Nashville Predators Wiretap

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.

Tags: Nashville Predators, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Miikka Salomaki Signs Two-Year, $1.5M Deal With Predators

Jul 30, 2018 6:28 PM

The Nashville Predators have signed Miikka Salomaki to a two-year contract worth $750,000 in each of the next two seasons.

Salomaki was a restricted free agent.

Salomaki, 25, played 58 games last season for the Predators with two goals and six assists. 


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

Predators Sign Dan Hamhuis To Two-Year, $2.5M Deal

Jul 25, 2018 2:32 PM

The Nashville Predators have signed defenseman Dan Hamhuis to a two-year contract worth a total of $2.5 million.

Hamhuis' contract will pay him $1.5 million during the 2018-19 season and $1 million in 2019-20.

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

P.K. Subban, Lindsey Vonn Appear To Be Dating

Jun 8, 2018 1:22 AM

Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn appears to be in another high-profile relationship with a famous athlete, this time P.K. Subban of the Nashville Predators.

The famed skier and the NHL defenseman walked the red carpet of the CMT Awards in Nashville on Wednesday night, and photos posted to their Instagram accounts appear to show that they are more than friends.

Tags: Nashville Predators, Misc Rumor

Wild Name Paul Fenton GM

May 22, 2018 12:16 AM

Since the Predators joined the NHL in 1998, Paul Fenton had been part of their front office, first as a director of player personnel and then as assistant GM. He became one of the most respected executives in the league. Through the years, he interviewed with a number of teams for GM vacancies while taking his name out of consideration for dozens more.

The right fit never arrived until an old friend came calling.

On Monday, Fenton, 58, was named the GM of the Wild, who are owned by Craig Leipold, the Predators' founding owner. Fenton replaces Chuck Fletcher, whose contract wasn't renewed after close to nine years as GM.

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

Mike Fisher Retires Again From NHL

May 12, 2018 8:59 PM

Mike Fisher, the 37-year-old forward, who came out of retirement in February and helped the Nashville Predators to the brink of the Western Conference finals, announced Saturday that he is hanging his skates up again, this time for good after 18 seasons.

Tags: Nashville Predators, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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.

Predators Lose Ryan Johansen For Rest Of Playoffs
Ryan Johansen suffered a left thigh injury in Game 4 on Thursday night.

Wild Owner 'Happily Surprised' By Old Predators Team
Craig Leipold helped bring the Predators into the NHL almost 20 years ago.

Chiarelli, Dorion, Poile Finalists For Top GM
The NHL announced the finalists for the general manager of the year on Tuesday night.

Ryan Kesler Won't Let Up On Ryan Johansen
Ryan Kesler has managed to rattle Ryan Johansen as they both prepare for Game 3 in their playoff series.

Predators Activate P.K. Subban Off IR
P.K. Subban is expected to play for the Predators on Friday night in Edmonton.