The Nashville Predators have signed versatile young forward Calle Jarnkrok to a six-year, $12 million contract extension. Last season the 24-year-old Jarnkrok set career highs with 16 goals and 30 points in 81 games played. Jarnkrok held a plus-51.83 score and venue adjusted 5-on-5 CF% and had a minus-1.04 5-on-5 score and venue adjusted CF% Rel.
Bill Peters of the Carolina Hurricanes wasn’t one of them, despite having guided his team to within seven points of a wild card spot while having a bottom five payroll. Peters was handed a new contract that extends the 50-year-old coach through the 2018-2019 season, as Carolina announced on Wednesday. “Bill is a talented, young coach in the National Hockey League,” said Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager.