Brandon Yip set to return as Preds ink him to one-year deal…

Brandon Yip (Kristen)

Renaud Lavoie of RDS is reporting that the Nashville Predators have re-signed winger Brandon Yip.

The reported deal is for one year at $750,000. He was set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

After being claimed off waivers in January from the Colorado Avalanche, the Maple Ridge, British Columbia native registered seven points in 25 games with the Predators during the regular season and then tallied twice more in the playoffs. Despite being a fourth liner, Head Coach Barry Trotz liked Yip so much that he even got power play time whenever Patric Hornqvist wasn’t available.

The signing is not official as of yet but, once it is, we will post the press release below.

UPDATE 06/21/2012: Predators confirmed via press release today.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS SIGN YIP TO A ONE-YEAR CONTRACT

 

Nashville, Tenn. (June 21, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed forward Brandon Yip to a one-year contract worth $750,000.

 

Yip, 27 (4/25/85), was claimed on waivers by Nashville on Jan. 19, 2012. The Vancouver, B.C., native posted seven points (3g-4a) in 25 regular-season contests for the Predators and two points (1g-1a) while appearing in all 10 of the club’s 2012 playoff games. In 138 career NHL games, he has 48 points (26g-22a) and 104 penalty minutes. The 6-1, 195-pound right wing also has six points (3g-3a) in 16 postseason career games.

 

Colorado’s seventh selection, 239th overall (eighth round), in the 2004 Entry Draft, amassed 108 points (45g-63a) in 139 games with Boston University from 2005-09, helping the Terriers win the 2009 NCAA National Championship on a team that also included current Predator Colin Wilson.

 

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