GM David Poile will be discussing a contract extension with Josi and his agent July 1. Before leading the team in scoring with four points in the first round of this year's playoffs, Josi played in all 82 games of the regular season, scoring 15 goals and 41 assists -- the fifth time in the last six seasons he has posted at least 50 points. Furthermore, his 274 points (70G, 204A) over the past five seasons leave him tied with Victor Hedman for third in scoring among all NHL defensemen over that span. The 28-year-old has one year left on his current seven-year, $28 million contract and is due for a hefty raise this offseason. Given his impressive stats, he's worth every penny.
Josi scored his team's lone goal in a 5-1 loss to Dallas in Game 4 on Wednesday. Josi spoiled Ben Bishop's shutout bid at the 8:11 mark of the third period, on a shot from the point that the Stars' netminder had little chance on because of a screen. Now with two goals in four games, the Preds' captain will be hoping to tickle twine a third time Saturday, in what is sure to be an intense affair considering the loser will be pushed to the brink of elimination.
Josi scored a goal on three shots in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Stars in Game 1. Josi scored 15 times in the regular season, and the Swiss defenseman was at it again in a game that saw four of the five total goals scored by blueliners. Josi averaged 25:10 per game in the regular season and will be a valuable option to fantasy owners in playoff contests. Josi has 29 points (nine goals, 20 helpers) in 66 playoff games in his career.
Josi delivered a power-play assist and five shots in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Ducks. Josi hit 40 assists for the third time in his career, and also reached 55 points for the third time with the helper on Filip Forsberg's first goal of the game. Josi has fired 251 pucks on net this year, just two shy of his career high.
Josi generated an assist, five shots on goal and a blocked shot in Saturday's loss to the Hurricanes. Josi now has a three-game point streak going, and he's averaging a whopping 27:16 of ice time in that span. He's making the most of the increased ice time with 16 shots on net, as well. Josi leads the Predators' blue line by a wide margin with 54 points -- Mattias Ekholm is the next highest with 42 -- and he trails only Ryan Johnansen (55 points) for the team lead.
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