The Nashville Predators have signed a contract extension with restricted free agent forward Tanner Jeannot. Jeannot signed a two-year deal worth $1.6 million or $800,000 AAV. The deal keeps the 24-year-old forward with the team through the end of the 2022-23 NHL Season. Nashville announced the deal on their Official Twitter Account on Friday as well as with a press release on the team website.
Two more years! JEANNOT IT 👏
— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) July 30, 2021
Tanner Jeannot Signs an Extension with the Nashville Predators
Last season, Jeannot scored five goals and two assists for seven points in 15 games played. He also added two minutes in penalties. His possession numbers were 51.1 percent Corsi and a relative Corsi of +5.6. Jeannot also added one assist in five Stanley Cup Playoff games, but the Predators lost in the first round to the Carolina Hurricanes. It was a good debut for the undrafted rookie.
Jeannot spent his junior career with the Moose Jaw Warriors in the WHL, finishing with 80 points in 72 games in 2017-18. The Oxbow, Saskatchewan native signed with the Predators following that season and has spent the last four years making his way up the ranks in the ECHL and AHL.
Jeannot has developed into a physical, two-way winger and impressed many during his rookie season. With the Predators looking to rebuild, he is likely to get more playing time over the next two years. For a young player, he is getting the opportunity to prove his worth at the NHL level.
Tanner Jeannot Main Photo:
NASHVILLE, TN – MAY 21: Nashville Predators left wing Tanner Jeannot (84) is shown during Game 3 of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Nashville Predators and Carolina Hurricanes, held on May 21, 2021, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)