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Predators sign Donovan to two-year deal

The Nashville Predators announced that the club has signed defenseman Matt Donovan to a two-year, two-way contract.

Donovan had originally signed an AHL contract with the Milwaukee Admirals on June 7.

Donovan leads the Admirals in scoring with 12 points (six goals, six assists) in 13 games this season, good for second among all AHL defensemen in goals and fourth in points.

Donovan returned to North America in 2018-19 after two seasons with Frolunda of the Swedish Hockey League, where he totaled 42 points in 102 contests.

A native of Edmond, Okla., Donovan has played 266 games in the AHL with Bridgeport, Rochester and Milwaukee, totaling 46 goals and 116 assists for 162 points. Donovan was named to the AHL All-Rookie Team in 2011-12, and tied for the AHL lead in scoring among defensemen with 48 points in 2012-13.

A fourth-round draft pick by the New York Islanders in 2008, Donovan has skated in 67 career NHL games, recording two goals and 17 assists for 19 points.