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Preds F Arvidsson gets 7 years, $29.75M

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(TSX / STATS) -- Nashville Predators forward Viktor Arvidsson signed a seven-year, $29.75 million contract, the team announced Saturday.

The deal pays Arvidsson an annual average value of $4.25 million per season through the 2023-24 campaign. The two sides were scheduled to have an arbitration hearing on Saturday.

Arvidsson compiled a team high in goals (31) and points (61) in 80 games last season while playing in final year of his entry-level deal. The 24-year-old Swede enjoyed a 45-point increase from his 2015-16 season, marking the second highest leap in the NHL in 2016-17 behind only Edmonton Oilers captain and Hart Trophy winner Connor McDavid.

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