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Alexandre CarrierLogo of the Nashville PredatorsRD274 of 4
87
P2
Ended the 23/24 regular season with 4G-16A - Averaged 19:00 per game TOI - Deployed in all situations Contributed 1G-2A in six playoff games - Average TOI spiked to 21:00 per game - Quick to space. Pinches down to extend plays in the offensive zone. Walks the offensive blue line efficiently to open up shooting / play making lanes. Jumps to loose pucks in the defensive zone ahead of opponents. Sound read/react instincts. Blocks shot on the PK. Adequate push back physically. Credited with 19 shot blocks in playoffs. Competes. Leans second pairing 2-way 'D' Pending UFA. Expiring contract paid $2.5MMay 3, 2024May 11, 2024
Juuse SarosLogo of the Nashville PredatorsG283 of 3
91
1A
Saros came on in the second half of the season - giving the Preds the high end goaltending they have come to expect. Stocky. Athletic. Fantastic lateral quickness / quick feet / pads. Ability to steal a game on any given night. Size is a factor when teams 'clog' the front of his net and take away his 'eyes' but he battles hard to make saves. As noted - his season was much improved overall in the second half compared to the first - but his last ten game segment resulted in a 6-3-0-1 record - .897 % / 3.22 GAA He will need to be the Preds best player in playoffs.Apr. 15, 2024Apr. 20, 2024
Jason ZuckerLogo of the Nashville PredatorsLW322 of 2
81
L3
Veteran forward who was being held out of games as the 2024 NHL trade deadline approached 2-way forward Has always played the game fast Averages 14:00 TOI p deployed at even strength and the power-play Produces secondary offense Through 51GP - 9G-16A Pushes back / Provides adequate battle - credited with 74 hits Pending UFA Cap hit = $5.3 millionFeb. 27, 2024Mar. 6, 2024
Alexandre CarrierLogo of the Nashville PredatorsRD273 of 4
87
P3
Carrier is undersize but he's competitive in the hard areas of the ice. The '2-way D' is in the last year of his contract. His cap hit is $2.5M. Through 57 games he's averaged 18:26 TOI. His ice time breaks down as follows: 15:45 ES - 0:26 PP - 2:14 PK He's been credited with 52 hits and 114 shot blocks. Shot blocking is an asset when killing penalties. He's quick to space and his read/react game is generally sound. An interesting name to keep an eye on at trade deadline. Also provides some secondary offense (4G-15AFeb. 22, 2024Mar. 5, 2024
Tyson BarrieLogo of the Nashville PredatorsRD324 of 4
77
P3
The Preds and Barrie are on a collision course for a divorce. Barrie would like a change of scenery, especially since he has been a consistent healthy scratch in Nashville. Barrie is a veteran - '2-way / Transitional' defenceman who can quarterback a PP unit. He's an average defender who plays the game with a minimal amount of physical push back. Best described as an 'area' defender. When his 'routes' are off, in his zone, he has a difficult time containing his check to the perimeter. Barrie has played 35 games for Nashville in 23/24 He's averaged 18:26 TOI - with 99% of his ice time coming at even strength and PP - he rarely sees time on the PK 1G - 11A and (-10) defensively. Leans bottom pairing at even strength. Distributor on the PP. Cap hit = $4.5M Expiring deal - pending UFAFeb. 22, 2024Mar. 5, 2024
Juuse SarosLogo of the Nashville PredatorsG282 of 3
90
1A
After suffering through some ups and downs, earlier in the season, he's back playing to the best of his ability Workhorse. Has appeared in 49 games as of March 5th His last five starts - from February 22nd - March 2nd - he posted outstanding numbers - 1.20 GAA / .955 save percentage Butterfly athletic goalie. Competes to keep pucks out of the net. At times he gets outside his posts and has to travel a long way back to regain his crease - making him smaller in the net in the process Great feet. Good low net coverage for his stature. One more year left on a contract that pays $5.0 million but doesn't have trade protection. Many high end years ahead. Only 28 years young. #1A NHL starter.Feb. 22, 2024Mar. 5, 2024
Jason ZuckerLogo of the Nashville PredatorsLW321 of 2
81
L3
