The Nashville Predators have dipped their toes back into the European free agent market, signing Carl Persson to a two-year entry-level contract. Persson is fresh off his first full season in the SHL, but will now be joining the Predators’ organization for the next chapter in his hockey career.
The 22-year old forward recorded 24 points in 52 games this season, a very good total for a rookie in the infamously low-scoring SHL. That total placed him third on his club team, and apparently did enough to impress the Predators. Standing 6’1″ 205-lbs, he’ll likely get a chance to keep scoring with the Milwaukee Admirals next year.
Nashville continues to add from the European ranks, bringing in Persson to a system that already added Filip Pyrochta just this week. GM David Poile knows the value of adding risk-free talent from the international market, as he flipped Victor Ejdsell earlier this year as part of the package to acquire Ryan Hartman. Though Persson isn’t quite as high profile of a prospect, he still adds value to the organization.