Nashville Predators News Predators NewsMon, 21 Aug 2017 19:00:00 +0000Predators Expand Little Preds Learn to Play<div class="article-item__preview"><p>Nashville, Tenn. (August 21, 2017) - The Nashville Predators hockey program Little Preds Learn to Play has expanded beyond Tennessee state lines. This program, which is conducted in partnership with the NHL and NHLPA, is a fun and effective way to learn hockey while engaging children to keep them lifelong hockey fans.</p><p>The Little Preds Learn to Play expansion to rinks in 11 different cities include Antioch, Knoxville and Nashville, Tennessee; Olive Branch, Mississippi; Decatur and Huntsville, Alabama; and Kennesaw and Duluth, Georgia; Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky; and Little Rock, Arkansas. In total, it is expected Little Preds Learn to Play will reach as many as 1,700 children this year.</p><p> "We are excited to see our Little Preds program grow as this is a direct reflection of the growth of hockey in our state," Senior Vice President of Ticket Sales, Premium Sales &amp; Youth Hockey Nat Harden said. "In addition to the growth, we are excited about the large role our Predators alumni will play in introducing and teaching children to play. Cody Hodgson will be a part of Little Preds again this year, and his passion for working with children and growing the game of hockey is a huge addition to this program."</p></div>Press ReleaseMon, 21 Aug 2017 19:00:00 +0000Preds Partner with Window World for 2017-18 Season<div class="article-item__preview"><p>Nashville, Tenn. (August 21, 2017) - The Nashville Predators have announced a new partnership with Window World as they enter the 2017-18 season. This partnership will be seen through activations along the main concourse inside Bridgestone Arena, as well as through sponsorships of the ice maintenance team's uniforms.</p><p>"Window World is the most dominant force in the home remodeling industry with more than 50,000 homes installed in Middle Tennessee and millions nationwide," Window World of Murfreesboro and Upper Cumberland Owner Josh Watson said. "We are very excited to be partnered with one of the most dominant teams in the nation, the Nashville Predators!"</p><p>"Window World, America's largest remodeling company, is excited to be partnered with the Nashville Predators," Window World of Clarksville Owner Michael Hoover said. "Anybody that has attended a Preds game at Bridgestone Arena knows that they strive to provide the best possible fan experience. Window World also strives for the same great customer experience and satisfaction with homeowners through professional installation of windows, siding and doors."</p></div>Press ReleaseMon, 21 Aug 2017 15:00:51 +0000Photos: Bridgestone Arena Undergoing Offseason Renovations<div class="article-item__preview"><p>Never stop improving, right?</p><p>There isn't a summer that goes by without Bridgestone Arena adhering to this motto, and with just over a month until the Predators first preseason games on Sept. 19, crews are hard at work throughout the building, making upgrades for fans and players alike.</p><p>Among them, a completely renovated team locker room for the Preds, complete with new stalls and technology throughout.</p></div>Brooks BrattenThu, 17 Aug 2017 21:00:40 +0000Metro Council Declares Aug. 17 Nashville Predators Day<div class="article-item__preview"><p>Even in the midst of one of the more humid days of the summertime, the city of Nashville still has hockey on its mind.</p><p>During the Metropolitan Sports Authority meeting at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday, the Metropolitan Council of Nashville and Davidson County declared August 17, 2017, to be Nashville Predators Day. The resolution was presented with the intention of, "recognizing and congratulating Nashville Predators Head Coach Peter Laviolette, the 2016-17 Nashville Predators Ice Hockey Team and the entire ice hockey staff," for an outstanding season.</p><p>It's one of many honors the club has received from the city of Nashville over the past year, including various proclamations from Mayor Megan Barry, as well as center Ryan Johansen serving as Honorary Mayor for a day during the Stanley Cup Final.</p></div>Brooks BrattenThu, 17 Aug 2017 20:12:14 +0000Loyal Legion 10-Game Mini Plan Offers Fans Flexibility, Marquee Matchups<div class="article-item__preview"><p>A ticket to see <span class="token token-playerCard" id="token-6D3DB2C8AF0FEB3926C9C">Filip Forsberg</span>, <span class="token token-playerCard" id="token-BF96AB8862D492187D89C">P.K. Subban</span> and the rest of the Nashville Predators take to the ice inside Bridgestone Arena might just be in greater demand these days than anything else in the Music City.</p><p>After an inspiring run to the Stanley Cup Final, Preds fans made their presence felt on a local and national level, and that includes in the club's ticket department, which has seen a 40 percent rise in season-ticket sales over the past few months.</p><p>Those at the helm realize not every fan has the ability to attend all 41 home games - or even half of those - but there's still a way to enjoy all the benefits a Predators season-ticket holder enjoys, including significantly reduced ticket prices and Stanley Cup Playoff priority when the time comes.