The Nashville Predators have added another former NHL All-Star to their team, but not on the ice. On Monday, it was announced that the Predators hired former NHL defenceman Wade Redden as their assistant director of player development, according to the Daily Reporter.
His role will be to will be to help out director of player development – Scott Nichol – in evaluating players drafted by the team. He’ll help with their development, nutrition and off-ice workouts.
Redden played parts of 14 seasons in the NHL with the Ottawa Senators, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins. In 1,023 career regular season games, he amassed 457 points (109g-348a).
A second overall pick of the New York Islanders in 1995, he was named an NHL all-star twice (in 2002 and 2004) and won the award for best defenceman at the 2005 IIHF World Championship. He represented Canada internationally seven times including the World Junior Championship tournament, the World Cup, the World Championships and the Olympics in 2006.
Redden officially announced his retirement from hockey on January 9, 2014.
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