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Ed Lang
President of Business Operations and Alternate Governor

The Nashville Predators introduced Ed Lang as the organization’s President of Business Operations on December 11, 2007. Lang, who has been with the franchise since its inception, began as the organization’s Vice President/CFO and was named Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration/CFO in 2005.

Lang oversees all aspects of the Predators operations outside of hockey, including Bridgestone Arena operations. He is responsible for the franchise’s business operations, which include ticket operations, sales, sponsorship sales, broadcasting, marketing, communications and development, administration and finances.

The Cincinnati native is an alternate governor for the club and is charged with overseeing the franchise’s overall operation, including the development of long-term plans and goals. Lang was instrumental in assisting former owner Craig Leipold in securing the expansion franchise that became the Nashville Predators in 1997. As one of the club’s first employees, Lang also played important roles in creating the organization’s structure and establishing it business operations.

For 12 years prior to joining the Predators, Lang worked for S.C. Johnson and Son in Racine, Wis. He served in a variety of business and financial capacities, including venture manager for the office of the chairman, financial support manager, North America professional markets; and financial project manager, corporate financial analysis. 

In March of 2006, Lang was elected to the board of directors for Johnson Outdoors, a leading global outdoor recreation company. The company designs, manufactures and markets a portfolio of winning, consumer-preferred brands across four categories: watercraft, marine electronics, diving and outdoor equipment.

Since moving to Nashville in 1997, Lang has been very active in the Middle Tennessee community. He was elected Chairman of Nashville’s Adventure Science Center in June 2008, and is a board member for the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau. He also serves as the vice president for the Nashville Predators Foundation and is an ex-offico board member of the Nashville Downtown Partnership.

A 1985 Indiana University graduate with a B.S. in finance, Lang received his MBA from Marquette University in 1992. He resides in Brentwood, Tenn., with wife, Rita, and sons, Eddie and Andrew. Lang is an outdoor enthusiast and has competed in numerous triathlons, marathons and cycling events. He also enjoys skiing and mountain climbing.

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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