Who’s Hot with the Nashville Predators with the Season Near the End

Mar 12, 2023; Anaheim, California, USA; Nashville Predators forward Kiefer Sherwood (44) celebrates with Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros (74) after defeating Anaheim Ducks 5-4 in the overtime at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 12, 2023; Anaheim, California, USA; Nashville Predators forward Kiefer Sherwood (44) celebrates with Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros (74) after defeating Anaheim Ducks 5-4 in the overtime at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports /
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#59 Roman Josi

Now this list would not be complete without Roman Josi on it. Behind Saros, Josi is the anchor of this team. No matter what situation this team is in, Josi has been called upon and has answered the call.

Josi ranks 6th in the NHL in average time on ice per game with 25:23. While he is not scoring at the same rate he did last season, which who would expect him to do that year after year, it’s called a career season for a reason, he is still putting up some pretty impressive numbers.

In 21 games played, the captain found the back of the net seven times, three on the man advantage, and assisted on another 16 goals for a +6 rating. One area that Josi has struggled in is penalties, picking up 12 penalty minutes from January 14 – March 9 in 21 games played.

It would be a surprise if at the seasons end, Josi is not in the talks for a Norris Trophy nomination.