Nashville's Centers Drive Offense for the Predators

Published November 2, 2023 at 6:04 PM
BY ETHAN GAWRONSKI
     

Lately in the NHL, more and more teams have bolstered their center depth when trying to compete.

Teams like Los Angeles have centers such as Anze Kopitar, Pierre-Luc Dubois and Phillip Danault, giving them a solid option to throw out against any team's top line.

Nashville is built in a similar way, with their winger depth being thinner than it is down the middle.

The Predators center core has contributed to 15 of their 25 total goals scored, though they don't have the big names players that teams such as Los Angeles or Toronto have.


Leading the charge is Ryan O'Reilly who was brought in during free agency, he has 4 goals and 7 points through nine games.

Their second line center, Tommy Novak, had a breakout season for the Preds last season with 43 points in 51 games. He currently has 4 goals and 6 points in nine games.


Veteran center Colton Sissons leads the Predators in goals with 5 right now, and has no assist so far.

The youngster Juuso Parssinen centers the fourth line with 2 goals and 3 points on the year.

Seattle has a strong two-way presence with each of their centers, but are waiting for the offense to come.

If the Kraken can shut down Nashville's centers, the result could be a good one for Seattle.
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