Predators sign three players to one-year, two-way deals

The Predators have signed forwards Connor Brickley and Rocco Grimaldi, and defenseman Jarred Tinordi to one-year, two-way contracts.
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Tinordi’s contract is worth $650,000 Mike Gillislee Jersey in the NHL and $325,000 in the American Hockey League. Brickley’s contract is worth $650,000 in the NHL and $300,000 in the AHL. Grimaldi’s contract is worth $650,000 in the NHL and $175,000 in the AHL.

Brickley, 26, had four goals and eight assists in 44 games for the Florida Panthers this past season.

Grimaldi, 25, had a goal and two assists in six games with the Colorado Avalanche in 2017-18. He had 15 goals and 16 assists in 49 games with the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage.

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What can Tavares add to the teams vying for his services? Will his presence make them instant favorites? Let’s have a look at how he would boost the five teams named as favorites (and a few long shots).

Why they need Tavares: Mitch Richmond Authentic Jersey Although the Islanders finished second-to-last in the Metropolitan Division last season, they aren’t that far off from being a contender. Led by Tavares, the Isles scored the third-most even-strength goals in the NHL. If they roll out even an average goaltending and defense, Lou Lamoriello’s new club could be a scary team, with JT and rising star Mathew Barzal in tow for the foreseeable future.

Tavares is such an excellent all-around offensive talent that he brings the best out of goal scorers and playmakers alike. When sharing the ice with Tavares, Anders Lee scored 1.40 goals per 60 minutes at even strength (they skated around 700 minutes together, per Corsica Hockey). For context, the league leader among forwards with at least 1,000 minutes (Vegas’ William Karlsson) produced 1.38 goals per 60. Josh Bailey had his best career season with 53 assists (all situations), 44 of which came when he shared the ice with Tavares.