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10th Anniversary Profile: Scott Hartnell

Friday, 04.4.2008 / 10:27 AM CT / 10th Anniversary
By Kevin Wilson  - Nashville Predators
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10th Anniversary Profile: Scott Hartnell
He came to the Predators as an 18-year-old youngster fresh out of junior hockey, and left six seasons later as a physical power forward and a veteran of 436 games. Nashville selected Scott Hartnell with its first pick of the 2000 Entry Draft, and on Oct. 7 of that year he became the youngest player in the NHL and the youngest ever to suit up for the Preds at 18 years, 172 days.

A native of Regina, Sask., Hartnell sits fourth on the franchise’s all-time games played list, third in all-time goals (93), and first in penalty minutes (544). He authored back-to-back 20-goal seasons in his final two years with the team, potting 25 in 2005-06, and 22 in 2006-07.

Hartnell was in on a number of memorable moments in Predators history, including the 1,000th goal in franchise’s history – an overtime game winner at Anaheim on Nov. 21, 2003. He also holds the record for most game-winning goals in a season, posting eight in 2005-06. One of those came on his first career hat trick in a 6-0 victory against Chicago on Feb. 4, 2006.

On the verge of becoming the youngest unrestricted free agent in league history, Hartnell was traded along with Kimmo Timonen to the Philadelphia Flyers on June 18, 2007. He immediately signed a six-year contract to play in the City of Brotherly Love.

“Timonen was our team captain this past season and an All-Star, while Hartnell is a young player that we drafted, inserted in our lineup at age 18, and saw develop into a 25-goal scorer,” General Manager David Poile said following the trade. “Both of these players have been important contributors to our franchise’s success and we wish them the best going forward.”

SMASHVILLE CENTRAL

SCHEDULE
 

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS
 

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Wilson 10 3 5 6 8
S. Weber 10 3 4 -4 7
R. Johansen 10 3 4 1 7
R. Josi 10 0 7 -3 7
M. Ekholm 10 3 2 3 5
J. Neal 10 3 1 -2 4
M. Fisher 10 2 2 -2 4
F. Forsberg 10 2 2 -7 4
R. Ellis 10 0 3 1 3
C. Smith 7 1 1 2 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 5 5 0 .920 2.33
C. Hutton 0 0 0 .000 0.00