The Nashville Predators have added another player in free agency, this time signing Denis Gurianov. The Predators and Denis Gurianov agreed to a one-year contract worth $850,000.

Gurianov hit 2023 NHL free agency after the Montreal Canadiens decided not to make him a qualifying offer. The forward joins the Predators after recording seven goals and 10 assists in 66 games during the 2022-2023 season. Gurianov started the season with the Dallas Stars and finished it with the Canadiens.

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Dallas traded Gurianov to Montreal in February in exchange for Evgenii Dadono. Gurianov's contract with the Predators comes with a significant pay cut compared to last year. The veteran made a $2.9 million salary a season ago.

The 26-year-old has earned just north of $10 million in his NHL career.

The Predators and Gurianov are likely hoping that the forward has a bounce-back season. He recorded between 29 and 31 points in three straight seasons prior to the 2022-2023 campaign.

Gurianov was the No. 12 overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. In 2019-2020, he finished 11th in the voting for the Calder Memorial Trophy.

Ryan O'Reilly has been the Predators' biggest free-agent signing of the offseason. Nashville gave the center a four-year, $18 million contract.

Luke Schenn, Gustav Nyquist and Jasper Weatherby have also joined the Predators on free-agent contracts. Nashville re-signed Alexandre Carrier and gave Cody Glass a contract extension.

The Predators failed to make the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs. It was the first time in nine years that Nashville didn't earn a playoff spot during a full season. The Predators last won a playoff series in 2018, the year after they lost in the Stanley Cup Finals.