The Nashville Predators took Rem Pitlick with their third-round pick in the 2016 NHL draft. While Pitlick has only been a part of the Predators roster for less than a quarter of a season he can still provide a good amount of help to both the Predators and Admirals as he can improve either roster with his great skating ability, his nifty hands, and great passing ability.
Pitlick has been with the University of Minnesota hockey team for the past three years where he has been a part of the top lines for the three years he has been there, looking very impressive for Nashville Predators fans liking.
He had 108 points in 112 games with Golden Gophers which for a college player is very good for a player in a tough division like the BIG 10, where there are a lot of good prospects but not many outstanding prospects.
However, Pitlick has the potential to be one of those few outstanding prospects from the BIG 10 very similar to Joe Pavelski who played for Wisconsin and was drafted in the seventh round.
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This year, Pitlick will more than likely be in the AHL but he will more than likely get top minutes on both five-on-five and the power-play with Eeli Tolvanen if he is in the AHL this year instead of the NHL.
Pitlick will also be one of the first call-ups if a forward were to get injured or players are not producing how they should be.
Rem Pitlick has only played one NHL game, but in that one game he played very well both offensively and defensively, but didn’t get his first NHL point but did pick up a penalty against the Minnesota Wild.
Pitlick plays a very offensive game with his great playmaking abilities and great skating. His game is very similar to Claude Giroux‘s when he first came into the league, as Pitlick can pass and skate with the puck extraordinarily well. Also when he needs to shoot the puck he can pick the corners like the best.
Pitlick will need to impress Peter Laviolette and the rest of the coaching staff to make the roster out of camp, but even if he doesn’t get time in Milwaukee will benefit him and his development.
Overall, Rem Pitlick has the beginnings of being a great player for the Nashville Predators whether he reaches his full potential or not.