Nashville, TN (August 5, 2022) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations and General Manager David Poile announced today that the team has signed forward Yakov Trenin to a $3.4 million contract. dollars over two years.
Trenin, 25 (01/13/97), set multiple NHL career highs in 2021-22, including games played (80); goals (17); assists (7); points (24), plus-minus (+7); blocked shots (33); and blows (191). He joined his teammate Tanner Jeannot as one of six NHL players to record at least 191 hits and 17 goals last season; he finished fourth and sixth over the Predators in those categories, respectively. The 6-foot-2, 201-pound forward posted a 13-point improvement from his 2020-21 NHL rookie campaign and continued his regular-season performance by scoring three goals in four playoff games. the Stanley Cup for Nashville – including two in Game 4 against Colorado – tied Matt Duchene for the team leader.
Originally drafted by the Predators in the second round (55th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Trenin made his league debut with Nashville in 2019-20 and played in 146 career games, totaling 41 points (24g -17a). He also spent four seasons with the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals, where he had 87 points (40g-47a) in 155 games and was named to the 2020 AHL All-Star Squad after scoring 20 goals and 35 points in 32 games. Trenin appeared in 10 career Stanley Cup Playoff games for the Predators, scoring five goals, including two multi-goals. He became the fourth rookie in Predators history to record a multi-goal playoff game when he did so in Game 5 of the 2021 first round against Carolina, and his five tallies came in his last six appearances. Before turning professional, the native of Chelyabinsk, Russia, played three seasons in the QMJHL for Gatineau (2014-17) and represented his country at the 2017 World Junior Championship.