After their arbitration hearing on Tuesday, an arbitrator has awarded Nashville Predators forward Yakov Trenin a two-year contract with a cap hit of $1.7MM, per Sportnet’s Elliotte Friedman. Trenin will be an unrestricted free agent in 2024 on expiry.
The cap hit comes in just below the midpoint of the two filings. The Predators filed at a two-year deal worth $1.35MM per season, while Trenin filed at a one-year deal worth $2.4MM.
In his second full NHL season, Trenin set career-highs in pretty much everything. His 80 games played, 17 goals, seven assists, 24 points, +7 rating, and 14:40 average ice time all game in close to or well above his previous marks.
At 25 years old, Nashville’s 55th overall selection in 2015 is turning into an important player in their bottom six. A respected hitter and solid penalty killer, Trenin does have some solid shooting upside too and contributes at both ends of the ice. Alongside players like Zach Sanford, Colton Sissons, and Tanner Jeannot, he forms a pretty tenacious and aggressive bottom-six forward group in Nashville.
Arbitration hearing decisions will be quiet for the next few days. The next unsettled decisions come after August 8, when Arizona’s Lawson Crouse has his hearing.
That’s a huge win for the Preds.
That’s a great contract for Preds. Devils need a player like him.