Zucker's ice time has ranged in Arizona. The '2-way' forward has averaged around 14:00 TOI, for the year, overall. Zucker continues to play quick and fast. He's always been a strong skater. His pace is an asset when he's thrust into a checking / penalty killing role. Pressures opponents into turnovers. Provides some secondary scoring (8G-14A). Can move up and down the lineup if required. Credited with 66 hits and 13 shot blocks. (-3) defensively. Pending UFA. Contract carries a cap hit of $5.3M. Feb. 19, 2024Feb. 23, 2024
Alexandre CarrierLogo of the Nashville PredatorsRD272 of 4
87
P3
Carrier is undersize but he's competitive in the hard areas of the ice. The '2-way D' is in the last year of his contract. His cap hit is $2.5M. Carries averages 18 minutes TOI. He's deployed at even strength and the penalty kill. He's been credited with 50 hits and 104 shot blocks. His shot blocking is an asset when killing penalties. He's quick to space and his read/react game is generally sound. An interesting name to keep an eye on at trade deadline. Also provides some secondary offense (4G-12AFeb. 20, 2024Feb. 23, 2024
Tyson BarrieLogo of the Nashville PredatorsRD323 of 4
77
P3
It's only a matter of time before Barrie and the Preds part ways with each other. The question is whether it will come at the trade deadline, or in the off-season. Pending UFA. Cap hit $4.5M. Same player he has always been. A mid-range '2-way/transitional D' who can quarterback a power-play. Leans distributor more than shooter. Average defensively. In 35GP with the Preds this season he has averaged 18 minutes TOI - deployed at ES and PP - while contributing 1G-11A. On a contending team he is likely a #5D more than a consistent top four at even strength. Feb. 20, 2024Feb. 23, 2024
Tyson BarrieLogo of the Nashville PredatorsRD322 of 4
78
P3
Veteran - right shot - 2-way / Transitional - Defenceman Has averaged around 18:00 TOI per game this year in Nashville - with all of his ice time coming at even strength and power-play. Leans distributor more than shooter. Has the legs to lead the rush or join as an extra layer. Average defensively. Area defender. Active stick. Almost no physical push back / presence. Relies on active stick and jumping to space ahead of opponents. At the time of the All-Star break he had produced 1G-10A and was a (-8) defensively. Credited with 6 hits and 36 shot blocks. Expiring contract. Pending UFA. No trade protection in his deal. $4.5M AAV. Better suited as a third pairing 'D' at even strength. Can QB one of the PP units.Jan. 29, 2024Feb. 5, 2024
Ryan O'ReillyLogo of the Nashville PredatorsC321 of 1
85
L2
Has rebounded after a very slow start in 22/23 in St. Louis - before being traded to Toronto - and signing in Nashville as a free agent. Back to playing to his identity. One of the top face-off centers in the entire NHL. High end hockey sense. Reads the play. Positions himself responsibly in all three zones. Has never played the game with elite pace - but finds quiet ice offensively and fronts the play defensively. Averages over 20:00 TOI - Used in all situations. LeaderNov. 28, 2023Dec. 4, 2023
Thomas NovakLogo of the Nashville PredatorsC261 of 1
79
L2
Momentum has elevated his status to second line scorer in Nashville. Motion player. Creative off the rush and via offensive zone entries. Good stick. Quick catch and release. Doesn't allow goalies to get set. Positions himself well in traffic areas / boxes out defenders. Not physical. Doesn't grind down opponents. Quick strike. Averages around 16:00 TOI - ES and PP.Nov. 28, 2023Dec. 4, 2023
Luke EvangelistaLogo of the Nashville PredatorsRW212 of 2
80
L2
Still developing prospect who plays with reliable detail in all three zones. Sound skater. Has a gear in transition. Leans distributor / play maker more than shooter. In time he should contribute more offense. Has the hockey sense to be used in a variety or roles. Not physical. Motion player. Settling into the NHL. Averages around 14:00 TOI - ES - PP Second line upside in time.Nov. 28, 2023Dec. 4, 2023
Juuso PärssinenLogo of the Nashville PredatorsC221 of 1
74
L4
Big body forward with above average skill. Moves pretty well for stature. Has vision in the offensive zone. His read / react / execute / ranges ... but he has the ability to make plays. Lacks physical push back. Long reach is an asset. Net front / middle bumper on the PP. A 4F at ES who slides into one of the PP units. Rarely used on the PK. Averages around 15:00 TOI overall. If his offensive impact was more consistent he has the look of a potential full time 3F.Nov. 28, 2023Dec. 4, 2023
