NHL free agency: Viktor Stalberg agrees to 4-year deal with Nashville Predators

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The Predators poach from the Stanley Cup Champions and grab forward Viktor Stalberg.

The Nashville Predators aren't staying quiet on the opening day of the UFA signing period.

The club and forward Viktor Stalberg have agreed to a 4-year contract worth $12 million on Friday, according to Bob McKenzie of TSN. His contract will count at $3 million per season against the salary cap. Stalberg spent the past three seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks, winning a Stanley Cup with the club in 2013.

Stalberg filled an excellent role for the Hawks during their Stanley Cup run, putting up 23 points in 47 games on a bottom six forward role. He was, however, scratched a few times during the playoff run for some players who maybe fit more of a grinding role, so a chance to possibly play as a top six forward in Nashville may appeal to him.

The 27-year-old Swede was the 161st overall pick by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He has 52 goals and 52 assists in 243 career NHL games.

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