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Preds Sign Philip Tomasino to Entry-Level Contract

Nashville Signs 2019 First-Round Draft Pick to Three-Year, Entry-Level Contract.

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (October 21, 2019) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/GM David Poile announced today that the team has signed forward Philip Tomasino to a three-year, entry-level contract.

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Predators Reassign Yakov Trenin to Milwaukee

Forward Made His NHL Debut Saturday Night Against Florida

by Press Release @PredsNHL / Nashville Predators

Nashville, Tenn. (October 20, 2019) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/GM David Poile announced today that the team has reassigned forward Yakov Trenin to Milwaukee (AHL).

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Predators Sign Egor Afanasyev to Three-Year, Entry Level Contract

2019 Second-Round Pick Sits Second on Windsor Spitfires in Points with 12 in Rookie OHL Season

by Press Release @PredsNHL / Nashville Predators

Nashville, Tenn. (October 19, 2019) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/GM David Poile announced today that the team has signed forward Egor Afanasyev (ah-fah-NAH-see-ev) to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Afanasyev, 18 (1/23/01), was selected by the Predators in the second round (45th overall) of the 2019 NHL Draft and has tallied 12 points (5g-7a) in 11 games with the Ontario Hockey League's Windsor Spitfires this season. This week, the left wing extended his point streak to five games (4g-4a) by posting five points (2g-3a) in two games and jumped to second on the Spitfires in scoring. He's found the scoresheet in all but three of his games this season and has seen time on the Windsor power play, posting two goals and two assists.

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Predators Assign Daniel Carr to Milwaukee, Recall Salomaki, Trenin

Nashville Recalls Forwards Yakov Trenin, Miikka Salomaki from Admirals

by Press Release @PredsNHL / Nashville Predators

Nashville, Tenn. (October 19, 2019) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/GM David Poile announced today that the team has assigned forward Daniel Carr to Milwaukee (AHL). Additionally, the team has recalled forwards Miikka Salomaki and Yakov Trenin from the Admirals.

Salomaki, 26 (3/9/93), has a goal and an assist in three games with Milwaukee to begin the 2019-20 campaign. The 5-foot-11, 203-pound right wing is a veteran of 162 NHL games - all with the Predators - after being drafted in the second round (52nd overall) by Nashville in the 2011 NHL Draft. Salomaki posted seven points (3g-4a) in 37 games with the Preds last season and added an assist in two Stanley Cup Playoff contests. The Raahe, Finland, native's 364 hits since the beginning of the 2015-16 season rank fourth among Preds skaters in that time span.

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Predators Take Gold in Multiple Best of Nashville Categories

Organization Featured in Six Nashville Scene Writers' Choice, Readers' Poll Results

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

For the last 31 years, Nashville Scene - the free newsweekly covering Nashville entertainment, arts and local politics - has published their Best of Nashville issue. In 2019's edition, the Nashville Predators organization was featured six times across a variety of Writers' Choice and Readers' Poll categories.

Smashville's favorite pup was the writers' choice in the Best Dog category. Smash, also known as Lord Banner of Smashville, not only brightens the day of players and staff, but also countless Preds fans who stop by the Predators Foundation area during games. After visiting with Smash, those same fans may find themselves belting writers' choice Best Song to Sing at a Preds game, "Let it Be." Any time a Predators goal is challenged, over 17,000 phone flashlights light up the arena as the fans offer up a spirited rendition of the Beatles tune.

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Southwest Airlines Becomes Predators' First-Ever Official Airline Partner

Airline, Predators Enter into Three-Year Partnership

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (October 18, 2019) - The Nashville Predators have announced a three-year partnership with Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV), making the Dallas-based carrier the organizations' first-ever Official Airline Partner. Southwest Airlines® is Nashville's leading airline, offering the most seats to the greatest number of destinations of any airline serving the city. The carrier offers up to 134 flights a day to 45 destinations across the United States and Mexico from Nashville International Airport.

"When forming our partnership with Southwest Airlines, we knew that their dedication to the highest quality of customer service fully aligned with our organization's goal of providing the best possible experience for every person that walks through our doors," Predators Executive Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer Chris Junghans said. "The love that Southwest has for their customers and employees is no different than the love that we have for each of our fans, and we're excited for those fans to benefit from this new partnership between the No. 1 franchise in sports and the No. 1 airline."

