PHWA Names Rocco Grimaldi as Predators 2019 Masterton Nominee

NASHVILLE, TN –¬†Nashville Predators forward Rocco Grimaldi has been named the team’s nominee for the 2019 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association (PHWA). The trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.

Considering those qualifications, there’s no one better to receive the nod than Grimaldi.

After starting the 2018-19 season with the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals, Grimaldi got the call to Nashville on Oct. 25 – and with the exception of a quick down-and-back around Thanksgiving, the 26-year-old has been a full-time NHLer for the first time.