Top 50 Nashville Predators

The Nashville Predators made their debut in 1998, bringing hockey to the Volunteer State.

As a new team, the Predators have not yet won a Stanley Cup, but they did make it to the Finals in 2017 and have one of the more dedicated fan bases in American hockey.

This list is up to the end of the 2020/21 season.

Note: Hockey lists are based on an amalgamation of tenure, traditional statistics, advanced statistics, playoff statistics, and post-season accolades.

Kostitsyn looked to be traded out, and he got it when he was sent packing to Nashville in 2010. Kostitsyn responded well in his first year in Music City, producing what would be a career-high 50 Points and leading the NHL in Shot Percentage (24.7).  It looked like he turned it…
Beginning his NHL career in 1987 with the Washington Capitals, Defenseman Bill Houlder would later play for Buffalo, Anaheim, St. Louis, and Tampa Bay, before joining Nashville early in the 1999/00 Season after being selected off of the Waiver Draft. Houlder was in his early 30s by this time and…
It was an incredible feat for Karlis Skrastins to have made the Predators roster in 1998, albeit for only two Games, as a player drafted in the Ninth Round is not often expected to make the NHL at all, let alone in the year they were drafted. The Russian Defenseman…
After three years with the Los Angeles Kings, Vitali Yachmenev was traded to the Nashville Predators, the team he finished his NHL career with. Yachmenev was an original Predator, joining them in their expansion year, though he never reached the 53-Point year he did as an NHL rookie with Los…
From Switzerland, Kevin Fiala became one of the country’s few First Round picks when Nashville selected him 11thOverall in 2014. Fiala made it to the Predators for six Games in his first two years in North American hockey, and the Left Wing would remain as an NHL player in 2016/17.  Fiala…
Greg Zanon was drafted by the Ottawa Senators in 2000, but he was not signed by the team and instead grew his skills with Nebraska-Omaha in the NCAA.   Zanon signed with the Nashville Predators as a Free Agent in 2004 and made their roster two years later.  A lockdown Defenseman, Zanon…
Jordin Tootoo was not the most skilled hockey player, but he had toughness and grit, which allowed him to carve out a long career in the NHL, most of which were spent with the Predators. Making history as the first player of Inuit descent to play in the NHL, Tootoo…
The son of the popular basketball player, Popeye Jones, Seth followed his father's footsteps to the arena, albeit on the ice instead of the hardwood. Jones was highly coveted in the 2013 Draft, and the Predators landed him with the Fourth Overall Pick.  Jones made the team as a rookie, scoring…
Patric Kjellberg first made it to the National Hockey League with the Montreal Canadiens for seven Games in the 1992/93 Season.  Following that, the Swedish Wing elected to return home to play in the home country, but he was lured back to the NHL as a Free Agent when the Predators…
Austin Watson has had his share of controversy over his career, even as a Junior.  Nevertheless, he was a First Round Pick in 2010 (18th Overall), but it would not be until the 2015/16 Season where he found a set NHL home. Watson settled in as a grinder, never having more than…