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Preds Owners Shift Roles

by Press Release / Nashville Predators

Ownership Group Names New Chairman

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 1, 2010) – Today, the Nashville Predators ownership group announces a change in the leadership of its board of directors.

Tom Cigarran has been elected the Predators new chairman, replacing David Freeman who is stepping down as chairman after serving three years in this role.

“Everyone should recognize that had David Freeman not taken the initiative to pull together the current ownership team, the Predators would not be in Nashville today,” said Cigarran. “Speaking on behalf of the other six owners in our group, we appreciate the time and energy David has contributed while serving his term as chairman.”

The ownership team came together in 2007 to buy the Predators franchise in order to ensure the team remains in Nashville. “We have received increasing support from the business community and individual fans each year since the local ownership group took control,” said Cigarran. “We are committed to the success of the team and keeping it here. That’s why we got involved in the first place, and it is behind every decision we make.”

“This is a great time for our organization,” said Cigarran. “We couldn’t be more excited about our new partnership with Bridgestone. Six of our players have just returned from playing visible and important roles on their respective teams in the Olympics. We have great momentum and are on track for a spot in the playoffs, which would be our fifth appearance in six years.”

At 33-23-5, the Nashville Predators are currently ranked second in their division behind the Chicago Blackhawks and are positioned for another playoff run. The Predators next home game is Tuesday, March 2, after the Olympic break.

For information and prices on 2009-10 Nashville Predators individual game sales, season-ticket packages and partial plans, visit or contact a ticket representative at (615) 770-PUCK (7825).

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