2015 Playoff Notes:
- With three goals in Game Five is the first Preds player to record a post-season hat trick.
- One of four rookies in the past 70 years to score a hat trick for a team facing an elimination game.
- Became the youngest player (20 years, 247 days) in Preds history to score a postseason goal on Friday.
- Is the fifth Preds rookie to tally a multi-point playoff game in his rookie season (1g-1a).
- Set the Preds record for most shots by a rookie in a postseason contest (7).
NHL Playoff Notes:
- 2015 will be his first career appearance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Additional Playoff/Championship Notes:
- Participated in three straight World Junior Championships with Team Sweden, captaining the team to a pair of silver medals in 2013 and 2014, while also taking home a gold medal in 2012.
- Was the first Swede to win MVP honors at World Juniors (2014) since the award began in 2004 and was also named the Best Forward of the 2014 tournament by the Directorate.
He's, believe it or not, actually one of my favorite guys, and I've ended up trading him twice. I appreciate what he's done. He was one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, and I felt with this opportunity, that it was a chance that we were able to get somebody for him in Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening.
— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on forward Brandon Sutter