Nashville Predators: Greatest Sweater Numbers in Team History

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When all is said and done, we could be saying the best player in Predators’ history worn #11. Right now, it would likely be true. As is the story with many top players that have played for Nashville, the original #11 was traded away. Still, he deserves a spot in the eventual Ring of Honor.

The first player ever selected by the Nashville Predators was David Legwand. In 15 season, Legwand amassed a franchise-best 210 goals, 356 assists, and 566 total points. His 956 games played are nearly 200 more than Weber. It is easy to see why many consider him the best skater in team history.

Can that change? Probably. But, will it be another player to wear the same number. It could happen. How?

Eeli Tolvanen.

The top prospect in the Predators’ system worn #11 last season, and could continue to don the number. After epic campaigns in the KHL and Olympics, excitement and hope surround the 19-year-old forward. Still, he is young and not played in real action yet.

But, there is no doubting the potential.