Nashville Select Anthony Richard (4th Round, 100th Overall)

Val-d'Or Foreurs Anthony Richard celebrates his game winning goal on Edmonton Oil Kings goalie Tristan Jarry during second overtime period Memorial Cup hockey action in London, Ont., Tuesday, May 20, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley
Val-d’Or Foreurs Anthony Richard celebrates his game winning goal on Edmonton Oil Kings goalie Tristan Jarry during second overtime period Memorial Cup hockey action in London, Ont., Tuesday, May 20, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley

With the first of two draft picks in the fourth round the Nashville Predators have continued building up prospects at the forward position by selecting center Anthony Richard from Val-d’Or Foreur (QMJHL).

Richard is listed at 5’9″ on Elite Prospects and will turn 19-years old just before Christmas. He has spent three seasons in the QMJHL and has a stat-line of 151 points (74 goals, 77 assists) in 174 games – all of which have come with Val-d’Or. His 2014-15 season was easily his best in junior hockey: 91 points (43 goals, 48 assists) in 66 games with 78 penalty minutes and a plus/minus rating of -9. He had 52 points (25 goals, 27 assists) in the same amount of games the year prior.

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