Roman JosiLogo of the Nashville PredatorsLD331 of 1
92
FP
Transitional 'D' Play driver PP QB Outstanding vision. Escapes pressure in his zone. Leads the rush on his own or joins as an extra layer. Pinches down to extend plays. Aggressive directing puck on net. Always involved. One of the more elite offensive defenceman in the entire NHL. Average ice time hovers around 25:00 - Primary ES and PP#1 - PK #2Nov. 28, 2023Dec. 4, 2023
Dante FabbroLogo of the Nashville PredatorsRD251 of 1
80
P3
2-way 'D' who has shown signs of providing better than secondary offense in the past. In his current role with Nashville he averages around 18:00 TOI. He's used as a 2PD/3PD hybrid. His primary ice time comes at ES but he also sees time on the PK ... and some clean up duty on the PP. Keeping things simple. Keeps play in front of him. At times joins the rush as an extra layer. Responsible approach. Occasional bump to his game but not overly physical. Willing to block shots.Nov. 28, 2023Dec. 4, 2023
Michael McCarronLogo of the Nashville PredatorsC281 of 1
71
L4
Depth checking forward who is used at times on the PK Averages around 11:00 TOI Big body. Long reach. Willing to use his size as an advantage along the boards and around the crease. Mostly chip and chase off the rush. Length is a plus when on the PK / rotating high in the defensive zone to disrupt the flow of opponents PP.Nov. 28, 2023Dec. 4, 2023
Alexandre CarrierLogo of the Nashville PredatorsRD271 of 4
87
P2
Undersize, right-shot, 2-way 'D' who brings a combination of high end compete, quickness, and secondary offense. Quick to space in the defensive zone. His read / react / jump to space on the PK is very strong. Despite his stature he's more than willing to engage physically and block shots. Sees the ice. Launches the attack with responsible outlets. Leans distributor more than shooter in the offensive zone. A combination 3D/ 2D depending on the night. Averages around 18:00 TOI - Generally used in all situations.Nov. 28, 2023Dec. 4, 2023
Kiefer SherwoodLogo of the Nashville PredatorsRW281 of 1
81
L3
Although he only averages around 12:00 TOI, Sherwood is a valuable middle of the lineup forward. Most of his TOI comes at ES. He's deployed, in streaks, on the PP and PK. As the middle bumper on the PP he makes plays distributing and directing pucks on net. His 200ft game, overall, is responsible and he plays with physical push back. Skating is average plus for the pace of the NHL. The kind of forward who can be used in a variety of roles in the lineup. Has evolved.Nov. 28, 2023Dec. 4, 2023
Cole SmithLogo of the Nashville PredatorsLW281 of 1
79
L4
Bottom six forward with size. Competes between the whistles. Plays a heavy style. Physical. Pushes back. Works to extend plays along the boards. Empties the tank on the PK. Gets from A to B on time. Uses long reach, and large frame, to get in the way / disrupt the play. Proven scorer at the AHL level. Role player at the NHL level. Reliable. Smart.Nov. 28, 2023Dec. 4, 2023
Philip TomasinoLogo of the Nashville PredatorsC221 of 1
78
L3
Middle six forward who is used at ES and PP. Does not PK Averages around 13:00 TOI Quick off the rush. Can drive opponents back - off their blue line when attacking with speed. Leans play driver more than shooter. Plays a generally light, skilled game. Has the ability to contribute better than secondary offense 200ft detail and three zone effort / awareness can range at times. Still developing.Nov. 28, 2023Dec. 4, 2023
Spencer StastneyLogo of the Nashville PredatorsLD232 of 2
81
P3
Recall 'D' who is starting to establish himself as a reliable third pairing option at the NHL level High end hockey IQ. Reads the game very well in all three zones. Manages pucks. Motion player defensively. Relies on sound body positioning and active stick. Does not play with much physical push back. New breed kind of NHL 'D' Somewhat undersize - 2-way 'D' with some transitional attributes. When he suits up he's averaging around 15:30 TOI - ES and PK - blocks some shots on the PKNov. 28, 2023Dec. 4, 2023
