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Predators sign Colton Sissons to 7-year, $20M contract

The Nashville Predators have avoided arbitration with Colton Sissons by signing the forward to a seven-year contract worth $20 million. The 25-year-old Sissons had 15 goals and 15 assists in 75 games in 2018-19. He set career highs in goals and points. Predators general manager David Poile calls Sissons “an up-and-coming leader in our organization.”

Coach Dan Lambert leaves Spokane Chiefs to be an assistant with NHL’s Nashville Predators

Spokane Chiefs coach Dan Lambert has been hired as an assistant coach with the Nashville Predators, the NHL team announced Tuesday. Lambert coached two seasons with the Chiefs, leading the club to an 81-46-5-8 regular-season record. In 2018-19, he guided the team to its deepest playoff run since 2011, reaching the Western Conference championship.

Predators, Nashville agree to 30-year arena lease extension

The Nashville Predators have agreed to a new 30-year lease deal that will help keep the franchise in Music City through 2049. The Predators announced the agreement at a Metro Nashville Sports Authority meeting. The Tennessean reports that the Predators also plan to spend $350 million in renovations over the next 20 years with the first phase scheduled for 2021.

Predators disappointed after earliest playoff exit since 2015

The Nashville Predators had every piece in place for another long playoff run chasing the Stanley Cup. So they thought. Now they have a longer offseason to fix the NHL’s worst power play and the issues that proved so costly in being ousted in the first round for the first time since 2015. A franchise that played in the 2017 Cup Final has gone the other way after a second-round exit last year. General manager David Poile says he believes Nashville had a team to compete for the Stanley Cup.

Predators’ Austin Watson suspended, in substance abuse program

Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson has been suspended without pay as part of the NHL’s substance abuse program. The NHL and NHL Players’ Association say Watson is in Stage Two of the league’s substance abuse and behavioral health program “for treatment related exclusively to his ongoing issues with alcohol abuse.” He’s suspended without pay until program administrators clear him to return.

NHL capsules: Leon Draisaitl, Drake Caggiula power Oilers past Predators, 5-3

Leon Draisaitl and Drake Caggiula each scored twice and the Edmonton Oilers ended a 13-game losing streak against the Nashville Predators with a 5-3 victory Saturday. Connor McDavid also scored and Mika Koskinen made 24 saves in his first start of the season. Edmonton was 0-11-2 in its previous 13 games against Nashville.

Forward Scott Hartnell retires after 17 NHL seasons

Forward Scott Hartnell has announced his retirement after playing 17 NHL seasons. Hartnell posted news of his retirement to Twitter on Monday, just a few days before the regular season. The 36-year-old Hartnell was unsigned after spending last season in Nashville.

Predators GM David Poile tops U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame class

Nashville Predators general manager David Poile headlines the class of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. It also includes former University of Michigan coach Red Berenson, three-time Olympic medalist Natalie Darwitz, retired NHL referee Paul Stewart and the late Leland “Hago” Harrington.

Preds look for answers, season ends short of Stanley Cup

Winning the Stanley Cup seemed the perfect next step for the Nashville Predators after fighting all season for home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs. Now they know that winning the Presidents’ Trophy is no guarantee of winning on home ice when it matters most. The Predators followed their Stanley Cup Final loss last June by winning their first Central Division title and the Presidents’ Trophy as the NHL’s best team in the regular season but lost in the second round of the playoffs.