|2009–10 Nashville Predators season|
|Home arena||Bridgestone Arena|
|Colors||blue, gold, silver, steel, orange
|Media||Fox Sports Tennessee
WGFX (104.5 FM)
WRQQ (97.1 FM)
|Owner(s)||Predators Holding LLC. (Majority Owner: David Freeman)|
|General manager||David Poile|
|Head coach||Barry Trotz|
|Minor league affiliates||Milwaukee Admirals (AHL)
New Mexico Scorpions (CHL)
Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL)
The Nashville Predators are a professional ice hockey team based in Nashville, Tennessee. They play in the National Hockey League (NHL). Their name is sometimes shortened to the "Preds." They play in Bridgestone Arena (formerly named Nashville Arena, Gaylord Entertainment Center, and Sommet Center). Their logo is a reference to a partial Smilodon skeleton that was found beneath downtown Nashville in 1971, during the construction of the First American National Bank. The franchise held a vote with the fans to choose a team name. The three candidates were dumbed down from 75: The Ice Tigers, Fury and Attack. Leipold added his own submission to the vote, Predators and on November 13, Leipold announced at a press conference that his submission had won and that the new franchise would be known as the Nashville Predators.
- "2009–10 Nashville Predators Media Guide". p. 291. http://predators.nhl.com/v2/ext/pdf/PredsMediaGuideFinal.pdf. Retrieved 9 March 2010.