Tyson BarrieLogo of the Nashville PredatorsRD321 of 4
80
P2
Veteran - 2-way / Transitional 'D' Right shot. PP Quarterback. Leans distributor more than shooter. Moves well. Motion player defensively. Relies upon getting to pucks ahead of opponents or trying to keep them to the perimeter with an active stick. Barely average defending against weight around his crease. Easily defined at this stage of his career. Averages around 19:00 TOI - ES and PP -Nov. 28, 2023Dec. 4, 2023
Liam FoudyLogo of the Nashville PredatorsC231 of 1
71
RL
Depth energy forward who plays with pace. Has the speed to create turnovers up ice and extend plays in the offensive zone. Conversely, he also has good jump to space in the defensive zone. His detail can range at times but it's not due to lack of compete. Has struggled to find a full time NHL role. Doesn't play with a ton of physical push back. Motion player. Averages around 10:00 TOI - no special teams -Nov. 28, 2023Dec. 4, 2023
Gustav NyquistLogo of the Nashville PredatorsRW341 of 1
85
L2
Being used in an elevated role with the Preds. Top six forward. Deployed in all situations. Averages around 17:00 TOI Brings a creative offensive element to Nashville's first PP unit. Solid skater. Sturdy. Consistently competing the full 200ft. Current state of his game resembles the way he was contributing in Detroit circa 2018/2019Nov. 28, 2023Dec. 4, 2023
Colton SissonsLogo of the Nashville PredatorsC301 of 1
84
L3
Reliable '2-way' Forward who is used in a variety of roles for Nashville. Averages around 16:30 TOI - ES - PP#2 - PK#1 Provides some push back when required. Chips in secondary offense. Moves well. Competes in all three zones. Threat to create offense on the penalty kill. Smart. Reads the play very well. Creates turnovers. Pressures opponents into quick decisions. Wins over 50% of his draws. Nov. 28, 2023Dec. 4, 2023
Filip ForsbergLogo of the Nashville PredatorsRW293 of 3
84
L1
The most dangerous scoring forward on the Preds roster. Combination of power and skill. Outstanding release. One the team's primary contributors on PP#1 NOT easy to play against. Heavy along the wall and out front the net. Leans shooter more than distributor overall. Averages around 19:30 TOI - ES - PP#1 - 4vs4 - OT - Does not PK Nov. 28, 2023Dec. 4, 2023
Cody GlassLogo of the Nashville PredatorsC241 of 1
78
L3
Big, rangy, skilled forward who is a key part of the Preds power-play when in the lineup Has struggled with injury set backs. Break out year in 22/23. Played to his identity and competed up and down the ice. Not physical. Uses his length / reach to his advantage. Handles the puck very well. Establishes position in the offensive zone and has a quick catch and release. Trending 2F but averages only around 14:30 TOI - ES - PP#1Nov. 28, 2023Dec. 4, 2023
Jérémy LauzonLogo of the Nashville PredatorsLD261 of 1
77
P3
2-Way 'D' / Leaning Defensive 'D' High end of average skater. Mostly simple making puck plays but capable of directing pucks on net from range. Reliable compete. Empties the tank for the good of the group. Physical. One of the leaders for the Preds in hits and shot blocks. Averages around 17:00 TOI - ES and PK - does not have a role on the PP. Chips in with some depth offense overall.Nov. 28, 2023Dec. 4, 2023
Luke SchennLogo of the Nashville PredatorsRD341 of 1
75
P3
Easily defined. Mostly stay at home 'D' Matches up against middle six opponents. Simple with the puck. Rarely, if ever, transports the play on his own. Physical. Punishing in the hard areas of the ice. Battles for possession in the defensive zone. Gaps up to kill plays on his blue line. Averages around 13:30 TOI - ES - PK - No PPNov. 28, 2023Dec. 4, 2023
Juuse SarosLogo of the Nashville PredatorsG281 of 3
91
1A
Butterfly / Athletic goalie who is smaller than almost all his counterparts who are #1 goalies in the NHL Speaks to his athletic ability overall. Tracks side to side very quickly. Outstanding low net coverage / fast pads / great feet. Never quits on a puck. Battles to make stops. No real holes in his game. Has given the Preds a chance to win games on nights they didn't deserve it in the past. 23/24 has been a bit off for stretches but remains an elite upper tier #1 overall. GAA has historically ranged between 2.28 - 2.78 - Save % has ranged between .900 - .927Nov. 28, 2023Dec. 4, 2023
