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General Manager David Poile has made his first signing for the offseason, one guy they have apparently been targeting for the past week. According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, the Nashville Predators have signed Viktor Stalberg to a four-year contract worth $12 million; $3 million annually.  Adding Stalberg is a major plus for the organization after losing out on star forwards Daniel Briere, Vincent Lecavalier and Tyler Seguin. Of all those players, Stalberg is definitely the best fit for the organization.  In 47 games last season with the Stanley-Cup winning Chicago Blackhawks team, Stalberg posted 23 points (9g, 14a) and had a +16 rating. What Stalberg brings to the team is skill, speed, size, and physicality. The 6'3", 209lbs left winger was inserted into the struggling Blackhawks' lineup during their series against the Red Wings for speed. It ended up working because Chicago was able to come back, win the series and eventually win the Cup. While in the Windy City, 'Hawks head coach Joel Quenneville had him as a third/fourth line guy on most nights. In Nashville, Barry Trotz will likely start him out on the second line and give him a shot to play top line minutes. That is probably the overall reason he decided to sign with the Preds because of playing time. Take a look at some advanced stats. Name GPG APG PPG Corsi Shots ATOI OPS DPS Viktor Stalberg 0.19 0.30 0.49 10.70 113 14:07 1.8 1.3 Key: GPG-Goals per Game; APG-Assists Per Game; PPG-Points per Game; OPS-Offensive Point Shares; DPS-Defensive Points Shares OPS and DPS are an estimated amount of points produced thanks to his offensive/defensive contribution. (Photo by Getty Images)
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