Nashville Predators Executive Vice President/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with free-agent forward Martin Gelinas.
Gelinas, 37 (6/5/70), appeared in all 82 games for the Florida Panthers in each of the last two seasons and he notched 44 points in 2006-07. The 5-11, 202-pound winger recorded his 600th NHL point this past season on Oct. 21 at Atlanta and scored his 300th career NHL goal on April 7 at Carolina.
A native of Shawinigan, Quebec, Gelinas has posted 300 goals and 340 assists in 1,216 games over 18 NHL seasons (1988-2007) with Edmonton, Quebec, Vancouver, Carolina, Calgary and Florida. He captured the Stanley Cup with Edmonton following his first full NHL season (1989-90) and has returned to the Finals three times – in 1994 with Vancouver, 2002 with Carolina and 2004 with Calgary. His top offensive season came in 1996-97 with the Canucks when he registered 35 goals and 33 assists