2008–09 Nashville Predators season

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2008–09 Nashville Predators
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
Team information
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
<2007–08 2009–10>

The 2008–09 Nashville Predators season began on October 10, 2008. It was the Nashville Predators' 11th season in the National Hockey League.

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

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

Conference standings[edit]

Western Conference
R Div GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 p – San Jose Sharks PA 82 53 18 11 257 204 117
2 y – Detroit Red Wings CE 82 51 21 10 295 244 112
3 y – Vancouver Canucks NW 82 45 27 10 246 220 100
4 Chicago Blackhawks CE 82 46 24 12 264 216 104
5 Calgary Flames NW 82 46 30 6 254 248 98
6 St. Louis Blues CE 82 41 31 10 233 233 92
7 Columbus Blue Jackets CE 82 41 31 10 226 230 92
8 Anaheim Ducks PA 82 42 33 7 245 238 91
8.5
9 Minnesota Wild NW 82 40 33 9 219 200 89
10 Nashville Predators CE 82 40 34 8 213 233 88
11 Edmonton Oilers NW 82 38 35 9 234 248 85
12 Dallas Stars PA 82 36 35 11 230 257 83
13 Phoenix Coyotes PA 82 36 39 7 208 252 79
14 Los Angeles Kings PA 82 34 37 11 207 234 79
15 Colorado Avalanche NW 82 32 45 5 199 257 69

bold - qualified for playoffs, y – division winner, pPresidents' Trophy winner
CE - Central Division, NW - Northwest Division, PA - Pacific Division


Game log[edit]

2008–09 Game Log

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

Playoffs[edit]

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

Player stats[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals 

Goaltenders[edit]

Note:  Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Regular season
Player GP Min 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 records[edit]

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

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
Jean-Pierre 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
Jean-Pierre 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

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

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
18th 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 agents[edit]

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

Claimed via waivers[edit]

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers

Draft picks[edit]

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)  United States Boston University (Hockey East)
1 18 (from Ottawa) Chet Pickard (G)  Canada Tri-City Americans (WHL)
2 38 (from Toronto via Phoenix) Roman Josi (D)   Switzerland SC Bern (NLA)
5 136 Taylor Stefishen (LW)  Canada Langley Chiefs (BCHL)
6 166 Jeffrey Foss (D)  United States RPI (ECAC)
7 201 (from NY Rangers) Jani Lajunen (C)  Finland Espoo Blues (Finland Jr.)
7 207 (from San Jose) Anders Lindback (G)  Sweden Brynas (Elitserien)

Roster[edit]

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

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
19 Canada Arnott, JasonJason Arnott (C) C R 40 2006 Collingwood, Ontario
3 Canada Belak, WadeWade Belak RW L 38 2008 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
14 Czech Republic Bonk, RadekRadek Bonk Injured Reserve C L 39 2007 Krnov, Czechoslovakia
7 Canada de Vries, GregGreg de Vries D L 42 2007 Sundridge, Ontario
71 Canada Dumont, Jean-PierreJean-Pierre Dumont (A) RW L 37 2006 Montreal, Quebec
39 Canada Ellis, DanDan Ellis G L 34 2007 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
10 Czech Republic Erat, MartinMartin Erat RW L 33 1999 Třebíč, Czechoslovakia
38 Canada Fiddler, VernonVernon Fiddler C L 34 2002 Edmonton, Alberta
2 Canada Hamhuis, DanDan Hamhuis D L 32 2001 Smithers, British Columbia
28 Canada Jones, RyanRyan Jones RW R 30 2008 Chatham, Ontario
8 Canada Klein, KevinKevin Klein D R 30 2003 Kitchener, Ontario
4 Finland Koistinen, VilleVille Koistinen D L 32 2006 Oulu, Finland
11 United States Legwand, DavidDavid Legwand C L 34 1998 Detroit, Michigan
12 Canada Nichol, ScottScott Nichol C R 40 2005 Edmonton, Alberta
42 Finland Pihlstrom, AnttiAntti Pihlstrom LW L 30 2007 Vantaa, Finland
35 Finland Rinne, PekkaPekka Rinne G L 32 2004 Kempele, Finland
25 Canada Smithson, JerredJerred Smithson C R 36 2004 Vernon, British Columbia
26 Canada Sullivan, SteveSteve Sullivan (A) LW R 40 2004 Timmins, Ontario
44 Germany Sulzer, AlexanderAlexander Sulzer Injured Reserve D R 30 2003 Kaufbeuren, Germany
20 United States Suter, RyanRyan Suter D L 30 2003 Madison, Wisconsin
22 Canada Tootoo, JordinJordin Tootoo RW R 32 2001 Churchill, Manitoba
29 Canada Ward, JoelJoel Ward RW R 34 2008 North York, Ontario
6 Canada Weber, SheaShea Weber (A) D R 29 2003 Sicamous, British Columbia
5 Canada Zanon, GregGreg Zanon D L 34 2004 Burnaby, British Columbia

See also[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nashville Predators - Team - Roster". Nashville Predators. Archived from the original on 3 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  2. ^ "Nashville Predators - News - Nashville Predators - Man Games Lost". Nashville Predators. Archived from the original on 18 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-27.