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Predators Trade P.K. Subban To Devils

Jun 22, 2019 1:19 PM

Nashville Predators All-Star defenseman P.K. Subban has been traded to the New Jersey Devils for defenseman Steven Santini, prospect Jeremy Davies and two second round picks -- one in 2019 and one in 2020, the team announced.

Tags: Nashville Predators, New Jersey Devils, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Predators Acquire Mikael Granlund From Predators For Kevin Fiala

Feb 25, 2019 5:37 PM

The Minnesota Wild have traded Mikael Granlund to the Nashville Predators for Kevin Fiala.

Granlund, 26, has a $5.75 million cap hit and is under contract through the 2019-20 season. He has 15 goals and 49 points in 63 games this season.

Fiala, 22, is on the final year of his entry level contract and is a restricted free agent this summer. 

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Tags: Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Predators Acquire Brian Boyle, Cody McLeod

Feb 6, 2019 5:08 PM

The Nashville Predators made a pair of trades Wednesday, acquiring veteran forward Brian Boyle from the New Jersey Devils and forward Cody McLeod from the New York Rangers.

Tags: Nashville Predators, New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Austin Watson Suspended Indefinitely For Alcohol Abuse

Jan 30, 2019 9:52 AM

Austin Watson has been suspended indefinitely and admitted into Stage 2 of the NHL's substance abuse and behavioral health program.

The suspension is "related exclusively to his ongoing issues with alcohol abuse," the NHL and NHLPA announced in a joint statement.

Watson had been suspended for the preseason and the first 18 games of the regular season after pleading no contest to domestic abuse this summer.

He had seven goals and six assists in 34 games for the Nashville Predators this season.


Tags: Nashville Predators, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Predators, Stars Will Play In Next Winter Classic

Jan 27, 2019 7:37 PM

The NHL has announced that the Nashville Predators and Dallas Stars will play in the 2020 Winter Classic.

The game will be held at the Cotton Bowl.

The Winter Classic is entering its 12th year. It will mark the first appearance for both franchises.

Gary Bettman also announced that the Los Angeles Kings will play the Colorado Avalanche at the 2020 Stadium Series on Feb. 15, which will be held at U.S. Air Force Academy's Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Tags: Nashville Predators, Dallas Stars, Misc Rumor

Patrice Bergeron Scores Two Goals In Return, Including 300th

Dec 23, 2018 1:02 AM

Patrice Bergeron scored two goals to reach 300 for his career, returning to the lineup Saturday after missing 16 games and leading the Boston Bruins past the Nashville Predators 5-2.

Tags: Boston Bruins, Nashville Predators, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Predators Sign Pekka Rinne To Two-Year Extension

Nov 4, 2018 1:06 AM

The Nashville Predators signed goaltender Pekka Rinne to a two-year contract extension worth $10 million, keeping the Vezina Trophy winner under contract through 2020-21.

General manager David Poile announced the extension Saturday, on Rinne's 36th birthday.

Poile said Rinne has made the most impact on and off the ice for the Predators as one of the NHL's best goaltenders.

Tags: Nashville Predators, Misc Rumor, Signing

NHL Suspends Austin Walton 27 Games For Domestic Assault

Sep 13, 2018 10:18 AM

Austin Walton has been suspended 27 games by the NHL for a domestic assault incident.

Walton pleaded no contest in July to a domestic assault charge. 

The NHL Players' Association is filing an appeal on Watson's behalf. 

The NHL does not have a specific domestic violence policy.

"I have determined that Nashville Player Austin Watson engaged in a physical confrontation with his domestic partner," Gary Bettman said in a statement. "Today's ruling, while tailored to the specific facts of this case and the individuals involved, is necessary and consistent with the NHL's strongly held view that it cannot and will not tolerate this and similar types of conduct."

Emily Kaplan/ESPN

Tags: Nashville Predators, Suspension

Predators Sign Ryan Ellis To Eight-Year Extension

Aug 14, 2018 6:01 PM

Ryan Ellis was already being coveted as a potential July 2019 unrestricted free agent.  Which is why Predators general manager David Poile didn't allow him to get within sniffing distance of the open market, signing the 27-year-old defenseman to an eight-year, $50 million contract extension that kicks in for the 2019-20 season.

The final year of Ellis's contract in 2018-19 carries a $2.5 million hit. His $6.25 million cap hit is the 21st highest in the NHL among defenseman for the 2019-20 season.

Tags: Nashville Predators, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Predators GM David Poile Headlines 2018 HOF Class

Aug 11, 2018 12:57 AM

Predators general manager David Poile headlines the 2018 class of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.

Former University of Michigan coach Red Berenson, three-time Olympic medalist Natalie Darwitz, retired NHL referee Paul Stewart, Poile and the late Leland "Hago" Harrington will be inducted on Dec. 12 at a ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Miikka Salomaki Signs Two-Year, $1.5M Deal With Predators
Miikka Salomaki played 58 games last season for the Predators with two goals and six assists.


Predators Sign Dan Hamhuis To Two-Year, $2.5M Deal
Dan Hamhuis had three goals and 21 assists for Dallas in the 2017-18 season.

P.K. Subban, Lindsey Vonn Appear To Be Dating
P.K. Subban and Lindsey Vonn walked the red carpet of the CMT Awards in Nashville on Wednesday night.

Wild Name Paul Fenton GM
Paul Fenton had been part of the Predators' front office since 1998.

Mike Fisher Retires Again From NHL
Predators forward Mike Fisher played in the NHL for 18 seasons.

David Poile Becomes Winningest GM In NHL History
The Predators 4-2 win on Thursday night was GM David Poile's 1,320th victory in his career.

Predators Acquire McNeill From Stars For O'Brien
Mark McNeill has 5 goals and 1 assist with the AHL's Texas Stars this season.

Mike Fisher Returning To Predators
Mike Fisher has decided to end his retirement and sign a deal with the Predators for the rest of the season.

NHL Names All-Star Captains
All-Star Weekend will be held January 27-28 at Amalie Arena in Tampa.

Avs Send Matt Duchene To Ottawa In 3-Way Deal
Center Kyle Turris is going from the Senators to the Predators in the deal.

Vernon Fiddler Retires After 14 NHL Seasons
Vernon Fiddler played 877 NHL games with four different teams.

Mike Fisher Retires After 17 NHL Seasons
Mike Fisher skated in 1,088 career NHL games with the Predators and Senators.

Predators Sign Ryan Johansen To Eight-Year, $64M Deal
Ryan Johansen's deal is the biggest the Predators have ever handed out.

Predators Re-Sign Viktor Arvidsson To Seven-Year, $29.75M Deal
Predators GM David Polle announced the deal on Saturday night.

Penguins Capture Second Straight Stanley Cup Title
The Penguins beat the Predators 2-0 in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday night.

Penguins Cruise By Predators To Win Game 5
The Penguins beat the Predators by the score of 6-0 on Thursday night to take a 3-2 series lead.

Penguins Open As Favorites To Win Stanley Cup
Pittsburgh defeated the Senators in a double-overtime Game 7.

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Predators Hope Mike Fisher Plays In Game 1 Of Stanley Cup Finals
Mike Fisher hasn't played since Game 4 of the Western Conference finals against the Ducks after taking a knee to his head.


Predators Advance To Their First Stanley Cup Final
The Predators defeated the Ducks by the score of 6-3 on Monday night, as goalie Pekka Rinne stopped 38 of 41 shots.

Predators' Aberg Scores Go-Ahead Goal, Then Evaluated For Concussion
The Predators beat the Ducks by the score of 3-1 on Saturday to take a 3-2 series lead in the Western Conference finals.