Predators sign Brendan Leipsic to 3-year deal

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Nashville Predators have signed left wing Brendan Leipsic (LIGHP-sihk), their third-round draft selection in 2012, to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Leipsic, 19, led the Western Hockey League with 49 goals in 68 games in Portland, and he also had 71 assists. The forward also had 24 points as Portland won the Ed Chynowyth Cup.

The left wing from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada was the 89th draft choice overall and Nashville's fourth. Leipsic has 211 points with 235 penalty minutes and a plus-84 rating in 201 games in Portland since 2010.


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