Nashville Predators: Players Who Need Big Impressions at Training Camp

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Philip Tomasino
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It’s no secret that Philip Tomasino wants to be a Nashville Predator right now. His main goal and focus is and has always been an NHL roster spot.

Tomasino was Nashville’s first-round draft pick in 2019. He currently plays in the OHL for the Oshawa Generals. Last season he scored an astounding 100 points (40 goals, 60 assists) in 62 games.

As we speak, Tomasino is making his case for a roster spot with excellent gameplay in the World Juniors Championship for Team Canada. A stacked Team Canada that’s pushing through the competition with ease.

Tomasino is averaging two points a game and is tied for second place with two other players in goals with four.

It will be crucial for Tomasino to carry that momentum to training camp once the World Juniors are over. He’ll need to show that he can compete on an NHL level and make his presence known the moment he arrives since he will more than likely miss the first part of training camp.

If Tomasino doesn’t make the roster this season, he will be a taxi squad member. This will be invaluable for his development as he will practice and travel with the team every day.

If it’s not his year this season, Tomasino will be on the roster in 2021-22. This season we may be getting a sneak peek at an NHL phenom in the making.