Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman is reporting that forward Matt Luff has signed a contract with the Nashville Predators. The Fourth Period’s David Pagnotta reports that it’s a one-year, two-way deal worth the league minimum of $750,000.
The 24-year-old Luff was one of the players left unqualified by the Los Angeles Kings this summer, despite playing in 13 games for the team during the 2020-21 campaign. The undrafted winger scored eight goals in 33 games as a rookie in 2018-19, but hasn’t been able to come anywhere close to that level of offensive production since. Overall, in 64 games he has ten goals and 17 points, but just one of those came this season.
For the Predators, he’ll become just another fringe roster player that could earn some fourth-line minutes or spend the majority of the season in the minor leagues. He’s eligible for waivers, but would be an unlikely claim given his lack of success in recent years.