Nashville Predators

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Nashville Predators
Conference Western
Division Central
Founded 1997
History Nashville Predators
1998–present
Home arena Bridgestone Arena
City Nashville, Tennessee
Colors gold, navy, white[1]

                 

Media Fox Sports Tennessee
WPRT (102.5 FM)
Owner(s) United States Predators Holdings LLC. (Majority Owner: David Freeman)
General manager Canada David Poile
Head coach United States Peter Laviolette
Captain Canada Mike Fisher
Minor league affiliates Milwaukee Admirals (AHL)
Norfolk Admirals (ECHL) (ECHL)
Stanley Cups None
Conference championships 1 (2016–17)
Division championships None

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 that were chosen were: The Ice Tigers, Fury, and Attack. Another choice, Predators, was added to the vote. Predators won the vote, and the new franchise was named the Nashville Predators.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Preds Unveil New Logos". NHL.com. Nashville Predators. http://predators.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=566603. Retrieved June 22, 2011.

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