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Predators Reassign Rocco Grimaldi to Milwaukee

Forward Had One Goal and Six Shots in Six Games with Nashville

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (November 20, 2018) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Tuesday that the club has reassigned forward Rocco Grimaldi to Milwaukee (AHL).

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2019 NWHL All-Star Weekend Comes to Nashville

Events to Take Place at Ford Ice Center on Feb. 9 and Bridgestone Arena on Feb. 10

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

The Nashville Predators and National Women's Hockey League (NWHL) today announced a partnership to present 2019 NWHL All-Star Weekend in Music City. Among the highlights of the weekend will be a unique NHL-NWHL doubleheader at Bridgestone Arena on Sunday, Feb. 10. 

"We are proud to collaborate with the NWHL and showcase some of the best hockey players in the world on All-Star Weekend in Nashville," said Nashville Predators President and CEO Sean Henry. "The advancement of girls' and women's hockey in Middle Tennessee is an important mission for our organization, and we are proud to host and celebrate the NWHL All-Stars - including players from the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic Team - and put a well-deserved spotlight on them before the passionate hockey fans of our community." 

The 2019 NWHL All-Star Game will be played on Feb. 10 at Bridgestone Arena. After the Predators host the St. Louis Blues at 11:30 a.m. (CT), the NWHL All-Star Game will begin at 2:45 p.m. Ticketholders for the Predators game are invited to stay for the NWHL event. In addition, beginning Nov. 28, general admission tickets will be available for just $20 through Ticketmaster for those looking to attend the NWHL All-Star Game only. Doors to Bridgestone Arena will open at approximately 2 p.m. for fans with NWHL-only tickets. 

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SEC Tournament to be Held at Bridgestone Arena Through 2030, Beyond

Bridgestone Arena Could Host Basketball Tournaments Through 2035 and Yield $350 Million in Economic Impact

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (November 13, 2018) - The Southeastern Conference announced today that they intend to extend the SEC Basketball Tournament's tenure at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN through 2030. The new agreement will give the SEC the opportunity to extend the tournament an additional five years through 2035. Those tournaments are expected to have a $350 million economic impact on Music City. 

"I'm honored to welcome Commissioner Sankey and the SEC to their new second home," said Mayor David Briley. "Their decision to make Nashville the long-term location of their men's basketball tournament is a testament to our city's continued ascendance as a destination for business, great events and tourists." 

Music City will receive about 500 hours of national television exposure throughout the post-season tournament's residency. Approximately 3.2 million fans are anticipated to attend the upcoming tournaments, and thousands more are expected to travel to watch the action on Broadway with fellow fans. These tourists will fill over 200,000 hotel rooms. 

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Nashville Signs Defenseman Matt Donovan to Two-Year Deal

Blueliner Leads Milwaukee Admirals in Points

by Press Release @PredsNHL / Nashville Predators

Nashville, Tenn. (November 3, 2018) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has defenseman Matt Donovan to a two-year, two-way contract worth $650,000 at the NHL level and $162,500 at the AHL level in 2018-19 and $700,000 (NHL) and $200,000 (AHL) in 2019-20.

Donovan, 28 (5/9/90), leads the Milwaukee Admirals and is tied for 13th in the AHL in points with 12 (6g-6a) in 13 games. Among AHL blueliners, Donovan's six goals are second and his 12 points are fourth. He posted a six-game point streak (4g-5a) from Oct. 9-21 and has found the scoresheet in all but five games for the Admirals this season, who lead the AHL's Central Division with an 8-2-3-0 record (19 points).

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Predators Sign Goaltender Pekka Rinne to Two-Year Contract

Rinne Won the 2018 Vezina Trophy as NHL's Best Goaltender

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (November 3, 2018) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Saturday that the club has signed goaltender Pekka Rinne to a two-year, $10 million contract that will see him earn $6 million in 2019-20 and $4 million in 2020-21.

"Pekka Rinne has been the most impactful player our franchise has ever had, both on the ice as one of the NHL's best goaltenders, and off the ice as a leader in the community," Poile said. "Both the organization and Pekka want him to play his entire career with the Predators, and this helps accomplish that objective, while also stabilizing our goaltending for at least the next two seasons beyond 2018-19. We feel the tandem of Pekka and Juuse Saros is among the best in the League."

