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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 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