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2014–15 Nashville Predators · NHL
Division 2nd Central
Conference 3rd Western
2014–15 record 47–25–10
Home record 28–9–4
Road record 19–16–6
Goals for 232
Goals against 208
General Manager David Poile
Coach Peter Laviolette
Captain Shea Weber
Alternate captains Mike Fisher
James Neal
Arena Bridgestone Arena
Average attendance 16,854[1]
(41 games)
Team leaders
Goals Filip Forsberg (26)
Assists Mike Ribeiro (47)
Points Filip Forsberg (63)
Penalties in minutes Shea Weber (70)
Wins Pekka Rinne (39)
Goals against average Pekka Rinne (2.08)

The 2014–15 Nashville Predators season was the 17th season for the National Hockey League (NHL) franchise that was established on June 25, 1997.[2]

Off-seasonEdit

The day after the end of the Predators' 2013–14 season, where the team missed the Stanley Cup playoffs for the second-straight year, it was announced that after 17 years at the helm of the Nashville Predators, Barry Trotz was relieved of his duties as head coach.[3]

On May 6, 2014, it was announced that Peter Laviolette, former head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers, was hired to replace Trotz as the new head coach of the Predators. The team also hired Kevin McCarthy as an assistant coach.[4]

On June 27, 2014, during the first round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, the Predators traded right winger Patric Hornqvist and restricted free agent Nick Spaling to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for right winger James Neal.

Regular seasonEdit

PlayoffsEdit

See also: 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Nashville Predators entered the playoffs as the Central Division's second seed. They lost to the Chicago Blackhawks in six games in the first round.

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

Central Divison (Top 3)
Team GP W L OTL SL GF GA Pts
St. Louis Bluesx y 82 51 24 3 4 248 201 109
Nashville Predatorsx 82 47 25 4 6 232 208 104
Chicago Blackhawksx 82 48 28 3 3 229 189 102
Minnesota Wildx 82 46 28 5 3 231 201 100
Winnipeg Jetsx 82 43 26 7 6 230 210 99
Dallas Stars 82 41 31 7 3 261 260 92
Colorado Avalanche 82 39 31 8 4 219 227 90

x-clinched playoff berth, y-clinched division title, z-clinched conference title, p-clinched President's Trophy

Conference standingsEdit

Central Divison (Top 3)
Team GP W L OTL SL GF GA Pts
St. Louis Bluesx y 82 51 24 3 4 248 201 109
Nashville Predatorsx 82 47 25 4 6 232 208 104
Chicago Blackhawksx 82 48 28 3 3 229 189 102
Pacific Division (Top 3)
Anaheim Ducksx y 82 51 24 2 5 236 226 109
Vancouver Canucksx 82 48 29 3 2 242 222 101
Calgary Flamesx 82 45 30 4 3 241 216 97
Western Conference Wildcard (Top 2 qualify)
Minnesota Wildx 82 46 28 5 3 231 201 100
Winnipeg Jetsx 82 43 26 7 6 230 210 99
Los Angeles Kings 82 40 27 7 8 220 205 95
Dallas Stars 82 41 31 7 3 261 260 92
Colorado Avalanche 82 39 31 8 4 219 227 90
San Jose Sharks 82 40 33 3 6 228 232 89
Edmonton Oilers 82 24 44 7 7 198 283 62
Arizona Coyotes 82 24 50 3 5 170 272 56

x-clinched playoff berth, y-clinched division title, z-clinched conference title, p-clinched President's Trophy

Suspensions/fines Edit

Player Explanation Length Salary Date issued
Anton Volchenkov Illegal check to the head of Calgary Flames forward Micheal Ferland during NHL Game No. 151 in Calgary on Friday, October 31, 2014, at 19:06 of the second period. 4 games $21,505.36 November 2, 2014[5]
James Neal Diving/Embellishment during NHL Game No. 447 in San Jose on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at 19:39 of the third period. $2,000.00 December 17, 2014[6]
Craig Smith High-sticking on Buffalo Sabres forward Jerry D'Amigo during NHL Game No. 1075 in Nashville on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at 17:50 of the first period. $5,000.00 March 22, 2015[7]

Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

2014–15 Game Log

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

PlayoffsEdit

2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Legend:       Win       Loss

Player statsEdit

Final Stats[8]

