Predators Rumors: Nashvile Shopping Top NHL Goalie Prospect

Recent reports suggest that the Nashville Predators are considering the possibility of trading their highly regarded goaltending prospect, Yaroslav Askarov.

Askarov, who was the 11th overall pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, showcased great potential during his debut season with the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals.

The Predators reportedly offered both the San Jose Sharks and the Montreal Canadiens deals that included Askarov in exchange for the fourth and fifth overall selections.

The mere consideration of trading Askarov could signify the Predators' confidence in their ability to compete in the near future.

Such a decision may also indicate that head coach Barry Trotz believes in the team's competitiveness and is actively seeking ways to bolster their roster.

This past season, in his AHL debut, the 21-year-old recorded a solid .911 save percentage, 2.69 GAA, while recording three shutouts over 48 games played.

Askarov was the 11th overall pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft by the Predators. Photo Credit:  David Kirouac-USA TODAY Sports