Philip Tomasino signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Nashville Predators on Monday. Financial terms were not released.
The 18-year-old center was chosen in the first round (No. 24) of the 2019 NHL Draft. An alternate captain, he has 23 points (nine goals, 14 assists) for Niagara of the Ontario Hockey League this season and was named OHL player of the week after his six-point game (three goals, three assists) Oct. 4, the second in IceDogs history.
Last season, Tomasino had 72 points (34 goals, 38 assists) in 67 games and led the OHL with 12 game-winning goals.
Tomasino had five points (one goal, four assists) in six games for Canada at the 2019 IIHF Under-18 World Championship.