The Nashville Predators announced that they will be giving free agent Nicki Maxson the chance to sign a new contract before the 2019-20 season.
Maxson, 28, will become the fourth player to sign for free agency as a member of the Predators.
The other four were Chris Paul, Jaromir Jagr, and Paul Kariya.
The team is currently trying to sign defenseman Justin Faulk and winger Jussi Jokinen.
Maxsson is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent July 1.
Nashville is expected to announce the deal this week.
Maxesson was selected in the fourth round (179th overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft by the Nashville Predators.
She had three goals and seven assists for 15 points in 52 games with the Predators last season.
She is currently a free agency candidate.
Nicki is the first Predators player to have her contract signed during free agency.
In addition to the new contract, the team will also offer Maxson a two-year, $4 million deal.
Maxsons contract will be fully guaranteed, meaning that Maxson will not receive any raises as a result of the new deal.
Nickia has been with the Preds since 2008.
She played four seasons in Nashville before signing with the Anaheim Ducks in the offseason.
She has played in all 82 games this season with four goals and eight assists for 20 points.
She will be a restricted free agent in 2019-2020.