Predators acquire Berry from Coyotes

Updated: October 24, 2005, 8:14 PM ET

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Nashville Predators added some defensive insurance Monday, acquiring journeyman Rick Berry from the Phoenix Coyotes for future considerations.

Rick Berry

A third-round pick of Colorado in 1997, Berry played 76 games with the Avalanche over parts of two seasons before being traded to Pittsburgh in March 2002 in a deal involving Darius Kasparaitis. After completing the campaign with the Penguins, the 26-year-old was claimed off waivers by Washington, where he spent parts of two seasons.

Berry signed with Phoenix as a free agent in September 2004 and played 45 games with Utah of the American Hockey League last season. The Manitoba native appeared in five contests with San Antonio of the AHL this season.

In 197 NHL games, Berry has two goals, 13 assists and 314 penalty minutes.

The Predators assigned Berry to Milwaukee of the AHL.