Nashville Predators

Skaters
2 Dan Hamhuis D
(DAN HAM-yoos)
6'1'', 203 12/13/1982 ( 26 ), Smithers, BC, CAN Fifth NHL / Fifth NSH Season
Last Goal: FEB 12, 2009 vs ST. LOUIS (8) Last Assist: FEB 26, 2009 vs PHOENIX (1)
How Acquired: Nashville's first choice, 12th overall (first round), in the 2001 Entry Draft.
Notes:
* Has three assists in the last three games, giving him nine points (1g-8a) in the last 16 games. That doubles his offensive output from the previous 35 games (2g-7a).
* Notched a pair of assists on Feb. 24 vs. Chicago, his third two-assist performance since the All-Star Break. He had none in the first 46 games of the season.

*Ranks among the league leaders, and second on the team, in average shorthanded time on ice.
* Second on the club in blocked shots (90).

* Posted his first two-assist performance of the season on Jan. 28 at Vancouver, then his second just four games later on Feb. 3 vs. Anaheim.

Career Notes
OT Points: 1g-2a-3pts, Shootouts: none, Penalty Shots: none.

TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
1415:22
22:27
0-0
0.0
92.0
43.0
35.0
90.0
-8.0
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
63
3
18
21
57
1
1
1
90
3.3
Career
386
27
105
132
316
8
2
8
551
4.9


3 Wade Belak R
(WAYD BEE-lak)
6'5'', 230 07/03/1976 ( 32 ), Saskatoon, SK, CAN 12th NHL / First Season
Last Goal: DEC 4, 2007 vs NASHVILLE (82) Last Assist: DEC 4, 2008 vs COLORADO (28)
How Acquired: Acquired from Florida in exchange for Nick Tarnasky on Nov. 27, 2008.
Notes:
* Scratched for the first time in five game on Saturday vs. Detroit.
* Played 10:36 last Thursday vs. Phoenix, the second time he has logged more than 10 minutes as a Predator.
* Missed six contests in a nine-game span from Feb. 3-18 due to injury or illness.

* Has seven fighting majors in 32 games since joining the club.
* Second on the club in penalty minutes (64).

* Played 10:46 on Dec. 29 at Colorado, his highest total since Nov. 25, 2006 as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
* Posted his first point/assist as a Predator - as well as his first point in 85 games - on Dec. 4 vs. Colorado.
* Made his Predators debut on Nov. 28 at Atlanta.

Career Notes
OT Points: 0g-0a-0pt, Shootouts: none, Penalty Shots: none.
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
251:06
5:20
0-0
0.00
48
4
6
6
-1
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
47
0
1
1
64
0
0
0
15
0.00
Career
489
8
22
30
1172
0
0
1
196
4.08


4 Ville Koistinen D
(VIHL-lee KOYS-tih-nehn)
5'11'', 187 06/17/1982 ( 26 ), Oulu, FIN Second NHL / Second Season
Last Goal: FEB 28, 2009 vs DETROIT Last Assist: FEB 28, 2009 vs DETROIT
How Acquired: Signed as a free agent on May 18, 2006.
Notes:
* Played forward for the second time in three games on Saturday vs. Detroit, and recorded his first one goal, one assist performance of the season. The goal came on a deflection in front of the net, and was his first since an OT game winner on Nov. 11 at San Jose.
* A scratch 11 times in the last 15 games.
* Suited up for the first time in nine games on Feb. 18 in Detroit. Played 19:01, his highest total since Jan. 15 at Montreal, including 5:07 on the power play. Had three shots on goal and two hits.

* Played a season-high 21:30 on Jan. 15 at Montreal, and posted his first assist since Dec. 4 vs. Colorado.
* Tied his career-high point streak of three games with three points (1g-2a), including an overtime game-winning goal on vs. San Jose (Nov. 11), from Nov. 11-15.

