Swedish forward Calle Jarnkrok will be staying with the Nashville Predators for at least another season after signing a one-year deal worth $735,000, the club announced.
The Predators announced the deal on Twitter and Predators President of Hockey Operations/GM David Poile also confirmed the signing.
— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) July 17, 2015
The 23-year-old Jarnkrok, who hails from Gavle, Sweden, had 18 points (seven goals and 11 assists) in the 2014-2015 regular season. He added two assists in his first playoff appearance, playing in six post-season games for the Predators, who lost in the first round against the eventual Stanley Cup winners, the Chicago Blackhawks.
Jarnkrok, who was a second-round pick by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft or 51st overall selection, was traded to the Predators in 2013 and was assigned to Nashville’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals. He debuted for the Predators in the 2013-2014 season, when he played in 12 games and played a full season the following year.
Although Jarnkrok has played in less than two years in the league, the Swede has a rich international experience playing for his national team since 2012 and part of the country’s junior and youth teams since 2009. He helped Sweden win the IIHF World Championship gold medal in 2013.