NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Nashville Predators have signed forward Eeli Tolvanen to a three-year, $4.35 million deal. General manager David Poile announced the deal Monday. The 22-year-old Tolvanen just finished his first full NHL season. He scored 22 points in 40 games. His 11 goals ranked fourth on the Predators and were the most by a Nashville rookie since Filip Forsberg had 26 in 2014-15. The native of Vihti, Finland, tied for first among NHL rookies with four game-winning goals and tied for second in power-play goals. He had three multi-point games. Tolvanen was the 30th overall draft pick in 2017.
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