One of the most popular players to ever wear the Predators logo is hanging up his skates.
Scott Hartnell - who had two stints in Nashville during his career - announced his retirement via Twitter on Monday morning. Originally drafted by the Preds sixth overall in the 2000 NHL Draft, Hartnell finishes with 1,249 regular-season games played, 498 of which came in a Preds jersey.
Hartnell skated for the Predators for six seasons from 2000 through 2007, and then rejoined the club last season after making stops in Philadelphia and Columbus. The Regina, Saskatchewan, native recorded 235 of his 707 career points with the Preds.
"A huge thank you to the Nashville Predators (twice), the Philadelphia Flyers and the Columbus Blue Jackets," Hartnell wrote in part on his post. "You are all world-class organizations and it was an honor playing for your cities!"
On behalf of the entire Predators organization, thank you, Scott, for all of your contributions in the Music City and best wishes on the next chapter.