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Preds sign defenseman Joonas Lyytinen to entry-level deal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators have signed defenseman Joonas Lyytinen (LEE'YOO-tih-nehn) to a two-year, entry-level contract.

The Predators announced the deal Monday.

The 22-year-old Lyytinen just played his fourth season with KalPa in the Finnish League where he tied for seventh with eighth goals among defensemen. He helped the team to a silver medal with seven points in 18 postseason games.

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Leaders
Points: V. Arvidsson61
Plus/Minus: R. Ellis17
Shots on Goal: V. Arvidsson246
PIM: C. McLeod145
Win: P. Rinne31
Shutouts: P. Rinne3
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 238 (11)
Shots: 2557 (6)
PP%: 18.9% (16)
Penalty Minutes: 833 (7)
Assists: 387 (14)
SH Goals: 12 (1)
Standings
Central Division
  W L OTL Pts
xyz-Chicago 50 23 9 109
x-Minnesota 49 25 8 106
x-St. Louis 46 29 7 99
x-Nashville 41 29 12 94
Winnipeg 40 35 7 87
Dallas 34 37 11 79
Colorado 22 56 4 48
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 220 (16)
Shots Against: 2472 (15)
PK%: 80.9% (15)
Penalty Minutes: 875 (5)
Shutouts: 4 (21)
Sv%: 0.911 (14)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
6/17 J. Lyytinen Signed Two-year, entry-level contract
6/13 Y. Weber Contract extended One-year contract extension
6/2 M. White Signed with European team Augsburger Panther (DEL-Germany)
5/17 A. O'Brien Re-Signed One-year contract
5/15 V. Ejdsell Signed as Free Agent Two-year, entry-level contract
5/12 T. Murphy Sent to minors Milwaukee-AHL
5/12 J. Dougherty Sent to minors Milwaukee-AHL
5/8 E. Pettersson Signed Two-year, entry-level contract
5/3 C. Bass Called up from minors from Milwaukee-AHL
5/2 T. Murphy Called up from minors from Milwaukee-AHL
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