This is going to be another tough decision to make with Grimaldi. He has stepped up to the plate in a big way this season after entering it with some questions around him. There were doubts that he could stick as a regular on the NHL level and be consistent.
He’s proving any of those original doubts wrong with 12 points and a plus-4 plus/minus ratio. The Predators third line has been a bright spot on many nights, and Grimaldi has been a big part of that. He’s easily going to set a new career-high in points.
Grimaldi is proving to be an important piece to the Predators’ bottom six. He’s become a reliable contributor and earning his spot on the roster for the long-term. He always had trouble sticking around on the NHL level until he got to Nashville last season.
Now it looks like Grimaldi may have found a long-term home with the Predators. He’s probably earning himself a shiny new contract next season that might keep him in Nashville for the next few seasons. I expect the Predators to retain Grimaldi for the next two to three years.