Skaters

Regular Season
Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Forsberg, FilipFilip Forsberg 82 26 37 63 15 24
Ribeiro, MikeMike Ribeiro 82 15 47 62 11 52
Josi, RomanRoman Josi 81 15 40 55 15 26
Weber, SheaShea Weber 78 15 30 45 15 72
Smith, CraigCraig Smith 82 23 21 44 11 44
Wilson, ColinColin Wilson 77 20 22 42 19 22
Fisher, MikeMike Fisher 59 19 20 39 4 39
Neal, JamesJames Neal 67 23 14 37 12 57
Ellis, RyanRyan Ellis 58 9 18 27 8 27
Jones, SethSeth Jones 82 8 19 27 3 20
Cullen, MattMatt Cullen 62 7 18 25 8 16
Ekholm, MattiasMattias Ekholm 80 7 11 18 12 52
Jarnkrok, CalleCalle Jarnkrok 74 7 11 18 2 18
Beck, TaylorTaylor Beck 62 8 8 16 −4 18
Gaustad, PaulPaul Gaustad 73 4 10 14 7 60
Bourque, GabrielGabriel Bourque 69 3 10 13 −13 10
Nystrom, EricEric Nystrom 60 7 5 12 0 15
Stalberg, ViktorViktor Stalberg 25 2 8 10 0 18
Bartley, VictorVictor Bartley 37 0 10 10 1 26
Roy, DerekDerek Roy

|| 26 || 1 || 9 || 10 || 0 || 2

Volchenkov, AntonAnton Volchenkov 46 0 7 7 4 14
Jokinen, OlliOlli Jokinen

|| 48 || 3 || 3 || 6 || 2 || 26

Santorelli, MikeMike Santorelli

|| 22 || 1 || 3 || 4 || −7 || 6

Franson, CodyCody Franson

|| 23 || 1 || 3 || 4 || 0 || 2

Salomaki, MiikkaMiikka Salomaki 1 1 0 1 1 0
Arcobello, MarkMark Arcobello

|| 4 || 1 || 0 || 1 || 0 || 0

Clune, RichardRichard Clune 1 0 0 0 0 0
Piskula, JoeJoe Piskula 1 0 0 0 −1 2
Bitetto, AnthonyAnthony Bitetto 7 0 0 0 −1 7
Fiala, KevinKevin Fiala 1 0 0 0 −1 0
Arvidsson, ViktorViktor Arvidsson 6 0 0 0 0 0

Playoffs
Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Forsberg, FilipFilip Forsberg 6 4 2 6 1 4
Ribeiro, MikeMike Ribeiro 6 1 4 5 2 4
Neal, JamesJames Neal 6 4 1 5 0 8
Wilson, ColinColin Wilson 6 5 0 5 −1 0
Smith, CraigCraig Smith 6 2 3 5 2 0
Jones, SethSeth Jones 6 0 4 4 −6 6
Stalberg, ViktorViktor Stalberg 6 1 2 3 1 0
Ellis, RyanRyan Ellis 6 0 3 3 4 2
Cullen, MattMatt Cullen 6 1 1 2 −1 4
Franson, CodyCody Franson 5 0 2 2 1 0
Jarnkrok, CalleCalle Jarnkrok 6 0 2 2 −2 0
Fisher, MikeMike Fisher 3 0 1 1 1 0
Weber, SheaShea Weber 2 0 1 1 0 2
Santorelli, MikeMike Santorelli 4 1 0 1 2 0
Josi, RomanRoman Josi 6 1 0 1 −5 0
Ekholm, MattiasMattias Ekholm 6 1 0 1 4 2
Volchenkov, AntonAnton Volchenkov 1 0 0 0 0 2
Gaustad, PaulPaul Gaustad 6 0 0 0 −1 22
Bartley, VictorVictor Bartley 4 0 0 0 0 2
Beck, TaylorTaylor Beck 5 0 0 0 −2 2
Bourque, GabrielGabriel Bourque 5 0 0 0 −3 2
Fiala, KevinKevin Fiala 1 0 0 0 −1 0

