List of Nashville Predators head coaches

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The Predators have played their home games at the Bridgestone Arena since their inaugural season.

The Nashville Predators are an American professional ice hockey team based in Nashville, Tennessee. They play in the Central Division of the Western Conference in the National Hockey League (NHL).[1] The team joined the NHL in 1998 as an expansion team. The Predators have played their home games at the Bridgestone Arena since their inaugural season.[2] The Predators are owned by Predators Holdings LLC, David Poile is their general manager, and Shea Weber is the team captain.[3][4]

There has been one head coach for the Predators franchise. Until the end of the 2013-14 season, the team's head coach was Barry Trotz, who spent his entire NHL head coaching career with the Predators. The team's current head coach is Peter Laviolette.

Key[edit]

# Number of coaches[a]
GC Games coached
W Wins = 2 points
L Losses = 0 points
T Ties = 1 point
OT Overtime/shootout losses = 1 point[b]
PTS Points
Win% Winning percentage
* Spent entire NHL head coaching career with the Predators

Coaches[edit]

Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2013–14 season.

# Name Term[c] Regular season Playoffs Achievements Reference
GC W L T/OT PTS Win% GC W L Win%
1 Barry Trotz* 19982014 1196 557 479 160 1274 .533 50 19 31 .380 [5]
2 Peter Laviolette 2014present [6]

Notes[edit]

  • a A running total of the number of coaches of the Predators. Thus, any coach who has two or more separate terms as head coach is only counted once.
  • b Before the 2005–06 season, the NHL instituted a penalty shootout for regular season games that remained tied after a five-minute overtime period, which prevented ties.[7]
  • c Each year is linked to an article about that particular NHL season.

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "Teams". NHL.com. Lincoln Hockey and the National Hockey League. Retrieved 2008-12-22. 
  2. ^ "10th Anniversary - History: Franchise Timeline". NHL.com. Lincoln Hockey and the National Hockey League. Retrieved 2008-12-23. 
  3. ^ "Team - Front Office". NHL.com. Lincoln Hockey and the National Hockey League. Retrieved 2008-12-23. 
  4. ^ "Team - Roster". NHL.com. Lincoln Hockey and the National Hockey League. Retrieved 2008-12-23. 
  5. ^ "Barry Trotz Coaching Record". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-12-23. 
  6. ^ "Peter Laviolette Coaching Record". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved May 6, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Official Rules" (PDF). NHL.com. Lincoln Hockey and the National Hockey League. Retrieved 2008-12-23.