The Nashville Predators signed goaltender Carter Hutton to a two-year, $1.45 million contract, the team announced Monday.
The Predators also signed 2012 sixth-round draft pick Max Gortz to a three-year entry-level contract.
Hutton will make $700,000 in 2014-15 and $750,000 in 2015-16. He would have become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Hutton, 28, spent his first full season at the NHL level in 2013-14. After starting the season with just one game of NHL experience, he finished the season as the sixth 20-game winner in franchise history, posting a 20-11-4 record to go along with a 2.62 goals-against average, a .910 save percentage and a shutout.
The Thunder Bay, Ontario native went 13-4-2 in his final 19 decisions of the season, which included a personal five-game winning streak to close out the campaign. He had a 1.77 goals-against average, .940 save percentage and a shutout in those five contests. Hutton also posted a 6-0-1 record when facing at least 35 shots in 2013-14.
Never drafted, the 6-foot-1, 195-pound Hutton spent time with Adirondack, Worcester and Rockford of the American Hockey League and Toledo of the ECHL from 2010-13 before making his NHL debut on April 27, 2013 with Chicago.
Gortz, a 21-year-old right wing, played in the Swedish Hockey League last season. He finished with 19 goals and 11 assists in 108 games with Farjestad and Frolunda. Prior to that, he had 37 goals and 33 assists in 106 career Swedish junior league games with Malmo and Farjestad.
Nashville selected Gortz 172nd overall.