Great speed and offensive creativity, Pitlick has the tools to fill a middle-six role in the NHL.
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July 2020 – In his AHL rookie season, Pitlick impressed with 20 in 63 games. His shifty edgework and creative playmaking was a complimentary add to the Admiral attack and was a solid infusion of offense. Generally seen as a pass first centerman, Pitlick’s game evolved as he became more confident shooting and generated better results. The Predators have been looking for more of an offensive kick in their pipeline and Pitlick certainly appears to fill that need and be a player to watch moving forward. Nicholas Kawka
March 2019 – Pitlick has signed a two year entry-level contract with the Predators after finishing up his junior year at the University of Minnesota. The 76 th overall pick in 2016 had a career year with 21 goals and 45 points in 38 games. Pitlick will be joining Milwaukee on an ATO for the remainder of this year. His NHL future lies as a winger.
February 2019 – The 2016 third-round pick has had a career year with the Golden Gophers in 2019 with 37 points in 31 games and is in the running for the Hobey Baker Award. Pitlick has grown as a goal scorer during his junior season, which will be of interest to the Predators. There’s no denying Pitlick’s talent, but it still remains to be seen how his size will impact his success in the NHL. Matt Somma
March 2018 – Rem Pitlick is having another strong season for the University of Minnesota. His 11 goals and 26 points rank third on the team, and he has 30 penalty minutes and a plus-3 rating to go with it. Lately, Pitlick has found himself playing third line left wing for the Gophers, who have struggled this season.Before he was drafted, the concerns with Pitlick circulated around his size and skating. Since then, he’s grown significantly in height and weight, and he skates well. He has improved significantly since joining the University of Minnesota, flashing creativity with the puck and his speed. While slightly behind last season’s pace, Pitlick is performing well and looks to be a good value pick for the Predators. Tyler Halsey
May 2017 —Pitlick exploded with a monster of a season in 2015-2016 with the Muskegon Lumberjacks, when he broke the single-season scoring record for his team. The Plymouth native scored 89 points in 56 games, 46 of them were goals. It was a huge jump from the season before that saw him scoring only 16 points in 47 games. He just completed his freshman season at the University of Minnesota, posting 32 points in 36 games. As it was expected, he couldn’t continue to shoot at the rate of 26.5% in Minnesota this season. Still, the skill to score goals is undeniably there. Pitlick is a very fast skater and creative with the puck. His defensive play needs more work, but seeing how he improved on his offensive side in one year, is a good sign for things to come. Niko Salminen
|2011-2012||Shattuck St. Mary's 14U AAA||14U AAA||58||46||64||110||20||||
|Shattuck St. Mary's 14U AAA||HPHL 14U||15||9||16||25||10||||
|2012-2013||Shattuck St. Mary's 16U AAA||16U AAA||47||14||31||45||22||||
|2013-2014||Shattuck St. Mary's 18U Prep||USHS-Prep||53||9||25||34||32||||
|B16 - Red (Final 54)||MNHP-16||3||2||1||3||-||||
|2014-2015||Waterloo Black Hawks||USHL||47||7||9||16||20||||
|2016-2017||Univ. of Minnesota||NCAA||36||14||18||32||22||||
|2017-2018||Univ. of Minnesota||NCAA||38||12||19||31||32||||
|2018-2019||Univ. of Minnesota||NCAA||38||21||24||45||30||||