Preds Call Up Philip Tomasino As Filip Forsberg Is Sidelined With Injury

Philip Tomasino. Photo: John Russell/Nashville Predators

Nashville Predators have recalled forward Philip Tomasino from Milwaukee (AHL) before tonight’s (Feb. 13) game against the Arizona Coyotes at Bridgestone Arena.

Tomasino, 21, is one of the Preds top prospects and will help Nashville while Filip Forsberg is out with an injury. Tomasino has skated in 38 games for the Milwaukee Admirals this season and is third on his team in points with 32 (12 goals-20 assists). The forward has posted three points (three assists) in his last three games with Milwaukee, pushing him to 20 assists in 2022-23, the second-most among the Admirals’ forwards. Appearing in his first season for the Admirals, Tomasino has helped the team reach second place in the AHL’s Central Division with a 28-15-1-2 record (59 points.)

His most productive stretch of the campaign coming from Dec. 21-Jan. 14, where he compiled points in eight of nine games, posting four goals and 10 assists. Tomasino also leads Milwaukee in power-play points with 13 (three goals-10 assists); his 10 assists on the man advantage are tied for the team lead.

Originally drafted by Nashville in the first round (24th overall) of the 2019 NHL Draft, Tomasino made his debut in 2021-22 and went on to spend the entire season with the Predators, recording 32 points (11 goals-21 assits) in 76 games. Among NHL rookies last season, he was tied for fifth in power-play goals (three); tied for eighth in game-winning goals (three); and tied for ninth in power-play points (9). He also became the third rookie in Predators history to record multiple three-point games in a season (two), joining Craig Smith (four) and Forsberg (three.)

Steven Boero