Pitlick gives up senior season at Minnesota, signs deal with Nashville

03 Feb 17:  Rem Pitlick (Minnesota - 15). The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers host the Penn State Nittany Lions in a B1G matchup at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis, MN (Jim Rosvold/University of Minnesota)
Rem Pitlick scored 21 goals among 45 points this season for Minnesota (photo: Jim Rosvold/University of Minnesota).

Minnesota forward Rem Pitlick, who led the team in scoring for the last two seasons and was named First Team All-Big Ten earlier this week, has signed a two-year, entry level contract with the Nashville Predators, forgoing his senior season with the Gophers.

Pitlick recorded 108 points (47 goals, 61 assists) in 112 career games at Minnesota, tallying 30 or more points in each of his three seasons.

He had his most successful season with the Gophers in 2018-19, notching career highs for points (45), goals (21) and assists (24) while tying for the NCAA lead with 10 power-play goals and three shorthanded tallies. Pitlick led the nation in scoring during the second half of the season with 31 points (14 goals, 17 assists).

Nashville drafted Pitlick in the third round (76th overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft.