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Preds Recall Frederick Gaudreau, Place Viktor Arvidsson on IR

Gaudreau Has 14 Points in 21 Games with Admirals this Season

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (January 16, 2018) - 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. Additionally, the club has placed forward Viktor Arvidsson on Injured Reserve.

Gaudreau, 24 (5/1/93), has four goals and 10 assists for 14 points in 21 games with the Admirals this season. He's recorded three points (1g-2a) in his last five games at the AHL level and tallied the game-winning goal in Milwaukee's 4-1 victory over San Antonio on Friday. The forward has skated in 18 games with Nashville this season, tallying three assists and averaging 9:23 of ice time per game. He recorded his first career multi-point game on Nov. 3 at Anaheim when he picked up two assists in Nashville's 5-3 victory and had an assist on Dec. 5 at Dallas.

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Preds Recall Juuse Saros, Assign Anders Lindback

Saros Went 2-1-0 in Three-Game Stint with Milwaukee

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (January 15, 2018) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Monday that the club has recalled goaltender Juuse Saros from the American Hockey League's Milwaukee Admirals. Additionally, the club has reassigned goaltender Anders Lindback to Milwaukee.

Saros went 2-1-0 in a three-game stint with Milwaukee from Jan. 10-14, stopping 94 of 97 shots against, including a 27-save shutout over the Cleveland Monsters on Wednesday. The 22-year-old is 4-3-3 with a 2.43 goals-against average, .922 save percentage and two shutouts in 11 appearances with the Predators this season. He allowed only five goals in the month of December, stopping 169 of 174 shots against in five appearances while going 3-0-1. He set a Predators record for most saves in a shutout by stopping 46 in Nashville's 4-0 victory in Edmonton on Dec. 14

Originally a fourth-round (99th overall) draft pick by the Preds in 2013, Saros holds a 14-12-6 career record in the NHL. The Forssa, Finland native recorded his first NHL shutout on Dec. 30, 2016 at St. Louis and appeared in two games for Nashville in last season's Stanley Cup Final. Saros is 45-15-1 in 62 career games at the AHL level with a 2.24 goals-against average and .921 save percentage and was named to the AHL All-Star Classic in 2016-17.

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Preds Recall Anders Lindback, Assign Juuse Saros

Lindback is Tied for American Hockey League Lead in Wins with 17

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (January 10, 2018) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Wednesday that the club has recalled goaltender Anders Lindback from the American Hockey League's Milwaukee Admirals. Additionally, the club has reassigned goaltender Juuse Saros to Milwaukee.

Lindback is tied for the AHL lead in wins with 17 and is tied for seventh in save percentage with a .920 mark. He's posted a 17-6-3 record and one shutout in 26 games for the Admirals this season, who sit in third place in the AHL's Central Division. Lindback will represent Milwaukee at the 2018 AHL All-Star Classic in Utica, N.Y., on Jan. 28-29 with teammate Emil Pettersson.

Originally drafted by the Predators in the seventh round (207th overall) in the 2008 NHL Draft, Lindback returned to Nashville this summer after signing a one-year contract. The Gavle, Sweden, native spent two seasons with the Predators from 2010-12, going 28-16-13 with a 2.53 goals-against average, .914 save percentage and two shutouts in 38 games. The 6-foot-6 goaltender spent last season with Rogle BK of the Swedish Hockey League, where he posted a .916 save percentage in 23 games. Lindback has a 45-58-8 record in 130 career NHL games with Nashville, Tampa Bay, Buffalo, Dallas and Arizona.

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Bridgestone Arena Ranked Fourth in U.S. by Pollstar Magazine

Bridgestone Arena Ticket Sales Hit 714,439 with 56 Performances in 2017

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville Tenn. (January 9, 2018) - Bridgestone Arena, home of the National Hockey League's Nashville Predators, ranks fourth in the United States and 12th in the world for concert ticket sales, according to Pollstar's Year-End Ticket Sales report released in January. Pollstar announced Bridgestone Arena ticket sales as 714,439 inclusive of solely show and concert tickets, from 56 performances and 27 sold-out shows. When including the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament and Nashville Predators home hockey games, Bridgestone Arena has hosted nearly 2 million people in the building year to date.

The 2017 Pollstar ranking is the highest domestic finishing position Bridgestone Arena has seen and ties its 2015 global ranking. This year Bridgestone Arena had 122,485 more people attend concerts than in 2016 and bested its previous high from 2015 by 99,882.  

