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Coach's Corner
As part of an ongoing effort to foster and improve youth hockey opportunities in the Middle Tennessee and Mid-South regions, the Nashville Predators are pleased to offer support to the coaches of area teams. Through partnerships with USA Hockey, the Preds are able to present tools that any coach can use to improve his or her own abilities and, in turn, his team's on-ice performance.





Welcome to the USA Hockey Coaching Education Program
The Nashville Predators have teamed up with USA Hockey to host coaching clinics throughout the season through the USA Hockey Coaching Education Program (CEP). These educational clinics will be helpful to the seasoned coach, volunteer parent and casual hockey fan. For more information or to find a USA Hockey CEP clinic near you click here.

USA Hockey, Inc., is the National Governing Body for the sport of hockey in the United States. As such, its mission is to promote the growth of hockey in America and provide the best possible experience for all participants by encouraging, developing, advancing and administering the sport.

With a membership of more than one million strong, including hockey players, coaches, officials and volunteers, and fans of the game, USA Hockey's primary emphasis is on the support and development of grassroots hockey programs.

For coaches and officials, USA Hockey conducts clinics and produces training manuals and videos through the Coaching Education Program and the Officiating Education Program. These programs enrich the knowledge of coaches and officials through careful study, training and examination. USA Hockey also promotes uniformity in playing rules and the interpretations of those rules.


Why Be a Coach?
Coaching is a great way for ex-players to give something back to a sport that gave them a lot of enjoyment, and a chance for parents to enhance their child's involvement in the game by participating as well.


How Do I Become Certified?
You can become a certified coach by signing up and attending a USA Hockey Coaching Clinic. For more information, please visit the USA Hockey Coaching Web site.

Where Can I Find Coaching Materials?
USA Hockey has compiled practice plans, dryland materials, and more to assist coaches.  To browse detailed materials as well as other downloads please click here.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 33 31 1 64
R. Josi 81 14 47 -3 61
J. Neal 82 31 27 27 58
S. Weber 78 20 31 -7 51
M. Ribeiro 81 7 43 11 50
C. Smith 82 21 16 4 37
M. Ekholm 82 8 27 14 35
R. Johansen 42 8 26 10 34
R. Ellis 79 10 22 13 32
C. Jarnkrok 81 16 14 1 30
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 34 21 10 .908 2.48
C. Hutton 7 5 4 .918 2.33