It’s been hinted at the last few days and now it is pretty much done. The Nashville Predators will be recalling Taylor Beck for their upcoming four-game road trip to Western Canada.
— Cellblock 303 (@Cellblock303) January 22, 2014
Beck leads the Admirals with 27 points (11 goals, 16 assists). His season may have started off slowly but from November and onward he has been a workhorse for the team. He plays in all facets of the game and has often doubled up on offensive lines when the team dresses an extra-defenseman. This call up takes place in a month where he has been producing fantastic numbers: 11 points (3 goals, 8 assists) in 9 games.
This will be Beck’s third stint in the NHL with the Nashville Predators. Last season he played in 16 games and scored 7 points (3 goals, 4 assists). He was called up earlier this season in November when they flipped him with Filip Forsberg. Beck suited up twice, picked up no points and 2 PIM’s, and swapped back with Forsberg shortly after the two traded places.
Thoughts on the move? How do you feel Taylor Beck has played this season? Has he earned this call up or is there another player who you feel could have gone up – and if so who and why? With Beck getting called up and Filip Forsberg remaining with the Admirals – what does that say about Nashville’s plans for Forsberg short term?