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Paul Fenton
Assistant General Manager

Now entering his 18th season with the Predators, and his 10th as the club’s assistant general manager in 2015-16, Paul Fenton has been instrumental in bringing in many of Nashville’s core players through the draft, trades and free-agent signings.

After serving as the director of player personnel for the Predators’ first eight seasons, Fenton was promoted to assistant general manager on June 5, 2006, where he oversees the Predators’ amateur player development, manages the team’s professional and amateur scouting staff and advises President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile on player personnel decisions. He has assisted in player acquisitions since joining the Predators and managed the club’s Entry Draft efforts from 2003 (when the team selected Ryan Suter, Shea Weber, Kevin Klein and Alexander Sulzer) until 2008 when he passed the torch to Chief Amateur Scout Jeff Kealty.

Of the 34 players the Predators used in 2014-15, 17 of them were drafted by Nashville while another three were acquired by Nashville before making their NHL debut, meaning no fewer than 20 players used were “homegrown” for the fourth consecutive season.

Fenton also serves as general manager of the Predators’ primary developmental affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League, who made 12 consecutive playoff appearances from 2003-14 while also focusing on prospect development; for the second straight season in 2014-15, the Ads roster contained only six regulars over the age of 25. Milwaukee also became the first team in AHL history to post 40-or-more wins and 90-or-more points in eight consecutive seasons from 2002-03 to 2010-11 with the likes of future Preds such as Weber, Pekka Rinne, Roman Josi, Colin Wilson, Ryan Ellis, Mattias Ekholm and Filip Forsberg. Fenton served as Associate GM for Team USA at the 2011 World Championship.

The Springfield, Mass., native joined the Predators after spending five seasons in the Anaheim Ducks’ hockey operations department.  He served as a scout during his first three seasons with the Ducks and as the chief professional scout the last two years.  A number of players drafted during Fenton’s run with the Ducks – such as Paul Kariya, Steve Rucchin, Ruslan Salei and Mike LeClerc – led Anaheim to the 2003 Stanley Cup Final. Fenton also helped facilitate one of the Anaheim franchise’s largest trades, the February 1996 acquisition of Teemu Selanne.

Fenton played eight seasons in the NHL before joining the scouting ranks.  He amassed 100 goals and 83 assists in 411 NHL contests while playing for seven different NHL teams, including San Jose during the Sharks' inaugural season (1991-92).  In 1989-90, the former Boston University Terrier scored an NHL career-high 32 goals for the Winnipeg Jets, and his playing resume also includes three selections to AHL and IHL All-Star teams. 

Paul and his wife, Nona, reside in Brentwood. They have two sons, P.J., who plays for Fort Wayne of the ECHL, and Owen, a doctoral student in chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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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 4 148 152 58
9 MIN 53 23 20 10 130 130 56
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 53 21 20 12 120 142 54
12 CGY 52 24 25 3 134 148 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