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Mason, Gill Excited for New Challenge with Preds Broadcast Team

Two Former Preds Ready to Provide Insight, Experience on Television and Radio Broadcasts

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

It wasn't all that long ago that Predators Senior Director of Broadcasting Bob Kohl and his team came up with an idea.

The premise was simple in theory: let's find another way to talk to a player and get their insight on the game - but what if it could happen during the actual gameplay?

After the appropriate parties signed off on the plan that seemed just crazy enough to work, a headset made its way to the Predators bench midway through the third period of a game early in the 2006-07 season, and over the ears of the backup goaltender, which on that particular evening, was one Chris Mason.

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Preds Announce Broadcast Team for 2017-18 Season

Former Players Mason, Gill Added to Broadcast Team; Hammer Joins as Rinkside Reporter

by Press Release @PredsNHL /

Nashville, Tenn. (August 23, 2017) - The Nashville Predators announced Wednesday the full broadcast team as the club enters its 20th season in 2017-18. The eight-person television and radio broadcast team is comprised of familiar faces, with the addition of new members to the crew.

Beginning this season, Predators alumnus Chris Mason will join play-by-play voice Willy Daunic during Preds television broadcasts, serving as the color analyst on FOX Sports Tennessee. The former Preds goaltender isn't the only familiar face back in the fold - former defenseman Hal Gill will join the Voice of the Predators Pete Weber in the booth as the radio color analyst for broadcasts heard on 102.5 The Game and the Predators Radio Network.

"I think the athlete in me just wants to be around the game, be around a winning team and be around that fun atmosphere that we certainly saw in the playoffs last year," Gill said. "Of course, there are going to be down times too, and hopefully I can be someone to bridge the gap between the bad times and the good times. I think that's the ultimate goal for anyone around a hockey team - you want to win and you want to be around a fun atmosphere and a hockey atmosphere."

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Preds Fully Implement Mobile Ticketing for 2017-18 Season

Watch the Video to See How to Gain Access to Bridgestone Arena Using the Predators App

by Press Release @PredsNHL /

Nashville, Tenn. (August 23, 2017) - The Nashville Predators have been using mobile ticketing technology for the past two seasons, and starting this 2017-18 season, the Predators will be using mobile ticketing as their primary method of entry for all Predators home games.

Mobile ticketing allows fans to use their mobile device as their game ticket, providing access to Bridgestone Arena via a unique barcode that can be scanned from a device's screen - making entry faster and simpler. Through this technology, fans can easily transfer or re-sell their tickets forwarding via email, further protecting against fraudulent and counterfeit tickets.  

"Mobile ticketing will provide a better experience while offering more convenience and greater security for our season-ticket holders. We are excited to be a leader in new technology and continue to provide the best fans in sports with the best experiences in sports." Nashville Predators Senior Vice President of Tickets, Premium Seats and Youth Hockey Nat Harden said.

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Get to Know the Preds Next Anthem Singer

One of the Final 11 Singers Will be Chosen by a Fan Vote to Become the Preds Anthem Singer for the 2017-18 Season

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

It took hundreds of videos and thousands of notes sung, but the Nashville Predators search for their next national anthem singer is down to 11.

The final 11 individuals, who range from financial advisors to undergraduate students, will now see the next step of their journey come this Thursday night when they'll perform before a panel of celebrity judges and fans at the Predators Open House. That panel, including local media personalities and members of the Preds Broadcast Team, will then whittle down the 11 to four.

Those four, in turn, will sing prior to the Preds four home preseason games (a doubleheader on Sept. 19, Sept. 28 and Sept. 30), with the winner selected by an online fan vote.

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Preds Open House, Anthem Singer Auditions on Aug. 24

Event Features Team Store Sidewalk Sale and Meet and Greet with Preds Broadcast Team

by Press Release @PredsNHL /

Nashville, Tenn. (August 22, 2017) - Join the Nashville Predators on Thursday, Aug. 24, as they host their most eventful Open House yet. From 5 - 8 p.m. (CT), the Nashville Predators Open House will feature a wide range of activities for the entire family to enjoy.

Fans can check out the 2017-18 ice for the first time as it's being painted on, meet the 2017-18 Preds Broadcast Team, secure season-ticket locations and watch anthem singer auditions judged by local celebrities. Bring the whole family and enjoy complimentary popcorn and Pepsi products, street hockey and tours of the arena, while we undergo building upgrades in advance of Opening Night. 

