Predators sign Forsberg to six-year, $36 million contract

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2016, file photo, Nashville Predators center Filip Forsberg (9), of Sweden, moves the puck ahead of San Jose Sharks defenseman Justin Braun (61) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators have signed Forsberg to a six-year, $36 million contract, locking up one of their brightest young stars long term.Forsberg will make $6 million each of the next six seasons under terms of the deal announced Monday, June 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators have signed forward Filip Forsberg to a six-year, $36 million contract, locking up one of their brightest young stars long term.

Forsberg will make $6 million each of the next six seasons. Under terms of the deal announced Monday,

Forsberg, 21, led the Predators in goals (33) and points (64) for the second straight season in 2015-16. He tied a single-season franchise record in goals and ranked 10th in the NHL in that category. He has played all 82 of Nashville's regular-season games each of the last two years.

Predators general manager David Poile said in a statement that ''while we have already seen his creativity, hockey sense and puck skills, he has yet to reach the peak of his abilities.''