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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 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 4 149 155 58
9 MIN 53 23 20 10 130 130 56
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 53 21 20 12 123 143 54
12 CGY 52 24 25 3 138 151 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