NHL 19: Nashville Predators Player Ratings, Roster & Top Prospects

Can you take the Nashville Predators to glory with this roster?


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The Nashville Predators are one of the best teams in the NHL, probably the best in the Western Conference, and are equally strong in NHL 19. Two seasons ago, they made it to the Stanley Cup Finals; last season, they won the Presidents’ Trophy; this season they’ll be looking to make it to the finals once again. 

Filip Forsberg, Left Wing, 86 OVR

Age: 24
Role: Power Forward
Height: 185cm
Weight: 93kg
Shoots: Right
Best Stats: 91 Deking, Hand-Eye, Puck Control 

Filip Forsberg has evolved into one of Nashville’s most reliable and consistent point scorers over the last few years, leading the team with 26 goals and 64 points in 67 games last season, and collecting 18 goals and 26 points through an injury-riddled 30-game start to this campaign. In NHL 19, the Swede boasts tremendous puck skills, with his 88 in acceleration, agility, and speed and 89 or greater in all shooting skills making him far more valuable to your play than his questionable 86 overall rating suggests. 

Roman Josi, Defenseman, 88 OVR

Age: 28
Role: Two-Way
Height: 185cm
Weight: 91kg
Shoots: Left
Best Stats: 92 Defensive Awareness. 90 Passing, Puck Control, Shot Blocking, Stick Checking, Offensive Awareness, Slap Shot Power 

When Shea Weber was traded to the Montreal Canadiens for P.K. Subban, it was understood that Roman Josi would need to take that next step up to becoming a complete defenseman, which the Swiss blueliner has certainly achieved. Josi is one of the best defensemen in the NHL for his all-around game, boasting strong puck-moving and shooting ability as well as great skating and incredible defensive skills. At the 47-game mark, Josi was joint-second among Predators in points with 34. 

Pekka Rinne, Goaltender, 89 OVR

Age: 35
Role: Hybrid
Height: 196cm
Weight: 98kg
Shoots: Left
Best Stats: 92 Rebound Control, Recover. 91 Five Hole, Breakaway 

Always focussed and always calm, Pekka Rinne has been a strong presence for the Nashville Predators in the crease and the kind of goaltender who can inspire a Stanley Cup run. Last season, the Finnish goaltender notched a whopping eight shutouts with a .927 save percentage and 2.31 goals against average. This season, through 33 starts, Rinne has three shutouts, a .915 save percentage, and a 2.43 goals against average. 

NHL 19 Nashville Predators Roster

From the Day 1, September 13 update, this is how the Nashville Predators’ first lines start. This is a very strong and very deep team, boasting difference makers throughout. Keep in mind that this top line doesn’t have room for P.K. Subban, Kyle Turris, Mattias Ekholm, or Kevin Fiala, showing the immense strength that the Predators boast.

Filip Forsberg (86) – Ryan Johansen (85) – Viktor Arvidsson (84)
Roman Josi (88) – Ryan Ellis (84)
Pekka Rinne (89)

Name

Overall Rating

Position/Role

Height

Age

Shoots

Best Stats

P.K. Subban

88

Two-Way Defenseman

183cm

29

Right

92 Slap Shot Power. 91 Wrist Shot Power, Offensive Awareness, Passing, Puck Control, Defensive Awareness

Kyle Turris

85

Two-Way Center

185cm

29

Right

89 Acceleration, Agility, Speed

Ryan Johansen

85

Playmaker Center

191cm

26

Right

90 Strength, Slap Shot Power, Balance, Passing, Puck Control

Ryan Ellis

84

Two-Way Defenseman

178cm

27

Right

89 Slap Shot Power, Acceleration, Agility

Viktor Arvidsson

84

Right Wing Sniper

175cm

25

Right

90 Deking. 89 Acceleration, Speed, Agility

Mattias Ekholm

83

Two-Way Defenseman

193cm

28

Left

90 Discipline. 89 Shot Blocking, Balance, Strength

Kevin Fiala

82

Left Wing Sniper

178cm

22

Left

90 Deking, Acceleration, Agility, Speed

Craig Smith

82

Two-Way Right Wing

185cm

29

Right

87 Slap Shot Power, Acceleration, Agility, Speed

Nick Bonino

80

Two-Way Center

185cm

30

Left

88 Speed, Discipline. 87 Slap Shot Power, Agility, Acceleration

Calle Jarnkrok

80

Right Wing Sniper

180cm

26

Right

89 Acceleration, Agility, Speed

Dan Hamhuis

79

Two-Way Defenseman

185cm

35

Left

87 Stick Checking. 85 Defensive Awareness, Shot Blocking, Discipline, Poise, Balance, Endurance, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power, Strength