Goaltenders
Regular Season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Rinne, PekkaPekka Rinne 64 64 3,851 41 17 6 140 2.18 1807 .923 4 0 1 8
Hutton, CarterCarter Hutton 18 17 1010 6 7 4 44 2.61 450 .902 1 0 0 0
Mazanec, MarekMarek Mazanec 2 1 106 0 1 0 4 2.26 47 .915 0 0 0 0
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Rinne, PekkaPekka Rinne 6 6 425 2 4 19 2.68 208 .909 0 0 1 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Predators. Stats reflect time with the Predators only.
Traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Predators only.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

Notable achievements Edit

Awards Edit

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Forsberg, F.F. Forsberg NHL Third Star of the Week[9] November 17, 2014
Forsberg, F.F. Forsberg NHL Rookie of the Month[10] December 1, 2014
Rinne, P.P. Rinne NHL Third Star of the Month[11] December 1, 2014
Wilson, C.C. Wilson NHL Second Star of the Week[12] December 29, 2014
Rinne, P.P. Rinne NHL All-Star game selection[13] January 10, 2015
Weber, S.S. Weber NHL All-Star game selection[13] January 10, 2015
Forsberg, F.F. Forsberg NHL All-Star game rookie selection[13] January 10, 2015
Rinne, P.P. Rinne NHL Third Star of the Week[14] February 16, 2015

Milestones Edit

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Smith, C.C. Smith 200th Career NHL Game October 18, 2014
Gaustad, P.P. Gaustad 600th Career NHL Game October 29, 2014
Wilson, C.C. Wilson 300th Career NHL Game October 29, 2014
Nystrom, E.E. Nystrom 500th Career NHL Game November 6, 2014
Roy, D.D. Roy 500th Career NHL Point November 18, 2014
Jones, S.S. Jones 100th Career NHL Game November 29, 2014
Josi, R.R. Josi 200th Career NHL Game December 11, 2014
Jokinen, O.O. Jokinen 1,200th Career NHL Game December 20, 2014
Fisher, M.M. Fisher 900th Career NHL Game December 27, 2014
Ribeiro, M.M. Ribeiro 900th Career NHL Game December 29, 2014
Ekholm, M.M. Ekholm 100th Career NHL Game December 29, 2014
Rinne, P.P. Rinne 20,000 Career NHL Minutes December 30, 2014
Salomäki, M.M. Salomäki 1st Career NHL Game
1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
January 8, 2015
R. Josi 100th Career NHL Point January 8, 2015
Bitetto, A.A. Bitetto 1st Career NHL Game January 17, 2015
M. Fisher 500th Career NHL Point January 29, 2015
M. Ribeiro 700th Career NHL Point February 7, 2015
Bartley, V.V. Bartley 100th Career NHL Game February 10, 2015
Bourque, G.G. Bourque 200th Career NHL Game February 26, 2015
Cullen, M.M. Cullen 400th Career NHL Assist February 26, 2015
M. Cullen 1,200th Career NHL Game March 3, 2015
P. Rinne 200th Career NHL Win March 14, 2015
Fiala, K.K. Fiala 1st Career NHL Game March 24, 2015
C. Wilson 100th Career NHL Assist March 24, 2015
M. Ribeiro 500th Career NHL Assist April 4, 2015
Ellis, R.R. Ellis 200th Career NHL Game April 7, 2015
Franson, C.C. Franson 400th Career NHL Game April 9, 2015
Forsberg, F.F. Forsberg 100th Career NHL Game April 11, 2015

Playoffs
Player Milestone Reached
Forsberg, F.F. Forsberg 1st Career Playoff Game April 15, 2015
Ekholm, M.M. Ekholm 1st Career Playoff Game April 15, 2015
Bourque, G.G. Bourque 1st Career Playoff Game April 15, 2015
Beck, T.T. Beck 1st Career Playoff Game April 15, 2015
Jones, S.S. Jones 1st Career Playoff Game
1st Career Playoff Assist
1st Career Playoff Point
April 15, 2015
Jarnkrok, C.C. Jarnkrok 1st Career Playoff Game
1st Career Playoff Assist
1st Career Playoff Point
April 15, 2015
Ellis, R.R. Ellis 1st Career Playoff Assist
1st Career Playoff Point
April 15, 2015
Santorelli, M.M. Santorelli 1st Career Playoff Game
1st Career Playoff Goal
1st Career Playoff Point
April 17, 2015
F. Forsberg 1st Career Playoff Goal
1st Career Playoff Assist
1st Career Playoff Point
April 17, 2015
Josi, R.R. Josi 1st Career Playoff Goal
1st Career Playoff Point
April 17, 2015
Smith, C.C. Smith 1st Career Playoff Goal April 17, 2015
Bartley, V.V. Bartley 1st Career Playoff Game April 19, 2015
M. Ekholm 1st Career Playoff Goal
1st Career Playoff Point
April 19, 2015
Fiala, K.K. Fiala 1st Career Playoff Game April 21, 2015
F. Forsberg 1st Career Playoff Hat-Trick April 23, 2015

Transactions Edit

The Predators have been involved in the following transactions during the 2014–15 season.

