Friday, February 01, 2008

Preds sign Dumont long term

Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed forward J.P. Dumont to a four-year, $16 million contract.

“J.P. Dumont’s commitment, leadership, work ethic and reputation as a big-game performer has helped him fit perfectly into the Predators culture since he came to Nashville by choice as an unrestricted free agent prior to the 2006-07 season,” Poile said. “When he expressed a desire to stay in Nashville, we jumped at the opportunity to keep him as part of our team’s foundation for the next four seasons.”
>> team release
Dumont, 29, has quietly had another strong season for the Predators, and is on pace for a 28-goal, 71-point season that would mean career bests in both marks.

He's been a solid first-line forward the past two years, and comes at a reasonable price.



At 2:40 p.m., February 01, 2008, Blogger saskhab said...

Wasn't it a crime against humanity when he got that arbitration award a couple years back?

At 2:50 p.m., February 01, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You got it, saskhab. I remember a LOT of outrage over his arbitration award. Not from me - his salary was more than comparable to other guys around the league, with a proven record of improvement and upside.

And now, $4 million per is a "reasonable price."

At 5:51 p.m., February 01, 2008, Blogger Joe said...

Ahh I remember the good old days (two years ago) when a team could land Eric Staal or Jason Spezza at the reasonable price of $4m a year.

Good times ...

At 5:53 p.m., February 01, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on Saskhab, the crime was Gainey tying up $7 million on Samsonov and not making a move on Dumont.

At 7:13 p.m., February 01, 2008, Anonymous Sergica said...

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