Predators Sign Forward Prospect Out Of Finland

The Nashville Predators signed right winger Markus Nurmi to a one-year, entry-level contract with a cap hit of $842,000. He is 23 years old and will be a restricted free agent after the deal expires.

Originally drafted by the Ottawa Senators 163rd overall in 2016, he returned to Finland to play hockey and develop, only to have stayed there until now. It is understandable that the Senators never signed him considering Nurmi took longer than the normal forward prospect to develop.

It wasn't until the past couple of seasons where he started to get his name on the map playing for TPS Turku of SM-liiga. He scored 20 goals and 39 points in 56 games to lead his team in points only to dominate in the playoffs with four goals and 19 points in 18 games.

Nurmi will surely be in the mix in training camp with how he's developed over in Finland, but will be a tough task to make the Predators right away. He will likely split time between the NHL and the AHL during the 2022-23 season.

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