Rinne, 36 (11/3/82), owns a 4-1-0 record and among NHL goaltenders who have also played in at least six games is second in save percentage (.940) and goals-against average (1.91). He picked up his first shutout of 2018-19 on Oct. 11 vs. Winnipeg and, in his first game back after missing five games due to injury, made a season-high 42 saves in Nashville's 4-1 win over Tampa Bay on Thursday.

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Predators Reassign Troy Grosenick to Milwaukee

Goaltender Pekka Rinne Activated from IR

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (October 31, 2018) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Wednesday that the club has reassigned goaltender Troy Grosenick to Milwaukee (AHL). Additionally, the team has activated goaltender Pekka Rinne from Injured Reserve.

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Predators Recall Grimaldi, Place Hamhuis on Injured Reserve

Defenseman Dan Hamhuis Placed on IR

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (October 25, 2018) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Thursday that the club has recalled forward Rocco Grimaldi from Milwaukee (AHL). Additionally, the team has placed defenseman Dan Hamhuis on Injured Reserve.

Grimaldi, 25 (2/8/93), leads the Admirals and is tied for fourth in the AHL in points with 11 (4g-7a) in eight games. He began the season - his first with Milwaukee - on a five-game point streak (4g-5a) from Oct. 6-17, during which he posted three multi-point contests. Grimaldi scored the game-winner in overtime for the Admirals in the season opener on Oct. 6 at Texas and recorded three-assists in the team's victory at Ontario on Oct. 17. The 5-foot-6 forward is a veteran of 245 AHL games (80g-92a-172pts) and 37 NHL contests (5g-5a-10pts).

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Predators Recall Goaltender Troy Grosenick

Grosenick is 3-0-0 for Admirals This Season

by Press Release @PredsNHL / Nashville Predators

Nashville, Tenn. (October 22, 2018) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled goaltender Troy Grosenick from Milwaukee (AHL). Additionally, the team has reassigned goaltender Miroslav Svoboda to Milwaukee (AHL).

Grosenick, 29 (8/27/89), is off to a 3-0-0 start with the Admirals this season, recording a 2.60 goals-against average and .918 save percentage in three games. It's Grosenick's second season with the Admirals - he played in seven contests with the team after being acquired from San Jose on Feb. 25, 2018, going 3-4-0 with a .911 save percentage. The Admirals have jumped out to a 5-1-1-0 record (11 points) to lead the Central Division and have picked up wins in two of their last three games.  

Never drafted, Grosenick is in his sixth professional season and has posted a 91-60-16 record in 178 AHL appearances to go along with a 2.60 goals-against average and 13 shutouts. The Brookfield, Wis., native has played in two NHL games with the San Jose Sharks - stopping 55 of 58 shots faced - and pitched a shutout in his League debut on Nov. 16, 2014 at Carolina.

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Predators Recall Goaltender Miroslav Svoboda

Goaltender Pekka Rinne Placed on Injured Reserve

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (October 20, 2018) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Saturday that the club has recalled goaltender Miroslav Svoboda from the ECHL's Atlanta Gladiators. Additionally, goaltender Pekka Rinne has been placed on Injured Reserve.

Svoboda, 23 (3/7/95), is two starts into his first professional season in North America, going 2-0-0 with a 1.50 goals-against average and .946 save percentage for the Gladiators. He led the Czech Republic's Extraliga with 33 wins in 2017-18, helping HC Plzen record a league-leading 107 points during the regular season. In his first full-time season in the Czech Republic's top league, he posted a 2.10 goals-against average and .926 save percentage for HC Plzen.

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Predators Set 2018-19 Opening Night Roster

Nashville Opens 2018-19 Season on Thursday in New York Against Rangers

by Press Release @PredsNHL / Nashville Predators

Nashville, Tenn. (October 2, 2018) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has assigned forward Rocco Grimaldi to Milwaukee (AHL). Additionally, forward Ryan Hartman has been placed on injured reserve and forward Austin Watson (suspension) has been designated non-roster.

Nashville's current roster may be seen by clicking here.

The Predators begin the 2018-19 season - their 21st as a National Hockey League franchise - at the New York Rangers on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. CT. Nashville completes its two-game road trip to start the season on Saturday at 6 p.m. CT at the Barclays Center against the New York Islanders. The team will then return to Bridgestone Arena to host the Calgary Flames and raise their Presidents' Trophy and Central Division title banners in the home regular-season opener on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. CT. Thursday's season opener will be broadcast live on the NBC Sports Network while Saturday's contest against the Islanders can be seen on FOX Sports Tennessee; all three games will be carried live on 102.5 The Game.

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