2015 NHL Draft: Nashville Predators Select Iakov Trenin 55th Overall in 2nd Round
A Russian to join their ranks.
With their first pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, the Nashville Predators have selected Iakov Trenin with the 55th overall pick.
In Round 2 with Pick No. 55 - The #Preds select Center Iakov Trenin who plays for Gatineau, QMJHL and is from Russia.— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) June 27, 2015
Trenin is a 6-2, 194 pound center from Chelyabinsk, Russia. #Preds http://t.co/7geBKFlc5T— Brooks Bratten (@brooksbratten) June 27, 2015
Welcome to Smashville, Iakov Trenin! Read up on the center here —> http://t.co/e9dAYTBhOu pic.twitter.com/w6r2hpX3PA— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) June 27, 2015
Trenin was playing the wing earlier in the season and he seemed uncertain about his responsibilities at that position. Moving to centre better exemplifies his abilities. He has good awareness and wants to get the puck to his wingers and allow them to get scoring chances. He's very poised with the puck. Becoming quicker and faster and improving his shot will make him that much more dangerous.
And here's a detailed breakdown of Trenin from Canucks Army that is a must read.