Career Notes
OT Points: 1g-0a-1pt, Shootouts: 1-2, 50%, Penalty Shots: none.
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
468:06
15:06
0-1
0.00
35
2
20
20
-1
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
31
3
7
10
12
1
0
2
34
8.82
Career
79
7
20
27
30
3
0
3
94
7.45


5 Greg Zanon D
(GREHG ZA-nuhn)
5'11'', 201 06/05/1980 ( 28 ), Burnaby, BC, CAN Third NHL / Third Season
Last Goal: JAN 8, 2009 vs PITTSBURGH (23) Last Assist: JAN 10, 2009 vs CHICAGO (22)
How Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Nashville on July 9, 2004.
Notes:
* Doled out a team-high four hits, and blocked a game-high four shots on Saturday vs. Detroit.
* Joined the "100, 100" Club Feb. 19 vs. St. Louis, becoming the 10th player this season to reach the 100 mark in both hits and blocked shots.

* The only player in the league with at least 160 blocked shots and 50 hits.
* Leads the team and ranks among the league leaders in blocked shots (184).
* Leads the team, and among the league leaders in shorthanded ice time.
* Is second on the team in hits (108).

* Skated in his 200th career NHL game on Feb. 6 at Minnesota.
* With an assist on Jan. 10 vs. Chicago, he created career highs in assists (6) and points (9). It also marked the third time all season he has had points in back-to-back games after doing it only once in the previous three seasons.
* Posted his first career multi-point game (1g-1a) on Jan. 8 vs. Pittsburgh.

Career Notes
OT Points: 0g-1a-1pt., Shootouts: none, Penalty Shots: none.
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
1291:22
20:29
0-0
0.00
108
31
20
184
3
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
63
3
6
9
34
0
0
0
43
6.98
Career
211
6
18
24
96
0
0
0
127
4.72


6 Shea Weber D
(SHAY WEHB-uhr)
6'4'', 230 08/14/1985 ( 23 ), Sicamous, BC, CAN Fourth NHL / Fourth Season
Last Goal: FEB 28, 2009 vs DETROIT Last Assist: FEB 28, 2009 vs DETROIT
How Acquired: Nashville's fourth choice, 49th overall (second round), in 2003 Entry Draft.
Notes:
* Has registered a point in four consecutive games (3g-2a), a career high for the fourth-year blueliner. Prior to the current streak, he had been held to just one point (assist) in his previous 14 outings.
* Registered his first career “Gordie Howe Hat Trick,” on Saturday vs. Detroit, with the goal being his 17th, tying a career high. Was also a game-high +5, boosting his team-high total to +9.
* Is tied with Edmonton's Sheldon Souray for second among NHL defensemen in goals.
* Set a career high for power-play goals (7) on Feb. 24 vs. Chicago.
* Scored his first goal in 15 games in overtime on Feb. 21at St. Louis. The goal was his fourth game winner of the season, tied for a team high.

* The only defenseman in the league with more than 30 points and 140 hits.
* His average of 3.20 shots per game puts him on track for 260, which would be a franchise record.

* Nashville is 12-3-0 when he scores a goal and 22-7-0 when he records a point.
* Tied for second on the team in goals and is fourth in points.
* Tied for first on the club in game-winning goals and power-play goals.
* Ranks among league leaders in defensive goals and shots.
* Leads the team in shots on goal (199) and hits (144).
* Surpassed his goal and point total from 2007-08 in just 21 games.
* Has logged more than 20 minutes in all but one game played this season (which he left early due to injury).

* Played in his first career All-Star Game on Jan. 25 in Montreal. Led the Western Conference in ice time (22:16) and was a +1 playing on a defensive pairing with Anaheim’s Scott Niedermayer.
* His second try in the Hardest Shot Competition during All-Star Saturday’s Skills Competition registered 103.4 mph, good for second to Boston's Zdeno Chara.

* His 10 goals in the Predators’ first 20 games of the 2008-09 season made him the first NHL defenseman to reach double-figures in goals in a season so quickly since 1987-88, when Buffalo’s Phil Housley scored his 10th goal in the Sabres’ 15th game and Toronto’s Al Iafrate did it in the Maple Leafs’ 19th game.
* Set career individual game highs Oct. 18 vs. Columbus with three assists and four points. It marked the fourth time in franchise history a defensemen has notched four or more points in a game. It was the first four-point game by an NHL defensemen in 2008-09.
* Notched his 100th career point with a power-play goal Jan. 10 vs. Chicago.

