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Olli Jokinen signs with Predators

Updated: July 5, 2014, 8:50 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

The Nashville Predators have signed center Olli Jokinen to a one-year deal worth $2.5 million, the team announced Wednesday.

The 35-year-old Jokinen, an unrestricted free agent, had 43 points (18 goals, 25 assists) in 82 games with the Winnipeg Jets this past season.

"Olli is a guy that all through his career has played against the top lines," Predators general manager David Poile said during a news conference. "He's a big, physical player that can play against the best players ...

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