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Predators Recall Anders Lindback

Lindback Leads American Hockey League with Eight Wins

by Press Release @PredsNHL / Nashville Predators

Nashville, Tenn. (November 16, 2017) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Thursday that the club has recalled goaltender Anders Lindback from the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals. Additionally, the club has assigned goaltender Juuse Saros to Milwaukee.

Lindback leads the American Hockey League in wins with eight and has helped the Admirals jump out to a Central Division-leading 8-5-0 record. He's posted a 2.46 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage in 11 games with Milwaukee while recording one shutout on Nov. 8 vs. the Chicago Wolves.

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Nashville Sends Two to Milwaukee

Gaudreau, Aberg (Conditioning Assignment) Will Go to AHL's Admirals

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (November 11, 2017) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Saturday that the club has assigned forwards Frederick Gaudreau and Pontus Aberg to the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals, with Aberg being sent on a conditioning assignment.

Gaudreau has played in 10 games with Nashville this season, tallying two points (2a) and two penalty minutes. He recorded his first career multi-point game with two assists on Nov. 3 at Anaheim. He scored a goal and added three assists in three games with the Admirals to start 2017-18.

Aberg has two assists in nine games with the Preds, adding six penalty minutes and eight shots. In 199 career games with the Admirals, Aberg has 72 goals and 54 assists for 126 points.

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Preds and Uber Add New Features to Partnership

Predators Announce New All-Star Drivers and Superfan Riders Program with Uber

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (November 9, 2017) - The Nashville Predators have announced exciting new additions to their continued partnership with Uber. In addition to ensuring fans have access to reliable rides on game days, Uber is introducing special Preds surprises for all-star drivers and superfan riders.  

The Uber All Stars program offers elevated Preds fan experiences for top driver-partners. Riders can nominate outstanding drivers for these experiences by giving them an "All Star" compliment at the end of a trip. Riders can start nominating drivers now, ahead of this Saturday's Preds game, by tapping the "All Star" icon in their app at the end of a trip.

For Preds fans that ride with Uber, stay tuned for the Uber Superfan program later this season. Riders will be able to enter to win tickets and other giveaways via the Uber app.

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Predators Acquire Forward Kyle Turris, Signs Six-Year Deal

Nashville Adds Dynamic Centerman and Three-Time, 20-Goal Scorer

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (November 5, 2017) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Sunday that the club has acquired forward Kyle Turris from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for defenseman Samuel Girard, forward Vladislav Kamenev and a second-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft. Additionally, the team announced that Turris has signed a six-year, $36 million contract that will keep him in Nashville through the 2023-24 season.

"Kyle is one of the best two-way centers in the National Hockey League," Poile said. "He should be a great fit in our locker room and will bolster our lineup and give us the depth that's necessary during the regular season and the playoffs. He is someone who can play in all situations and will help us tremendously on both ends of the ice. He will give our coaching staff a number of options in terms of offensive production and defensive responsibilities."

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ESPN Ranks Predators as No. 1 Franchise in All Sports

Preds Deliver Best Fan Experience, Value in Sports According to ESPN

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / NashvillePredators.com

When Tom Cigarran put together an ownership group to take control of the Nashville Predators franchise in 2010, one of the first things he did in those early days was eliminate a certain word from the organization's vocabulary.

No.

No longer would the Predators say they couldn't accomplish something. Instead, the focus would center on what the goal was and what would be the best way to fulfill it.

Seven years later, "no" still doesn't get uttered, and because of that, the state of the franchise has never been better. And the outside continues to take notice.

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Ford Ice Center to Host U.S. Figure Skating Regional Championships

Event Runs from Oct. 18-22 in Antioch; Scott Hamilton to Appear Friday

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (October 17, 2017) - Ford Ice Center, in partnership with the Scott Hamilton Skating Club, will host the U.S. Figure Skating Eastern Great Lakes Regional Championships this week, with qualifying events scheduled to begin on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 8 a.m. CT.

Additionally, Olympic champion and longtime Franklin, Tennessee, resident Scott Hamilton and his 1984 Winter Olympics Gold Medal will be at Ford Ice Center on Friday, Oct. 20. Fans will be able to take photos with Hamilton and his gold medal from 12-1 and 2-3 p.m. CT in the main lobby for a $10 donation to the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation. Hamilton will be available to the media at Ford Ice Center on Friday at 1 p.m. CT.

