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Predators Select Eight at 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver

Nashville Takes Five Forwards, Two Defensemen, One Goaltender at Draft

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Nashville, Tenn. (June 22, 2019) - The Nashville Predators made eight selections at the 2019 NHL Draft from Rogers Arena in Vancouver, taking five forwards, two defensemen and one goaltender.

"We're happy with the way this year's draft went," Predators Assistant General Manager and Director of Scouting Jeff Kealty said. "We kind of had to adjust things on the fly a little bit with the trade that went down, but we were ready for it. We were prepared, and we thought we got a lot of guys we targeted and talked about. That's always what you hope for. Time will tell - it takes a few years for it all to play out - but we were happy with the way the weekend went."

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Predators Select Philip Tomasino with 24th Overall Pick in 2019 NHL Draft

Centerman Tallied 72 Points in 67 Games with Niagara IceDogs in 2018-19

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Predators draft F Philip Tomasino No. 24

The Nashville Predators select forward Philip Tomasino with the 24th overall pick at the 2019 NHL Draft

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Nashville, Tenn. (June 21, 2019) - With the 24th overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, the Nashville Predators selected center Philip Tomasino on Friday at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.

Tomasino, 17 (7/28/01), tallied 72 points (34g-38a) in 67 games with the OHL's Niagara IceDogs in the 2018-19 season. Compared to his rookie OHL campaign in 2017-18 (5g-19a), he posted improvements of 48 points and 29 goals, the latter of which was the highest increase in the entire CHL. The 6-foot, 181-pound Tomasino led the OHL in game-winning goals with 12 and was fourth in goals on an IceDogs team that won the league's Central Division. Additionally, he had four goals and seven points in 11 playoff games with Niagara last season.

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Predators Add Scuderi, Bordeleau, Rook to Hockey Operations Staff

Trio Will Assist in Following, Evaluating Nashville Prospects Drafted by Team

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Nashville, Tenn. (June 18, 2019) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Tuesday that the team has hired Rob Scuderi as a Defense Development Coach, Sebastien Bordeleau as a Forward Development Coach and Dave Rook as a Goaltending Development Coach.

In their roles, they will assist Director of Player Development/Milwaukee Admirals GM Scott Nichol in following and evaluating prospects drafted by Nashville, helping them with their maturation process into NHL players by focusing on nutrition, off-ice workouts and conditioning, practice habits and game performance. 

"We are thrilled to have these three individuals join our hockey operations staff," Poile said. "With their extensive experience both playing and coaching at the highest level, Rob, Sebastien and Dave will play a vital role in helping our prospects reach their full potential on and off the ice."

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Predators Acquire Goaltender Connor Ingram from Tampa Bay

Third-Round Draft Pick in 2016 Tied for AHL Lead in Shutouts Last Season

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Nashville, Tenn. (June 14, 2019) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today the team has acquired goaltender Connor Ingram from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for a seventh-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft.

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Predators to Play Six-Game 2019 Preseason Schedule

Preseason Slate Features Games Against Florida, Tampa Bay, Carolina

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Nashville, Tenn. (June 12, 2019) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today the team's six-game 2019 preseason schedule, beginning with a doubleheader at Bridgestone Arena against the Florida Panthers on Sept. 16. The Preds will play a home-and-home against the Tampa Bay Lightning before taking on the Carolina Hurricanes twice to close out their preseason slate.

The 2019 preseason schedule marks the eighth consecutive training camp that the Predators and Panthers will play a split-squad doubleheader. Nashville will then face off against Tampa Bay on back-to-back nights, traveling to Tampa on Sept. 20 and hosting the Lightning on Sept. 21. The Predators will round out their preseason with two games against the Hurricanes, with the first in Nashville on Sept. 25 before playing them on the road in Raleigh two days later on Sept. 27. The 2019-20 regular season opens the following week.

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Predators Hire Dan Lambert as Assistant Coach

Experienced Coach Joins Nashville Staff After Two Seasons at Helm of WHL's Spokane; Led Team to League's Best Power Play in 2018-19

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Nashville, Tenn. (June 4, 2019) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Tuesday that the team has hired Dan Lambert (lam-BAIR) as an assistant coach.

"Dan is an experienced, passionate coach and will nicely round out our coaching staff in 2019-20 and beyond," Poile said. "Having enjoyed a lengthy career as a player and now a coach, he has had success at every level running the power play, and we look forward to adding his knowledge and insight in this area to the organization."

