Predators sign defenceman Yannick Weber to two-year deal

Nashville Predators' Yannick Weber, of Switzerland, handles the puck as St. Louis Blues' Kyle Brodziak, left, defends during the third period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in St. Louis. The Predators won 4-3. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

The Nashville Predators have signed defenceman Yannick Weber to a two-year deal worth worth $650,000 in 2018-19 and $700,000 in 2019-20, the team announced on Tuesday.

Weber, 29, has a goal and two assists in 25 games for the Predators this season and 11 points in 98 regular-season games since joining Nashville as a free agent in the summer of 2016. The blue-liner also played in 22 playoff games last season as the Predators made a run to the Stanley Cup Final.

The native of Morges, Switzerland was drafted 73rd overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2007 NHL Draft, tallying 81 points in 372 regular-season games for Montreal, the Vancouver Canucks and Nashville.

The Predators also announced new contracts for Matt Irwin and Anthony Bitetto on Tuesday.

January 9, 2018

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Yannick Weber
Defence
AGE: 29
LENGTH:
2 Years
CONTRACT TYPE:
Contract Extension
SALARY CAP HIT:
$675,000
TOTAL:
$1.35 million