Roman Josi gets his payday from the Predators, who are rightfully all-in on the now

Coming off of one of the most team-friendly deals in the NHL, the 29-year-old has inked an eight-year, $72.5-million extension that will make him one of the highest paid defensemen in the league. Could the deal pose problems down the line? Maybe, but the Predators aren’t worrying about that now.

It’s not quite an Erik Karlsson or Drew Doughty-esque eight-figure contract, but come the start of the 2020-21 campaign, Roman Josi will become one of the highest-paid defensemen in the entire NHL.

The Nashville Predators announced Tuesday that they have inked Josi, 29, to an eight-year extension worth a whopping $72.5 million. The new pact, which comes with Josi in the final season of a seven-year, $28-million deal that has long been considered one of the most team-friendly contracts in the league, carries a $9.059-million cap hit, currently set to be the third-highest among all NHL defensemen next season.

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