Nashville Predators: February Awards For Predators

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Best Offensive Predator: Viktor Arvidsson

This marks the second straight month that I’ve given Viktor Arvidsson this award. I like to spread these things out, but it was tough to argue with Arvidsson’s output this month. Seven goals and seven assists, including a stretch of four goals in three games from February 19-22. Arvidsson’s play there was part of what got the Predators back on track after back to back losses.

There was no shortage of contenders for this award. Ryan Johansen had his best offensive month with four goals and nine assists. Roman Josi could have made an argument for it with his fourteen assists. Craig Smith had an outstanding month with five goals and seven assists. Kevin Fiala made to forty points for the season. Calle Jarnkrok passed his career high in points and there’s still twenty games left on the schedule. Scott Hartnell nearly doubled his points output for the season.

Simply put, it was a good month to be on the Nashville Predators’ offense.

Best Predators GIF: Viktor Arvidsson Gets Mauled By Hockey Hug

Arvidsson is known for his devil-may-care attitude on the ice. He always seems on the brink of disaster, even during post-goal hugs.

Ryan Johansen is a forceful hugger. Arvidsson will have to be sure to keep his head up in the future.