* Named the NHL's third star for the month for October. He led all NHL defensemen in scoring with 11 points (4g-7a) and posted a +5 rating in 10 games, helping the Predators to a 5-4-1 record.

Career Notes
OT Points: 2g-2a-4pts., Shootouts: none, Penalty Shots: none.
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
1460:24
23:33
0-0
0.00
144
11
16
72
9
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
62
17
21
38
64
7
1
4
199
8.54
Career
223
42
66
108
215
20
1
9
549
7.65


7 Greg de Vries D
(GREHG deh-VREES)
6'2'', 205 01/04/1973 ( 36 ), Sundridge, ON, CAN 13th NHL / Second Season
Last Goal: OCT 17, 2008 @ COLUMBUS (47) Last Assist: FEB 5, 2009 vs ANAHEIM (11)
How Acquired: Signed as a fee agent on July 2, 2007.
Notes:
* Played 17:18 Feb. 21 at St. Louis, his highest total since Dec. 11 at Columbus.
* Got back in the lineup Feb. 19 vs. St. Louis after being a healthy scratch for the first time all season the previous night in Detroit.

* Missed 10 games due to injury from Jan. 8-Feb. 1. It was his longest stint on the sidelines since he missed 15 games with a knee injury with the NY Rangers from Jan. 10-Feb. 4, 2004

* Has four fighting majors this season, his highest total since 1997-98.
* Passed Brent Gilchrist and Bill Houlder to become the fourth-oldest player ever to suit up for the Predators on Feb. 3 vs. Phoenix.

Career Notes
OT Points: 3g-5a-8pts, Shootouts: 0-2, 0%, Penalty Shots: 1 - Oct. 27, 2001 at Phoenix (Burke): no goal.
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
853:26
16:24
0-0
0.00
40
14
14
52
-12
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
52
1
4
5
48
0
0
0
33
3.03
Career
859
48
146
194
763
5
1
8
907
5.29


8 Kevin Klein D
(KEH-vihn KLIGHN)
6'1'', 203 12/13/1984 ( 24 ), Kitchener, ON, CAN First NHL / First Season
Last Goal: FEB 12, 2009 vs ST. LOUIS (8) Last Assist: FEB 28, 2009 vs DETROIT
How Acquired: Nashville's third choice, 37th overall (2nd round), in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
Notes:
* Tallied his first assist in 13 games on Saturday vs. Detroit, giving him six (4g-2a) of his nine points (4g-5a) this season against the Central Division.
* Played 16:11 last Thursday vs. Phoenix, his highest total since the 2007-08 season finale at Chicago.
* Scored his first goal in 20 games during Nashville's third-period rally against St. Louis on Feb. 12.
* Recorded his first NHL fighting major in a 4-2 win vs. Anaheim on Feb. 5.

* Has played 34 of the past 35 games after being scratched for 11 straight prior to the current stretch.
* Scored his first career power-play goal Dec. 26 vs. Detroit.
* Two of the four goals in his career have come against St. Louis.

Career Notes
OT Points: none, Shootouts: none, Penalty Shots: none.
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
573:24
13:01
0-0
0.00
40
11
22
26
-1
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
44
4
5
9
17
1
0
0
26
15.38
Career
62
5
7
12
23
1
0
0
42
11.90


10 Martin Erat R
(Mahr-TIHN EE-rat)
6'0'', 203 08/29/1981 ( 27 ), Trebic, CZE Seventh NHL / Seventh Season
Last Goal: FEB 5, 2009 vs ANAHEIM (11) Last Assist: FEB 26, 2009 vs PHOENIX
How Acquired: Nashville's 12th selection, 191st overall (seventh round), in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.
Notes:
* Scratched for the first time since November with a lower-body injury on Saturday vs. Detroit. Is day-to-day.
* Has five assists in his last two games played.
* Last Thursday vs. Phoenix, he put a career-high nine shots on goal, with five of those coming in the first period, both highs for a Predator this season. It was also tied for the fourth-highest shot output in franchise history.
* Posted three assists in the third period on Feb. 24 vs. Chicago to break a nine-game point drought. It was the first time a Predator posted three helpers in a period since Peter Forsberg did so on March 3, 2007, and was only the second time this season a Nashville player recorded three points in a frame – Erat did it on Nov. 6 at Calgary (1g-2a).
* His three helpers on Tuesday vs. Chicago tied a career high.

