Wisconsin blueliner Dougherty one and done after signing with Nashville

Jack Dougherty spent just one season on the Wisconsin blue line (photo: Dan Hickling).

The Nashville Predators announced Friday that the club has signed Wisconsin defenseman Jack Dougherty to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Dougherty spent the 2014-15 season with the Badgers, tying for fourth among Big Ten freshmen defensemen in points (nine).

Nashville, who selected Dougherty in the second round (51st overall) of the 2014 NHL draft, also announced Dougherty will skate for the Western Hockey League’s Portland Winterhawks in 2015-16.