Kevin LankinenLogo of the Nashville PredatorsG281 of 1
75
2B
NHL backup who is capable, at times, of positive runs over short periods of time. Can string together a week, or two, of quality starts but has never had the pedigree of a #1 NHL goalie. Butterfly style. Average / average plus in almost all skill categories. Decent size, but appears smaller in the net at times when dropping and not sitting tall in his butterfly. A #2B overall. GAA hovers around 3.00 Save % hovers around .900Nov. 28, 2023Dec. 4, 2023
Anthony BeauvillierLogo of the Nashville PredatorsC261 of 1
77
L3
Middle six forward who has potential to provide better than secondary scoring Deployed at ES and PP#2 - very rarely used on the PK Brings a combination of energy and average plus skill Leans shooter / finisher more than distributor Works, competes, doesn't back down. Defensive detail can range occasionally / could slow things down and play with more composure in his zone at times.Oct. 11, 2023Oct. 14, 2023
Tanner MolendykLogo of the Nashville PredatorsLD181 of 1
B+
P3
Mid-size defender who is used in all situations at the WHL level with Saskatoon Leans distributor, but not shy about directing pucks on goal from range - from his weak side - in the offensive zone - Ability to join the rush as an extra attacker. Good skater overall. Explosive and quick. An average plus / area defender that will close physically, occasionally as well as block shots on the penalty kill - At times he needs to front the play and keep his opponent in front of him. 2-way / Transitional 'D' on projection - most likely used at ES and PP.May 2, 2023Jun. 13, 2023
Matthew WoodLogo of the Nashville PredatorsC181 of 1
B+
L2
Big body - power forward - net front on the PP Leans goal scorer but has shown ability to make sneaky small area puck plays / distribute Room for more consistent 200ft effort - especially offensive zone exits Skating mechanics on straight lines are fine. Room for more power out of the gate / first three stride quickness Agility / tight turns are also an area that requires improvement and can be exposed when having to defend man on man in defensive zoneApr. 30, 2023-
Jesse KiiskinenLogo of the Nashville PredatorsRW171 of 1
B+
L3
Finished his year at the U18 Worlds in 22/23 generally playing to his identity. Used in all situations. Best work, overall, evident on special teams. Brings energy on the penalty kill. Has the skating ability to disrupt opponents breakout and pressure the play in the defensive zone. On the power-play he uses his pace to back opponents off on zone entries and sets up on his weak side flank to direct pucks on goal. Not elite offensively overall however. Secondary scoring upside is possible. Leans 2-way forward who is likely a 3F more than a 2F. Lacks a consistent physical element. All speed / tenacity. Reliable compete is attractive.Apr. 30, 2023-
Jake LivingstoneLogo of the Nashville PredatorsRD231 of 1
B+
P3
Coveted right shot 'D'. Used in all situations at the college level. Sees the ice. Outlets very well at even strength. Has shown ability to launch attack with long range stick to stick passes through seams. On the PP he leans distributor more than shooter but, playing his weak side, he slides into the lanes back-side and has a quick release. Takes away time and space defensively with his stature and length. On occasion he will punish an opponent physically but he's not consistently intimidating. On the PK he could jump to space (corners) quicker. A good skater who manages the game at his own pace. Best defending comes between the hashes.Mar. 18, 2023Mar. 20, 2023
Joakim KemellLogo of the Nashville PredatorsRW184 of 4
C+
T6
Most noticeable when Team Finland had the PP vs Team Swiss No question he has a gear. He's an explosive skater / Quick and Fast Off the rush his first instinct is to get pucks to the net on his own. More of a shooter than a playmaker Struggled with the trapping style of team Swiss. Never really got going at even strength. Offense is his element. Values open space.Dec. 26, 2022-
Kalan LindLogo of the Nashville PredatorsC171 of 1
B+
M6
