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2008–09 Nashville Predators · NHL
Division 5th Central
Conference 10th Western
2008–09 record 40–34–8
Home record 24–13–2
Road record 16–21–4
Goals for 213
Goals against 233
General Manager David Poile
Coach Barry Trotz
Captain Jason Arnott
Alternate captains Jean-Pierre Dumont
Shea Weber
Arena Sommet Center
Average attendance 15,011 (87.7%)
Total: 615,439
Team leaders

The 2008–09 Nashville Predators season began on October 10, 2008. It was the Nashville Predators' tenth season in the National Hockey League.

Pre-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

Central Division GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
y-Detroit Red Wings 82 51 21 10 295 244 112
x-Chicago Blackhawks 82 46 24 12 264 216 104
x-St. Louis Blues 82 41 31 10 233 233 92
x-Columbus Blue Jackets 82 41 31 10 226 230 92
e-Nashville Predators 82 40 34 8 213 233 88

Conference standingsEdit

Western Conference GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
p-San Jose Sharks * 82 53 18 11 257 204 117
y-Detroit Red Wings * 82 51 21 10 295 244 112
y-Vancouver Canucks * 82 45 27 10 246 220 100
x-Chicago Blackhawks 82 46 24 12 264 216 104
x-Calgary Flames 82 46 30 6 254 248 98
x-St. Louis Blues 82 41 31 10 233 233 92
x-Columbus Blue Jackets 82 41 31 10 226 230 92
x-Anaheim Ducks 82 42 33 7 245 238 91
e-Minnesota Wild 82 40 33 9 219 200 89
e-Nashville Predators 82 40 34 8 213 233 88
e-Edmonton Oilers 82 38 35 9 234 248 85
e-Dallas Stars 82 36 35 11 230 257 83
e-Phoenix Coyotes 82 36 39 7 208 252 79
e-Los Angeles Kings 82 34 37 11 207 234 79
e-Colorado Avalanche 82 32 45 5 199 257 69
x - clinched playoff spot, y - clinched division title, p - clinched Presidents' Trophy and best record in conference, e - eliminated from playoff contention

* – division leader

Game logEdit

2008–09 Game Log

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

PlayoffsEdit

The Nashville Predators failed to qualify for the 2009 NHL playoffs, making it the first time that the Predators missed the playoffs since 2003.

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Dumont, J.P.J.P. Dumont 82 16 49 65 +1 20
Arnott, JasonJason Arnott 65 33 24 57 +2 49
Weber, SheaShea Weber 81 23 30 53 +1 80
Erat, MartinMartin Erat 71 17 33 50 -7 48
Suter, RyanRyan Suter 82 7 38 45 -16 73
Legwand, DavidDavid Legwand 73 20 22 42 -3 32
Ward, JoelJoel Ward 79 17 18 35 +1 29
Sullivan, SteveSteve Sullivan 41 11 21 32 +2 30
Hamhuis, DanDan Hamhuis 82 3 23 26 -4 67
Bonk, RadekRadek Bonk 66 9 16 25 -12 34
Fiddler, VernonVernon Fiddler 78 11 6 17 -13 24
Jones, RyanRyan Jones 46 7 10 17 +1 22
Tootoo, JordinJordin Tootoo 72 4 12 16 -15 124
Smithson, JerredJerred Smithson 82 4 9 13 -6 49
Klein, KevinKevin Klein 63 4 8 12 -2 19
Zanon, GregGreg Zanon 82 4 7 11 +8 38
Koistinen, VilleVille Koistinen 38 3 8 11 0 14
Nichol, ScottScott Nichol 43 4 6 10 0 41
Peverley, RichRich Peverley 27 2 7 9 -3 15
Hornqvist, PatricPatric Hornqvist 28 2 5 7 -3 16
Pihlstrom, AnttiAntti Pihlstrom 53 2 5 7 -1 10
de Vries, GregGreg de Vries 71 1 4 5 -15 65
O'Reilly, CalCal O'Reilly 11 3 2 5 +2 2
Belak, WadeWade Belak 38 0 2 2 -1 54
Tarnasky, NickNick Tarnasky 11 0 1 1 +1 17
Ortmeyer, JedJed Ortmeyer 2 0 0 0 0 0
Santorelli, MikeMike Santorelli 7 0 0 0 -5 2

GoaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; GAA= Goals Against Average; SA= Shots Against; SV= Saves; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO= Shutouts

Regular season
Player GP TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV Sv% SO
Rinne, PekkaPekka Rinne 52 2999 29 15 4 119 2.38 1435 1316 .917 7
Ellis, DanDan Ellis 35 1964 11 19 4 96 2.93 963 867 .900 3

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Predators. Stats reflect time with the Predators only.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

Awards and recordsEdit

RecordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Patric Hornqvist 1st NHL Game October 10, 2008
Ryan Jones 1st NHL Game October 10, 2008
Joel Ward 1st NHL Goal October 10, 2008
J.P. Dumont 600th NHL Game October 15, 2008
Patric Hornqvist 1st NHL Goal
1st NHL Point
October 15, 2008
Ryan Jones 1st NHL Goal
1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
October 15, 2008
J.P. Dumont 400th NHL Point October 18, 2008
Patric Hornqvist 1st NHL Assist October 25, 2008
Jason Arnott Franchise Single Season Goal Record (33) April 10, 2009

