Nashville’s momentous offseason continued today with the signing of forward Calle Jarnkrok to a six-year, $12 million contract. That’s a cap hit of just $2 million, all the way through 2021-22. Suffice to say, it’s not often that a player signs such a long deal, for such a modest cap hit. Jarnkrok notched career highs in goals (16) and assists (14) in 81 games last season for the Preds. He kills penalties, too. At the very least, the 24-year-old has some financial security now. But for Nashville, as long as his production doesn’t fall off a cliff, he could end up being a great bargain. Jarnkrok had an arbitration hearing scheduled for Aug. 4. Related: Preds avoid arbitration with Petter Granberg
Last season, Mike Hoffman and the Ottawa Senators went through the always nasty salary arbitration process. Hoffman, 26, will stay with the Senators for the next four years on a contract worth $20.75-million. First reported by Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, Hoffman will earn $3.8-million for during the 2016-17 season.