Nashville Fifth Round Selection is Joonas Lyytinen
Preds return to defense with 132nd overall pick
Birthplace: Espoo, Finland
Date of Birth: April 4, 1995
Current Team: KalPa (Liiga)
With their fifth round pick (132nd overall) the Predators selected defenseman Joonas Lyytinen. The Finnish-born Lyytinen recently split time playing with KalPa’s Under-20 junior team, as well as KalPa’s professional team in Liiga, Finland’s top professional league. He put up nine points in 30 league games with KalPa’s top team while recording 24 points in 24 games with KalPa’s junior team during the 2013-14 season. Lyytinen has competed internationally for Finland in four tournaments, most recently as a member of the Under-18 World Junior Championship team.