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Christian S. Parker
Executive Vice President/Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

Now entering his sixth full season with the Predators/Bridgestone Arena, Chris Parker (twitter: @CSParks14) oversees ticket sales, corporate partnerships, premium seats, marketing, communications, broadcasting and community relations. He directs the organization’s efforts to secure partnerships with some of Nashville and the nation’s most respected and recognizable companies including the likes of Bridgestone Americas, Nissan North America, Fifth Third Bank, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, AT&T, Ford Motor Company, Mars Pet Care, Daily’s/Twice Daily convenience stores and numerous others.

In 2012-13, Parker helped facilitate the Predators’ Season Ticket Holder base topping the 10,000 mark for the first time since 1999- 2000. This success led to 20 sellouts in 24 regular season games and an average attendance of 16,974 (99.2 percent capacity). Parker also led the organization’s efforts in negotiating a new long-term rights agreement with FOX Sports Tennessee. The most lucrative agreement in franchise history, boasts more games, more additional programming and more technological advancements than ever before. The agreement also ensures virtually all Preds games will be available every season. Parker has also played an instrumental role in continually redefining the club and Bridgestone Arena through the integration of new technologies like digital ticketing, interactive customer rewards platforms, email /social marketing, social media and partner-driven renovations.

Parker joined the Predators in March 2008 as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. Prior to coming to Nashville, he served as the Vice President of Business Development with Palace Sports & Entertainment in Detroit and spent nearly 10 years with Silicon Valley Sports & Entertainment (SVSE) – the parent company of the San Jose Sharks, HP Pavilion Management and the SAP Open tennis tournament.

A graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in sports management and communications, Parker began his sports career with the International Hockey League head office in suburban Detroit. Parker cites his summit of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park as one of his most memorable experiences largely due to a run in with a brown bear on the way down!

Parker resides in Nashville and is active in the community, serving on several philanthropic boards and committees including as Vice Chairman of the Bernard P. “Pat” Maloy Endowed Scholarship at Michigan and the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee. He volunteers with the Jr. Preds amateur hockey organization, is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Nashville and was selected by the Nashville Business Journal as a member of the “40 under 40” class of 2012. Parker also serves as an advisory board member to InStadium, a Chicago-based digital/interactive advertising firm for the sports and entertainment industry.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 56 36 16 4 158 128 76
2 DAL 53 33 15 5 170 142 71
3 STL 55 30 17 8 132 129 68
4 LAK 51 31 17 3 135 117 65
5 SJS 51 27 20 4 147 138 58
6 NSH 53 25 20 8 136 139 58
7 COL 55 27 24 4 148 152 58
8 ANA 50 25 18 7 111 115 57
9 MIN 52 23 20 9 127 126 55
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 52 20 20 12 120 142 52
12 CGY 51 23 25 3 134 148 49
13 WPG 52 23 26 3 136 150 49
14 EDM 54 21 28 5 132 164 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 53 10 27 -2 37
S. Weber 53 14 21 -4 35
F. Forsberg 53 15 18 -6 33
M. Ribeiro 53 6 27 3 33
J. Neal 53 19 13 18 32
M. Ekholm 53 6 16 3 22
R. Ellis 52 6 15 2 21
C. Smith 53 11 6 -1 17
C. Jarnkrok 52 9 7 0 16
C. Wilson 36 4 12 0 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 17 7 .904 2.50
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36