The Central Division-leading Nashville Predators are looking to add more ammunition to their arsenal in the form of their top prospect.
Eeli Tolvanen, the club's first-round selection in the 2017 draft, is on general manager David Poile's radar, and Poile is hopeful of luring him to the Music City this season.
"I think based on what he's accomplished so far this year, that might be probable," Poile told Adam Vingan of The Tennessean.
Tolvanen has scored 17 goals with Jokerit of the KHL this season, and recently received an All-Star nomination as an 18-year-old. He's currently suited up with Finland at the world juniors.
"We certainly would like to make contact with the player in terms of what his thought process would be to sign a contract sooner than later," Poile said.
Tolvanen is under contract for one season in the KHL with an option for another year. The regular season continues until March 1, and Jokerit is currently in third place, so it's likely a playoff run could follow.
While nothing is imminent, the thought of Tolvanen joining a Predators lineup already reinforced by the acquisition of Kyle Turris and, soon, the return of Ryan Ellis, Nashville has serious potential to defend its Western Conference crown.