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Predators, Filip Forsberg agree to eight-year, $68 million extension

Forsberg was slated to become an unrestricted free agent

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One of the top free agents has been taken off the market. Star winger Filip Forsberg was re-signed by the Predators on Monday to an eight-year, $68 million deal ($8.5 million average annual value), which will keep him in Nashville through the 2029–30 season.

Originally set to become an unrestricted free agent, the Predators’ winger.

According to a press statement from Predators general manager David Poile, “We are very delighted to announce Filip’s signing today. “We are happy to have Filip as a member of our club for the upcoming eight seasons as he is one of the best offensive players in our history. His skill, drive, and leadership are essential to our future as we continue to work toward a Stanley Cup victory.

Forsberg recently completed a campaign in which he scored 84 points (42 goals and 42 assists). In just 69 games, the 27-year-old superstar set new records for goals (42), assists (42) and points (84) scored. In order to overtake David Legwand for the franchise record in that category, Forsberg scored his 211th goal as a Predator in March.

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The next eight years will be spent in the same city that Forsberg has called home since his NHL career began, and he couldn’t be happier about it. I adore Nashville, but my fiancée Erin and I also really believe in the future of our team and know we can achieve great things going forward.

Forsberg has 220 goals, 249 assists, 58 power-play goals, and 41 game-winning goals during his time with the Predators. The latter number ties Legwand for the most in franchise history.

The Washington Capitals originally selected Forsberg with the 11th overall choice in the 2012 NHL Draft. He was dealt to the Predators two years later in exchange for seasoned forward Martin Erat.

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