With career victory No. 1,171, Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations and General Manager David Poile is now second in all-time wins by a National Hockey League GM. Poile passed former Bruins coach and general manager Harry Sinden for second place, now trailing only Rangers GM Glen Sather in wins (1,278).
At the helm since Nashville's inaugural game in 1998, Poile ranks second in all-time games as a general manager with 2,404 and is the third-longest tenured GM in League history at 32 full seasons in the position, beginning in 1982 with the Washington Capitals.
Overall, the 2014-15 campaign marks Poile's 42nd season in the League. During that time, Poile has served on the NHL's Competition Committee and the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee, been honored three times as a finalist for General Manager of the Year Award (2010, 2011, 2012) and received the Lester Patrick Award in recognition of his contributions to hockey in the United States.
Poile is the only general manager in NHL history to be at the helm of two different clubs for 1,000 games and 500 victories and is the lone person to be a finalist for the General Manager of the Year Award in each of its first three years of existence.