The Nashville Predators have landed an interesting college free agent, signing Cole Smith to a one-year entry-level contract for the 2020-21 season. The 24-year old Smith recently finished his senior season at the University of North Dakota. Predators’ AGM Jeff Kealty released a statement explaining the signing:
He is a big, strong guy who has gotten better every year. If you talk to the people at North Dakota, they just rave about the character traits that he has – his competitiveness, his drive, his physicality, all those ingredients he adds to a team in a winning environment. We feel like he’s going to be able to add all of that to our organization.