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Scuderi, Bordeleau Tasked with Helping Preds Prospects Realize NHL Dreams

Nashville's New Development Coaches Possess Passion for Seeing Players Reach Next Level

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

There are plenty of fresh faces on the ice this week during Predators Development Camp - two of them just happen to have a bit more experience than anyone else.

Sebastien Bordeleau and Rob Scuderi - both hired by the Preds as forward and defense development coaches, respectively, less than 10 days ago - are the two newest members of the organization.

Stated in the simplest terms, their task is to help Nashville's top prospects reach their ultimate goal of one day skating for the Predators. Bordeleau and Scuderi are more than qualified to take on the challenge, too, with both of them boasting successful NHL careers. Although their playing days are now over, they still have plenty left to offer to the next generation.

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With Top-Four Defensive Role Possible, Dante Fabbro Staying Focused

Preds GM Poile Says Fabbro's Growth, Skill Helped Ease the Blow of Subban Trade

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

A week ago, not much had changed for Dante Fabbro

The Predators' budding star on defense was just a few days out from attending his fourth Predators Development Camp in Nashville. One of three players with NHL experience on the 40-player roster, Fabbro was ahead of the curve as likely the only individual to have his name at least penciled in for the Preds' Opening Night roster on Oct. 3 against the Minnesota Wild. 

The first-round pick in 2016 signed his entry-level deal on March 27 and logged 10 games with the Predators, including all six in their first-round series with the Dallas Stars. The reviews were quite positive. The expectation was Fabbro would fulfill a similar role during the 2019-20 campaign: on the third pairing alongside Dan Hamhuis, logging roughly 10 minutes a night.

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Predators Announce 2019-20 NHL Schedule; Home Opener Oct. 3 vs. Wild

Schedule Headlined by 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on New Year's Day; 12 Saturday Home Games

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (June 25, 2019) - The Nashville Predators begin their 22nd NHL season presented by Fifth Third Bank with a four-game homestand beginning on Oct. 3 against the Minnesota Wild, where the team will unveil its second Central Division title banner in the Bridgestone Arena rafters. The homestand continues with games against the Detroit, San Jose and Washington before the team embarks on a three-game road trip out west, where it will take on Los Angeles, Vegas and Arizona.

Nashville rounds out its October slate with two separate three-game homestands separated by a road game on Oct. 26 against last season's Presidents' Trophy winners, the Tampa Bay Lightning. The first of three straight games at Bridgestone Arena runs from Oct. 19 to 24 with contests against Florida, Anaheim and Minnesota, and the second, which includes a Halloween matchup vs. Calgary, features the Preds taking on Chicago and the New York Rangers from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2.

November continues with the Preds traveling to Detroit, Colorado, San Jose and Vancouver as part of a four-game road swing from Nov. 4 to 12. Nashville returns home for three games against Chicago, Winnipeg and Vancouver from Nov. 16 to 21 before a home-and-home with the defending Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues on Nov. 23 and Nov. 25. A home game against Vegas follows, with the Preds playing the first of 12 back-to-backs on Nov. 29 to 30 against Carolina and Florida to close out the month.

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Preds 2019-20 Schedule: Five Must-See Games

Contests Against Division Rivals, Subban's Return Highlight Nashville's Home Schedule

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Take out your planners - you have 82 new dates to add.

The schedule for the 2019-20 Nashville Predators season, presented by Fifth Third Bank, has been released, and as always, there are plenty of marquee matchups to highlight.

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Fresh Prospects, Familiar Faces Ready to Learn, Grow at Development Camp

Tomasino, Fabbro Among Those Set for Different Roles at Predators Development Camp

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Philip Tomasino has never been to Nashville, but he won't have to wait much longer for his first visit.

The first-round pick of the Predators at the 2019 NHL Draft, along with a number of his fellow draftees and many of the organization's top prospects, will descend on Middle Tennessee for the next week as the Preds host their annual development camp.

The festivities begin on Tuesday with orientations and off-ice testing in the morning, followed by the first on-ice practice for the group later that afternoon at Centennial Sportsplex. From there, the rookies will experience everything from nutrition seminars, team-building activities and community visits before the week culminates with the Future Stars Game, presented by BlueCross BlueShield, on Saturday evening at Ford Ice Center Antioch.

