Rising Steadily ⇑
Juuso Parssinen almost instantly looked comfortable in an elevated role for the Nashville Predators. There have been some rookie mistakes here and there, but there is way more good than bad.
Parssinen’s power forward skating ability has been the most impressive. He uses his big bodied frame like a true NHL veteran, and he’s only going to get better. He has cemented himself into the Predators starting lineup for the remainder of this season more than likely.
It will take a while for the points to come at a high rate from Parssinen. The whole team is struggling to muster up a lot of offense, but the solid amount of ice time will allow him to continue to develop and show improvement.
Parssinen is averaging more ice time, nearly 16 minutes per game, than such veteran forwards as Ryan Johansen, Nino Niederreiter and Colton Sissons.
Expect Parssinen to keep trending up with each NHL game he gets under his belt. He’s only 19 games into his NHL career and already looks extremely comfortable.