The Nashville Predators added more offensive skill to their organization Monday.
The NHL club signed Moose Jaw Warriors overage forward Tanner Jeannot to a three-year, entry-level contract, marking the third of such deal to be signed by a Warriors overage forward this year after Jayden Halbgewachs (San Jose Sharks) and Brayden Burke (Arizona Coyotes).
Jeannot finished fourth on the Warriors in scoring this season with 80 points (40G-40A) in 72 games. He also had four power-play goals, three short-handed goals, and three game-winning goals. Jeannot, a product of Oxbow, Sask., joined the Warriors in the 2014-15 season. Since then, he’s played in 267 career WHL regular season games, tallying 170 points (77G-93A) and a plus-52 rating.
This season, Jeannot was one of 18 players to hit the 40-goal plateau. He had a four-goal game against the Medicine Hat Tigers on October 27, 2017 and a hat trick against the Saskatoon Blades on November 18, 2017. He also had four other multi-goal games throughout the season.
Currently a key part of the Warriors’ playoff run, Jeannot has contributed two assists in the first six games of the team’s first round series against the Prince Albert Raiders. Overall, the 6-foot-3, 215-pound Jeannot has appeared in 23 WHL playoffs games, registering 18 points (6G-12A), including two power-play goals.
Jeannot and the Warriors will take to the ice next in Game Seven of their first round WHL Playoffs series against the Raiders on Tuesday, April 3 (7:00 p.m. MT) at Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw, Sask.