Free agent defenseman Anthony Bitetto has accepted his qualifying offer and signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Nashville Predators. The deal is for $605,000 at the NHL level and $60,000 at the AHL level.
During the 2013-14 season, Bitetto tied for sixth among AHL defensemen in goals (11) and ninth in power-play goals (6) in his first full season with the Milwaukee Admirals. He also led the Admirals and ranked 16th among defensemen with 36 points.
Bitteto was selected in the fourth round (168th overall) by the Predators.