Klein inks five-year contract extension with Predators.

Josh Cooper of The Tennessean reports the Nashville Predators have signed defenseman Kevin Klein to a five-year, $14.5 million contract extension. Klein is entering the final season of his three-year, $4.05 million contract.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Klein’s new deal is worth an average annual cap hit of $2.9 million, and is being amply rewarded for his improved play over the past couple of seasons, becoming an invaluable part of the Predators defense corps. A sensible signing for he and the Predators.