It was odd when the news came out that restricted free agent defenseman Petter Granberg was going to file for arbitration with the Predators earlier this summer, but according to reports, Granberg and Nashville have agreed to terms on a new two-year, two-way deal. His arbitration hearing was scheduled for August 3.
His new contract is reportedly worth $575,000 at the NHL level and $175,000 at the AHL level for the 2016-17 season and $650,000 the following year; $1.225 mil in total.
#Preds & Petter Granberg avoid salary arbitration.— Tim Wharnsby (@TimWharnsby) July 26, 2016
16-17: $575,000 NHL, $175,000 AHL, $300,000 guarantee
Granberg had two helpers in 27 games with the Predators last season after he was claimed off of waivers on November 22 after the Toronto Maple Leafs elected to waive him.
While it's not a major re-signing by any means, the six-foot-three right-handed defenseman gives the Nashville blue line even more added depth as he should serve as a No. 6 or No. 7 defenseman.
The Predators now have an estimated $9.918 million in cap space according to NHL Numbers.
Forward Calle Jarnkrok is scheduled to have his arbitration hearing on August 4.