Predators ink Tootoo to two-year contract extension Staff

2/5/2010 1:58:53 PM

The Nashville Predators have signed forward Jordin Tootoo to a two-year contract extension.

The Churchill, Manitoba native, who could have become an unrestricted free agent this summer, will earn $1.15 million in 2010-11 and $1.35 million for 2011-12.

Tootoo has two goals and eight assists in 26 games with the Preds this season.

The 27-year-old has 28 goals, 43 assists and 550 penalty minutes in 330 games with Nashville.

He was drafted 98th overall by the Preds in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.