Ryan Hartman

79

Two-Way Right Wing

183cm

23

Right

90 Aggressiveness. 85 Body Checking, Durability, Strength, Acceleration, Agility, Speed, Balance, Deking, Hand-Eye

Austin Watson

79

Right Wing Grinder

193cm

26

Right

89 Aggressiveness. 88 Body Checking, Strength, Balance

Colton Sissons

79

Two-Way Center

185cm

24

Right

85 Defensive Awareness, Shot Blocking, Stick Checking, Acceleration, Agility, Balance, Speed, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power, Aggressiveness, Body Checking, Durability, Strength

Matt Irwin

78

Defensive Defenseman

185cm

30

Left

87 Strength, Balance, Aggressiveness

Connor Brickley

77

Two-Way Left Wing

183cm

26

Left

86 Agility, Slap Shot Power. 85 Wrist Shot Power, Body Checking, Balance, Acceleration, Stick Checking

Mikka Salomaki

77

Two-Way Left Wing

180cm

25

Left

86 Stick Checking, Balance, Slap Shot Power, Aggressiveness, Body Checking, Strength

Eeli Tolvanen

77

Left Wing Sniper

178cm

19

Left

88 Slap Shot Power. 87 Wrist Shot Power, Deking, Agility

Anthony Bitetto

76

Defensive Defenseman

185cm

28

Left

87 Balance, Strength, Body Checking, Aggressiveness, Slap Shot Power

Juuse Saros

81

Hybrid Goaltender

180cm

23

Left

89 Speed, Agility. 87 Breakaway, Angles

Juuse Saros, Goaltender, 81 OVR

Age: 23
Role: Hybrid
Height: 180cm
Weight: 82kg
Shoots: Left
Potential: Starter med

The Nashville Predators have been taking their time and easing Juuse Saros in as Pekka Rinne’s successor, with the young Finn putting in very strong performances as the backup goaltender. In NHL 19, Saros develops into a strong starting goalie over the first few seasons, with his 89 speed and agility making him a trusty choice from day one.

As you would expect from a top team that already has the likes of Kevin Fiala and Eeli Tolvanen pulled into the squad on NHL 19, Nashville’s prospect pool is quite shallow. The Predators are well-stocked in all areas, so the best that these prospects could hope for is a bottom line place in a few years.

NHL 19 Nashville Predators Top Prospects

Name

Overall Rating

Position/Role

Height

Age

Shoots

Potential

Vladislav Yeryomenko

55

Defensive Defenseman

183cm

19

Right

7th D med

Jacob Paquette

58

Defensive Defenseman

188cm

19

Left

7th D med

Pavel Koltygin

60

Left Wing Sniper

183cm

19

Left

Bottom 6 med

Zachary Magwood

58

Center Sniper

178cm

20

Right

AHL Top 6 med

Hardy Haman Aktell

62

Defensive Defenseman

193cm

20

Left

7th D med

Frederic Allard

66

Offensive Defenseman

183cm

20

Right

Top 6 med

Tanner Jeannot

62

Two-Way Left Wing

188cm

21

Left

AHL Top 6 med

Anthony Richard

67

Playmaker Center

175cm

21

Left

Bottom 6 med

Alexandre Carrier

67

Offensive Defenseman

180cm

21

Right

7th D med

Yakov Trenin

69

Two-Way Left Wing

188cm

21

Left

Top 9 med

Milan Kloucek

69

Stand-up Goaltender

183cm

20

Left

AHL Starter med

Niclas Westerholm

60

Hybrid Goaltender

193cm

21

Left

AHL Starter med

Miroslav Svoboda

59

Hybrid Goaltender

191cm

23

Left

AHL Fringe med

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