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Predators Fans Are Invited to Head Downtown to Watch Nashville Compete for a Stanley Cup

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (May 26, 2017) - The Nashville Predators are the 2017 Western Conference Champions and will play in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history. The series opens on the road, so join us on the plaza at Bridgestone Arena Monday, May 29 to support the team as they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Preds Celebration on the Plaza will feature a big screen, food, beverages, music, games and more. The party starts at 6:30 p.m., half an hour before game time.

When the team hosts Pittsburgh here in Smashville, they will be entering a completely sold-out Bridgestone Arena; tickets are not available for purchase to attend the Stanley Cup Final.

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Season-Ticket Holder Exclusive Sale for Stanley Cup Final Tickets

Preds Season-Ticket Holders Will Have the First Shot at Purchasing Cup Final Tickets

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (May 23, 2017) - The Nashville Predators are the 2017 Western Conference Champions and will play in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history. In celebration of this victory and as a thank you to the supportive Loyal Legion, the Preds will host an exclusive Season-Ticket Holder on-sale to purchase Stanley Cup Final tickets. This exclusive offer will start at 10 a.m. (CT) on Wednesday, May 24 and run until Thursday, May 25 at 12 p.m. or until supplies last and is exclusively open to current Preds season-ticket holders.

Smashville has shown an overwhelming response in support of the Nashville Predators and with that, tickets inside Bridgestone Arena are going fast. To support the Preds at home and on the road, visit any of our Preds Approved Bar locations found on NashvillePredators.com, join in on the fun each game day on the Bridgestone Arena Plaza and share your Preds Pride by support any of the growing game-day celebrations around town.

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Update on Preds Forward Ryan Johansen

Preds Center Suffered Acute Compartment Syndrome of the Left Thigh, is Expected to Make a Full Recovery

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, TN - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile gave this update on the condition of forward Ryan Johansen on Sunday:

"On Thursday, May 25, Ryan Johansen was treated for an acute compartment syndrome of the left thigh. Rapid diagnosis and treatment are critical to prevent complications. His symptoms developed shortly after the end of Game Four in Nashville, and as they progressed, he was diagnosed, transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and had surgery performed by head team physician Dr. Jed Kuhn within two hours of his diagnosis. As a result, he had no permanent injury to his muscle, nerves or blood vessels and we expect a full and complete recovery. The Predators would like to thank Vanderbilt Life Flight Paramedics, the VUMC Emergency Department, Operating Room Nurses, and Anesthesiologists for their expedient and excellent care."

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Preds Sign Andrew O'Brien to One-Year Contract

Defenseman Inks Two-Way Deal for 2017-18 Season

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, TN - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Wednesday that the club has signed defenseman Andrew O'Brien to a one-year, two-way contract for 2017-18 worth $650,000 at the NHL level and $62,500 at the AHL level.

O'Brien, 24 (11/21/92), was acquired on Jan. 19, 2017, from Anaheim and appeared in 32 games with the Milwaukee Admirals in 2016-17, recording two goals and 10 points along with 36 penalty minutes. The Hamilton, Ontario, native also skated in 10 games for the San Diego Gulls last season, posting two assists.

A 6-foot-4, 208-pound blueliner, who was drafted in the fourth round (108th overall) of the 2012 Draft by Anaheim, O'Brien has appeared in 167 career AHL games and registered 40 points (12g-28a) and 216 penalty minutes.

Photo credit: Milwaukee Admirals

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Predators Sign Ejdsell to Entry-Level Contract

Center Named Top Forward in Swedish Second League

by Press Release @PredsNHL / Nashville Predators

Nashville, TN - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Monday that the club has signed free-agent forward Victor Ejdsell to a two-year, entry-level contract.

Ejdsell, 21 (6/6/95), was named Swedish second league (Allsvenskan) most valuable player and forward of the year in 2016-17 after leading the league in points (25g-32a-57pts), tying for second in assists, and for third in goals.

