Topic: NHL Entry Draft
Nashville, TN –President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that Phil Housley has been named assistant coach of the team.
Housley coached the United States to a gold medal at the 2013 World Junior Championships and ranks fourth all-time among NHL defensemen in points (338g-894a-1,232pts).
Nashville, TN -President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed 2012 sixth-round draft pick Marek Mazanec (MAIR-ehk muh-ZAN-ehk) to a two-year entry-level contract. Mazanec is expected to spend his first season in North American in 2013-14.
Mazanec, 21 (7/18/91), recently led Plzen to its first Czech League title by stopping 48-of-51 shots in a Game Seven double-OT victory. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN -President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed forward Patric Hornqvist to a five-year, $21.25 million contract.
“As we build towards the 2013-14 season and beyond, re-signing Patric Hornqvist was an off-season priority,” Poile said.
Nashville, TN – The, represented by President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile, took part in the 2013 Scotiabank NHL Draft Lottery on Monday night, retaining the fourth overall selection in the 2013 NHL Draft.
The 2013 Draft marks just the second time in franchise history the Predators will select in the Top Five. They took David Legwand with the second overall selection with their first-ever pick in 1998. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville Predators recall Joonas Rask, reassign Filip Forsberg and Austin Watson to Milwaukee Admirals
Nashville, TN –President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled forward Joonas Rask (YOH-nuhs RASK) from Milwaukee Admirals (AHL), while assigning forwards Filip Forsberg and Austin Watson to the Admirals.
Rask, 23 (3/24/90), notched a goal and an assist in his first and only AHL game on April 19th against Charlotte. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN -President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed 2011 second-round draft pick Miikka Salomäki (MEE-kah SA-loh-MA-kee) to a three-year entry-level contract.
Salomäki, 21 (3/9/93), has spent the last three seasons with Karpat Oulu of the Finnish Elite League, amassing 50 points (25g-25a) and 153 penalty minutes in 122 games. «Read the rest of this article»
vs. Chicago Blackhawks
Friday, April 19th, 2013 | 7:30pm (CT)
Nashville, TN - The Nashville Predators and Chicago Blackhawks wrap up their five-game 2012-13 season series on Friday at the United Center with their fourth meeting in the last three weeks.
Nashville has yet to beat Chicago this season, coming closest on April 1st.
Nashville, TN -President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled defenseman Mattias Ekholm (mat-TEE-uhs EHK-hohlm) from Milwaukee (AHL) under emergency conditions. He will wear No. 42.
Ekholm, 22 (5/24/90), has 27 points (9g-18a) in 55 games for the Admirals in 2012-13, his first full North American campaign. The 6-4, 202-pound native of Borlange, Sweden began last season with the Predators – playing in two games – before returning to Brynas of the Swedish Elite League (Elitserien) where he won the 2012 Borje Salming Award as the league’s top defenseman, and helped Brynas claim the 2012 Le Mat Trophy as Elitserien champions. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN - Theand Vancouver Canucks meet for the third and final time this season on Monday night at Bridgestone Arena with the Predators in search of their first win of the season against British Columbia’s team.
Last time these teams met on March 14th, 2013, Vancouver used five goals in the first 35 minutes of play to claim a 7-4 win at Rogers Arena. Matt Halischuk posted a goal and an assist for the Predators, while Mike Fisher, Nick Spaling and Gabriel Bourque all found the back of the net. In their first matchup of 2012-13 on February 22nd, 2013, Pekka Rinne stopped 23-of-24 shots, but the Canucks prevailed, 1-0.
Nashville, TN – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that forward Filip Forsberg has been added to the team’s active roster and could make his NHL debut tonight against the Detroit Red Wings (6:30pm CT).
The 11th overall selection in the 2012 Entry Draft will wear No. 9. «Read the rest of this article»
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