4. Forsberg has arrived, 2015 Playoffs
Fresh off his impressive rookie campaign that had him finish fourth in the Calder Trophy voting, Filip Forsberg did everything he could to push the Nashville Predators past the vaunted Chicago Blackhawks.
Despite the Predators losing in six games in a hard-fought series, Forsberg showed the fans he’s going to be something special for the franchise for years to come.
Forsberg tallied four goals in six games, racked up 22 shots on goal for a 18.2 shooting percentage. He also logged over 20 minutes of average ice time as he was already playing a primary postseason role at age 20.
If you really want to deep dive into that series performance by Forsberg, just look at his possession metrics. Over a 58 Corsi-for percentage while also managing to get the majority of his shots on net and not blocked.
Even though it was a first round exit, I remember coming out of that playoff series very hopeful about the future thanks in large part to the up-and-coming Forsberg.