</p></div>Brooks BrattenWed, 16 Aug 2017 17:00:48 +00002017-18 Nashville Predators Mini Plans on Sale Aug. 24<div class="article-item__preview"><p>Nashville, Tenn. (August 15, 2017) - Starting today, any fan who purchased a multi-game ticket package during the 2016-17 season has the opportunity to purchase a 10-game mini plan before the public on-sale on Aug. 24. From Aug. 15-24, season-ticket holders can purchase the <span class="token token-hyperLink" id="token-891F98703CE448F821D99"><a href="">Loyal Legion 10-Game Plan presented by Puckett's Gro. &amp; Restaurant</a></span> to receive the most flexibility offered for any ticket package, as well as similar benefits to a full or half season-ticket holder.</p><p>"Last season our Western Conference Champion Nashville Predators entertained fans during 41 regular season and 11 historic playoff games inside Bridgestone Arena," Nashville Predators Executive Vice President and CRO Chris Junghans said. "Fans have the opportunity to witness even more Golden Moments this season, and the Loyal Legion 10-Game Plan presented by Puckett's Gro. &amp; Restaurant guarantees access to any of the home dates with the most flexibility to fit your schedule."</p><p>A very limited number of full and half season-ticket plans are still available for purchase and remain the best price with the greatest benefit, but the Loyal Legion 10-Game Plan presented by Puckett's Gro. &amp; Restaurant was created as a response to the needs of our fans. As the most flexible package ever offered, this smaller plan allows the busier fan to attend games that fit their schedule and budget. Fans can also add games onto this package for a significant discount off the single-game rate at the time of purchase.</p></div>Press ReleaseTue, 15 Aug 2017 19:00:00 +0000Photos: Nashville Predators Foundation Fishing Tournament<div class="article-item__preview"><p>The inaugural Nashville Predators Foundation Fishing Tournament, sponsored by Bass Pro Shops and Guy Harvey, saw 64 boats reel in a total of 128 fish last Saturday on Old Hickory Lake - a successful outing with help from a couple of pros.</p><p>Preds forward <span class="token token-playerCard" id="token-6F04F589B2A8C59A538B4">Austin Watson</span> and Pro Bass Fisherman Ott DeFoe joined in on the fun, spending the day on the water with auction winners in the tournament. The top boats of the day brought in five fish that were eligible for the weigh-in at Bass Pro Shops at Opry Mills following the event. </p><p>Fishermen Terry Mowell and Brian McIntyre won the tournament with five fish weighing-in at 14.06 pounds, receiving $2,500 from the Preds Foundation and $7,500 from the Bass Pro Rewards to total a $10,000 cash prize.</p><p>Full results from the tournament <span class="token token-hyperLink" id="token-254BCCFE533B2529F9995"><a href="">can be seen here</a></span>. Enjoy the top shots of the day posted below:</p></div>Brooks BrattenTue, 15 Aug 2017 16:14:15 +0000Subban Reaches 1 Million Twitter Followers<div class="article-item__preview"><p>The people love P.K.</p><p>On Thursday, Predators defenseman <span class="token token-playerCard" id="token-D42F3A45C13C810B0CAAB">P.K. Subban</span>, or <span class="token token-hyperLink" id="token-74366911B2C9B8C7C338C"><a href="">@PKSubban1</a></span>, collected his 1 millionth Twitter follower, becoming the first active Canadian-born NHLer to attain the feat. Subban, who is undoubtedly one of the League's biggest stars, possessing an infectious personality, often documents his on-ice and off-ice adventures via social media on his Twitter and Instagram accounts.</p><p><span class="token token-third-party token-third-party-twitter-embed" id="token-FE67D4AF053891BBD4ABC"><a href="">Tweet from @PKSubban1: Thank you all for your support!! �����#pkapproved</a></span></p></div>Brooks BrattenFri, 11 Aug 2017 16:01:59 +0000First Tennessee Brent Peterson Golf Classic, Preds Party on Sept. 11-12<div class="article-item__preview"><p>Nashville, Tenn. (August 11, 2017) - For the seventh consecutive year, the Nashville Predators Foundation and Peterson Foundation for Parkinson's will host the First Tennessee Brent Peterson Golf Classic and First Tennessee Petey's Preds Party to support the community work of both foundations. Held on Sept. 11 (Petey's Party) and Sept. 12 (Golf Classic), the events are highlighted by interaction with Nashville Predators players and alum and celebrities from around sports and entertainment.</p><p>The two-day event makes its debut at 6 p.m. Monday evening with the First Tennessee Petey's Preds Party at Bridgestone Arena, a party that includes an elegant dinner buffet, dessert, soda, beer and wine. Entertaining the crowd will be comedian Nate Bargatze. In addition, the evening's event will feature a world-class auction featuring one-of-a-kind experiences and premier autographed memorabilia from the sports and entertainment industry. </p></div>Press ReleaseFri, 11 Aug 2017 15:24:22 +0000Unique Preds Programming Continues to Grow at Ford Ice Center<div class="article-item__preview"><p>It's been said age is just a number. When it comes to putting on a pair of skates at Ford Ice Center, that adage couldn't be more accurate.</p><p>As the facility's third birthday approaches, hockey programs available for youth and adults have never been more expansive. Demand to play the game continues to rise, undoubtedly thanks in part to the success of the local NHL franchise over the past few seasons, but also to the offerings the Predators have put in place for those who want to experience hockey for themselves.</p><p>With ice times often spanning 20 hours a day, seven days a week, opportunities are endless, no matter the participant's date of birth.</p></div>Brooks BrattenWed, 09 Aug 2017 20:12:22 +0000