I went back and forth on whether to include Grimaldi on this list, but I decided I needed to say something about the inexperienced forward. At age 28, he is not young, but his gradual improvement as a player has been evident.
Grimaldi has always been smooth with the puck on his stick, but one thing he needed to improve since last year was his shot, and it has only gotten better. He has also scored some highlight reel goals this season.
Grimaldi is by no means one of the showcase players on the Predators, but losing a player with his blend of skill, tenacity, and progression would hurt badly. He is also unlikely to command big money anytime soon, so he is another valuable asset who should be prioritized for the future.
Some teams will show interested in Grimaldi, so it will be interesting to see if the Predators get an offer they maybe weren’t expecting for him.