* Is just ONE goal shy of becoming the second player to score 100 goals in Predator uniform (David Legwand).

* Leads all Nashville forwards in average time on ice.
* Is third on the club in points and assists.

* Put six shots on goal against Ottawa Feb. 16, tying a career high last hit on April 3, 2006 vs. Columbus.
* Had five takeaways on Feb. 14 vs. Boston, the highest total by a Predator this season.
* Scored a goal and posted an assist on Jan. 28 at Vancouver. The goal moved him past Scott Walker for second on the franchise's all-time goals list (97).
* Scored on Dec. 28 at Edmonton, to move past Greg Johnson and Scott Hartnell into third on the franchise’s all-time goals list (94).

Career Notes
OT Points: 1g-0a-1pt, Shootouts: 7-18, 38.9%, Penalty Shots: 1 - Feb. 28, 2007 at San Jose (Nabokov): no goal.
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
1102:25
18:41
10-26
27.78
26
40
39
14
-11
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
59
14
25
39
48
3
0
3
129
10.85
Career
466
99
193
292
298
24
1
17
827
11.97


11 David Legwand C
(DAY-vihd LEHG-wahnd)
6'2'', 202 08/17/1980 ( 28 ), Detroit, MI, USA Ninth NHL / Ninth Season
Last Goal: FEB 28, 2009 vs DETROIT Last Assist: FEB 24, 2009 vs CHICAGO (2)
How Acquired: Nashville's first selection, second overall (first round), in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.
Notes:
* Has scored in three consecutive games (3g-1a) for the second time in his career and first since Nov. 1-4, 2007.

* Has scored 11 of his 17 goals since Jan. 8.
* 12 of his 17 goals have come at home, a team high.
* Has a team-high 10 third-period markers. Six of his last nine goals have come in the final period of regulation.
* Is tied for second on the club in goals.
* Has played 20 or more minutes in 16 of 20 games, doubling his total (seven 20-plus minute games) from the first 44 games of the season.

* Played 23:25 on Feb. 16 vs. Ottawa, his highest total since Feb. 23, 2008 vs. Dallas (24:02).
* Scored both of Nashville's goals - and notched his first career shootout goal, the game-decider, for his second consecutive multi-point effort Feb. 14 vs. Boston.
* Posted his second multi-assist game of the season on Feb. 12 vs. St. Louis to pass Kimmo Timonen for first on the franchise’s all-time assists list (223). One of the assists came on Jason Arnott's game-tying goal with three seconds remaining.
* Notched an assist on Feb. 6 vs. Anaheim, his 600th career NHL game.
* Scored a goal and put a game-high eight shots on goal on Jan. 28 at Vancouver. The shot total was his highest since setting a career high with nine shots on Nov. 23, 2005 at Columbus.
* Posted his first mutli-goal game of the season on Jan. 10 vs. Chicago.
* Passed Kimmo Timonen for most games played in Predators history (574) on Dec. 4 vs. Colorado. Also scored his club-record 30th career (all with Nashville) game-winning goal with just 0.3 remaining in the first period Dec. 4 vs. Colorado.

Nashville's franchise leader in nearly every offensive category - goals, assists, game-winning goals, multi-point games, points, overtime points and overtime goals. Also the leader in games played.

