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Subban Named Predators Nominee for King Clancy Memorial Trophy

Nashville Blueliner Now Nominated for Two 2018 NHL Awards

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Already nominated for the Norris Trophy as the League's best defenseman, P.K. Subban could hear his name called twice at the NHL Awards in June.

The Nashville blueliner was named the Predators nominee for the 2018 King Clancy Memorial Trophy, awarded annually "to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community." Subban's teammates voted him to be their nominee.

While his work at both the Montreal Children's Hospital and Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt has already been well documented during his NHL career, Subban stepped up with a new initiative in the 2017-18 season, P.K.'s Blueline Buddies.

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Preds Recall Nine Players From Milwaukee

Minor League Players Join Predators for the Playoffs After Admirals' Season Concludes

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (April 20, 2018) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Friday that the club has recalled forwards Frederick Gaudreau, Harry Zolnierczyk, Brandon Bollig, Tyler Gaudet and Emil Pettersson; defensemen Alexandre Carrier, Petter Granberg and Frederic Allard; and goaltender Troy Grosenick from the American Hockey League's Milwaukee Admirals.

All nine players recalled by Nashville recently completed their AHL season with the Admirals, who finished with a 38-23-4-2 record (82 points).

Gaudreau, who had three assists in 20 games with the Predators in 2017-18, tied for third on Milwaukee in scoring with 43 points (22g-21a) in 54 games; Zolnierczyk had 21 goals and 21 assists for 42 points - an AHL career high and fifth on the Admirals - in 73 games; Bollig was acquired by the Preds in February and played in 21 games for Milwaukee, posting four points (3g-1a) and 30 penalty minutes; Gaudet signed a one-year contract with Nashville on Monday after recording a career-high 28 points (13g-15a) in 69 AHL games with the Admirals and Tucson Roadrunners; and Pettersson led Milwaukee in scoring with 46 points (13g-33a) and represented the Admirals at the 2018 AHL All-Star Classic in his first professional season in North America.

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Ryan Hartman Suspended One Game

Hartman Will Miss Game 5 After Hit to the Head of Soderberg

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

The NHL Department of Player Safety announced Predators forward Ryan Hartman has been suspended for one game for his hit on Avalanche center Carl Soderberg.

The Department said Hartman delivered an "illegal hit to the head" of Soderberg during the third period of Game 4. Hartman was assessed a minor penalty for charging on the play.

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Preds Sign Forward Tyler Gaudet

Gaudet Had Six Points (2g-4a) in 21 games with AHL's Milwaukee Admirals

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (April 16, 2018) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Monday that the club has signed forward Tyler Gaudet to a one-year, two-way deal worth $650,000 at the NHL level and $105,000 at the AHL level.

Gaudet, 25 (4/4/93), had six points (2g-4a) in 21 games with the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals after being acquired on Feb. 26 from Arizona. He tallied a career-high 28 points (13g-15a) in 69 AHL games with Milwaukee and the Tucson Roadrunners this season, posting three multi-point efforts. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound center has a goal and three assists in 20 games at the NHL level, all of which have come with the Arizona Coyotes.

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Preds Recall Goaltender Anders Lindback

Lindback Started 56 games for Admirals, Finished 31-20-2

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (April 15, 2018) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Sunday that the club has recalled goaltender Anders Lindback from the American Hockey League's Milwaukee Admirals.

Lindback, 29 (5/3/88), is tied for the AHL lead in wins with 31 and closed out his season in Milwaukee with a 2.82 goals-against average and .908 save percentage. He started 56 games for the Admirals, who finished with a 38-23-4-2 (82 points) record in the AHL's Central Division, and won eight of 10 games from March 2-30, allowing two-or-fewer goals in nine of those contests. Lindback also represented the Admirals at the 2018 AHL All-Star Classic in Utica, N.Y. on Jan. 28-29.

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The Predators BEARD-A-THON is Back

Fans are Invited to Grow Playoff Beards in Support of 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund presented by Twice Daily

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (April 11, 2018) - The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are unlike anything else. The passion, the excitement, and yes, the playoff beards.

BEARD-A-THON® strives to harness the momentum of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the good of the local community. The initiative challenges Preds fans to get creative with the tradition of playoff beards in order to raise funds for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

All proceeds raised by the Nashville Predators Foundation during BEARD-A-THON® 2018 will be channeled into the 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund presented by Twice Daily. This fund is a source of much-needed fundraising for pediatric cancer research at Vanderbilt. Additionally, the 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund presented by Twice Daily works with the Predators team to host a series of opportunities for young patrons of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital and their families to get a special dose of the Smashville hockey experience.

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Preds Unveil First Round Details

Preds Open 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs in Smashville this Thursday, Saturday

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (April 10, 2018) - The 2018 Central Division, regular-season Western Conference and Presidents' Trophy winner Nashville Predators open the first round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs in Smashville. The playoffs begin this Thursday, April 12 against the Colorado Avalanche for Game 1 of the seven-game series (8:30 p.m. CT) and continue at home for Game 2 on Saturday, April 14 (2 p.m.). The series shifts to Pepsi Center in Colorado for Game 3 on Monday, April 16 (9 p.m.) and Game 4 on Wednesday, April 18 (9 p.m.). Full details of the first-round playoff schedule are below and can be found here.

Preds fans can once again join fellow Smashvillians to cheer on the Nashville Predators at the Preds Party in the Park viewing parties hosted by the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. Round 1 home game viewing parties will be hosted at Music City Walk of Fame Park, located across Fifth Avenue South from Bridgestone Arena. The parties are free and open to the public. Please visit click here for all details on Preds viewing parties. The city of Nashville will also be lighting major landmarks Gold during home games, including the pedestrian bridge, AT&T building, Ascend Amphitheater and Nissan Stadium.

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Preds to Open Stanley Cup Playoffs at Home on Thursday

Games 1, 2, 5 and 7 Will be Played at Bridgestone Arena; Games 1 and 2 are Thursday, Saturday

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

The Nashville Predators know when they'll be facing the Colorado Avalanche.

With one game still to play on Sunday night in the Eastern Conference, the NHL released two different postseason schedule scenarios for Round One of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs, but no matter the final result in the East, the meetings between the Preds and Avs are set.

Nashville will open Round One at Bridgestone Arena with Game 1 set for an 8:30 p.m. CT puck drop against the Avalanche. Game 2 then comes Saturday afternoon in Nashville with a 2 p.m. start before the series shifts to Denver.

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Preds Win Central Division, Western Conference

Win Over Capitals Gives Predators First Division Title in Franchise History

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

Sometimes a single victory just means more.

The Nashville Predators win over the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena on Thursday night made franchise history in three different ways. The two points clinched the first Central Division and regular-season Western Conference titles in franchise history. The win was also Nashville's 52nd of the 2017-18 season, breaking the previous mark of 51 set in 2006-07; the Predators have already broken the former mark for points in a campaign.

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Preds Owner to be Keynote Speaker at Event Supporting Haiti

Tom Cigarran Has Donated Time, Money for Support of Haitians' Health, Education

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

For nearly two decades, Predators Owner and Chairman Tom Cigarran has taken his focus beyond Nashville and the team he's helped transform into a Stanley Cup contender to an island in the Caribbean Sea.

Cigarran has donated funds to provide medical care and educational tools to Haiti, including his support of the Be Happy Haiti organization.

"I have been working with education in Haiti for more than 15 years," Cigarran said. "Helping wonderful young people prepare to become the future leaders of their country is the single most gratifying thing I have ever done."

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