Nashville, Tenn. (September 10, 2020) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/GM David Poile announced today that the team has hired Dan Hinote as an assistant coach.
"Dan Hinote's character, personality, as well as playing and coaching experience will be a great fit for our team and players," Predators Head Coach John Hynes said. "As a player, Dan brought energy and leadership to his teams, winning a Stanley Cup with Colorado in 2001, and his experience as a coach with the Columbus Blue Jackets and USA Hockey's National Team Development Program will be of great value to our organization."
"In this assistant coach position, we were looking for a former player who was fairly recently retired but still had coaching experience, and Dan fit that description perfectly," Poile said. "He builds strong connections with players - including Ryan Johansen in his time in Columbus - and has played with Predators alumni and Hall of Famers Paul Kariya and Peter Forsberg in Colorado, as well as Predators Director of Player Development Scott Nichol, Preds broadcaster Chris Mason and Kariya again in St. Louis. Dan complements John and the rest of our current staff nicely, and I trust he will be a tremendous asset to the team."