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Nashville Predators

Founded:1998GM:Barry Trotz
Owned By:Herb FritchCoach:Andrew Brunette
Home Rink:Bridgestone ArenaCaptain:Roman Josi
AHL Affiliate:Milwaukee AdmiralsECHL Affiliate:None

The Nashville Predators (colloquially known as the Preds) are a professional ice hockey team based in Nashville, Tennessee. They compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Central Division. The Predators have played their home games at Bridgestone Arena since 1998. Their television broadcasting rights are held by Fox Sports Tennessee, and radio broadcasting rights are held by WPRT-FM.

The Predators are primarily affiliated with the minor league teams Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League (AHL) and Florida Everblades of the ECHL, but also have temporary AHL affiliation with the Chicago Wolves due to the Admirals opting out of the 2020–21 AHL season.

Deeper Dive

2023-24 Season Roster

Ryan O’ReillyTyson Barrie Kevin Lankinen
Filip ForsbergLuke Schenn Juuse Saros
Cody Glass Alexandre Carrier
Thomas Novak Dante Fabbro
Luke EvangelistaRoman Josi
Mark JankowskiJeremy Lauzon
Kiefer Sherwood Ryan McDonagh
Colton Sissons
Cole Smith
Yakov Trenin
Gustav Nyquist
Philip Tomasino
Juuso Parssinen
Denis Gurianov

Nashville Predators Jersey History

Other than the logo, there is nothing more marketable to a sports franchise than its uniforms. Some are iconic and will never be altered, then there are others constantly changing their look to find the one meant for them. The NHL is not a victim to jersey altering as much as college football, thankfully, because it is lame and over-saturated.

For the Nashville Predators, their main color scheme has been dark navy and yellow (gold) since their entrance into the League as an expansion team in 1998. The logo on the crest has essentially remained the same, with minor adjustments here and there. It is symbolic to the city of Nashville because in May of 1971, construction workers building the First American Center downtown discovered bones of a saber-toothed tiger that has been extinct for approximately 10,000 years old. Read More…

Kyle Turris Nashville Predators
Kyle Turris, Nashville Predators (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)

The Players

More Predators History

Predators’ History of Diversity Isn’t Long, but It Is Strong

So, as we go through February, it’s Black History Month, and I wanted to take a closer look at the all-time Predators’ roster and review the impact the black players had on this franchise. In this post, I’m going to touch on the three players who made a stop in Smashville, and they did leave a pretty valuable impact on the team. Read More…

Joel Ward, formerly of the Nashville Predators (Dan4th/flickr)