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Predators Announce 2018-19 Television Schedule

Record 12 National Games in This Season's Broadcast Schedule

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (September 14, 2018) - For the fourth consecutive season, and the fourth time in team history, the Nashville Predators will have all 82 regular-season games televised, with 70 contests televised regionally on FOX Sports Tennessee and 12 televised nationally - 11 on NBCSN and one on NBC. The new schedule is the centerpiece to the 2018-19 television broadcast which commences in New York against the Rangers, Thursday, Oct. 4 on NBCSN.

The 2018-19 broadcast lineup continues to produce expansive coverage as a result of FOX Sports Tennessee's commitment to the Predators. Predators LIVE pregame show presented by Ford and Predators LIVE postgame show presented by Farm Bureau Health Plans will return for every FOX Sports Tennessee telecast. These shows will feature highlights, analysis and interviews, and will originate from the FOX Sports Tennessee Zone at Bridgestone Arena for all home games.

FOX Sports Tennessee will televise Nashville Predators games to 7 million households across Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee; channel listings by state can be found here. Games televised on FOX Sports Tennessee will also be available on the FOX Sports app. Available to iOS and Android devices, the app provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content along with highlights and instant alerts for scores and key plays. Fans can download the mobile app for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play. Streaming on the FOX Sports app is also available on connected devices, including AppleTV, Android TV, FireTV, Roku and Xbox One.

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Predators Reduce Roster to 52 Players

Team Assigns Three to Their Junior Clubs

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (September 17, 2018) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Monday that the club has assigned defensemen Jacob Paquette (Kingston/OHL) and Vladislav Yeryomenko (Calgary/WHL) and forward Pavel Koltygin (Drummondville/QMJHL) to their junior teams.

The Predators' training camp roster is now at 52 players - 31 forwards, 16 defensemen and five goaltenders. An updated roster is attached.

Nashville's three-week training camp is headlined by six preseason games, beginning with a doubleheader on the road today against the Florida Panthers at 2:30 and 6 p.m. CT. The Predators then will face off against the Tampa Bay on back-to-back nights, hosting the Lightning on Sept. 21 and traveling to Tampa on Sept. 22. Nashville will close out its preseason slate with two games against the Hurricanes, welcoming Carolina to Bridgestone Arena on Sept. 25 before playing them on the road five days later on Sept. 30.

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Predators Training Camp Opens Thursday, Sept. 13

First Organized Team Practice is Sept. 15 at Centennial Sportsplex

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (September 12, 2018) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Wednesday the complete schedule and roster for the team's 2018 training camp, which will begin with physicals and a team meeting on Thursday, Sept. 13 with the club's first organized practice set for Saturday, Sept. 15 at 9:45 a.m. CT at Centennial Sportsplex. Dates, times and the roster are subject to change.

Nashville's three-week training camp is headlined by six preseason games, beginning with a doubleheader on the road against the Florida Panthers on Sept. 17 (2:30 and 6 p.m. CT). The Predators then will face off against the Tampa Bay on back-to-back nights, hosting the Lightning on Sept. 21 and traveling to Tampa on Sept. 22. Nashville will close out its preseason slate with two games against the Hurricanes, welcoming Carolina to Bridgestone Arena on Sept. 25 before playing them on the road five days later on Sept. 30.

All training camp sessions - with the exception of a 2 p.m. CT scrimmage at Ford Ice Center on Sept. 16 - will be held at Centennial Sportsplex (Note: The scrimmage is pre-register and for Preds Season-Ticket Citizens only). 

Training camp will be attended by 55 players - 48 are under contract with Nashville and seven are on American Hockey League contracts with the Milwaukee Admirals or are attending on an amateur or professional tryout. Nashville's training camp roster will consist of 32 forwards, 18 defensemen and five goaltenders and is available by clicking here.

