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Predators Hire Todd Richards as Assistant Coach

Veteran Richards Owns 12 Years of NHL Coaching Experience, Won 2020 Stanley Cup with Tampa Bay

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (October 23, 2020) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/GM David Poile announced Friday that the team has hired Todd Richards as an assistant coach. Richards rounds out Head Coach John Hynes's coaching staff and joins fellow assistant coaches Dan Lambert and Dan Hinote on the team's bench.

"We are extremely pleased to be able to bring in Todd and his expansive coaching background to our staff," Poile said. "He not only has an experienced resume, but a winning one as well, and further added to it this past season by winning the Stanley Cup with Tampa Bay. He began his rise through the professional ranks in our organization with the Milwaukee Admirals, and we are happy to have him back with us to complete John Hynes's coaching staff."

"We are incredibly excited to add Todd to our coaching staff," Hynes said. "He brings a wealth of experience and leadership to our staff and players. His work ethic, teaching ability and communication skills - as well as his experience in winning the Stanley Cup - will be a tremendous benefit to our team moving forward."

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Preds to Host Hockey Halloween Weekend from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1

Kroger and Mars Petcare Present Three-Day Event at Bridgestone Arena and Ford Ice Centers

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (Oct. 22, 2020) - From Friday, Oct. 30 to Sunday, Nov. 1, the Nashville Predators, Nashville Predators Foundation and Ford Ice Centers will host their first-ever Hockey Halloween Weekend, which will feature fun activities for all ages. With events taking place at Bridgestone Arena and both Ford Ice Centers, highlights will include a Halloween movie screening on FangVision, food drive, drive-thru trick-or-treating and opportunities to try hockey for free!

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Predators Sign Rem Pitlick to One-Year, Two-Way Contract

Forward Scored 20 Goals for Milwaukee Admirals in 2019-20, his First Professional Season

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (October 20, 2020) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/GM David Poile announced Tuesday that the team has signed forward Rem Pitlick to a one-year, two-way contract worth $874,125 at the NHL level and $70,000 at the AHL level for the 2020-21 season.

Pitlick, 23 (4/2/97), tallied 20 goals and 36 points in 63 games for the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals in 2019-20, his first full professional season. He tied for third on the Admirals in goals - helping lead them to the Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy as the AHL's regular-season champions - and was among the AHL's top rookie skaters, finishing tied for first in power-play goals (10), fifth in goals and tied for 10th in points out of all first-year players. The 5-foot-11, 196-pound forward made his NHL debut with the Predators on March 25, 2019 at Minnesota and was part of Nashville's roster for the 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers.

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Preds Support Vote Early TN Efforts, Adopt 7th Day for the 7th Man

Initiative Created by Congressman Jim Cooper Aims to Encourage Early Voting in Tennessee

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (October 20, 2020) - The Nashville Predators have partnered with Congressman Jim Cooper on his nonpartisan, public information initiative, VoteEarlyTN, which aims to educate and excite people about the power and benefit of early voting. In support of VoteEarlyTN's efforts, the Predators have adopted the seventh day of early voting - Wednesday, October 21 - as the Seventh Day for the Seventh Man.

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Preds Awarded League Funds to Grow Girls Hockey, Learn to Skate Programs

More than $500,000 will go directly toward growing girls hockey, learn to skate programs in Middle Tennessee area

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (October 15, 2020) - The Nashville Predators and Ford Ice Centers, in conjunction with the National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players' Association, will invest $504,000 into the development of girls hockey and learn to skate programs in Middle Tennessee over the next two years as part of the League's Industry Growth Fund (IGF). These funds were awarded to the organization in part due to the success of Ford Ice Center Bellevue, which celebrates its one-year anniversary of operation this week.

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Mike Fisher to Host Second Annual CATCHIN' DEERS Celebrity Clay Shoot

Proceeds of Oct. 27 tournament presented by Cooper Steel to benefit Nashville Predators Foundation empowered by SmileDirectClub

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (Oct. 15, 2020) - On Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT, former Predators captain Mike Fisher, in partnership with the Nashville Predators and the Nashville Predators Foundation empowered by SmileDirectClub (the "Predators Foundation"), will host the Second Annual CATCHIN' DEERS Mike Fisher Celebrity Clay Shoot presented by Cooper Steel. Proceeds from the 2020 event will benefit charitable organizations jointly selected by Fisher and the Predators Foundation.

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Predators Sign Kasimir Kaskisuo to One-Year, Two-Way Contract

Goaltender Made his NHL Debut with Toronto During 2019-20 Season

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (October 13, 2020) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/GM David Poile announced Tuesday that the team has signed goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo (kaz-AH-mear kass-KA-soo-oh) to a one-year, two-way contract worth $700,000 at the NHL level and $75,000 at the AHL level for the 2020-21 season. 

Kaskisuo, 27 (10/2/92), made his NHL debut with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Nov. 16, 2019 at Pittsburgh and appeared in 27 games with the AHL's Toronto Marlies in 2019-20, his fourth full professional season. Last season with the Marlies, the 6-foot-3, 194-pound goaltender won a career-high 14 games and recorded a 2.79 goals-against average, .909 save percentage and one shutout. In 95 career AHL performances with Toronto and the Chicago Wolves, Kaskisuo is 46-32-10 with a 2.65 goals-against average and eight shutouts, including a career-best four during the 2018-19 season.

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Predators Sign Tyler Lewington to One-Year, Two-Way Contract

Defenseman Spent 2019-20 Season with AHL's Hershey; Owns Eight Games of NHL Experience with Washington

by Press Release @PredsNHL / Nashville Predators

Nashville, Tenn. (October 13, 2020) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/GM David Poile announced Tuesday that the team has signed defenseman Tyler Lewington to a one-year, two-way contract worth $700,000 at the NHL level and $200,000 at the AHL level for the 2020-21 season.

Lewington, 25 (12/5/94), spent the majority of the 2019-20 season with the AHL's Hershey Bears, posting 13 points (4g-9a) in 43 games while helping his team to the second-best record in the league's Eastern Conference. The 6-foot-2, 203-pound blueliner also skated in six NHL games for the Washington Capitals, racking up 17 penalty minutes.

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Preds Sign Brad Richardson to One-Year, $1 Million Contract

Veteran Forward has Appeared in 808 Career NHL Games and Won 2012 Stanley Cup with Los Angeles

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (October 12, 2020) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/GM David Poile announced Monday that the team has signed forward Brad Richardson to a one-year, $1 million contract.

Richardson, 35 (2/4/85), is a veteran of 15 NHL seasons and won the 2012 Stanley Cup as a member of the Los Angeles Kings. In 2019-20, he tallied 11 points (6g-5a) in 59 games with the Arizona Coyotes, his fifth season with the organization, and added another three points (2g-1a) in nine postseason contests. The 6-foot, 190-pound center has scored at least 10 goals on five different occasions, including a career-high 19 with the Coyotes in 2018-19, and has hit the 20-point mark six times, with his best output being a 31-point (11g-20a) campaign in 2015-16. After beginning his career in 2005-06, Richardson has gone on to post 242 points (106g-136a) in 808 career games with stops in Colorado, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Arizona, serving as an alternate captain the last three seasons with the Coyotes.

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Predators Loan Egor Afanasyev to KHL's CSKA Moscow

Second-Round Pick from 2019 Tied for OHL Windsor Lead in Points During 2019-20 Season

by Press Release @PredsNHL / Nashville Predators

Nashville, Tenn. (October 11, 2020) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/GM David Poile announced Sunday that the team has loaned forward Egor Afanasyev to the Kontinental Hockey League's CSKA Moscow.

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