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Preds Name Final Roster, Want Others to Be Ready for NHL Opportunities

Gaudreau, Salomaki, Tinordi, Santini Among Those Predators Want to Receive Playing Time in Milwaukee

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

What began as 55 individuals vying for 23 spots has been whittled down to 22.

With the last of the decisions made, the Predators announced their final roster for the start of the 2019-20 season on Tuesday afternoon, the group that will begin the campaign with Thursday's home opener against the Minnesota Wild.

That lineup does not include forward Miikka Salomaki or defenseman Steven Santini, both of whom cleared waivers earlier in the day and were assigned to the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL. They join forward Frederick Gaudreau and defenseman Jarred Tinordi who joined the Admirals on Monday after also clearing waivers.

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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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Predators Assign Two to Milwaukee

Nashville Roster Now Sits at 24 Players

by Press Release @PredsNHL / Nashville Predators

Nashville, Tenn. (September 29, 2019) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/GM David Poile announced today that the team has assigned forward Frederick Gaudreau and defenseman Jarred Tinordi to Milwaukee (AHL).

Nashville's training camp roster is now at 24 players - 14 forwards, eight defensemen and two goaltenders. An updated roster is attached.

The Predators will host the second annual PredsFest presented by Bridgestone today from 2-6 p.m. CT at Bridgestone Arena. The largest free fan event of the season, activities will include a Player Gold Walk at Walk of Fame Park, Preds player appearances, a used equipment sale and performances by Moon Taxi and Yacht Rock Revue in Walk of Fame Park.

 

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Preds Official Podcast: Opening Week

Predators General Manager David Poile Joins the Show as Training Camp Concludes

by Thomas Willis & Brooks Bratten @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

The opening week of the 2019-20 season has arrived. Predators General Manager David Poile joins the show to discuss final roster cuts, Eeli Tolvanen, Rem Pitlick, the power play and Matt Duchene. Plus, Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten debate the new offensive lines and look at the changes to this year's team.

Highlights Include: 

  • Interview with Preds General Manager David Poile
  • Discussing the futures of Rem Pitlick and Eeli Tolvanen
  • Overview of Nashville's new power play
  • What could the forward lines look like on Opening Night?
  • Giveaway of Opening Night tickets - listen to see how to enter! 
  • Answering your Twitter questions

Visit NashvillePredators.com/Podcast to subscribe through iTunes, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Spotify and others.

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Predators Reassign Eight to Milwaukee

Nashville's Training Camp Roster Down to 26 Players

by Press Release @PredsNHL / Nashville Predators

Nashville, Tenn. (September 28, 2019) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/GM David Poile announced today that the team has reassigned forwards Rem Pitlick, Anthony Richard, Eeli Tolvanen, Yakov Trenin and Josh Wilkins, and defensemen Alexandre Carrier and Jeremy Davies to Milwaukee (AHL).

The Predators also released goaltender Ken Appleby from his professional tryout agreement and assigned him to the Admirals.

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Predators Recall Eight from Milwaukee

Preds Visit Carolina Tonight in 2019 Preseason Finale

by Press Release @PredsNHL / Nashville Predators

Nashville, Tenn. (September 27, 2019) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/GM David Poile announced today that the team has recalled forwards Rem Pitlick, Anthony Richard, Eeli Tolvanen, Yakov Trenin and Josh Wilkins; defensemen Alexandre Carrier and Jeremy Davies; and goaltender Ken Appleby from Milwaukee (AHL).

The Predators' updated training camp roster may be seen here.

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How to Watch, Live Stream Preds at Hurricanes

Nashville Concludes Preseason Schedule Tonight in North Carolina

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Two weeks and a day after the Predators reported to Nashville for training camp, the final game of the 2019 preseason slate has arrived.

The Preds are in Raleigh, North Carolina, tonight to face the Carolina Hurricanes in the final dress rehearsal before the real thing arrives on Oct. 3. This evening's 6:30 p.m. CT puck drop at PNC Arena provides a chance for the Predators to finish the preseason with a 5-1-0 record, as well as a final opportunity to make one more impression on the coaching staff and management.

Nashville currently possesses 26 players on the roster, and barring injuries, they must be down to 23 on Oct. 1. Therefore, tonight is crucial for those on the bubble vying to stay in the NHL to start the 2019-20 season.

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Ekholm, Rinne Lead Preds to Victory Over Hurricanes

Nashville Finishes Perfect Home Record in Preseason with Shutout

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Recap: CAR 0, NSH 3

Ekholm nets two in Predators' 3-0 win vs. Hurricanes

Mattias Ekholm scored two goals and Pekka Rinne recorded a shutout by stopping all 32 shots in the Predators' 3-0 win over the Hurricanes

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The preseason record at home has finished spotless. 

Mattias Ekholm scored twice and Pekka Rinne stopped all 32 shots he faced as the Nashville Predators shut out the Carolina Hurricanes by a 3-0 final on Wednesday night at Bridgestone Arena. 

The result in the penultimate preseason contest moves the Preds to 4-1-0 in the exhibition slate, with the lone blemish coming on the road in Tampa Bay.

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How to Watch, Live Stream Hurricanes vs. Preds

Nashville Hosts Carolina in Penultimate Preseason Game for Predators

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

The first of two dress rehearsals ahead of the 2019-20 regular season comes tonight when the Nashville Predators host the Carolina Hurricanes at Bridgestone Arena at 7 p.m. CT.

It's the penultimate preseason contest for the Preds; they'll also face the Hurricanes in Raleigh on Friday night.

The Predators are 3-1-0 in the exhibition schedule thus far, including a dramatic, 5-4 overtime victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning, with Rem Pitlick scoring the winner less than two minutes into OT. Nashville's roster has been cut in half since then, and Pitlick, along with fellow winger Eeli Tolvanen were among those assigned to Milwaukee of the American Hockey League.

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Preds Trim Roster in Half as Final Week of Training Camp Arrives

Tolvanen, Pitlick Among Those Assigned to Milwaukee as Predators Look Toward Future

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

And then there were 26.

In a matter of 48 hours, the Nashville Predators took their training camp roster from 53 participants and essentially sliced it in half, a necessary task as the preseason enters its final week.

The first subtraction came on Sunday afternoon with the Preds electing to assign 12 players to their AHL affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals, while another nine were released from their professional tryout agreements and also assigned to the Ads.

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