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Tootoo signs in Detroit, Preds respond by re-signing Brian McGrattan…

Former fan favorite Jordin Tootoo went from Jedi to Sith Lord this afternoon when he inked a three-year deal with the arch-rival Detroit Red Wings.

The Nashville Predators have responded, however, bringing back fellow tough guy Brian McGrattan.

The Hamilton, Ontario native was very excited about re-ups with the club.



McGrattan hasn’t donned the same NHL jersey since he played with the Ottawa Senators from 2005 to 2008.

The official press release is below.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 1, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has agreed to terms with forward Brian McGrattan on a one-year contract worth $600,000.

McGrattan, 30 (9/2/81), appeared in 30 games with the Predators in 2011-12, posting two assists and 61 penalty minutes. Claimed on waivers from Anaheim on Oct. 11, 2011, the 6-4, 235-pound winger has 13 points (3g-13a) and 456 penalty minutes in 212 NHL contests with Ottawa, Phoenix, Calgary and Nashville since 2005-06.

McGrattan was selected 104th overall (fourth round) by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.

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