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Brian Poile
Director of Hockey Operations

Brian Poile enters his sixth season with the Nashville Predators as the Director of Hockey Operations in 2015-16. 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 - 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