Stalberg, Hutton leave Chicago Blackhawks for Predators

Jan 24, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Viktor Stalberg (25) moves the puck past Nashville Predators center David Legwand (11) during the second period at the United Center. The Predators beat the Blackhawks 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Nashville Predators signed two Chicago Blackhawks products on Friday, winger Viktor Stalberg and goaltender Carter Hutton.

Stalberg signed a four-year deal worth $12 million and Hutton to a one-year deal.

The 27 year-old Swedish national, Stalberg was acquired by the Blackhawks from the Toronto Maple Leafs in June of 2010 along with Philippe Paradis and Chris DiDomenico for Kris Versteeg and Bill Sweatt. Stalberg recorded 23 points (9G, 14A) and a plus-25 rating in 47 regular-season games this season and three assists during the playoffs.

Hutton also 27 spent most of his time with the Blackhawks at AHL Rockford before making his NHL debut in a 3-1 losing effort against division rival St. Louis on April 27.

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Topics: Carter Hutton, Chicago Blackhawks, Nashville Predators, NHL, NHL Free Agency, Viktor Stalberg

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