#1 Nashville Predators Trade for Kyle Turris
Turris was at that point in a contract that had an AAV of $3.5 million.
After playing in 65 games for the Predators that season and posting 13 goals and 29 assists, Poile thought that he would be a key piece to the future of the franchise and signed him to a six-year/$6.0 million AAV contract. Nashville Predators fans remember how this panned out for the organization.
Turris went on to play two more years with the team and only playing in 117 games. In a total of 182 games in a Predators sweater, Turris had 29 goals and 67 assists.
The Nashville Predators gave up an up-and-coming defenseman in Girard in this trade. Girard has played with the Colorado Avalanche since this trade and has a total of 20 goals and 118 assists in his time with the Avalanche.
This was a trade and contract that Nashville Predators fans have not forgotten about and one that continues to haunt them as Turris had his contract bought out by the Predators on October 7, 2020.
The buyout did save the Predators money in the long run, but it always hurts to pay for a player that is retired. The Nashville Predators continue to pay Turris’ $2 million per year through the 2027-28 season.