Parssinen Making a Positive Impact in Rookie Season
The 21-year-old Finnish center, Juuso Parssinen, was drafted by the Nashville Predators in the 2019 at the 210th overall pick in the seventh round. Parssinen signed his Entry Level Contact with the Predators on May 28, 2021.
The 2022-2023 season has been split between the AHL and NHL with Parssinen playing in 10 games for the Predators AHL affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals, and 22 games at the NHL level. He hasn’t looked back since making his NHL debut on November 12 against the Rangers when he scored a goal.
In his time with the Predators, Parssinen has 3 goals and 6 assists. The big bodied forward has been relentless on the forecheck creating plays and gaining puck possession in the offensive zone.
Even though Parssinen is aggressive on the forecheck he has not taken any penalties in his 22 NHL games, showing the discipline and skill that he brings to the lineup night in and night out.
This young forward has a big future ahead of him and is currently signed through the 2023-2024 season. If the Predators can keep him around, he will be a pivotal part of this team for years to come.