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Predators Add Forward Denis Gurianov to the Offensive Depth



Denis Gurianov

Over a week into free agency the Predators have added yet another forward to the mix signing winger Denis Gurianov.

His representation said they had been talking to the Predators for the last week or so.

The 26-year-old signed a one-year, one-way deal worth $850,000 after not receiving a qualifying offer from the Montreal Canadiens.

Nashville saw a lot of Gurianov playing Nashville 21 times as a member of the Stars scoring seven points.

He was dealt by the Stars to Montreal in exchange for Evegnii Dadonov back on Feb. 26 scoring 17 points in 66 contests last season.

Gurianov likes to shoot the puck as his 46 shots in 23 games with Montreal indicates. He was only behind defenseman Mike Matheson who had 64 shots after Gurianov made the shift to the Canadiens.

With 280 games under his belt as an NHL skater he’s also spent time with the Texas Stars playing in 190 games. In the AHL he scored 112 points as he developed within the Stars organization.

Gurianov was part of the Stars team in the bubble that went to the Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning and now current teammates Ryan McDonagh and Luke Schenn.

He dressed in all 27 postseason games and was second on his team in goals (9) and sixth in points (17) during the Stars’ run to the final in 2020.

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