Nashville, Tenn. (November 17, 2020) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/GM David Poile announced today that the team has loaned forward Philip Tomasino to Team Canada for its 2021 World Junior Championship selection camp.
Tomasino, 19 (7/28/01), was one of 47 players invited to the camp, which runs through Dec. 13 with the 2021 World Juniors set to begin Christmas Day in Edmonton, Alta. Nashville's first-round pick in 2019 (24th overall) recorded 100 points (40g-60a) in 62 OHL games for Niagara and Oshawa in 2019-20, his third season in the league. He was fourth in the OHL in points, tied for fifth in assists and ninth in goals en route to hitting the 100-point mark for the first time. Tomasino was five points shy of tying David Legwand for the most points (105 in 1997-98) in a single OHL season by a Predators draft pick and was named a finalist for the OHL's Red Tilson Trophy, awarded to the league's most outstanding player. He has recorded 196 points (79g-117a) in 190 career OHL contests since first entering the league in 2017-18.
The Mississauga, Ont., native signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Predators on Oct. 21, 2019. Internationally, the 6-foot, 183-pound center represented Canada at the 2019 U-18 World Championship, where he recorded five points (1g-4a) in six games. He also competed for Team Canada Black at the 2017 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, picking up an assist in five contests.