1:00pm: Nashville has made the signing official, adding the AHL MVP on the expected one-year, minimum contract. Carr could compete for a starting role with the Predators if he plays up the level he displayed in his dominant minor league campaign.
8:00am: The Predators are about to add some depth on the wing. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports (Twitter link) that Nashville is set to sign Daniel Carr to a one-year contract. Fox Sports Midwest’s Andy Strickland adds (Twitter link) that the deal is worth $700K, the NHL league minimum.
Carr joined Vegas last offseason after being non-tendered by Montreal. He was hoping to land more of a permanent NHL roster spot but instead, he spent only six games in the NHL, his lowest total over the past four seasons. He was held to a single goal in those contests.
However, he certainly made the most of his time in the minors. He finished third in the AHL in scoring with 30 goals and 41 assists in just 52 games which was good enough to earn him league MVP honors. That helped him land a one-way deal and he’ll now look to establish himself as a full-time player with Nashville as they continue to reshape their forward group.