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Brian Poile
Director of Hockey Operations

Brian Poile enters his fifth season with the Nashville Predators as the Director of Hockey Operations in 2014-15. Poile's primary responsibilities include managing the club’s roster, payroll, salary cap, research and negotiation of player contracts, salary arbitration preparation and overseeing minor league affiliation agreements with the American Hockey League’s Milwaukee Admirals and ECHL’s Cincinnati Cyclones. He is also involved with fiscal and strategic planning, evaluating pro and amateur players, compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement, administration with NHL’s Central Registry as well as the day-to-day business operations of the hockey department.

Poile began his career with the NHL’s Dallas Stars, spending one season as the Stars’ Director of Team Services and three seasons as the Director of Hockey Operations for their AHL affiliate, the Utah Grizzlies, in Salt Lake City. In his role in Utah, Poile managed the Grizzlies hockey department, club roster, budget, player contracts, team travel, schedules, training camps, AHL/ECHL/CHL scouting and player call-ups. He also served as an Alternate Team Governor, managed the Grizzlies affiliation agreements with the Dallas Stars (NHL), Montreal Canadiens (NHL), Lexington Men-o-War (ECHL), New Mexico Scorpions (CHL) and Idaho Steelheads (ECHL) as well as the administration and compliance of the AHL and Professional Hockey Players Association Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Hockey roots run deep in the Poile family. He is the son of Predators’ President of Hockey Operations/General Manager, David Poile, and grandson of Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee, Norman "Bud" Poile. Poile earned his bachelor's degree in communications at Boston College in 2000.

Poile, his wife, Valerie, and dogs, Wiley and Dexter reside in Nashville.


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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