The roster moves for the Ads keep on coming. This go-round it’s a swap of forwards. The Nashville Predators have decided to recall Taylor Beck and assign Filip Forsberg to the Milwaukee Admirals.
Beck this season has 3 goals and 2 assists in the opening 8 games. He might have started the season fairly slow, by what we’ve come to expect from him, but his form in recent games has shown Beck is right back at it: 2 goals in his last 2 games while firing off 8 shots. Last season in the NHL, Beck played in 16 games scoring 3 goals and 4 assists with the Predators.
This will be Filip Forsberg’s first time playing with the Milwaukee Admirals. Last season this top prospect was traded from the Washington Capitals to the Nashville Predators for Martin Erat and Michael Latta. The 11th overall selection of the 2012 NHL Draft suited up for 5 games last season for the Predators after his trade. He scored his first point, an assist, in a 4-3 Predators victory over the Calgary Flames. This season he picked up his first career NHL goal, but has had a relatively quiet opening 11 games to this point: 1 goal and 4 assists.
That being said, that’s a quiet start for a 19-year old top prospect within the organization. There is a big ceiling with Mr. Forsberg. Depending on how long he stays with the Ads team, just for this upcoming three-in-three or longer, it adds an entirely new dimension to an already red hot Ads team that has yet to lose in regulation this season.
Thoughts on the move? How will Forsberg do this weekend? Will Forsberg be an Admiral past this weekend? Do you think Beck was deserving of this call-up or would you have liked to have seen another forward head to Nashville?