The Predators announced today that they've re-signed Frederick Gaudreau to a three-year deal. It’s a very team friendly deal, with Freddie G on a two-way contract for the first two years, and then a one-way deal in 2019-20.
From the Preds:
Nashville, Tenn. (July 17, 2017) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed forward Frederick Gaudreau to a three-year contract. The contract is a two-way deal in 2017-18 and 2018-19, worth $650,000 at the NHL level and $70,000 at the AHL level. The contract then becomes a one-way deal in 2019-20 worth $700,000.
Undrafted, Gaudreau originally signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Predators on Jan. 5, 2016, after entering the organization in 2014-15, splitting time with Cincinnati of the ECHL and Milwaukee of the AHL. The 6-foot, 179-pound forward posted 25 goals and 48 points in 66 games with the Admirals in 2016-17 before he was recalled to Nashville for the postseason run.
Gaudreau enjoyed a three-season stint in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League which saw him amass 134 points (50g-84a) in 195 games with Shawinigan and Drummondville, winning the 2012 Memorial Cup with the Cataractes and earning the 2014 Frank J. Selke Trophy as the QMJHL's most sportsmanlike player with the Voltigeurs.
No word on whether the contract stipulates that he get a permanent locker. :)
Not only is it nice to finally to get some Preds roster news, it’s even better when it involves a low cost, high reward type of player like Gaudreau. Happy for this kid.