Jeremy Lauzon of the Nashville Predators inks a four-year contract

 | June 14, 2022


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The defenseman's contract is worth $8m and gives him a chance to grow with the team.

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The Nashville Predators have signed defenseman Jeremy Lauzon to a four-year $8m contract, keeping him with the team for a while. The team announced the news on Monday, keeping the defenseman they acquired in March at the trade deadline from the Seattle Kraken.

General Manager David Poile said: "Jeremy jumped right into our lineup with his physical style of play and fits the identity that we like to bring each night."

He continued: "At just 25 years old, he's helped us further reach our goal of getting younger, and he is thrilled about the opportunity to continue to improve and develop with our organization and in the city of Nashville."

Lauzon played just 13 games with Nashville last season, averaging 17 minutes, and 6 seconds of ice time. He had a career-high in terms of hits with 224, seventh-most in the NHL. He also blocked a career-high 63 shots last season.

He began his career with the Boston Bruins as the 52nd overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. Lauzon is a native of Val-d'Or, Quebec, Canada.

In regards to his new contract, Lauzon said: "My teammates and the entire organization made me feel welcome from the day I arrived, and I'm looking forward to some stability and a chance to help our team that's on the rise and is heading in the right direction."

The Predators had a tough start to the season but were able to bounce back in the end. They secured the final playoff position and faced the Colorado Avalanche in the first round. 

Unfortunately for Nashville, they were swept in the first round and eliminated from the playoffs rather quickly. 

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