Predators Add Nino Niederreiter To Two-Year, $8 Million Contract

The Nashville Predators have added another major forward by signing Nino Niederreiter to a two-year, $8 million contract.

Niederreiter posted 44 points (24 goals-20 assists) in 75 games for the Carolina Hurricanes in 2021-22, his 12th professional season. Niederreiter finished the year as the team’s third leading goal scorer and had the fifth-most points among forwards, his ninth time surpassing the 25-point mark since his in 2010.

Prior to being acquired by Carolina, Neiderreiter spent six seasons with the Minnesota Wild and skated in 434 games with the team. There, he posted 228 points (110 goals-118 assists) while exceeding 30 points every year with the team and recording a career-best eight-game point streak (7 goals-2 assists) during the 2017-18 season.

During his 2016-17 season, Niederreiter obtained career bests in points (57), goals (25), and assists (32), making him the team’s third-leading goal scorer; one goal behind his once again teammate Mikael Granlund.

The Swiss native also played with the New York Islanders and the Minnesota Wild, tallying up 181 goals and 187 assists in 732 career games. He has appeared in the Stanley Cup Playoffs every year since 2014, playing in 82 games and posting 30 points (15 goals-15 assists).

Niederreiter has represented his native Switzerland in nearly a dozen world championships at multiple levels, many times playing alongside Predators Captain Roman Josi. The duo earned silver medals playing together at the 2013 and 2018 World Championships.

Steven Boero