixth round), in 2005 Entry Draft, the 6-2, 202-pound right wing was also Milwaukee's (AHL) nominee for the AHL's 2008-09 Yanick Dupre Memorial Award (Man of the Year).

Admirals Short Shifts calls Maki "the most improved player on last year's roster," so we'll see if there's any more upside to his game.