Nashville Predators general manager Barry Trotz has made his mark on the club early, buying out 32-year-old Matt Duchene. Duchene had three years remaining on his contract; according to CapFriendly, he was carrying an $8 million AAV.

For two of those seasons, there is a $5.5 and $6.5 million cap charge for the Preds.

Duchene signed a seven-year, $56 million contract with the Preds in 2019.