The Nashville Predators have re-signed forward, Brandon Yip to a one year (one-way) deal worth $750,000. Brandon Yip takes a pay raise of $25,000 this coming season. Yip was prepared to go to the free agent market July 1 as a unrestricted free agent. Instead, he will be staying a Predators for a little bit longer.
Brandon Yip is a good role player on the team and plays "Predator hockey". Also, Yip has a fourth line duty that he plays well in. Barry Trotz is a big fan of Yip's play and he probably tried hard to get David Poile to re-sign him.
A good signing by Poile to keep Yip on the Nashville roster for next season. Although, unfortunately, this signing pretty much means the end of Jordin Tootoo with the Nashville Predators. It sucks, but this is business. The fan favorite isn't always the best option in winning the Stanley Cup.
Smashville! There will be another fan favorite soon enough.
Read the Press Release after the jump.
Nashville, Tenn. (June 21, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed forward Brandon Yip to a one-year contract worth $750,000.
Yip, 27 (4/25/85), was claimed on waivers by Nashville on Jan. 19, 2012. The Vancouver, B.C., native posted seven points (3g-4a) in 25 regular-season contests for the Predators and two points (1g-1a) while appearing in all 10 of the club’s 2012 playoff games. In 138 career NHL games, he has 48 points (26g-22a) and 104 penalty minutes. The 6-1, 195-pound right wing also has six points (3g-3a) in 16 postseason career games.
Colorado’s seventh selection, 239th overall (eighth round), in the 2004 Entry Draft, amassed 108 points (45g-63a) in 139 games with Boston University from 2005-09, helping the Terriers win the 2009 NCAA National Championship on a team that also included current Predator Colin Wilson.