The Nashville Predators announced the signing of journeyman center Jamie Lundmark to a one-year, two-way contract this afternoon.
This appears to be another depth signing that would probably have more of an effect on the Pred's AHL affiliate in Milwaukee than on the Nashville roster. The Predators already have a crowd of forwards vying for a limited number of spots available on opening night.
Lundmark was the ninth overall pick in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft but has never become a permanent NHL fixture in stints with the Rangers, Phoenix, Calgary, Los Angeles and Toronto.
Here is the full release from the Predators...
NASHVILLE PREDATORS SIGN JAMIE LUNDMARK TO A ONE-YEAR CONTRACT
Nashville, Tenn. (July 16, 2010) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed center Jamie Lundmark (JAY-mee LUHND-mahrk) to a one-year, two-way contract worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $105,000 at the AHL level.
Lundmark, 29 (1/16/81), split the 2009-10 season between the Calgary and Toronto organizations, posting nine points (5g-4a) in 21 games with the Flames and 21 points (9g-12a) in 32 games with their AHL affiliate in Abbotsford before being claiming on waivers by the Leafs on Feb. 16. He posted three points (1g-2a) in 15 outings with Toronto. In 295 NHL games with the New York Rangers, Phoenix, Calgary, Los Angeles and Toronto since 2002, the Edmonton, Alta., native has 99 points (40g-59a). The 6-0, 197-pounder has 227 points (88g-139a) in 306 American Hockey League games as well.
Selected ninth overall by the New York Rangers in the 1999 Entry Draft, Lundmark earned bronze medals with Canada at both the 2000 and 2001 World Junior Championships, pacing the Canadian squad in points in his second appearance at the tournament (4g-3a, 7gp). His junior career with Moose Jaw and Seattle (WHL) from 1998-2001 saw him amass 216 points (96g-120a) in 159 contests, being named to the CHL All-Rookie Team and WHL East Second All-Star Team in 1999, and to the WHL West First All-Star Team in 2001.
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