#22 Nino Niederreiter
After being acquired by the Nashville Predators from the Carolina Hurricanes during the off season it did not take long for Nino Niederreiter to start making a difference on the ice, scoring three goals during the NHL Global Series for the Predators against the San Jose Sharks. Niederreiter has played in all 15 games for the Predators this season posting 6 goals and 2 assist. He is on pace to match his scoring total from last year of 44 points, which he has done only two other times during his career in the NHL, first with the Minnesota Wild in the 2016-2017 season (57 points) and again with the Carolina Hurricanes last season (44 points).
Niederreiter’s size, presence, and veteran experience on the ice and in the locker room is sure to help the Predators through the grueling NHL season. Like Forsberg, Niederreiter only has one minor penalty to his name through 15 games however is a -8 in the +/- column.