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Predators Announce Fan Programs for 2018-19 Season

Preds Official Watch Parties, Preds Approved Bar Program and Golden U Offer Fans Unique Experience to Get Involved

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (September 11, 2018) - The Nashville Predators are excited to announce their fan programs for the entire 2018-19 season. The programs, which include Preds Official Watch Parties, Preds Approved Bars and the Golden U, allow fans a unique and accessible way to get involved with Smashville for all 82 regular season games.

Preds Official Watch Parties and Preds Approved Bars:

Fans will have an opportunity to attend Preds Official Watch Parties at Buffalo Wild Wings, Topgolf and Ole Red this season. These events will include giveaways, raffles for prizes and appearances with the Energy Team and GNASH. Current Preds Approved Watch Party locations are below, with more dates being added in the coming weeks. Be sure to stay up to date by visiting NashvillePredators.com/watchparty.

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Predators Announce Single-Game Ticket Promotions for 2018-19 Season

General Public On-Sale for Predators' Tickets is Sept. 13

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (August 27, 2018) - With only 41 home games, nights in Smashville are already selling out fast and prove the Predators' single-game ticket promotions provide the best value for budgets of any size. Students, families, hometown heroes and everyone in-between will be able to take advantage of the Nashville Predators' full slate of single-game ticket promotions offered by our proud partners during the 2018-19 season. Click here to see the full list of ticketing discounts

Season-Ticket Citizens and Smashville Select members will have first access to available single-game tickets for the 2018-19 season starting Tuesday, Sept. 4, followed by the Smashville Verified Fan on Monday, Sept. 10. The general public on-sale for the first half of the regular season will begin on Thursday, Sept. 13. Note that a very limited number of single-game tickets will be made available, so securing your spot as a Smashville Verified Fan or on the Smashville Select Waitlist is the best way to guarantee access to select Nashville Predators home games.

"With the 2018-19 season nearly sold out, it was important to ensure opportunities for fans to continue accessing games throughout the season," Nashville Predators Senior Vice President of Ticketing, Premium and Youth Hockey Nat Harden said. "These single-ticket promotions are affordable and cater to the wide demographic inside Smashville."

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Predators Host Inaugural PredsFest Presented by Cooper Steel on Sept. 28

Free Fan Event Welcomes All of Smashville to Celebrate the Upcoming Season

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (August 23, 2018) - The Nashville Predators are hosting their first-ever PredsFest presented by Cooper Steel on Friday, Sept. 28 from 3 - 10 p.m. at Bridgestone Arena. Activities will be held throughout the afternoon leading up to Smashville's largest free fan event in franchise history.

"From the 2016 NHL All-Star Weekend up through the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs, our fans have created such a special and unique environment inside Smashville," Nashville Predators President and CEO Sean Henry said. "Our goal is to duplicate that magic and excitement once again during PredsFest presented by Cooper Steel."

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Predators Rookie Camp Opens Thursday, Sept. 6

Prospects Head to Florida for NHL Prospects Showcase from Sept. 8-11

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (August 22, 2018) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Wednesday that the team's prospects will report to Nashville on Thursday, Sept. 6, before heading to Estero, Fla., the following day for the 2018 NHL Prospects Showcase against the Washington Capitals and Tampa Bay Lightning from Sept. 8-11 at Germain Arena.

The Predators team, which will be comprised of signed and unsigned draft picks and free-agent signings, will be coached by Milwaukee Admirals (Nashville's AHL affiliate) Head Coach Karl Taylor and Assistant Coaches Scott Ford and Greg Rallo. Among the 22 players scheduled to participate are 2017 first-round draft pick Eeli Tolvanen (30th overall), 2017-18 Admirals leading-scorer Emil Pettersson and 2018 draft selection Vladislav Yeryomenko (151st overall). Also taking part in the showcase will be multiple 2018 free-agent signings, including forwards Tanner Jeannot, Carl Persson, Zach Magwood and Colin Blackwell, defenseman Filip Pyrochta and goaltenders Niclas Westerholm and Miroslav Svoboda. 

