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The Predator have officially signed winger Scott Hartnell to a one-year, $1 million contract. The 35-year-old played 436 games for the Predators between 2000 and 2007.

The official release from theĀ Predators:
Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Saturday that the club has signed forward Scott Hartnell to a one-year, $1 million contract.

Hartnell, 35 (4/18/82), returns to the city where his career began when the Predators selected him sixth overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound winger spent the first six seasons of his NHL career in Nashville, totaling 93 goals and 211 points in 436 games. From there, Hartnell spent seven seasons in Philadelphia, followed most recently by three seasons with Columbus. In total, Hartnell has skated in 1,187 career games, recording 314 goals and 683 points over that span to go along with 1,727 penalty minutes.

Hartnell is coming off of a 27 point (13 G, 14 A) 78-game regular season with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Columbus bought out the final two years of his contract just two days ago. Hartnell carried a cap-hit of $3.25 million on his last contract so the $1 million deal is quite the pay cut.

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