"This ranking is a direct reflection of the incomparable support we receive from all the fans who attend events at Bridgestone Arena," Senior Vice President of Booking David Kells said. "As we continue to strive toward our One Goal of becoming the No. 1 sports and entertainment venue in the United States, we would like to thank everyone who supports the quality entertainment at Bridgestone Arena and those who work hard to create an amazing environment for fans, including the artists, managers, agents, promoters and everyone in the entertainment community who has brought their tour to our venue."

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Preds Ink Matt Irwin to Two-Year Deal

Defenseman has Seven Points in 31 Games this Season

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (January 9, 2018) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Tuesday that the club has signed defenseman Matt Irwin to a two-year contract worth $650,000 in 2018-19 and $700,000 in 2019-20.

Irwin, 30 (11/29/87), has played 31 games in his second season with the Predators, tallying two goals and five assists for seven points. He recorded three points (2g-1a) in a six-game span from Nov. 3-14 and has two assists in his last three games. Last season, Irwin played in a career-high 74 games and was third on the Predators in plus-minus at +15. He had three goals and 11 assists for 14 points in the regular season and added two assists in 22 postseason games as Nashville reached the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history.

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Predators Sign Bitetto to One-Year Contract

Defenseman Averages 13:43 TOI in 22 Games This Season

by Press Release @PredsNHL / Nashville Predators

Nashville, Tenn. (January 9, 2018) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Tuesday that the club has signed defenseman Anthony Bitetto to a one-year, $650,000 contract.

Bitetto, 27 (7/15/90), scored his first goal at Bridgestone Arena - a game-winner - on Nov. 18 to help the Predators defeat the Colorado Avalanche, 5-2. The Island Park, N.Y., native has appeared in 22 games for Nashville this season, tallying three points (1g-2a) and 14 shots on goal while averaging 13:43 of ice time per game. He's appeared in 86 games over four seasons with the Predators, posting two goals and 14 assists for 16 points.     

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Preds Sign Yannick Weber to Two-Year Contract

Defenseman has Played in 98 Games for Nashville Since 2016-17

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (January 9, 2018) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Tuesday that the club has signed defenseman Yannick Weber to a two-year contract worth $650,000 in 2018-19 and $700,000 in 2019-20.

Weber, 29 (9/23/88), has a goal and two assists in 25 games for the Predators this season, his second with the organization. After coming to Nashville in July of 2016, the Morges, Switzerland, native has played in 98 games, including a career-high 73 last season, notching two goals and nine assists while averaging 11:59 of ice time per game.

Since making his NHL debut in the 2008-09 season, the 5-foot-11 defenseman has tallied 81 points (24g-57a) in 372 career games with Montreal, Vancouver and Nashville. He's also posted 95 points (33g-62a) in 155 AHL games with Hamilton and Utica, including an appearance in the 2009 AHL All-Star Classic.

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Peter Laviolette Named Coach of 2018 Central Division All-Stars

Predators Hold Highest Point Percentage at Season's Midpoint; Laviolette Added to All-Star Weekend as a Result

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Peter Laviolette has plans for 2018 NHL All-Star Weekend.

With his team's 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday, the Nashville Predators head coach locked up his spot behind the bench for the Central Division All-Stars at the 2018 NHL All-Star Game in Tampa Bay, Florida, at the end of the month.

Thanks to the victory, the Preds own the highest point percentage (points earned divided by total possible points) in the Central Division at the halfway point of the regular season, the determining factor of choosing the All-Star coaches.

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Gaudreau Assigned to Milwaukee

Forward Played 6:21 in Nashville's Victory on Saturday

by Press Release @PredsNHL / Nashville Predators

Nashville, Tenn. (December 31, 2017) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Sunday that the club has reassigned forward Frederick Gaudreau to the American Hockey League's Milwaukee Admirals.

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Predators Recall Gaudreau; Place Forsberg on IR

Forward Filip Forsberg Placed on Injured Reserve

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (December 30, 2017) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Saturday that the club has recalled forward Frederick Gaudreau from the American Hockey League's Milwaukee Admirals. Additionally, the club has placed forward Filip Forsberg on Injured Reserve.

Gaudreau tallied the game-deciding goal in Milwaukee's 3-2 shootout victory over the Chicago Wolves on Friday. He has 10 points (2g-8a) in 14 games with the Admirals in 2017-18 and recorded five points (1g-4a) in a recent three-game point streak from Dec. 17-23. The forward has skated in 17 games with Nashville this season, tallying three assists and averaging 9:34 of ice time per game. He recorded his first career multi-point game on Nov. 3 at Anaheim when he picked up two assists in Nashville's 5-3 victory and had an assist on Dec. 5 at Dallas.

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