Teams populated by members of the Predators – Canada, Switzerland and Sweden – are all finding success in the preliminary round at the 2019 IIHF World Championship.
Preds forward Kyle Turris and defenseman Dante Fabbro of Canada, and blueliner Mattias Ekholm of Sweden, have helped their clubs to 2-1-0 records thus far, while Nashville defensemen Roman Josi and Yannick Weber are a perfect 4-0-0 with Switzerland.
Turris, who is captaining Team Canada at the tournament, has two goals and three assists through three outings, with both tallies coming in an 8-0 triumph over Great Britain. Fabbro also scored in that win with a blast on the power play, assisted by Turris.
Josi has one goal, three assists and a plus-7 rating for the Swiss through four games, and while Weber has yet to factor in on the scoresheet, he carries a plus-5 rating of his own.
Ekholm is also searching for his first point of the tournament, but he’s a plus-2 for a Swedish club that has outscored their opponents by a 19-6 count thus far.
The opening round continues through May 21, including a meeting between Josi, Weber and Ekholm on May 18 when Switzerland faces Sweden.
Click here for a full schedule from the IIHF, and stay tuned to NashvillePredators.com in the coming days and weeks for continuing coverage on Nashville’s tournament participants.