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Nash Daily: Preds Draft History In Top 15, Avs Captain To Miss ’23



Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros

For the 14th time in franchise history, the Nashville Predators will have a top-15 draft pick. How has the team fared picking in the top half of the draft? Cody Glass had a memorable day during a pre-tournament game at the International Ice Hockey Federation Worlds.

The NHL announced the three finalists for the Masterton Trophy on Tuesday, while a key member of the Avalanche will miss a significant amount of time. That and more in the Wednesday edition of the Nash Daily.

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More than half of the Predators’ first-round draft picks as a franchise have been inside the top 15. While Nashville has had its share of misses (Brian Finley, Scottie Upshall, Colin Wilson), it’s also hit on quite a few of its premium selections.

Nick Kieser took a look at some of the better Predators top-15 picks including the team’s current top prospect Yaroslav Askarov, who led the Milwaukee Admirals to the Central Division Final in the Calder Cup Playoffs. Read it here.

Glass played an integral role for the Predators in 2022, really coming into his own during the team’s stretch run while playing a top-six role. On Tuesday, Glass had a hat trick for Canada in a 5-2 win over Hungary in an IIHF Worlds pre-tournament exhibition. Glass may be finally living up to his potential as a former No. 6 overall pick.

Around the NHL and National Hockey Now

Boston Hockey Now: Could Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery be on the host seat after a first-round playoff elimination despite a record-breaking regular season? Here’s why he might be.

Calgary Hockey Now: Darryl Sutter is no longer head coach of the Flames, could a behind-the-scenes rift with a star forward led to the two sides parting ways? Here’s why it’s a possibility.

Colorado Hockey Now: Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog will miss the entire 2023-24 season due to a cartilage transplant surgery in his knee. More details here.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang, Coyotes forward Clayton Keller and Blackhawks goalie Alex Stalock were named the three finalists for the Masterton Trophy, which is given annually to the player who best exemplifies perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication. More details here.

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