The Nashville Predators are an American professional ice hockey team based in Nashville, Tennessee. They play in the Central Division of the Western Conference in the National Hockey League (NHL). The team joined the NHL in 1998 as an expansion team. The Predators have played their home games at the Sommet Center, formerly known as the Gaylord Entertainment Center, and before that the Nashville Arena, since their inaugural season. The Predators are owned by Predators Holdings LLC, David Poile is their general manager, and Jason Arnott is the team captain.
There has been one head coach for the Predators franchise. The team's head coach is Barry Trotz, who spent his entire NHL head coaching career with the Predators, has a record of 820 regular-season games coached, 364 regular-season games won, 842 regular-season points, a .513 regular-season winning percentage, 22 playoff games coached, 6 playoff games won, and a .273 playoff winning percentage.
|#||Number of coaches[a]|
|W||Wins = 2 points|
|L||Losses = 0 points|
|T||Ties = 1 point|
|OT||Overtime/shootout losses = 1 point[b]|
|*||Spent entire NHL head coaching career with the Predators|
Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2008–09 season.
- a A running total of the number of coaches of the Predators. Thus, any coach who has two or more separate terms as head coach is only counted once.
- b Before the 2005–06 season, the NHL instituted a penalty shootout for regular season games that remained tied after a five-minute overtime period, which prevented ties.
- c Each year is linked to an article about that particular NHL season.
- Nashville Predators Coach Register. Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on 2008-12-23.
- ↑ Teams. NHL.com. Lincoln Hockey and the National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2008-12-22.
- ↑ 10th Anniversary - History: Franchise Timeline. NHL.com. Lincoln Hockey and the National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2008-12-23.
- ↑ Team - Front Office. NHL.com. Lincoln Hockey and the National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2008-12-23.
- ↑ Team - Roster. NHL.com. Lincoln Hockey and the National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2008-12-23.
- ↑ Barry Trotz Coaching Record. Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on 2008-12-23.
- ↑ Official Rules (PDF). NHL.com. Lincoln Hockey and the National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2008-12-23.
|Nashville Predators Head Coaches|
|Trotz • Laviolette • Hynes