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Predators Expand Little Preds Learn to Play

Hockey Program Grows Throughout Tennessee, Makes its Way to Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Arkansas and Mississippi

by Press Release @PredsNHL /

Nashville, Tenn. (August 21, 2017) - The Nashville Predators hockey program Little Preds Learn to Play has expanded beyond Tennessee state lines. This program, which is conducted in partnership with the NHL and NHLPA, is a fun and effective way to learn hockey while engaging children to keep them lifelong hockey fans.

The Little Preds Learn to Play expansion to rinks in 11 different cities include Antioch, Knoxville and Nashville, Tennessee; Olive Branch, Mississippi; Decatur and Huntsville, Alabama; and Kennesaw and Duluth, Georgia; Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky; and Little Rock, Arkansas. In total, it is expected Little Preds Learn to Play will reach as many as 1,700 children this year.

 "We are excited to see our Little Preds program grow as this is a direct reflection of the growth of hockey in our state," Senior Vice President of Ticket Sales, Premium Sales & Youth Hockey Nat Harden said. "In addition to the growth, we are excited about the large role our Predators alumni will play in introducing and teaching children to play. Cody Hodgson will be a part of Little Preds again this year, and his passion for working with children and growing the game of hockey is a huge addition to this program."

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Preds Partner with Window World for 2017-18 Season

Partnership Will See Activations Along Main Concourse of Bridgestone Arena, Ice Maintenance Team's Uniforms

by Press Release @PredsNHL /

Nashville, Tenn. (August 21, 2017) - The Nashville Predators have announced a new partnership with Window World as they enter the 2017-18 season. This partnership will be seen through activations along the main concourse inside Bridgestone Arena, as well as through sponsorships of the ice maintenance team's uniforms.

"Window World is the most dominant force in the home remodeling industry with more than 50,000 homes installed in Middle Tennessee and millions nationwide," Window World of Murfreesboro and Upper Cumberland Owner Josh Watson said. "We are very excited to be partnered with one of the most dominant teams in the nation, the Nashville Predators!"

"Window World, America's largest remodeling company, is excited to be partnered with the Nashville Predators," Window World of Clarksville Owner Michael Hoover said. "Anybody that has attended a Preds game at Bridgestone Arena knows that they strive to provide the best possible fan experience. Window World also strives for the same great customer experience and satisfaction with homeowners through professional installation of windows, siding and doors."

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Photos: Bridgestone Arena Undergoing Offseason Renovations

Locker Room, 300 Level Concessions Among Upgrades for 2017-18 Season

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Never stop improving, right?

There isn't a summer that goes by without Bridgestone Arena adhering to this motto, and with just over a month until the Predators first preseason games on Sept. 19, crews are hard at work throughout the building, making upgrades for fans and players alike.

Among them, a completely renovated team locker room for the Preds, complete with new stalls and technology throughout.

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Metro Council Declares Aug. 17 Nashville Predators Day

Metropolitan Council of Nashville and Davidson County Presents Resolution to Honor Preds

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Even in the midst of one of the more humid days of the summertime, the city of Nashville still has hockey on its mind.

During the Metropolitan Sports Authority meeting at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday, the Metropolitan Council of Nashville and Davidson County declared August 17, 2017, to be Nashville Predators Day. The resolution was presented with the intention of, "recognizing and congratulating Nashville Predators Head Coach Peter Laviolette, the 2016-17 Nashville Predators Ice Hockey Team and the entire ice hockey staff," for an outstanding season.

It's one of many honors the club has received from the city of Nashville over the past year, including various proclamations from Mayor Megan Barry, as well as center Ryan Johansen serving as Honorary Mayor for a day during the Stanley Cup Final.

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Loyal Legion 10-Game Mini Plan Offers Fans Flexibility, Marquee Matchups

New Plan Provides Ability to Customize, Add Any Number of Home Games to Package

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

A ticket to see Filip Forsberg, P.K. Subban and the rest of the Nashville Predators take to the ice inside Bridgestone Arena might just be in greater demand these days than anything else in the Music City.

After an inspiring run to the Stanley Cup Final, Preds fans made their presence felt on a local and national level, and that includes in the club's ticket department, which has seen a 40 percent rise in season-ticket sales over the past few months.

Those at the helm realize not every fan has the ability to attend all 41 home games - or even half of those - but there's still a way to enjoy all the benefits a Predators season-ticket holder enjoys, including significantly reduced ticket prices and Stanley Cup Playoff priority when the time comes.

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