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

June 20, 2008
To Nashville Predators
4th round pick in 2008
To St. Louis Blues
Chris Mason
June 20, 2008
To Nashville Predators
7th overall pick in 2008
To New York Islanders
9th overall pick in 2008
2nd round pick in 2008
June 20, 2008
To Nashville Predators
17th overall pick in 2008
3rd round pick in 2009
To Ottawa Senators
15th overall pick in 2008
September 29, 2008
To Nashville Predators
Nick Tarnasky
To Tampa Bay Lightning
Conditional 2009 draft pick
October 30, 2008
To Nashville Predators
Hugh Jessiman
To New York Rangers
Future Considerations
October 30, 2008
To Nashville Predators
Tim Ramholt
To Philadelphia Flyers
Josh Gratton
November 27, 2008
To Nashville Predators
Wade Belak
To Florida Panthers
Nick Tarnasky

Free AgentsEdit

Player Former team Contract Terms
Player New team
Alex Henry Montreal Canadiens
Darcy Hordichuk Vancouver Canucks

Claimed from WaiversEdit

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers

Draft picksEdit

Nashville's picks at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft in OttawaOntario.

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 7 (from Toronto via NY Islanders) Colin Wilson (C) Flag of the United States United States Boston University (Hockey East)
1 18 (from Ottawa) Chet Pickard (G) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Tri-City Americans (WHL)
2 38 (from Toronto via Phoenix) Roman Josi (D) Flag of Switzerland Switzerland SC Bern (Swiss)
5 136 Taylor Stefishen (LW) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Langley Chiefs (BCHL)
6 166 Jeffrey Foss (D) Flag of the United States United States RPI (ECAC)
7 201 (from NY Rangers) Jani Lajunen (C) Flag of Finland Finland Espoo Blues (Finland Jr.)
7 207 (from San Jose) Anders Lindback (G) Flag of Sweden Sweden Brynäs IF (Elitserien)

RosterEdit

Updated February 27, 2009.[1][2]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
19 Flag of Canada.svg Arnott, JasonJason Arnott

 (C)

C R 42 2006 Collingwood, Ontario
3 Flag of Canada.svg Belak, WadeWade Belak

RW L 40 2008 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
14 Flag of the Czech Republic Bonk, RadekRadek Bonk

 Injury icon

C L 40 2007 Krnov, Czechoslovakia
7 Flag of Canada.svg de Vries, GregGreg de Vries

D L 43 2007 Sundridge, Ontario
71 Flag of Canada.svg Dumont, J. P.J. P. Dumont

 (A)

RW L 38 2006 Montreal, Quebec
39 Flag of Canada.svg Ellis, DanDan Ellis

G L 36 2007 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
10 Flag of the Czech Republic Erat, MartinMartin Erat

RW L 35 1999 Třebíč, Czechoslovakia
38 Flag of Canada.svg Fiddler, VernonVernon Fiddler

C L 36 2002 Edmonton, Alberta
2 Flag of Canada.svg Hamhuis, DanDan Hamhuis

D L 33 2001 Smithers, British Columbia
28 Flag of Canada.svg Jones, RyanRyan Jones

RW R 32 2008 Chatham, Ontario
8 Flag of Canada.svg Klein, KevinKevin Klein

D R 31 2003 Kitchener, Ontario
4 Flag of Finland Koistinen, VilleVille Koistinen

D L 34 2006 Oulu, Finland
11 Flag of the United States Legwand, DavidDavid Legwand

C L 36 1998 Detroit, Michigan
12 Flag of Canada.svg Nichol, ScottScott Nichol

C R 41 2005 Edmonton, Alberta
42 Flag of Finland Pihlstrom, AnttiAntti Pihlstrom

LW L 32 2007 Vantaa, Finland
35 Flag of Finland Rinne, PekkaPekka Rinne

G L 34 2004 Kempele, Finland
25 Flag of Canada.svg Smithson, JerredJerred Smithson

C R 37 2004 Vernon, British Columbia
26 Flag of Canada.svg Sullivan, SteveSteve Sullivan

 (A)

LW R 42 2004 Timmins, Ontario
44 Flag of Germany Sulzer, AlexanderAlexander Sulzer

 Injury icon

D R 32 2003 Kaufbeuren, Germany
20 Flag of the United States Suter, RyanRyan Suter

D L 31 2003 Madison, Wisconsin
22 Flag of Canada.svg Tootoo, JordinJordin Tootoo

RW R 33 2001 Churchill, Manitoba
29 Flag of Canada.svg Ward, JoelJoel Ward

RW R 36 2008 North York, Ontario
6 Flag of Canada.svg Weber, SheaShea Weber

 (A)

D R 31 2003 Sicamous, British Columbia
5 Flag of Canada.svg Zanon, GregGreg Zanon

D L 36 2004 Burnaby, British Columbia

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Farm teamsEdit

ReferencesEdit


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