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Predators Recall Forward Colin Blackwell from Milwaukee

25-Year-Old Forward has Seven Goals in 14 games for the Admirals

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (January 19, 2019) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Saturday that the club has recalled forward Colin Blackwell from Milwaukee (AHL).

Blackwell, 25 (4/28/93), has seven goals in 14 games for the Admirals, his first season with the team. Despite missing 27 games due to injury, he sits tied for sixth on Milwaukee in goals and has found the back of the net three times in his last three contests, including a two-goal performance on Jan. 12 vs. San Diego. Last season, Blackwell tallied 45 points (17g-28a) in 61 games with the Rochester Americans, the most among all forwards on the team. The 5-foot-9 center made his pro debut in 2016-17 with the San Jose Barracuda and has posted 63 points (28g-35a) in 132 career AHL games.

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Predators to Host NHL 19 Tournament with Final at Bridgestone Arena

16 Teams to Compete to Decide Nashville's Best

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (January 17, 2019) The Nashville Predators will host the franchise's first-ever NHL 19 Tournament, featuring two play-in competitions at official watch parties leading up to the final on March 9 at Bridgestone Arena.

Sixteen teams - 15 from local media outlets and one comprised from the two qualifiers - will face off for glory at the Nashville Predators NHL 19 Tournament, with the champions earning a $5,000 donation to the charity of their choice courtesy of the Nashville Predators Foundation. Additional prizes for those who participate in the tournament finals include four tickets to a Preds home game and four P.K. Subban autographed copies of NHL 19.

"All of us have imagined playing for the Nashville Predators and with EA Sports NHL 19, cover athlete P.K. Subban brought the game we love a little bit closer to all of us in Smashville," Predators President and CEO Sean Henry said. "We know our fans are the most passionate fans in all of sports and getting the chance to compete in this tournament showcases another incredible way they take hockey to the next level. Not only will we find out who the best NHL gamer in Smashville is, but they will go head-to-head against members of our local media - who we know always talk a big game!"

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Predators Assign Phillip Di Giuseppe to Milwaukee

Forward Skated in Three Games with Predators

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (January 15, 2019) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Tuesday that the club has assigned forward Phillip Di Giuseppe to Milwaukee (AHL).

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Predators Acquire Forward Cole Schneider from Rangers

Schneider has 25 Points in 36 Games with Hartford (AHL)

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (January 14, 2019) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Monday that the club has acquired forward Cole Schneider from the New York Rangers in exchange for forward Connor Brickley.

Schneider, 28 (8/26/90), has 13 goals and 25 points in 36 games with the American Hockey League's Hartford Wolf Pack this season, his second with the club. His 25 points ranked second on the Wolf Pack after leading his team with 50 (16g-34a) in 76 games during the 2017-18 season. The Williamsville, N.Y., native has posted an assist in four career NHL games - all with the Buffalo Sabres - and made his League debut on April 8, 2016 versus Columbus.

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Predators Reassign Troy Grosenick to Milwaukee

Goaltender was Called up on Emergency Basis Thursday

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (January 11, 2019) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has reassigned goaltender Troy Grosenick to Milwaukee (AHL).

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Predators Recall Goaltender Troy Grosenick

Grosenick is 11-7-1 with the Admirals this Season

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (January 10, 2019) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Thursday that the club has recalled goaltender Troy Grosenick from Milwaukee (AHL) on an emergency basis.

Grosenick, 29 (8/27/89), is 11-7-1 in 20 games played for the Admirals this season, who are fourth in the AHL's Central Division with a 19-13-5-1 record. He sits third in the AHL in save percentage (.924), fifth in goals-against average (2.35) and ninth in wins (11). Grosenick has won two of his last three starts with Milwaukee, including a 34-save performance in the Admirals' 2-1 win over Rockford on Jan. 2.