"I'm so proud of the dedication of our skating club in its preparation to host skaters from all over our region in the first qualifying competition of the 2018 Olympic year," said Hamilton, who in addition to his Olympic title won four consecutive World Championships from 1981-84. "I know it will be a memorable time for the skaters, officials, skating club, organizing committee and the staff of the Ford Ice Center."

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Preds Recall Frederick Gaudreau; Place Yannick Weber on IR

Defenseman Yannick Weber Sent to Injured Reserve

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (October 17, 2017) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Tuesday that the club has recalled forward Frederick Gaudreau from the American Hockey League's Milwaukee Admirals. The team has also placed defenseman Yannick Weber on Injured Reserve.

Through three games with the Admirals, Gaudreau is tied for the team lead in assists (3) and points (4) after posting 48 points (25g-23a) in 66 games with Milwaukee last season. The Bromont, Quebec, native made his NHL debut on Oct. 22, 2016 versus Pittsburgh and appeared in nine games with the Predators in 2016-17, recording an assist. The 6-foot, 179-pound center was a crucial part of Nashville's run to the Stanley Cup Final last season as he scored three goals in eight games and posted a +2 rating. He became the first player since Chicago's John Harms in 1944 to score the first three goals (regular season and playoffs) of his NHL career in the Stanley Cup Final.

Never drafted, Gaudreau tallied 50 goals, 84 assists and 134 points in three seasons with the QMJHL's Shawinigan Cataractes and Drummondville Voltigeurs, winning the Memorial Cup in 2012. He has 105 points (45g-60a) in 187 career AHL games with the Admirals.

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Predators Reveal Anthem Singer Winners

After High-Volume Vote with Close Results, Predators Invite All Four Finalists to Serve as Anthem Singers

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

A few thousand votes poured in. Then a few thousand more. Then another thousand or two.

One for the adjunct professor, one for the nurse, one for the music teacher and one for the accountant: four finalists who formed an unlikely pairing after they were selected from hundreds of other submissions. As the voting totals swelled past 10,000 one thing became clear - there couldn't be just one winner.

That's why, the Nashville Predators are thrilled to announce their search for an anthem singer won't stop at one, but instead will bestow the honor to all four finalists. As their varied occupations and backgrounds indicate, the four singers will each bring something unique to Smashville during the 2017-18 season.

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Oct. 10: The Most Historic Opening Night in Franchise History

Highlighted by Raising of the Western Conference Champion Banner

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (October 6, 2017) - The most historic Opening Night in Nashville Predators franchise history takes place this Tuesday, Oct. 10. Opening Night presented by Nissan will see the Preds take on the Philadelphia Flyers as fans are welcomed fans back into Smashville for the raising of the Western Conference Champion banner!

Everyone is encouraged to arrive early and experience the Plaza Party presented by Lee Company starting at 3 p.m. and watch the Nashville Predators players celebrate opening night in style on the Gold walk from 3:45 - 5 p.m. Players will greet Smashville's passionate fans and walk across the stage at Tootsie's World Famous Orchid Lounge for their 57th Annual Birthday Bash before heading to the plaza and into Bridgestone Arena. Once inside the building, fans can walk the concourse to view the 7th Man banner and spot 6,000 Smashvillian names, including Season-Ticket Citizens, Preds players, coaches and staff.

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Preds Sign Harry Zolnierczyk

Forward Appeard in 24 Games with Nashville in 2016-17

by Press Release @PredsNHL / Nashville Predators

Nashville, Tenn. (October 4, 2017) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile today announced that the club has signed forward Harry Zolnierczyk to a one-year, two-way contract that will pay him $650,000 at the NHL level and $150,000 at the AHL level.

Zolnierczyk, 30 (9/1/87), played in 24 games for the Predators last season, tallying four points (2g-2a). The Toronto, Ont., native then added a goal and two assists in 11 playoff games during Nashville's run to the Stanley Cup Final. In 84 career NHL games with Nashville, Anaheim, New York Islanders, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, Zolnierczyk has recorded seven goals and six assists for 13 points. He's produced 150 points (70g-80a) at the AHL level, including back-to-back 18-goal seasons in 2013-14 and 2014-15, and helped Wilkes-Barre/Scranton reach the 2014 Eastern Conference Final, posting 10 points (3g-7a) in 17 games.

Never drafted, Zolnierczyk turned professional after a four-year career at Brown University, where he posted 69 points (29g-31a) in 114 games from 2007-11. As a senior, he captained the Bears and was named 2011 Ivy League Player of the Year after posting 31 points (16g-15a) in 30 games.

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