A 'swiss army knife' Lind can be used in all situations. He plays an energetic 200ft game. Off the rush he is both quick and fast but not exceptionally creative on his zone entries. Much of his offense comes as a result of hard work and determination. He's light. He needs more strength but it doesn't hold him back from being engaged in the hard areas.Oct. 14, 2022Oct. 20, 2022
Joakim KemellLogo of the Nashville PredatorsRW183 of 4
B+
T6
Continues to impact the game in relation to his element. Plays quick, fast, competitive style Leans offense. Lethal on the PP with back door one timer. Has recently shown more detail off the puck. His exits are better timed. He doesn't waste time tracking back when his team is defending. Element is offense. The rest of his game is evolving without taking away production.Aug. 19, 2022Aug. 21, 2022
Filip ForsbergLogo of the Nashville PredatorsRW271 of 3
61
T3
Elite shooter. Good skater but not elite pace. Averages 18:00 TOI and is used primarily at ES, PK #1, 4vs4 and OT 3vs3 Easily identified element. Average defending his zone. Adequate worker off the puck and on the back check. Pure offense.Mar. 2, 2022Jul. 12, 2022
Reid SchaeferLogo of the Nashville PredatorsRW181 of 1
C+
M6
A big body forward who gets involved in the hard areas and creates a distraction in the slot and around the net. For his stature his skating is average plus. He will need to add another gear to have success at the NHL level but he is trending in a positive direction. He has some of the same attributes as Nick Paul (TB). A crafty player who can make small areas plays despite his long reach. Reid isn't shy about shooting the puck and has a good release. He can score from in tight and range. His three zone detail is reliable. Significant upside.Feb. 2, 2022Jul. 3, 2022
Joakim KemellLogo of the Nashville PredatorsRW182 of 4
B+
T6
Ends the year on a positive note at the U18 Worlds in Germany (5gp-6g-2a-8pts) Used in all situations. The puck goes through him on the PP. He finds space on his off-side to one-times pucks. He is more of a shooter than a distributor. Kemell brings an energetic, competitive game that at times lacks some detail. He's explosive skater. Joakim will battle to extend plays along the boards. He can be deployed in a variety of roles. His speed, offense, and overall involvement are attractive elements. Top 6 NHL upside is possibleApr. 28, 2022Jun. 26, 2022
Kasper KulonummiLogo of the Nashville PredatorsRD181 of 1
D+
D7
Assistant Captain of the Finnish World U18 team. Kasper is not elite in any one category. He's a reliable player who moves fine and gets to pucks / outlets efficiently. Defending vs heavy opponents can cause some issues. Added strength and strategy required along the wall and around his crease. On occasion he will skate pucks from his zone but it is rare to see him take risks. In the offensive zone he is a distributor more than shooter. Projects to be a 2-way 'D' who plays a safe / stay at home game.Apr. 28, 2022Jun. 26, 2022
Luke EvangelistaLogo of the Nashville PredatorsRW201 of 2
B+
M6
Well rounded prospect who has taken his offense to another level. His ability to play up and down the lineup is a plus. Equally effective at (ES) (PK) and (PP). Good stick. Quick/accurate release. Doesn't cut corners on the defensive side. Has scored goals in all situations. More weight and strength required for the NHL game. Trending up. He could end up being a 2nd or 3rd line NHL player.Apr. 8, 2022Apr. 13, 2022
Adam IngramLogo of the Nashville PredatorsLW181 of 1
C+
M6
Tall and lean (6'2 165lbs) His ability to play the game both quick and fast / and get to space ahead of opponents / is a positive element. Identifies open ice and goes to the net away from the puck. A transition threat. Defensive detail ranges. He gets a bit 'sleepy' or 'uninterested' on the defensive side (at times) When fully invested this is a solid player, going to a good college program (St.Cloud) who brings speed and offense.Mar. 26, 2022Mar. 27, 2022
Joakim KemellLogo of the Nashville PredatorsRW171 of 4
C+
T3
His most recent 10 game segment has shown improvement and more impact. AVG TOI (15:33) (3G-2A) Being deployed at ES and PP. (All sits when with own age group) Streaky. Scores his goals in bunches. More of a goal scorer than distributor / playmaker. There was a stretch of (14) games in Liiga this season where he didn't score a goal. Quick and fast. He is a threat off the rush. Leads the PP break out. Opens up on his weak side in the offensive zone for one timers. Leans offense but also responsible defensively.Mar. 22, 2022Mar. 25, 2022
