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Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators
Founded 1998
Home ice Gaylord Entertainment Center
Based in Nashville
Colours Blue, silver, yellow
League National Hockey League
Head coach Barry Trotz
General manager David Poile
Owner Craig Leipold

The Nashville Predators are a National Hockey League team based in Nashville, Tennessee.

Founded: 1998
Arena: Gaylord Entertainment Center
Uniform colors: Blue and gold
Logo design: A saber toothed cat
Stanley Cups won: None

Franchise history

The team was named after the fossil skull of a saber-toothed cat was found during the excavation for the AmSouth Center in Nashville.

The Predators first took the ice on October 10, 1998, where they lost 1-0 at home to the Florida Panthers.

In the 2003-2004 season, the Nashville Predators, under coach Barry Trotz, made their first trip to the playoffs, as the eighth seeded team in the Western Conference with a franchise record 91 points. However, they were left with the daunting task of facing the heavily favoured and top seeded Detroit Red Wings in the first round, eventually going down in a tough-fought 6 games. They did, however, win their first two home playoff games.

Their best performance prior to their breakout season in 2003-2004 was in 2000-2001, when they finished with 80 points, 10th place in the Western Conference.

Players of Note

Hall of Famers: None

Current stars:


Captains:

  1. 1998-02 Tom Fitzgerald - first captain
  2. 2002- Greg Johnson - captain as of 2005

Not to be forgotten:

see also: List of Nashville Predators players

Retired Numbers:

Nashville Predators official web site (http://www.nashvillepredators.com/)

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Trophies and Awards: Stanley Cup | Prince of Wales | Clarence S. Campbell | Presidents' Trophy | Art Ross | Bill Masterton | Calder | Conn Smythe | Hart | Norris | King Clancy | Lady Byng | Lester B. Pearson Award | Rocket Richard | Plus/Minus | Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award | Jennings | Vezina
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