Nashville Predators: Draft Picks You Wish They Could Have Back

ST PAUL, MN - JUNE 25: Head coach Barry Trotz of the Nashville Predators shakes hands with Miikka Salomaki drafted 52nd overall by the Predators during day two of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at Xcel Energy Center on June 25, 2011 in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
ST PAUL, MN - JUNE 25: Head coach Barry Trotz of the Nashville Predators shakes hands with Miikka Salomaki drafted 52nd overall by the Predators during day two of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at Xcel Energy Center on June 25, 2011 in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
7 of 7
Next
NASHVILLE, TN – FEBRUARY 21:  Johnny Gaudreau #13 of the Calgary Flames. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN – FEBRUARY 21:  Johnny Gaudreau #13 of the Calgary Flames. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) /

2011- Josh Shalla (Left Wing)

Josh Shalla hasn’t played in the NHL yet and it doesn’t look like he ever will. Two left wing picks later was Johnny Gaudreau. The 26-year-old started in 2013 and hasn’t looked back since.

He has been a stud so far posting 445 points in 464 games. The young gun has many more years ahead of him in his career.

Just this season alone has 58 points, including 18 goals. Those 58 points would only be trailing Roman Josi on the current Predators team.

You can get over seeing the goaltender misses because the Predators have actually been very fortunate in their history with outstanding goaltenders. But missing out on dynamic offensive wingers like Gaudreau for a player that never played a game is rough to stomach.

Must Read. Top Five Most Awesome Moments of Predators Season. light

Obviously you’re bound to have some misses in the draft, especially in the NHL as you’re picking from players all over the world. The Predators have done pretty well over the years, but they’ve had their fair share of misses as well.