Yakov Trenin, the Nashville Predators’ top pick in the 2015 NHL draft, will miss this week’s prospects camp and most – or all – of training camp due to a broken leg he sustained during an accident back home in Russia.
According to general manager David Poile, the 19-year-old center was biking with friends when he was forced off the trail and into a tree.
Trenin, 19, was taken 55th overall in his draft year, then proceeded to score 26 goals and 61 points in 57 games last season for QMJHL Gatineau.
Poile said the organization is “really high” on Trenin and noted that, while the plan was likely for him to return to junior this season, the club had anticipated him participating in training camp and perhaps some of the preseason.
With the broken leg, and a recovery period Poile estimated at four months, those plans are pretty much dashed. Trenin is going to Nashville later this summer for the majority of his rehab.