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.”

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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