Even though they are still contenders in the Western Conference this season, the Nashville Predators are still getting an early start on putting together their roster for the 2015-16 season.
The team announced on Thursday that it has signed free agent forward Steve Moses to a one-year contract that will pay him $1 million for the 2015-16 NHL season.
Moses had 36 goals and 57 points in 60 KHL games in 2014-15. He was born in Massachusetts and played for the University of New Hampshire, but after playing in eight AHL games, he moved to Jokerit Helsinki for the 2012-13 campaign. He spent three seasons in Europe before signing with Nashville.
The Nashville Predators have been a competitive team qualifying for the NHL playoffs many times in their history. This season however, looks to be their greatest chance to do some serious damage in the Western Conference. It is this type of excitement that makes Nashville an appealing destination for players like Steve Moses.
Moses, 36 goals set a new KHL single-season record. The organization has to be happy with the 25-year-old’s decision to sign. This contract can be filed under the category: Low risk. High reward!
If there is one knock on this player, its size. at 5″9 170 it will be interesting to see if you can have the same success at the NHL level…
You don’t necessarily have to be a big man to play the NHL game anymore. However, the speed of the game in North America is a lot faster than in Europe. In addition, it is way more physical. Those are the factors Steve Moses will have to adjust his game around.