COLUMBUS, OH – APRIL 30: Columbus Blue Jackets center Matt Duchene (95) celebrates after scoring a goal in the Stanley Cup second round playoff game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Boston Bruins on April 30, 2019 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH. (Photo by Adam Lacy/Icon Sportswire)

On day one of free agency, Matt Duchene chose to sign a 7-year $56 million dollar deal with the Nashville Predators. He spoke with media Monday afternoon about his decision to join the Preds, his conversation with Peter Laviolette, owning a rental property in Nashville and more.