Oct 20: Nashville has officially announced the contract for Pitlick, at the same terms that CapFriendly reported.
Oct 18: The Predators have reached an agreement with one of their remaining restricted free agents as CapFriendly reports (Twitter link) that forward Rem Pitlick has accepted his qualifying offer. It’s a one-year deal worth $874,125 in the NHL and $70K in the minors.
The 23-year-old was a third-round pick of Nashville (76th overall) back in 2016 and turned pro in 2018 following two seasons at the University of Minnesota. So far, his time in the pros has almost exclusively been with AHL Milwaukee except for one game with the Preds back in 2018-19. Last season, Pitlick had 20 goals and 16 assists in 63 games for the Admirals before the pandemic put an end to the rest of their season.
Pitlick is still exempt from waivers for the upcoming season and even though the Predators have freed up some roster spots for their prospects, it’s likely that he’ll return to Milwaukee for more development although he will be a candidate to be recalled when injuries arise.
The Predators now have one remaining restricted free agent to deal with in offseason acquisition Luke Kunin. The winger recently wrapped up his entry-level deal and is not eligible for salary arbitration.