According to Tim Wharnsby of CBC, the Nashville Predators have signed Petter Granberg to a two-year, two-way deal worth a total of $1.225MM. Granberg was set to go to an arbitration hearing on August 3rd, but will avoid the process now that he’s under contract.
Granberg, 23, was claimed by the Predators off waivers from the Toronto Maple Leafs last season after rehabbing a torn Achilles tendon suffered in training camp. He played 27 games for the Predators last season, providing solid depth to an already incredibly talented blueline. Selected in the fourth round of the 2010 draft, Granberg is known for a stay-at-home defensive game that isn’t overly physical.
For the Predators, they’ll hope they can turn Granberg into a sound positional defenseman capable of logging some minutes on the bottom pairing, and perhaps some time on the penalty kill. He’ll go to camp battling fellow right-handed defenseman and recent signee Yannick Weber for a spot with the Preds to start the season.