After entering the Players Assistance Program former 1st round pick finally secures his NHL future

Published April 16, 2023 at 8:31 PM
BY COOPER GODIN

The Nashville Predators announced on Sunday that they've agreed to terms on a one-year contract extension worth $775,000 with former first-round pick Michael McCarron.

McCarron, 28, had a tough year off the ice as he spent just over a month in the NHL/NHLPA Players Assistance Program. He entered the program in mid-December but was reinstated by the league and return to the Predators organization on January 18th.

The Grosse Pointe (Michigan) native played quite well in a depth role for the Predators this season. While he only had four points, he also contributed 20 blocked shots, 75 hits and won a career-high 59.4% of the faceoffs he took in 32 games. He also skated in 16 games with the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals, registering six points.

After a tough year, it's great to see that the Predators have committed to McCarron for next season and they believe in his ability to play a key bottom-six role as they'll look to return to the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2024.


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