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Poile Makes Business Decision for Preds, Trades Subban to Devils

Nashville General Manager Explains Choice to Deal Defenseman to New Jersey

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Poile Discusses Subban Trade

David Poile analyzes the P.K. Subban trade

Preds General Manager David Poile discusses why he traded P.K. Subban to New Jersey

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David Poile knew it was a possibility.

On Saturday morning in Vancouver, the discussions that began approximately two weeks ago became a reality as the Predators traded defenseman P.K. Subban to the New Jersey Devils.

Defensemen Steven Santini and Jeremy Davies, as well as two, second-round picks, one that ultimately led to the Preds picking at No. 45 on Saturday, and another that will come in 2020, came back to the Predators in the deal, all pieces that will help the club "restock the cupboard" as the GM likes to say.

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Preds Pleased with Selections at Draft, Add Eight Prospects to Roster

Afanasyev, Campbell, Parssinen Thrilled to Join Nashville Organization

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

2019 NHL Draft: Jeff Kealty

Kealty analyzes Nashville's Draft picks

Preds Assistant GM Jeff Kealty discusses Nashville's eight selections in the 2019 NHL Draft

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Philip Tomasino was the first, and on day two of the 2019 NHL Draft, seven more players heard their names called by the Nashville Predators.

In all, five forwards, two defensemen and one goaltender are now a part of the Nashville depth chart, a positive weekend for the club as they look to improve their prospect pool.

"We're happy with the way it went," Preds Assistant General Manager Jeff Kealty said of the draft. "We had to adjust to things on the fly a little bit with the trade that went on, but we were ready for it. We were prepared, and we thought that we got a lot of guys that we wanted, a lot of guys we had targeted and talked about. That's always what you hope for, and time will tell. It takes a few years for it to all play out, but we were happy with the way the weekend went."

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Predators Select Eight at 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver

Nashville Takes Five Forwards, Two Defensemen, One Goaltender at Draft

by Press Release @PredsNHL / Nashville Predators

Nashville, Tenn. (June 22, 2019) - The Nashville Predators made eight selections at the 2019 NHL Draft from Rogers Arena in Vancouver, taking five forwards, two defensemen and one goaltender.

"We're happy with the way this year's draft went," Predators Assistant General Manager and Director of Scouting Jeff Kealty said. "We kind of had to adjust things on the fly a little bit with the trade that went down, but we were ready for it. We were prepared, and we thought we got a lot of guys we targeted and talked about. That's always what you hope for. Time will tell - it takes a few years for it all to play out - but we were happy with the way the weekend went."

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Preds Acquire Santini, Davies, Two Second-Round Picks for Subban

Santini has Skated in 114 NHL Games with Devils; Davies Nominated for Hobey Baker Last Season

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (June 22, 2019) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manger David Poile announced Saturday that the team has acquired defensemen Steven Santini and Jeremy Davies, a second-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft (34th overall) and a second-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft in exchange for defenseman P.K. Subban.

"We appreciate P.K.'s contribution to the Predators and the Nashville community over the past three seasons, which have seen our organization have unprecedented success," Poile said. "He was an integral part of our run to the 2017 Stanley Cup Final, the 2018 Presidents' Trophy and back-to-back Central Division titles. His work off the ice speaks for itself - he was an impactful member of our community, especially through the groundbreaking Blueline Buddies initiative.

"We had to make a business decision. With an aim at strengthening our forward corps this offseason, and the continued strength of our defensive group, we felt it was necessary to clear up salary cap space this way."

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Instant Analysis: Preds Trade P.K. Subban to New Jersey

Nashville Acquires Steven Santini, Jeremy Davies, Two Draft Picks from Devils in Deal

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

When Predators General Manager David Poile held his season-ending press conference back in April, he stated there could be some changes to his club in the coming months.

On Saturday morning at the NHL Draft in Vancouver, Poile made a move.

The Predators traded defenseman P.K. Subban to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for defensemen Steven Santini, Jeremy Davies, New Jersey's second-round pick (No. 34) in the 2019 NHL Draft and New Jersey's second-round pick in the 2020 Draft.

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