Trades Edit

Date
Details
June 27, 2014[15] To Pittsburgh Penguins
Patric Hornqvist
Nick Spaling
To Nashville Predators
James Neal
June 28, 2014
[16][17]
To San Jose Sharks
DET's 2nd-round pick in 2014
To Nashville Predators
2nd-round pick in 2014
4th-round pick in 2015
June 28, 2014
[16][17]
To San Jose Sharks
3rd-round pick in 2014
4th-round pick in 2014
To Nashville Predators
FLA's 3rd-round pick in 2014
December 29, 2014[18] To Edmonton Oilers
Derek Roy
To Nashville Predators
Mark Arcobello
February 15, 2015[19] To Toronto Maple Leafs
Olli Jokinen
Brendan Leipsic
1st-round pick in 2015
To Nashville Predators
Cody Franson
Mike Santorelli

Free agents acquired Edit

Date Player Former team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2014 Olli Jokinen Winnipeg Jets 1 year, $2.5 million [20]
July 7, 2014 Anton Volchenkov New Jersey Devils 1 year, $1 million [21]
July 15, 2014 Mike Ribeiro Arizona Coyotes 1 year, $1.05 million [22]
July 15, 2014 Derek Roy St. Louis Blues 1 year, $1 million [23]
April 9, 2015 Steve Moses Jokerit 1 year, $1 million [24]

Free agents lost Edit

Date Player New team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2014 Patrick Eaves Dallas Stars 1 year, $650,000 [25]
August 5, 2014 Michael Del Zotto Philadelphia Flyers 1 year, $1.3 million [26]

Claimed via waiversEdit

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers

Lost via waivers Edit

Player New team Date claimed off waivers
Mark Arcobello[27] Pittsburgh Penguins January 14, 2015

Player signingsEdit

Date Player Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 4, 2014 Joe Piskula 1 year, $550,000 [28]
July 8, 2014 Anthony Bitetto 1 year, $605,000 [29]
July 9, 2014 Mattias Ekholm 2 years, $2.075 million [30]
July 15, 2014 Viktor Arvidsson 3 year, $1.895 million entry-level contract [31]
July 15, 2014 Kevin Fiala 3 year, $2.775 million entry-level contract [32]
September 25, 2014 Ryan Ellis 5 years, $12.5 million [33]
September 30, 2014 Taylor Beck 1 year, $550,000 [34]
May 6, 2015 Marek Mazanec 1 year, $575,000 [35]
June 16, 2015 Juuse Saros 3 years, entry-level contract [36]

Draft picksEdit

See also: List of Nashville Predators draft picks

The 2014 NHL Entry Draft will be held on June 27–28, 2014 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[37]

