Predators general manager David Poile did not mince words about his first-round pick in the upcoming NHL Draft.

He has been approached about Nashville’s selection — 11th overall — and is dangling it out there for a top-six, offensive-type forward.

The draft is June 27-28 at Philadelphia.

“I’ve already been approached and … it’s a possibility,” Poile said during a news conference at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday. “There’s always that possibility I would trade that first-round pick — I’ve made that open to some people I’ve talked to. It would be for a top forward if we could do that.

“I’m not predicting that will happen, but if someone had that top-six forward I would certainly consider trading that first-round pick.”

Trading his first-round pick for an NHL player would be an interesting move for Poile. In the past, he’s made that kind of move around the NHL’s trade deadline, maybe when his leverage was less to land a top player.

In 2011, he got Mike Fisher, a terrific two-way player but someone who has never scored more than 25 goals in a season. In 2012, he dealt his first-rounder for Paul Gaustad, one of the top faceoff men in the NHL but not a major offensive star.