Though he won’t come with the fanfare of their last deal, Tanner Jeannot has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Nashville Predators. Jeannot is a CHL free agent forward who is currently playing in the WHL playoffs with the Moose Jaw Warriors.
Jeannott, 20, exploded this season in his fourth season with Moose Jaw, scoring 40 goals and 80 points in 72 games. After his previous career-high in goals was just 19, this season’s output may have come as a surprise to many scouts, though perhaps not those in Nashville or even Minnesota and Washington, where he attended development camp in 2016 and 2017 respectively.
The 6’2″ 207-lbs forward has dramatically improved his skating for this season, and will now try to take the next step in his hockey career. Likely heading to join the Milwaukee Admirals next season, he’ll try to prove that he should have been drafted or snapped up in years prior.