Preds re-up with Salomaki: two years, $1.225 million

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Nashville continued its string of smaller, low-level extensions on Tuesday when it agreed to a two-year, $1.225M deal with pending RFA forward Miikka Salomaki.

Salomaki, 22, is in his first full season with the Preds, scoring four goals and seven points in 45 games. A second-round pick at the 2011 draft, he’s spent most of the last three years with Nashville’s AHL affiliate in Milwaukee.

Perhaps best known as “the guy that hit Dennis Wideman before Wideman hit the linesman,” Salomaki will now carry a $612,500 average annual cap hit through 2018 (his entry-level deal expires this July).

The contract also comes on the heels Nashville giving similarly-priced extensions to Anthony Bitetto (see here) and Colton Sissions (see here).

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