The Nashville Predators have added some more goaltending depth, signing Kasimir Kaskisuo to a one-year, two-way contract worth $700K at the NHL level. Kaskisuo was a Group VI unrestricted free agent after spending the last several years in the Toronto Maple Leafs minor league system. The team has also signed Tyler Lewington to a one-year, two-way contract worth $700K at the NHL level.
Kaskisuo, 27, has just a single NHL game under his belt but has been a strong contributor for the Toronto Marlies of the AHL since signing in 2016. A standout at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, he entered the system as an undrafted free agent and has a .909 save percentage in 95 AHL regular season games. Those numbers improve in the Calder Cup playoffs where he has a .913 in 22 appearances.
Lewington meanwhile comes over from the Washington Capitals system, where he has racked up over 600 penalty minutes in just over 300 games. The 6’2″ defenseman has 37 fights in the minor leagues and another two in the NHL (five, if you count preseason action).