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Roman Josi signs 7-year contract extension with Predators

Prev1 of 1Next According to their media relations department, the Nashville Predators have re-upped defenseman Roman Josi. Josi, 23, skated alongside two-time Norris Trophy runner-up Shea Weber last season and has been tabbed as the heir apparent to Ryan Suter. MORE COMING… — PHOTO CREDIT: Sarah Fuqua (used with permission)

Predators sign D Josi to 7-year, $28 million deal

The Nashville Predators have signed defenseman Roman Josi to a seven-year, $28 million deal, tying up the other piece of their top defensive line. General manager David Poile said in a statement Monday that signing Josi was a top priority. Poile says Josi has proven with his growth in Nashville and internationally that he is one of the NHL's best young defensemen. Captain Shea...

Preds set with blueliners after Josi extension

After facing a tumultuous offseason in 2012, in which their two franchise-level defensemen were both free agents, the Nashville Predators have locked up their top defense pair for the next seven years. They matched the offer sheet to restricted free agent Shea Weber, the team's captain, last July, securing his rights for the next 14 years with 110 million deal. On Monday the...

Predators sign Josi to 7-year deal

The Nashville Predators signed defenseman Roman Josi to a seven-year, $28 million contract Monday, securing the other piece of their top defensive line. "I think last year we saw the growth in Roman almost like no other younger player we've had, probably the best comparison I could come up with is Shea Weber and Ryan Suter," general manager David Poile said. "...

Mike Augello: Josi Deal Could Spell Problems For Leafs; Scrivens Seeks Greater Role

NHL general managers are likely searching for some Alka Selzer after learning of the Nashville Predators signing of defenseman Roman Josi to a seven year, $28 Million contract extension on Monday. The Preds 2008 second round pick completed his sophomore season with five goals and 13 assists in 48 games, averaging over 23 minutes ice time(second only to Shea Weber), filling...

Nashville Predators Sign Roman Josi To Seven-Year Deal by   Steven Ellis

The Nashville Predators have signed defenseman Roman Josi to a seven-year, $28 million contract. Josi began playing professionally with Bern in 2006. Considered one of the best prospects to ever come out of Switzerland, he was selected by the Nashville Predators in the second round, 38th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Josi was selected to play for the Switzerland national...

Nashville Predators ink Roman Josi to 7-year contract extension

Per the Tennessean's Josh Cooper: #preds announce they've re signed Roman Josi 7 years 28 million — JoshuaCooper (@JoshuaCooper) June 10, 2013 From the Predators' website: Continue reading "Nashville Predators ink Roman Josi to 7-year contract extension"

Nashville Predators sign Josi to 7-Year/$28 million contract

Via the Nashville Predators PR Department: “Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed defenseman Roman Josi to a seven-year, $28 million contract. He will make $2.5 million in 2013-14, $3 million in 2014-15, $4 million in 2015-16, $4.25 million in 2016-17, $5 million in 2017-18, $5.25 million in 2018...

Josi ready to take on more responsibility

Roman Josi likes the security of a 7-year deal and is ready to take on more responsibility...

Preds re-sign Josi to a long-term deal

Photo by: Russell Lansford/Icon SMI General Manager David Poile has officially scratched off one thing on his to-do list; re-sign Patric Hornqvist (completed April 30) and Roman Josi. Monday, Josi was re-signed to a 7-year, $28 million contract. According to the Press Release, Josi will make $2.5 million in '13-'14, $3 million in '14-'15, $4 million in...

Poile learning from past mistakes as GM

Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images Even after 31 years as general manager in the National Hockey League, David Poile has not learned everything yet. As years go by, he learns from his mistakes and has attempted to correct them. Monday’s re-signing of Roman Josi showed that. Poile went straight to business after the final horn sounded in Columbus on April...

Annual Report Card: Shea Weber

Photo Credit: Sarah Fuqua Last July, Predators fans waited with bated breath as the team decided if it would match Shea Weber’s offer sheet from Philadelphia. Ultimately, management decided the captain was worth paying $110 million over 14 years. Some fans felt betrayed that Weber would put the organization in that position to begin with, but most would agree that matching the...

Paul McCann: Josi, NP Mock Draft and Cup Prediction

The Cup Finals begin tonight, I will get to that a little later in this column, but first, a few things that Pred Nation is focusing on. After signing blueliner Roman Josi to a new seven year deal, the main RFA has been addressed for the Preds. You could reasonable say that David Poile replaced Ryan Suter with a blueliner with more offensive upside for significantly less money....

Matt Karash: Did Nashville/Roman Josi just price Justin Faulk's next contract?

...I think so. Roman Josi and Justin Faulk are a little different in terms of style. Josi is a little more of the pure puck-moving/skating type of defenseman with a high offensive ceiling. Justin Faulk brings a little more size, sturdiness and physical component but still in a mobile all-around defenseman who can still kick in some offense. But in terms of basic role, development...

Estimating Ryan McDonagh’s next contract

Ryan McDonagh is going to be the trickiest RFA to sign.  When news broke yesterday of Roman Josi’s new contract with the Nashville Predators ($28 million over 7 years), focus immediately shifted to Ryan McDonagh. After all, McDonagh and Josi are very comparable players. They are both coming off their ELCs. They are both top-pairing defensemen. They are both arbitration eligible...
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