Lambert, 49 (1/12/70), joins the Predators organization after spending two seasons as head coach of the WHL's Spokane Chiefs. In 2018-19, he led the Chiefs to a 40-21-2-5 record en route to the WHL's Western Conference Final, the team's longest playoff run since 2011. He amassed an 81-46-5-8 record during his two seasons in Spokane and his teams were among the best offensively in the WHL, finishing third in 2018-19 and sixth in 2017-18 in goals scored. Under his guidance, Spokane's power play led the WHL last season, operating at 29.1 percent (81-for-278), the second-highest across the entire CHL and the WHL's sixth-highest in the last 10 seasons. In Spokane's 15 playoff games last season, the Chiefs went 13-for-36 on the power play (36.1 percent) to lead the WHL.

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Predators Sign Jarred Tinordi to Two-Year, Two-Way Contract

Admirals Captain Set Career Highs in Goals, Points and Games Played Last Season in Milwaukee

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Nashville, Tenn. (May 29, 2019) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Wednesday that the team has signed defenseman Jarred Tinordi to a two-year, two-way contract worth $700,000 at the NHL level and $300,000 at the AHL level in both 2019-20 and 2020-21.

Tinordi, 27 (2/20/92), established career highs in games played (75), points (22) and goals (8) with the Admirals in 2018-19, his first season with the club. He captained Milwaukee to a 36-24-14-2 season record - including a 11-0-3-0 run in its final 14 games - en route to a second-place finish in the AHL's Central Division and a spot in the Calder Cup Playoffs for the 15th time in franchise history. The 6-foot-6 native of Burnsville, Minn., has 85 points (20g-65a) in 365 games at the AHL level, spent with Milwaukee, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Tucson, St. John's and Hamilton. Tinordi was also an alternate captain for the Tucson Roadrunners during the 2016-17 season.

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Bridgestone Arena Recognized by Academy of Country Music

Home of the Predators Earns 2018 Large Capacity Venue of the Year Honors

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Nashville, Tenn. (May 20, 2019) - The Academy of Country Music announced today that Bridgestone Arena, home of the National Hockey League's Nashville Predators and annual Country Music Association Awards, has been named Large Capacity Venue of the Year for 2018.

This award - which is voted on by the Academy's professional members and honors the behind-the-scenes industry professionals and venues who contribute so much to the artistry, success and longevity of country music - will be celebrated at the 13th Annual ACM Honors taking place on Aug. 21 at the historic Ryman Auditorium.

Marking the third win for 501 Broadway as the ACM Large Capacity Venue of the Year, the building also received honors in 2013 and 2016. Winners from previous years are ineligible for consecutive nominations in this category.

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Bridgestone Arena, Metro Nashville Reveal Proposal for New 30-Year Lease

Agreements Keep Preds at Bridgestone Arena Through 2049 While Relieving Metro and Taxpayers of Financial Responsibility

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Nashville, Tenn. (May 16, 2019) - Powers Management - the company which operates Bridgestone Arena - and Metro Nashville and the Sports Authority are proud to announce a proposed new lease, pending approval by the Metro Nashville Sports Authority, that relieves taxpayers of financial responsibility for Bridgestone Arena. At the same time, the Sports Authority will execute a tenancy agreement with the team that ensures Nashville's team, the Nashville Predators, will remain at Bridgestone Arena for the next 30 years. This continued partnership between the team, Bridgestone Arena, the city and Metro Sports Authority will ensure continued growth and development of the facility through funding generated by event users, all while relieving Metro and taxpayers of financial responsibility.

"We are most appreciative of Mayor Briley, the Sports Authority and Metro's support and partnership," Predators CEO and President Sean Henry said. "The rise of our franchise and arena growth since the last agreement in 2012 are testaments to a model of public-private partnership and a community-wide embrace and passion for the Predators. Bridgestone Arena is the envy of our industry and could not be what it is today without so many partners coming together to maximize its value, economic impact and benefit to the community. This is exactly where we want to be - in the center of downtown and playing an integral role in our community's growth and development for the next 30 years. This partnership will allow us to book the best of the best events that appeal to all corners of our community, allow the Nashville Predators to thrive in Smashville and allow Powers Management to maintain the building in a world-class way while freeing Metro's operating and capital budgets of any and all financial obligations."

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Predators Sign Mathieu Olivier to Two-Year, Entry-Level Contract

Forward Posted 12 Points in 54 Games with Milwaukee During Rookie AHL Season

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Nashville, Tenn. (May 1, 2019) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the team has signed forward Mathieu Olivier to a two-year, entry-level contract for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons.

Olivier, 22 (2/11/97), tallied four goals and 12 points in 54 games with the Miwaukee Admirals in 2018-19, his first professional season. He led the Ads and tied for sixth among AHL rookies in penalty minutes with 91; among Milwaukee rookies he sat second in points (12) and shots (56). The 6-foot-1, 215-pound right wing also tied for the AHL lead in fights with nine, the most by a rookie this season. He scored the game-winning goal in Game 3 of Milwaukee's first round series vs. Iowa - the team's first playoff win since 2013 - and had 16 penalty minutes in five Calder Cup Playoff contests.

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