Nashville Predators Predictions for 2023-24: The Top Goal Scorers

Roman Josi #59 and Filip Forsberg #9 of the Nashville Predators celebrate after scoring a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the third period at United Center on December 21, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Roman Josi #59 and Filip Forsberg #9 of the Nashville Predators celebrate after scoring a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the third period at United Center on December 21, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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Roman Josi, Nashville Predators
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#5 Top Goal Scorer for Nashville Predators in 2023-24 : Roman Josi

It might kind of surprise you that I have Josi so far back on top goal scorers for the Nashville Predators this upcoming season. However, if you’ve watched this team for a while you know that Josi drives the offense and piles up assists for his teammates, but doesn’t always get the glory of scoring the goal.

Josi’s career high for a season in goals is 23, set during his mammoth year that saw him nearly hit the 100-point mark in 2021-22. He also put up an extraordinary 73 assists.

Other than that, Josi has always hovered around the 15-goal mark for a season. Although I do think he’ll finish above 15 goals this upcoming year, I don’t see him finishing above 20.

Josi is going to need to stick to quarterbacking the offense, if you will. That means plenty of points, but more of the same of piling up the assists and counterattacking in transition to set up other goal scorers.

With the strong belief that the Nashville Predators as a whole will be much improved at scoring goals, I have Josi quite possibly having his second-highest point total of his NHL career, but will finish just short of his career high of goals in a season. Still good for fifth on the team.

Josi’s 2023-24 Goal Prediction: 19 Goals