Never drafted, Grosenick is in his sixth professional season and has posted a 99-67-17 record in 195 AHL appearances to go along with a 2.57 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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Nashville Predators Announce Chairman Transition

Herb Fritch Assumes Role of Chairman

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (January 10, 2019) - Nashville Predators Holdings LLC, the group of primarily local executives in finance, healthcare and private business who form the team's ownership group, announced Thursday that Herb Fritch assumed the role of Chairman of the team's Board of Directors effective Jan. 9, 2019. He assumes the role occupied by Tom Cigarran since March 2010.

"Over the past nine years, Tom has helped propel the Nashville Predators and Bridgestone Arena to become both the No. 1 franchise in all of sports as selected by ESPN, Pollstar Arena of the Year for the second time in 2017 and another nomination in 2018," Fritch said. "When I first became a part of the Predators ownership group in 2007, I did so as a civic duty. In the past 11-plus years, our loyal and growing fanbase has taken the Predators to heights I never imagined. I'm proud to be a part of something that has had such an impact on this city and region."

"Our ambition in 2019 and beyond is to continue to build on the momentum that has been created under Tom's leadership, always keeping our One Goal at the forefront: to become the No. 1 Sports and Entertainment venue in the United States with a Stanley Cup Champion Nashville Predators as its centerpiece."

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Hal Gill, Chris Mason Named Honorary Coaches for 2019 NWHL All-Star Game

NWHL All-Star Weekend to be Hosted at Bridgestone Arena, Ford Ice Center on Feb. 9-10

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

January 9, 2019 - The Nashville Predators and National Women's Hockey League (NWHL) announced Thursday that former longtime NHL players and current Predators broadcasters Hal Gill and Chris Mason will serve as the Honorary Coaches at the 2019 NWHL All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena on Sunday, Feb. 10.

Gill played 1,106 games over a 16-season career as a defenseman in the NHL, including two seasons in Nashville. He is in his second season as the radio color commentator on the Nashville Predators Radio Network. Mason had a record of 137-113-32 in his NHL career, including parts of seven seasons with the Predators. He is the analyst on Predators games on FOX Sports Tennessee.

"We are very happy that Hal and Chris have accepted our invitation to be the honorary coaches for the All-Star Game in Nashville," said NWHL Deputy Commissioner Hayley Moore. "Our goal is always to include local celebrities and great hockey minds when we travel to new markets for these events. Hal and Chris are both insightful commentators, funny on social media, dedicated to the advancement of all levels of hockey, and they have established deep roots in the Nashville community. We know they will have a lot of fun coaching the stars of the NWHL."

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Forsberg Named Preds Representative for All-Star Last Men In Fan Vote

Fans Have Opportunity to Allow Forsberg to Join Rinne, Josi at 2019 NHL All-Star Weekend

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

A pair of Preds will be in San Jose, California, for 2019 NHL All-Star Weekend - and now, that duo could turn into a trio.

The NHL has introduced an all-new Last Men In Vote, presented by adidas, which will give fans the opportunity to select Preds forward Filip Forsberg to join his teammates at the event in California later this month. Voting for the Last Men In Competition is scheduled to begin Jan. 3 at 11 a.m. CT and will close on Jan. 10 at 10:59 p.m. CT.

Each NHL team has one representative in the competition, and the highest vote-getters by division then will be added to their respective All-Star rosters.

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Rinne, Josi Named 2019 NHL All-Stars

Preds Goaltender, Captain to Represent Nashville at 2019 All-Star Weekend

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Two of the most popular Preds are heading to the West Coast for the 2019 NHL All-Star Weekend.

Predators Captain Roman Josi and goaltender Pekka Rinne have been named 2019 NHL All-Stars by the League, giving the Predators two participants in the mid-season event set for Jan. 25-26 in San Jose, California.

Both Rinne and Josi have played integral roles in guiding the Predators to the 50-point mark through 41 games this season, and now they'll get yet another chance to make Nashville proud on a national stage.

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