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 11 Kevin Fiala LW Flag of Switzerland Switzerland HV71 (Sweden-Jr.)
2 42 Vladislav Kamenev LW Flag of Russia Russia Metallurg Magnitogorsk (KHL)
2 51[a] Jack Dougherty D Flag of the United States United States U.S. NTDP (USHL)
3 62[b] Justin Kirkland LW Flag of Canada.svg Canada Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
4 112[c] Viktor Arvidsson LW Flag of Sweden Sweden Skellefteå AIK (SHL)
5 132 Joonas Lyytinen D Flag of Finland Finland KalPa (Finland)
6 162 Aaron Irving D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)
Draft notes[38]
  • a The San Jose Sharks' second-round pick went to the Nashville Predators as the result of a trade on June 28, 2014 that sent Detroit's second-round pick in 2014 (46th overall) to San Jose in exchange for a fourth-round pick in 2015 and this pick.[16]
  • b The Florida Panthers' third-round pick (previously acquired by San Jose) went to the Nashville Predators as the result of a trade on June 28, 2014 that sent a third and fourth-round pick (72nd and 102nd overall) both in 2014 to San Jose in exchange for this pick.[17]
  • The Nashville Predators third-round pick went to the San Jose Sharks as the result of a trade on June 28, 2014 that sent Florida's third-round pick in 2014 (62nd overall) to Nashville in exchange for a fourth-round pick in 2014 (102nd overall) and this pick.[17]
  • The Nashville Predators fourth-round pick went to the San Jose Sharks as the result of a trade on June 28, 2014 that sent Florida's third-round pick in 2014 (62nd overall) to Nashville in exchange for a third-round pick in 2014 (72nd overall) and this pick.[17]
  • c The St. Louis Blues' fourth-round pick went to the Nashville Predators as the result of a trade on June 30, 2013 that sent a fourth-round pick in 2013 to St. Louis in exchange for a seventh-round pick in 2013 and this pick.[39]
  • The Nashville Predators' seventh-round pick went to the Washington Capitals as a result of a trade on April 19, 2014 that sent Jaynen Rissling to Nashville in exchange for this pick.[40]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2014–2015 NHL Attendance – National Hockey League – ESPN. ESPN.
  2. National Hockey League (2013). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2014. Diamond Sports Data, Inc., 81. ISBN 978-1-894801-26-3. 
  3. http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=714642
  4. New Era. Retrieved on 6 May 2014.
  5. Predators' Volchenkov suspended four games. NHL (November 2, 2014).
  6. Predators' Neal fined $2,000 for diving/embellishment. NHL (December 17, 2014).
  7. Predators' Smith fined for high-sticking. NHL (March 22, 2015).
  8. 2014–2015 Regular Season Stats – Points – Nashville Predators – Statistics. Nashville Predators. Retrieved on April 16, 2015.
  9. Lehtera, Price and Forsberg named stars of the week. NHL (November 17, 2014).
  10. Predators' Forsberg named NHL Rookie of Month. NHL (December 1, 2014).
  11. Giordano, Tarasenko, Rinne named stars of November. NHL (December 1, 2014).
  12. Gaudreau, Wilson, Gagner named 'Three Stars'. NHL (December 29, 2014).
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 2015 NHL All-Star selections highlighted by three Columbus Blue Jackets. NHL (January 10, 2015).
  14. Hossa, Toffoli and Rinne named stars of the week. NHL (February 16, 2015).
  15. Nashville Predators Acquire James Neal From Pittsburgh
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Preds Select Two in Second Round
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 Predators Select Seven at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft
  18. Nashville Acquires Arcobello From Edmonton
  19. Nashville Acquires Franson and Santorelli From Toronto
  20. Predators Sign Olli Jokinen to One-Year Deal
  21. Nashville Predators Sign Anton Volchenkov to a One-Year Contract
  22. Nashville Predators Sign Mike Ribeiro to a One-Year Contract
  23. Nashville Predators Sign Derek Roy to a One-Year Contract
  24. Nashville Predators Sign Forward Steve Moses
  25. Dallas Stars Sign Right Wing Patrick Eaves
  26. Flyers, Del Zotto agree to one-year contract. Philadelphia Flyers (August 5, 2014). Retrieved on August 5, 2014.
  27. Penguins Claim Forward Mark Arcobello
  28. Nashville Predators Sign Joe Piskula to a One-Year Contract
  29. Nashville Predators Sign Anthony Bitetto to a One-Year Contract
  30. Nashville Predators Sign Mattias Ekholm to a Two-Year Contract
  31. Nashville Predators Sign 2014 Fourth Round Pick Viktor Arvidsson to an Entry Level Contract
  32. Nashville Predators Sign 2014 First Round Pick Kevin Fiala
  33. Nashville Predators Agree to Terms with Defenseman Ryan Ellis
  34. Nashville Predators Sign Taylor Beck to a One-Year Contract
  35. Nashville Predators Sign Mazanec to a One-Year Contract
  36. Nashville Predators Sign 2013 Draftee Juuse Saros
  37. NHL Entry Draft Year by Year Results. NHL.com. Retrieved on June 29, 2014.
  38. 2014 NHL Entry Draft Pending Transactions. Pro Sports Transactions. Retrieved on June 29, 2014.
  39. Predators Select 10 at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft
  40. Nashville Predators Acquire Jaynen Rissling From Washington
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