Nashville Predators: Top 10 Predators Free Agent Signings

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Yanic Perreault

On October 3, 2005, the Nashville Predators acquired free agent Yanic Perreault. The signing was significant because of the following:

  • Perreault was an established veteran, 34 years of age.
  • It was a very late signing–two days before the Predators first game.
  • The year before was the lockout.

But what did Yanic Perreault do?  He went and had the highest scoring season of his career with a slash line of 22G/35A/57PTS.  Mighty impressive if you ask me.  Of course, it was his only season with the Predators.  He bounced around three teams after his stint with the Predators and retired.

He was most known for his contributions on the faceoff dot.  You’ll see many lists citing Perreault as the best faceoff man in NHL history. He regularly finished a season with a FO% of over 60%.  It was no different with the Predators when he had a 62.18%.