Filip ForsbergLogo of the Nashville PredatorsRW272 of 3
60
T3
AVG TOI (18:11) with almost all of his ice time coming at ES and on the PP. Good skater. Easily eclipsing his career high in goals. More of a shooter than a distributor. Consistent threat to score on the PP from his off-side flank. Shoots the puck a ton. Hard and accurate one-timer. At ES he is involved and responsible. Usually on the right side of the play. His reads are sound. He plays with reliable 3 zone detail. A well rounded player. Expected goals for when he is on the ice is far better than expected against. A 27 year old scoring winger who might be taking his goal scoring to another level. Expiring contract.Mar. 8, 2022Mar. 9, 2022
Chase McLaneLogo of the Nashville PredatorsC212 of 2
D+
DP
First three steps continue to be an area of concern. More explosiveness required for pro. Up to speed he has started to show more speed and demonstrates adequate pace. Being used in all key scenarios at Penn State (RS, PP, PK, 5/3 PK) Takes key face-offs in all three zones He will blend in for stretches. Not a player that jumps out. Especially 5/5 Overall he is a reliable 2-way player who can bring offense but isn't an elite point producer. Dec. 4, 2021Jan. 4, 2022
Spencer StastneyLogo of the Nashville PredatorsLD211 of 2
C+
P3
Reliable 2-way 'D' who does have a transitional element as well Sound skater. Retrieves pucks effectively and makes proper decisions with his outlets Not big. Not small. An 'area' defender with high end hockey IQ Leans distributor more than shooter Has the ability and smarts to get involved off the play and come late as an extra attackerDec. 3, 2021Jan. 2, 2022
Ryan UfkoLogo of the Nashville PredatorsRD181 of 1
59
D7
Somewhat undersize defender who brings a transitional element and can contribute on the PP. Patient on the offensive blue line. Displays ability to draw opponents in and patiently make puck plays around them. At 5/5, at this stage of his development, he rarely takes risk despite having the skill set to rush the puck more often. His game management and IQ are trustworthy. Steady contributor to start his college career.Nov. 20, 2021Jan. 2, 2022
Chase McLaneLogo of the Nashville PredatorsC211 of 2
D+
DP
Potential depth minor league prospect at this stage of his college development He is used in all situations at Penn State A very average contributor on the PK. He sees the ice fine but doesn't rotate quick enough to get into shooting / playmaking lanes. At even strength he goes long stretches without handling the puck He competes to the best of his ability. Has a long way to go before being considered an NHL signingNov. 12, 2021Jan. 2, 2022
Isak WaltherLogo of the Nashville PredatorsRW201 of 1
D+
DP
Skating holds Isak back at this point in his development. He has height but lacks lower body strength. Better than average puck touch. He can make some plays and sees the ice. Most of his puck plays come off the half wall or scrums. Not an open ice threat. A bit knock kneed. Young enough that he has time to work on his deficiencies but a long way to go before defining him as a pro prospectOct. 30, 2021Jan. 1, 2022
Gunnarwolfe FontaineLogo of the Nashville PredatorsLW211 of 1
C+
RL
An undersize player who brings passion and compete Better than average puck skill Solid skater Consistently noticeable. He is around the play every shift Could stop on pucks more at times / slow things down Has enough game overall to be used in a variety of roles Sneaky physical. He's greasy in hard areas.Oct. 29, 2021Jan. 1, 2022
Luke ReidLogo of the Nashville PredatorsRD201 of 1
D+
D7
Stands out with his quickness and agility Active defender who keeps plays alive in the offensive zone Used in all situations at the college level Not shy about joining the rush and directing pucks to the net As noticeable as Luke is shift to shift we are looking for more to actually get accomplished offensively Transitional / 2-way D / Average Defender / More energy than physical / CompetesOct. 24, 2021Jan. 1, 2022