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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 CHI 57 36 17 4 158 130 76
2 DAL 54 34 15 5 174 145 73
3 STL 56 30 17 9 133 130 69
4 LAK 52 32 17 3 144 119 67
5 SJS 52 28 20 4 149 138 60
6 ANA 52 26 19 7 117 122 59
7 NSH 54 25 21 8 139 144 58
8 COL 56 27 25 4 149 155 58
9 MIN 53 23 20 10 130 130 56
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 53 21 20 12 123 143 54
12 CGY 52 24 25 3 138 151 51
13 WPG 53 24 26 3 137 151 51
14 EDM 55 21 29 5 133 166 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 54 11 27 -3 38
F. Forsberg 54 17 18 -7 35
S. Weber 54 14 21 -5 35
M. Ribeiro 54 6 27 2 33
J. Neal 54 19 13 18 32
M. Ekholm 54 6 18 3 24
R. Ellis 53 6 16 2 22
C. Smith 54 11 7 -2 18
C. Jarnkrok 53 9 8 0 17
C. Wilson 37 4 12 -1 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 18 7 .903 2.54
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36