NASHVILLE, Tenn. - As the Predators prepare for their 15th season, they must first negotiate their 16th NHL Entry Draft come Sunday at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
Coming off a lockout-shortened season in which they did not make the playoffs for only the second time in nine years, the Predators have the No. 4 overall pick - their lowest since taking forward David Legwand with the No. 2 overall pick in their very first draft in 1998. In all, the Predators have 10 draft picks this year.
Starting with their first one, here is a look at each of the Predators' previous 15 drafts
Picks: Eight, including No. 2 overall in First Round
Top pick: Michigan native David Legwand became the Predators' first Entry Draft pick when he was taken behind only Vincent Lecavalier, who went to Tampa Bay. Legwand remains on the team as a solid forward with two-way skills.
What hit: Third-rounder Denis Arkhipov played a solid four years with the Predators and became part of productive ...