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Nashville Predators sign Mikael Granlund to $20 million deal

May 27, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Nashville Predators center Mikael Granlund (64) reacts after an overtime loss against the Carolina Hurricanes in game six of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
May 27, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Nashville Predators center Mikael Granlund (64) reacts after an overtime loss against the Carolina Hurricanes in game six of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Forward Mikael Granlund signed a four-year, $20 million deal with the Nashville Predators on Wednesday.

The team announced the move via social media with the headline “4 more for Granny!”

“Signing Mikael to a contract that will keep him here in Nashville was a priority for us as we entered the free agency period. He has been one of our most consistent players since he joined the Predators,” general manager David Poile said Wednesday.

Granlund shared the team lead with 13 goals and was fourth in points with 27 last season.

The three-year veteran was reportedly a target of the expansion Seattle Kraken and said he planned to test free agency. But the Predators brought him back on a deal that pays him $4 million next season.

The Predators also announced first-round pick Zachary L’Heureux signed a three-year, entry-level contract on Wednesday. L’Heureux was the 27th overall pick in the 2021 NHL Draft.

–Field Level Media