Latest Nashville Predators News

What shoulder surgery? Flyers D Ellis says only knuckle hurt

Jul. 20, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Remember that “shoulder surgery” defenseman Ryan Ellis had before he was traded to the Flyers? Yeah, about that: Ellis says he didn’t have surgery. And it wasn’t even a shoulder that was injured. Ellis said he missed 20...

Analysis: If Price isn't right for Kraken, Holtby could be

Jul. 19, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Carey Price would be an instant cornerstone for the NHL's newest franchise if the Seattle Kraken select the Montreal Canadiens goaltender in the expansion draft Wednesday night. It is not a no-brainer decision, however. Price's...

Nashville prospect comes out as gay in NHL milestone

Jul. 19, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

A Nashville Predators prospect has come out as gay, a milestone moment for the sport of hockey as the first player signed to an NHL contract to make that declaration publicly. Luke Prokop said he was proud to say he is gay. The 19-year-old Canadian who was a third-round...

Predators' revamp goes on with trade of Ryan Ellis to Flyers

Jul. 17, 2021 17:49 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers finally landed a premier defenseman Saturday, acquiring Ryan Ellis in a trade with Nashville for defenseman Philippe Myers and forward Nolan Patrick. The 30-year-old Ellis is coming back from shoulder surgery, but the...

NHL's expansion struggles changed with Vegas and now Seattle

Jul. 15, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — When the NHL hit the accelerator on expansion some 30 years ago it brought hockey to untapped markets, warm weather destinations and established a footprint throughout all corners of North America. It also created some pretty terrible teams and wins were...

Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne retiring after 15 seasons

Jul. 13, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pekka Rinne made sure to stick around Nashville longer than usual after the season ended with the Predators' first-round playoff exit. The 2018 Vezina Trophy winner needed time to make a very tough decision to retire after 15 seasons. ...

LA Kings acquire Viktor Arvidsson from Nashville for 2 picks

Jul. 01, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings have acquired forward Viktor Arvidsson from Nashville in exchange for two draft picks. The Predators get a second-round pick this year and a third-round pick in 2022 in the trade announced Thursday. The...

Predators' Rinne wins Clancy Trophy for leading on, off ice

Jun. 14, 2021 21:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne has won the King Clancy Memorial Trophy that annually honors an NHL player for leading on the ice and off it with humanitarian work. The league announced Monday night that the National Hockey League Foundation...

Preds believe they're back on track despite playoff loss

May. 28, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators believe they're back to playing the way that makes them NHL title contenders despite another early postseason exit. Winning a playoff series for the first time since 2017 will require more. ...

Resilient Hurricanes push through OT-heavy series to advance

May. 28, 2021 03:40 AM EDT

The Carolina Hurricanes spent their first-round playoff series falling behind early and grinding through tough overtime games. Yet the Hurricanes showed enough resilience to push through and advance anyway, earning a second round matchup with reigning Stanley Cup champion...