Nashville Predators – August 30 in 30

Donesh Mazloum

2016-08-17

The Nashville Predators continue to show an ability to retool on the fly as they have a solid set of prospects despite being a consistent contender in the Central division. The Predators average first pick in the draft over the last five year is 25th.

 
The strength of the Predators prospect is, as usual, found on the back end. Dante Fabbro and Sam Girard both have high end point potential while Allard, Murphy, Dougherty, and Carrier all have the tools to be fantasy options down the road.
 
Up front the Predators lack a true game breaking offensive talent however there are still some decent fantasy options. Fiala, Kamenev, and Arvidsson have the potential to be top 6 players while players like Novak, Trenin, Pitlick, Maenalanen, and Kirkland are ones to keep an eye on long term.
 
In net the Predators boast one of the top goaltending prospects in Juuse Saros who has put up pristine numbers everywhere he has played. Additionally Mazanec has already shown he can measure up against NHL talent and he will get the opportunity to backup Pekka Rinne this upcoming season.
 
The Predators should once again be in the thick of the Central division battle and the Predators stellar draft history is one of the big reasons why. 
 
 
 
Prospect Depth Chart
 

LEFT WING

CENTER

RIGHT WING

Vladislav Kamenev

Miikka Salomaki

Pontus Aberg

Justin Kirkland

 

Kevin Fiala

Thomas Novak

Yakov Trenin

Rem Pitlick

Viktor Arvidsson

Colton Sissons

Max Gortz

Saku Maenalanen

LEFT DEFENSE

RIGHT DEFENSE

Sam Girard

Frederic Allard

Trevor Murphy

Dante Fabbro

Jack Dougherty

Alexandre Carrier

GOALTENDERS

Juuse Saros

Marek Mazanec

Nashville Predators Top 10 Prospects
 
1. Dante Fabbro
2. Sam Girard
3. Kevin Fiala
4. Vladislav Kamenev
5. Juuse Saros
6. Viktor Arvidsson
7. Thomas Novak
8. Yakov Trenin
9. Frederic Allard
10. Trevor Murphy
 
 
Risers
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