Nashville Predators pipeline runs deep in NCAA and European leagues
The Nashville Predators have a lot of youth in various European leagues as well as the NCAA right now. Out of their 13 prospects that play either overseas or in the NCAA, eight of them have been drafted in the past two entry drafts. The presence of players like Jimmy Vesey (Harvard, ECAC) and Pontus Åberg (Djurgårdens, Hockey Allsvenskan) suggests high offensive capability down the road for the Predators; however, true to Nashville tradition their prospects are predominately two-way players, and there are no better examples of this than Kärpät Oulu’s Miikka Salomäki and Minnesota Golden Gophers’ captain Zach Budish.… read more
Too bad we couldn't snag Matthew Pecca in a couple years from Quinippiac. Apparently he is already a Tampa prospect in a couple years after college. Watching him in the NCAA playoffs and he's looking like a man among boys.