Predators Pick Swedish Goalie for #38 in NHL Draft

Even though he’s Swedish, he sort of looks like a baby Pekka!

With the #38 draft pick, the Nashville Predators selected Magnus Hellburg of Sweden. Although some are wondering if the Predators needed another goalie, considering the awe inspiring moves of Pekka Rinne this past season, but that may have been the reason Poile chose another goalie. Supposedly, young Magnus is a beast on the ice, similar to Pekka, so no matter what, he could come in handy. As you may have guess by his age, however, he won’t exactly be jumping straight into a Predators jersey this coming season. Hellburg signed a two-year contract with Frölunda of Swedish Elite League.

Like we said, some are a little concerned by our first actual draft pick, but you can check out his stats here. From his stats, we have a feeling he will fit well in the line of Nashville goalies.

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