Predators re-sign Gaudreau to three-year deal

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The Nashville Predators announced Monday that the club has re-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.

Gaudreau, 24, made his NHL debut on Oct. 22, 2016, and skated in nine regular-season contests for the Predators in 2016-17, recording one assist. The Bromont, Quebec, native then appeared in eight postseason outings for Nashville, beginning in the Western Conference Final against Anaheim and continuing into the Stanley Cup Final versus Pittsburgh where he scored three goals in the first four games of the Final.

Undrafted, Gaudreau completed his third AHL season in 2016-17, recording 25 goals and 23 assists for 48 points in 66 games with the Milwaukee Admirals. He added three goals and an assist in three Calder Cup Playoff games before being recalled for Nashville’s postseason run.

A 2016 AHL All-Star, Gaudreau has played 184 games in the American Hockey League — all with Milwaukee — notching 44 goals and 57 assists for 101 points.