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Eeli Tolvanen Set to Make NHL Debut

Preds Rookie Will Play Tonight Versus Buffalo

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

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Eeli Tolvanen discusses making his NHL debut

Eeli Tolvanen shares his thoughts on making his NHL debut; Austin Watson previews Preds and Sabres

  • 04:13 •

He's in.

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.

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