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Preds Foundation, Smile Direct Club Announce First SuperGrant Recipient

ShowerUp to Receive Funds in Support of Mobile Shower Initiative

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (October 4, 2019) - The Nashville Predators Foundation empowered by SmileDirectClub announced today, on World Smile Day™, that ShowerUp Nashville will be the first ever recipient of the new SuperGrants that were introduced as a result of the ground-breaking partnership between the Foundation and Nashville-based SmileDirectClub. This SuperGrant will be one of multiple awards to Middle Tennessee community organizations for the purpose of completing large-scale projects in support of empowering lives during times of transition across education, health and cultural needs across the state.

Thanks to this SuperGrant that will be awarded at Saturday's Nashville Predators game, ShowerUp will be able to purchase a new truck to tow their larger shower trucks around the city as they practice their mission of building relationships with, restoring the hope and dignity of, and showing love to those in need. Thanks to Two Rivers Ford, ShowerUp will also be provided with lifelong maintenance and benefits for their new truck.

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Nashville Predators Set 2019-20 Opening Night Roster

Predators Open 2019-20 NHL Season Thursday at Home Against Minnesota

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (October 1, 2019) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/GM David Poile announced Tuesday that the team has assigned forward Miikka Salomaki and defenseman Steven Santini to Milwaukee (AHL).

Nashville's 22-player opening night roster is consists of 14 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders. The complete roster is available by clicking here.

The Predators begin the 2019-20 season - their 22nd as a National Hockey League franchise - at home against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday at 7 p.m. CT. Nashville begins the season with four straight contests at Bridgestone Arena, a homestand that includes games against Detroit (Saturday), San Jose (Oct. 8) and Washington (Oct. 10). Thursday's season opener will be broadcast live on the NBC Sports Network while Saturday's contest against the Red Wings can be seen on FOX Sports Tennessee; 102.5 The Game and the Predators Radio Network will carry all 82 regular-season games live. 

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Preds Announce Single-Game Ticket Promotions for 2019-20 Season

Predators Celebrate Year of the Fan with Most Robust Giveaway Schedule in Team History

by Press Release @PredsNHL / Nashville Predators

Nashville, Tenn. (September 30, 2019) -The Nashville Predators are celebrating the "Year of the Fan" during the 2019-20 season to honor the lifeblood of the organization, and in addition to most robust giveaway and theme game schedule in team history, the Predators' single-game ticket promotions will provide the best value for budgets of any size. For each of the 41 home games this season, students, families, hometown heroes and everyone in-between will have the opportunity to take advantage of the Nashville Predators' line up of single-game ticket promotions, courtesy of our proud partners.

With a limited number of single-game tickets to each matchup available at Ticketmaster.com, tickets can also be purchased through the 7th Man Marketplace powered by NHL Ticket Exchange, which ensures that Smashville stays GOLD and fans enjoy the best possible atmosphere inside Bridgestone Arena.

"This season, we are striving to ensure that the most possible Preds fans have the opportunity to access games inside of Smashville and experience all that the 'Year of the Fan' has to offer," Nashville Predators Senior Vice President of Ticketing, Premium Sales and Youth Hockey Nat Harden said. "Thanks to our loyal partners, the 2019-20 single-game promotions are affordable and will cater to a wide demographic of Predators supporters."

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Bridgestone, Preds Extend Naming Rights Agreement for Arena Through 2030

Five Years Added to Current Deal with Nashville's Award-Winning Sports and Entertainment Venue

by Press Release @PredsNHL / Nashville Predators

Nashville, Tenn. (Sept. 29, 2019) - Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) and the Nashville Predators today jointly celebrated the beginning of a new hockey season by announcing an extension to their naming rights agreement for Bridgestone Arena through 2030. The agreement adds five more years to the successful partnership that began in March 2010 between the world's largest tire and rubber company and downtown Nashville's award-winning sports and entertainment venue.

The announcement comes less than two years after the deal's previous extension, which was finalized in December 2017 to carry the successful partnership through 2025. Bridgestone revealed that previous extension in conjunction with the grand opening of Bridgestone Tower, its new Americas headquarters that is located across the street from the arena that bears its name.

"Our partnership with Nashville Predators and our association with this world-class arena continue to be great sources of pride and positive exposure for the Bridgestone brand," said Gordon Knapp, CEO and president, Bridgestone Americas. "Extending our relationship for the next eleven years represents the longest sports partnership commitment in our company's history, which is a reflection of our belief in the Middle Tennessee community and the incredible vision of our hometown hockey franchise."

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