Predators sign Swiss D Roman Josi, Finnish G Atte Engren entry-level deal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Swiss defenceman Roman Josi and Finnish goaltender Atte Engren have signed entry-level contracts with the Nashville Predators.

The team announced the deals Friday.

Josi (YO-see) signed a three-year deal. The six-foot-one, 198-pound defenceman was the 38th pick overall in the 2008 NHL draft. He led Swiss defencemen with three points and a plus-3 rating in seven games at the World Championships in May.

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He was named to the Swiss team for the 2010 Olympics, but was injured and did not play.

Engren (EHN-grehn) signed a two-year deal. The 6-1, 184-pound goalie was the 204th pick overall in 2007. The 22-year-old went 7-1 with a 1.82 goals-against average in helping TPS Turku win the 2010 Finnish Elite title.