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Preds sign Johansen to 8-year, $64M deal

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 12: Ryan Johansen #92 of the Nashville Predators skates in Game One of the Western Conference Final against the Anaheim Ducks during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on May 12, 2017 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images)

(TSX / STATS) -- The Nashville Predators re-signed restricted free agent center Ryan Johansen to an eight-year, $64 million contract Friday.

The deal will pay Johansen an average of $8 million annually through the 2024-25 season, the team announced.

Johansen, who turns 25 on July 31, co-led the Predators in scoring during the 2016-17 campaign with 61 points while appearing in all 82 games, recording 14 goals and 47 assists.


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