Orszagh avoids arbitration, signs $1M deal

Updated: August 11, 2004, 3:21 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Nashville Predators on Monday re-signed forward Vladimir Orszagh.

Orszagh will earn $1 million this season, a $250,000 increase from his previous deal, ESPN.com has learned.

Orszagh played in all 82 games last season and had a career-high 37 points -- tying career bests with 16 goals and 21 assists -- to help the Predators make the playoffs for the first time in their six-year history. He has scored at least 15 goals in each of the last three seasons.

The 27-year-old Orszagh has been named to Slovakia's 2004 World Cup team.

Within the past couple of weeks, the team also re-signed All-Star goaltender Tomas Vokoun and forward Steve Sullivan.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.