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Great speed and offensive creativity, Pitlick has the tools to fill a middle-six role in the NHL.


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January 2024 – Pitlick was traded to Pittsburgh this past summer, and was then claimed off waivers by the Chicago Blackhawks. In over 130 minutes of ice time this season, Pitlick has been held pointless, but due to the barren team in Chicago, he will likely see playing time with Connor Bedard this season. Aaron Itovitch

October 2021 – After being placed on waivers, Pitlick has been claimed by the Minnesota Wild. This is disappointing as Pitlick was expected to contribute at the NHL level for the Predators in some capacity this season. The new opportunity in Minnesota should be beneficial as he will look to stick in their top-12 forwards. Curtis Rines

March 2021 – Off to a wicked tear this season, Pitlick has fired in eight goals through his first eight games this AHL season. He is showing no signs of a sophomore hiccup, but his early run has been shelved for the time being. Pitlick was called up to the big club and will look to prove his moxie on a Predators team hurting for goals. Nicholas Kawka

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.
Matt Somma


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

Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 6.2
Country USA
Position LW
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth April 2, 1997
Height 5‘11”
Weight 196 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 3; Overall: 76


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Shattuck St. Mary's 14U AAA14U AAA58 46 64110 20|        
  Shattuck St. Mary's 14U AAAHPHL 14U15 9 1625 10|        
 2012-2013 Shattuck St. Mary's 16U AAA16U AAA47 14 3145 22|        
  Shattuck St. Mary's 16U AAAHPHL 16U12 4 26 8|        
 2013-2014 Shattuck St. Mary's 18U PrepUSHS-Prep53 9 2534 32|        
  B16 - Red (Final 54)MNHP-163 2 13 -|        
 2014-2015 Waterloo Black HawksUSHL47 7 916 20|        
 2015-2016 Muskegon Lumberjacks USHL56 46 4389 74|        
  USA U19WJAC-195 2 24 2|        
 2016-2017 Univ. of MinnesotaNCAA36 14 1832 22|        
 2017-2018 Univ. of MinnesotaNCAA38 12 1931 32|        
 2018-2019 Univ. of MinnesotaNCAA38 21 2445 30|        
  Nashville PredatorsNHL1 0 00 2|        
 2019-2020 Milwaukee AdmiralsAHL63 20 1636 40|        
 2020-2021 Nashville PredatorsNHL10 0 22 4|        
  Chicago WolvesAHL8 8 210 4|        
 2021-2022 Minnesota WildNHL20 6 511 12|        
  Montréal CanadiensNHL46 9 1726 12|        
 2022-2023 Montréal CanadiensNHL46 6 915 22|        
  Laval RocketAHL18 5 1722 20|        
 2023-2024 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton PenguinsAHL32 8 1624 10|        
  Chicago BlackhawksNHL9 0 00 2|        
  Rockford IceHogsAHL27 14 1933 16|Playoffs4 1 45