This marks the ninth time in the last 10 rookie camps that Predators prospects will play games against another Sunbelt franchise, and the fifth time in the last six camps that a team of rookies will compete in a tournament. Last season, Nashville hosted the Tampa Bay Lighting's prospects in a three-game series at Ford Ice Center after the scheduled tournament at Germain Arena was canceled due to Hurricane Irma. Through proceeds raised from the three-game event and the auction of a Pekka Rinne game-used mask from the Nashville's 2017-18 home opener, the Nashville Predators Foundation donated $25,000 to hurricane relief efforts. Predators prospects - along with those from Florida, Tampa Bay and Boston - helped open Ford Ice Center with a rookie tournament in September of 2014, and those same four teams competed against each other in Sunrise, Fla., in 2013. Nashville prospects have also played two-game sets against Florida (2011 and 2010), Atlanta (2008 and 2009) and Columbus (2002 and 2003). In the franchise's first four seasons (1998-2001), Predators prospects competed in the Traverse City Rookie Tournament. 

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Preds Promote Smashville Verified Fan in Advance of Single-Game Tickets

Becoming a Verified Fan Unlocks Access to Additional Games

by Press Release @PredsNHL / Nashville Predators

Nashville, Tenn. (August 20, 2018) - The Nashville Predators are encouraging fans to sign up to become a Smashville Verified Fan in advance of the general public on-sale for regular season single-game tickets on Thursday, Sept. 13. The Smashville Verified Fan program is an enhanced ticket buying process to ensure easy and fair opportunities for fans interested in single-game ticket opportunities during the 2018-19 season. The program is done through Ticketmaster and will keep bots out of line, giving fans the best opportunity to access tickets.

"The Smashville Verified Fan program was created as a way to benefit our loyal fanbase by guaranteeing tickets stay away from bots and end up in the hands of the Smashville community," Senior Vice President of Tickets, Premium Sales and Youth Hockey Nat Harden said. "This remains the greatest way to guarantee a spot inside Bridgestone Arena during our 2018-19 Golden Moments."

Season-Ticket Citizens and Smashville Select members will have first access to available single-game tickets for the 2018-19 season starting Tuesday, Sept. 4, followed by the Smashville Verified Fan on Monday, Sept. 10. The general public on-sale for the first half of the regular season will begin on Thursday, Sept. 13. Note that a very limited number of single-game tickets will be made available, so securing your spot as a Smashville Verified Fan or on the Smashville Select Waitlist is the best way to guarantee access to select Nashville Predators home games. 

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Predators Sign Defenseman Ryan Ellis to Eight-Year Contract

27-Year-Old Has Sixth-Most Points by Blueliner in Franchise History

by Press Release @PredsNHL / Nashville Predators

Nashville, Tenn. (August 14, 2018) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Tuesday that the team has signed defenseman Ryan Ellis to an eight-year, $50 million contract that will see him remain in Nashville through the 2026-27 season. Ellis will earn $6.25 million per season beginning in 2019-20. He has one year remaining on the five-year, $12.5 million contract he signed on Oct. 5, 2014.

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Predators to Appear 12 Times on NBC Networks, National TV

Five Home Games, Seven Road Games on NBC Networks; Feb. 10 vs. Blues on NBC

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / NashvillePredators.com

After seeing a record nine games on national television last season, the Predators have obliterated the number once more and are set to appear on the networks of NBC for 12 games in 2018-19. 

Nashville will play one game on NBC and 11 more on NBCSN, the maximum combined number of exclusive games allowed for one team across this single season.

The appearances begin right away on Oct. 4 as the Predators visit the New York Rangers on NBCSN in the first game of the season for both clubs. Nashville then appears two more times before the month of October concludes, hosting San Jose on the 23rd and Vegas one day before Halloween.

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