The 6-foot-5, 214-pound center split time with Farjestad's junior and Swedish Hockey League clubs is 2014-15 and 2015-16, captaining the junior squad in 2014-15.

Photo credit: Bloggar - Expressen

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Preds Sign Pettersson to Entry-Level Contract

2013 Draft Pick Expected to Join Milwaukee Admirals for 2017-18 Season

by Press Release @PredsNHL / Nashville Predators

Nashville, TN - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile today announced that the club has signed forward Emil Pettersson (eh-MIHL PEH-tuhr-suhn) to a two-year, entry-level contract.

Pettersson, 23 (1/14/94), finished ninth in the Swedish Hockey League in points (15g-23a-38pts) while splitting the 2016-17 season between Skelleftea and Vaxjo. The 6-foot-2, 164-pound center has spent the past four seasons in Sweden's senior leagues, first in the second division with Timra, then at the elite level with Modo, Skelleftea and Vaxjo.

Nashville's seventh choice, 155th overall (sixth round), in the 2013 Entry Draft, Pettersson is expected to play the 2017-18 season with the American Hockey League's Milwaukee Admirals.

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Preds Host Select-A-Seat on Tuesday

Become a Season-Ticket Holder and Secure Playoff Tickets

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (May 7, 2017) - The Nashville Predators have advanced to the Western Conference Final for the first time in franchise history. In celebration of this victory, the Preds will hold a Select-A-Seat at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday, May 9 from 4 - 8 p.m. (CT) for fans to pick out season-ticket seats for the 2017-18 season.

Becoming a Season-Ticket Holder is currently the only way to secure tickets for the Western Conference Final and to save a minimum of 50 percent on those tickets.

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Preds Sign Affiliation Agreement with ECHL's Norfolk Admirals

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (May 4, 2017) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Thursday that the club has signed an affiliation agreement with the ECHL's Norfolk Admirals beginning with the 2017-18 season. The Admirals are led by President Mike Santos, who served as the Predators Director of Hockey Operations from 2006-10.

"The Nashville Predators are proud to partner with the Norfolk organization, who are guided by two great leaders in Mike Santos and Head Coach Robby Ftorek," current Nashville Director of Hockey Operations Brian Poile said. "We look forward to Norfolk being critical to the success of both the Predators and our American Hockey League affiliate Milwaukee Admirals"

"After a thorough process, the Nashville Predators are the perfect fit for the city of Norfolk and the Admirals," Santos said. "Their proven history of community outreach, innovative marketing, player development and winning is everything Admirals fans demand of us."

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Preds Foundation to Assist in St. Louis Flood Relief

Foundation to Donate Proceeds from Smash Car, Online Auction

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (May 4, 2017) - The Nashville Predators Foundation has announced today that all proceeds raised from the Smash Car on the Bridgestone Arena plaza, as well as the Foundation's online auction during Friday's Round Two, Game Five celebration when the Predators travel west to take on the St. Louis Blues will be donated to assist in the city's flood relief efforts.

"It was just seven years ago this week that our own city experienced life-altering flooding that left our city with immense damage," Nashville Predators Foundation Chairman Gerry Helper said. "The volunteer state, with some much-appreciated support and assistance from the NHL community, helped rebuild Nashville and is the reason why Bridgestone Arena is here today."

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Preds Recall Bass from Milwaukee

Veteran Forward Appeared in Nine Games for Nashville This Season

by Press Release @PredsNHL / Nashville Predators

Nashville, TN - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled forward Cody Bass from Milwaukee.

Bass appeared in nine games for the Predators this season and totaled 19 penalty minutes. He played in 13 games for the Admirals and recorded four points (2g-2a).

The Preds return to the ice on Friday at 7:00 p.m. CT for Game Five of their Western Conference Second Round series at Scottrade Center. The contest will be televised on NBCSN and can be heard on the Predators' flagship radio station, 102.5 The Game.

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