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Brent Peterson
Hockey Operations Advisor

A Nashville Predator since Day One, Brent Pe¬terson enters his third season as Hockey Op¬erations Advisor in 2013-14 after spending 13 seasons as a member of the team’s coaching staff. In his role as an advisor, Peterson works closely with General Manager David Poile and Head Coach Barry Trotz on all matters involving the team, in addition to being active in the community and in sponsorship and business operations.

A tireless worker in the community, Peterson established the Peterson Foundation for Parkinson’s (PFP) in 2007 to raise awareness of the devastating effects of Parkinson’s disease. Since 2011, PFP has joined forces with the Nashville Predators to hold Petey’s Preds Party – a fun night of live entertainment, dinner and an extensive silent auction – and the Nashville Predators/Brent Peterson Celebrity Golf Classic at Vanderbilt Legends Club. Each of the first three events have raised more than $200,000 which was split between Parkinson’s research and the Predators Foundation. Donations to PFP fund critical research to aid in the fight against the disease as well as educational and support groups.

During the 2011-12 season, Peterson brought his battle with Parkinson’s into the public eye – including in-depth coverage of his Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery (DBS) – in an effort to create awareness and cultivate donations to the Peterson Foundation for Parkinson’s. Since the DBS, Peterson is happy, healthy and has seen a dramatic reduction of his Parkinson’s symptoms.

In his time behind the Predators bench as both associate coach (2003-11) and assistant coach (1998-2003), Peterson worked closely with the penalty killing unit that has finished among the top 12 in the NHL in 10 of 12 seasons, and a defensive corps that gave up the second fewest goals in his final season behind the bench (2010-11). He helped the club to Stanley Cup Playoff berths in six of his last seven seasons behind the bench.

Peterson joined the Predators after serving as head coach of the Portland Winter Hawks (WHL) for seven seasons, posting a 201-138-20 mark from 1992-98. During the 1997-98 season, the Winter Hawks were a league-best 53-14-5 and captured the WHL Championship and the Me¬morial Cup. He recorded 40-or-more victories on four occasions and helped develop NHL first-round picks Adam Deadmarsh (1993), Jason Wiemer (1994), Brenden Morrow (1997) and Marian Hossa (1997).

Prior to joining Portland, the Calgary, Alta., native spent two seasons (1989-91) as an assistant coach with the Hartford Whalers (NHL) following his retirement as a player. The former first-round pick of Detroit (1978) played 11 NHL seasons from 1978-89 with Detroit, Buffalo, Vancouver and Hartford. He appeared in 620 NHL games, collecting 213 points (72g-141a) and 484 penalty minutes. Peterson was known as one of the NHL’s top defensive forwards and penalty killers.

Brent and his wife, Tami, reside in Franklin, Tenn. They have three children: Ryan, Brad and Kristin, and one grandchild – Jacob.
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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
S. Weber 79 23 33 -2 56
P. Hornqvist 76 22 31 1 53
C. Smith 79 24 28 16 52
M. Fisher 75 20 29 -4 49
R. Josi 72 13 27 -2 40
M. Cullen 77 10 29 4 39
C. Wilson 81 11 22 -1 33
N. Spaling 71 13 19 2 32
R. Ellis 80 6 21 9 27
G. Bourque 74 9 17 -5 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Hutton 20 11 4 .910 2.62
D. Dubnyk 11 18 3 .891 3.43

 
 

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