The Nashville Predators announced that they have signed Tanner Jeannot to a three-year entry-level contract. The 20-year old forward just completed a four-year run with the Moose Jaw Warriors of the WHL.
Press Release via Nashville Predators:
Nashville, Tenn. (April 2, 2018) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Monday that the club has signed forward Tanner Jeannot to a three-year, entry-level contract which will begin in 2018-19.
Jeannot, 20 (5/29/97), has spent the past four seasons with the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League, amassing 170 points (77g-93a) in 267 regular-season games and 18 points (6g-12a) in 23 postseason contests. As an alternate captain in 2017-18, the Oxbow, Sask., native ranked third in the WHL in plus/minus rating (+49), as well as third on the Warriors in goals (40) and fourth in points (80), helping the club to a league-best 52-15-5 record.
Moose Jaw plays a decisive Game 7 against Prince Albert in its WHL Playoffs opening-round matchup on Tuesday.
As noted in the last line of the Press Release: Jeannot and his junior team are still in the thick of the WHL Playoffs. Should the Moose Jaw Warriors be eliminated on Tuesday it probably would be unlikely he would race into the mix with the Milwaukee Admirals to make his pro debut on Wednesday night but he quickly becomes an option for them on the weekend -if- eliminated Tuesday night.
What can be said of Jeannot is that he is finishing his time in major juniors with a bang. He had 80 points (40 goals, 40 assists) in 72 games and had a plus/minus rating of +49 with 83 penalty minutes. In his WHL career with Moose Jaw he has 170 points (77 goals, 93 assists) in 267 games. He also has not been shy to drop the mitts in his junior career.
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