After weeks of anticipation and a few skates in Nashville, 18-year-old Eeli Tolvanen will make his NHL debut tonight as the Predators host the Sabres at Bridgestone Arena, Preds Head Coach Peter Laviolette confirmed.
Tolvanen skated on a line with Ryan Johansen and Viktor Arvidsson during the morning skate and also saw time on a power-play unit.
"I know what I'm capable of," Tolvanen said "I just want to keep it simple and play my game."
Tolvanen inked a three-year, entry-level contract on Thursday after arriving in Nashville with the conclusion of his KHL season with Jokerit.
Video: Eeli Tolvanen discusses making his NHL debut