#59 Roman Josi
The Captain of the Nashville Predators, Roman Josi, has consistently been on the Who’s Hot List throughout the season. Even though he missed the last quarter of the season due to concussion symptoms, his play throughout the first three quarters to give him a spot on the season ending Who’s Hot List.
Josi dressed in 67 games for the Predators and led the team in points with 59, including 18 goals and 41 assists. Though the captain did not put up numbers like he did last season, which would have been an incredible feat, he still scored at almost a point per game rate through the time he was in the lineup.
Averaging 25:10 on ice per night, Josi led all other players on the roster by four minutes. He was relied upon heavily, especially in the closing minutes of the game, due to the number of close games that the Predators found themselves playing in.
Josi also led the team in Power Play goals and assists.
It is safe to say that if the Predators had their captain in the lineup for the last fifteen games of the season, they would still probably be playing hockey right now and in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the ninth consecutive season.