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Michael Santos
Director of Hockey Operations

Michael Santos enters his fourth season as Director of Hockey Operations in Nashville with 21 years of experience in the hockey industry. His responsibilities include negotiating player contracts, salary arbitration preparation and research and negotiating and overseeing minor league affiliation agreements with the Milwaukee Admirals and Cincinnati Cyclones. He is also involved with fiscal and strategic planning, evaluating pro players and managing the club’s payroll, salary cap and compliance with the CBA as well as the day-to-day business operations of the hockey department.

 

Santos began his career with the NHL’s New York office in 1988 before working for the AHL’s New Haven Nighthawks from 1989-91. He returned to the NHL and spent six seasons as the league’s Manager of Special Events establishing both the SuperSkills and Heroes of Hockey programs in addition to overseeing arena operations for the All-Star Weekend, Entry Draft and Stanley Cup Finals. 

 

Santos went to work for the New York Islanders in 1997 and became Assistant General Manager and Director of Hockey Operations before leaving and becoming Director of Hockey Operations and Corporate Counsel for the Florida Panthers in 2002. He was named Commissioner and President of the North American Hockey League in 2003 and led the Junior “A” league through three seasons of unprecedented growth before arriving in Nashville.

 

Born in Boston and a native of Lowell, Mass., Santos is a 1986 graduate of Boston College. He received his Master’s Degree from the United States Sports Academy in 1989, earned his Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University School of Law in 1998, has been a member of the New York state bar since 1999 and serves on USA Hockey’s junior and legal councils.      

 

 

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 56 36 16 4 158 128 76
2 DAL 53 33 15 5 170 142 71
3 STL 55 30 17 8 132 129 68
4 LAK 51 31 17 3 135 117 65
5 SJS 51 27 20 4 147 138 58
6 NSH 53 25 20 8 136 139 58
7 COL 55 27 24 4 148 152 58
8 ANA 50 25 18 7 111 115 57
9 MIN 52 23 20 9 127 126 55
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 52 20 20 12 120 142 52
12 CGY 51 23 25 3 134 148 49
13 WPG 52 23 26 3 136 150 49
14 EDM 54 21 28 5 132 164 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 53 10 27 -2 37
S. Weber 53 14 21 -4 35
F. Forsberg 53 15 18 -6 33
M. Ribeiro 53 6 27 3 33
J. Neal 53 19 13 18 32
M. Ekholm 53 6 16 3 22
R. Ellis 52 6 15 2 21
C. Smith 53 11 6 -1 17
C. Jarnkrok 52 9 7 0 16
C. Wilson 36 4 12 0 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 17 7 .904 2.50
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36