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Undrafted but not unworthy

Every year, picks are made in the NEFHL while the NHL looks away. 

However, looking at the Preds drafting history, it seems that it's not because they were undrafted that the picks were unworthy.

In 2011, Nashville selected Zack Mitchell in the 8th round, who ended up getting a contract with the Minnesota Wild.

In 2014, Nashville selected Andrew Mangiapane in the 6th round, then Dryden Hunt and Dylan Gambrell in the 8th round. Mangiapane and Gambrell ended up being drafted in the NHL in future drafts while Dryden Hunt dominated the WHL to earn a contract with the Florida Panthers.

Around the league, the same has happened to other teams where their players were drafted a year or two later.

In 2016, the Predators have several undrafted prospects:

Tim Wahlgren: A hard working forward with a good shot, shows a lot of hustle. He has good puck skills which he uses to pull slick moves in the offensive zone. Still needs to work on his skating stride, but has made progress this season. Will play in the Allsvenskan next year where a good season could get him drafted.

Brogan O'Brien: Defensive minded forward with a good frame made the jump from the BCHL to the WHL last year. Could develop more offensive game and work on his skating.

Dawson Davidson: Good puck moving defenseman that can quarterback the powerplay. Smooth skater. However is on the smaller side and gets pushed around. Improving in his zone could get him drafted next year.

Josh Dickinson: OJHL player heading to Clarkson, has a good frame and offensive instincts. Didn't get much exposure during the year.

Marco Miranda: Good size and skating, plays with energy. Plays well in the offensive zone but needs to play more physical and work on his shot.