Nashville Predators: Ranking the Best Draft Classes in Team History

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We’re just a week away from the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, and the Nashville Predators are one of those teams that’s hard to pinpoint on who they might be targeting.

This figures to be an unpredictable draft due to so many leagues cancelling their seasons in 2020 and there being not as much to go off of in terms of scouting as there usually is.

More than ever you might see late-round draft picks turn out to be superstars eventually. Going off the gut instinct is something you’re going to see a lot of from NHL general managers in this year.

The Nashville Predators need another strong draft class this year. They can’t have one full of busts that never make it to the NHL level. It seems like a new era of hockey is coming to Nashville, but you have to draft smart to avoid becoming a lottery pick team.

I left off draft classes post-2015 as the book is still be written on these draft picks with players like Alexandre Carrier, Eeli Tolvanen, Dante Fabbro and Rem Pitlick. We should get a clearer sense of these four recent draft picks in 2021-22.

It’s time to go back down memory lane and check out some of the best draft classes in Nashville Predators history.

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