Career Notes
OT Points: 5g-5a-10pts, Shootouts: 1-3, 33.3%, Penalty Shots: 3 - Dec. 23, 2006 vs. L.A. (Cloutier): goal, Nov. 5, 2005 at L.A. (LaBarbera): no goal, Dec. 23, 2000 at NY Rangers (McLean): goal - first successful OT penalty shot in NHL History.
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
1181:55
18:45
417-406
50.67
21
36
41
17
-5
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
63
17
18
35
30
1
3
1
147
11.56
Career
612
138
224
362
348
24
7
29
1291
10.69


14 Radek Bonk C
(RA-dehk BOHNK)
6'2'', 210 01/09/1976 ( 33 ), Krnov, CZE 14th NHL / Second Season
Last Goal: FEB 10, 2009 vs DETROIT (4) Last Assist: FEB 18, 2009 @ DETROIT (2)
How Acquired: Signed as a free agent on June 26, 2007.
Notes:
* Is out an estimated two weeks with an upper-body injury sustained on Feb. 21 at St. Louis.
* Played 22:58 on Feb. 19 vs. St. Louis, his highest total since playing 23:21 on Nov. 13, 2003 as a member of the Ottawa Senators. Also won 15-of-19 face-offs (79%).
* After collecting his first five power-play points of the season with goals, notched his first power-play assist of the campaign Feb. 18 at Detroit. It was his 300th career assist.

* Tied for first in the NHL in face-off win percentage with Carolina's Rod Brind'Amour.

* Five of his seven goals came in a 14-game span from Jan. 10-Feb. 10. Two were game winners.
* Scored his fifth power-play goal of the season, and posted an assist for his first multi-point game of the season on Feb. 10 vs. Detroit.
* Had points in three straight games (1g-2a) out of the All-Star Break (Jan. 28-Feb. 1) for the first time since Dec. 23-29, 2007.

Career Notes
OT Points: 1g-5a-6pts, Shootouts: 2-3, 66.7%, Penalty Shots: 1 - Jan. 13, 1996 at Tampa Bay (Puppa): no goal.
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
833:04
14:52
373-229
61.96
46
21
16
25
-5
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
56
7
13
20
28
5
0
2
81
8.64
Career
959
192
300
492
575
57
10
30
1612
11.91


19 Jason Arnott C
(JAY-suhn AHR-niht)
6'5'', 220 10/11/1974 ( 34 ), Collingwood, ON, CAN 15th NHL / Third Season
Last Goal: FEB 28, 2009 vs DETROIT Last Assist: FEB 24, 2009 vs CHICAGO (2)
How Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Nashville on July 2, 2006.
Notes:
Posted his eighth career hat trick, and second as a Predator, on Saturday vs. Detroit. Notched a goal in each period, and raised his season total to 26, just two off last season’s total, and six shy of a career-high 32 attained in 2005-06 with Dallas.
* Has five goals during a three-game scoring streak, and has 15 points (10g-5a) in his last 14 games.
* Ten of his goals have come in 17 games since the All-Star Break.
* Last season, didn't score his 26th goal until March 18 vs. Washington, the 74th game of the season. When he set a career high in 2005-06, goal 26 didn't come until Game No. 67 on March 16.

* Is the first player in franchise history to record three consecutive 20-goal seasons.
* Leads the team in goals (26) with 15 of those coming in the second period, including eight of his last 10. Is also second in points.
* Tied for first on the club in power-play goals (7) and game-winning goals (4).
* Is second among club forwards in in average ice time.

* Scored with just three seconds remaining in regulation Feb. 12 vs. St. Louis to force overtime. It was Nashville's first extra-attacker goal to force OT since Dec. 1, 2007. Played 25:37 in the game, his highest total since logging a career-high 44:10 on Nov. 5, 1997 as an Edmonton Oiler.
* Had a season-high six-game point streak (5g-2a), the second highest streak by a Predator this season, from Feb. 3-12.
* Tied a career high with a four-game goal streak Feb. 3-8 (4g).
* Hit the 20-goal mark for the 10th consecutive season, and for the 12th time in his 15-season career on Feb. 8 at Dallas.
* Notched his 800th career NHL point with a goal on Jan. 28 at Vancouver. It was also his sixth power-play goal, tying him for the club lead.
* Played in his 1,000 career game on Dec. 20 vs. the New York Islanders.

