Nashville Predators: The Top-10 Franchise Players Over Last Decade

Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber (6) against the San Jose Sharks in game four of the second round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena. The Predators won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber (6) against the San Jose Sharks in game four of the second round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena. The Predators won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
5 of 11
Next
Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators (Photo Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports) /

#7 Viktor Arvidsson

It was really hard to see Arvidsson lost, but it also made sense. The team was shifting to a younger roster, and Arvidsson was an easy piece to move because the team appeared to not be using his affectively anymore.

Unfortunately it was a little bit of a messy breakup as the Predators acquired two draft picks in return for Arvidsson going to the Kings.

Arvidsson was a key piece to the core of the Nashville Predators team that ascended into one of the top teams in the Western Conference, including the Presidents Trophy season when he put up 61 points which is still a career high for him.

Up until last season Arvidsson held the single season goal record for the franchise at 34 goals in 2018-19, but the following two seasons saw his point efficiency drop. You can be the judge on whether that was a systematic problem or if Arvidsson truly was done.

To Arvidsson’s credit, he bounced back nicely in his first season with the Kings putting up 20 goals and 49 points.

Arvidsson was an easy player to root for as he’s undersized, but has that tenacity that you love to watch. The JoFA Line of Arvidsson, Forsberg and Johansen was dominant when they first came together.

When you think about the success of the Nashville Predators over the last decade, it’s impossible to leave out “Arvy”.