10th: Franchise Awarded

Monday, 02.25.2008 / 7:15 PM CT / 10th Anniversary
By Sarah Ryan  - Nashville Predators
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10th: Franchise Awarded
May 4, 1998

On May 4, 1998 -- in a city where honkytonks surely outnumbered sports bars -- Nashville, Tennessee officially became the home to the National Hockey League’s newest expansion team.

For former Nashville Predators owner Craig Leipold, bringing the NHL’s 27th franchise to Nashville was a no-brainer. At the time, Nashville was one of the fastest growing markets in the United States and, with the addition of the Nashville Arena, seemed like the perfect home for a professional hockey team.

With Leipold’s vision, dedication, and enthusiasm, Nashville welcomed their new team, and the Predators became the first expansion team in history to sell 12,000 season tickets six months before they even played a single game.

Since arriving in Nashville, the Predators have enjoyed 10 successful years, growing as a franchise and continuing to gain more recognition as a young, dynamic hockey club. With a strong organization behind them and a passionate fan base supporting them, the Predators hope to spend many more seasons in Music City, lighting the lamp and going for the goal.

SCHEDULE
 

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS
 

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 26 37 15 63
M. Ribeiro 82 15 47 11 62
R. Josi 81 15 40 15 55
S. Weber 78 15 30 15 45
C. Smith 82 23 21 11 44
C. Wilson 77 20 22 19 42
M. Fisher 59 19 20 4 39
J. Neal 67 23 14 12 37
R. Ellis 58 9 18 8 27
S. Jones 82 8 19 3 27
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 41 17 6 .923 2.18
C. Hutton 6 7 4 .902 2.61