Cody Franson signs two-year deal with Nashville Predators

The Nashville Predators have signed defenseman Cody Franson to a two-year, $1.6 million contract extension.

Last season, the 23-year-old played 61 games for Nashville, recording six goals, 21 points and a plus-15 rating. He also played in four playoff games, where he posted one asisst.

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Franson was originally drafted in the third round (79th overall) by Nashville in 2005. Last season was the first in the NHL for the Salmon Arm, B.C., native.