Bonino, 29, played the past two seasons for the Pittsburgh Penguins, winning a couple of Stanley Cups in the process. He’s a strong two-way forward who recorded 18 goals and 19 assists in 80 regular season games last season.
The performance even garnered some Selke Trophy votes, as he finished 26th in the tallying. During the past two postseasons, he totaled eight goals and 17 assists over 45 games.
For the Predators, Bonino helps solidify the team up the middle with the possible departures of Mike Fisher and Vernon Fiddler. Bonino is also a strong penalty killer who can immediately step into that role with Nashville after doing it for the past four seasons.