Career Notes
OT Points: 5g-7a-12pts, Shootouts: none, Penalty Shots: none.
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
1062:36
18:38
437-431
50.35
27
43
21
12
5
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
57
26
19
45
45
7
0
4
171
15.20
Career
1028
357
458
815
1146
127
2
56
2908
12.28


20 Ryan Suter D
(RIGH-uhn SOO-tuhr)
6'1'', 194 01/21/1985 ( 24 ), Madison, WI, USA Fourth NHL / Fourth Season
Last Goal: JAN 8, 2009 vs PITTSBURGH (23) Last Assist: FEB 24, 2009 vs CHICAGO (2)
How Acquired: Nashville's first choice, seventh overall (first round), in 2003 Entry Draft.
Notes:
* Set a career high for points in a season (32) with a power-play assist on Feb. 24 vs. Chicago. It was also his 12th power-play point, a career high
* Has six assists in the last 11 games.

* Has seven multi-assist games this season after posting six in his first three NHL seasons combined.
* Second on the club in assists and is second among Nashville d-men in points (4g-28a-32pts).
* Leads the club in average ice time and has logged 20 or more minutes in all but one game this season.

* Collected his second career fighting major, and first since March 1, 2008, in a bout with Marian Hossa on Feb. 18 in Detroit.
* Notched a career high for assists with his 25th of the season Feb. 12 vs. St. Louis. It was his 100th career assist.
* Scored his first career overtime goal Nov. 28 at Atlanta, becoming the third d-man to score an OT goal for the Predators this season.

Career Notes
OT Points: 1g-2a-3pts, Shootouts: none, Penalty Shots: none.
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
1506:36
23:54
0-0
0.00
59
33
37
73
-3
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
63
4
28
32
61
1
0
2
109
3.67
Career
292
20
83
103
252
3
0
3
418
4.78


22 Jordin Tootoo R
(JOHR-dihn TOO-too)
5'9'', 200 02/02/1983 ( 26 ), Churchill, MB, CAN Fifth NHL / Fifth Season
Last Goal: JAN 17, 2009 vs ATLANTA (11) Last Assist: FEB 28, 2009 vs DETROIT
How Acquired: Nashville's sixth choice, 98th overall (fourth round), in the 2001 Entry Draft.
Notes:
* Notched his first assist in seven games, and doled out three hits on Saturday vs. Detroit.
* Picked up a season-high 12 penalty minutes during the third period of on Feb. 26 vs. Phoenix, moving him over the 100 PIM mark for the fourth time in five NHL seasons.
* Played 17:25 on Feb. 24 vs. Chicago, his second-highest total of the season.
* Doled out a game-high five hits on Feb. 16 vs. Ottawa, a personal season high.
* Had points in five of seven games played (1g-4a) from Jan. 10-Feb. 14.
* Returned to the lineup Feb. 14 vs. Boston after missing seven games with an upper-body injury.

* Leads the club in PIMs (104).
* Second among Nashville forwards in hits (85).

Career Notes
OT Points: none, Shootouts: none, Penalty Shots: none.
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
645:12
12:10
6-1
85.71
87
26
25
10
-9
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
53
4
8
12
104
0
0
1
100
4.00
Career
285
26
31
57
512
2
0
2
428
6.07


25 Jerred Smithson C
(JEHR-rehd SMIHTH-suhn)
6'3'', 204 02/04/1979 ( 30 ), Vernon, BC, CAN Fifth NHL / Fourth Season
Last Goal: JAN 8, 2009 vs PITTSBURGH (23) Last Assist: FEB 28, 2009 vs DETROIT
How Acquired: Signed as a free agent on July 22, 2004.
Notes:
* Posted his first assist in nine games, and played 16:47 - his highest total since Nov. 4 vs. Vancouver - in Saturday's victory over Detroit.
* Tied a career high with four shots on goal on Feb. 21 at St. Louis. Also went over the 100-hit mark for the second straight season.
* Played in his 300th career NHL game on Feb. 19 vs. St. Louis.

* Is first among club forwards, and third overall, in hits (102).
* First among active Nashville forwards in average shorthanded time on ice.

Career Notes
OT Points: none, Shootouts: none, Penalty Shots: none.
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
853:42
13:33
259-235
52.43
102
27
17
34
-5
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
63
3
7
10
39
0
0
0
58
5.17
Career
304
20
35
55
210
1
3
5
227
8.81


26 Steve Sullivan L
(STEEV SUH-lih-van)
5'9'', 173 07/06/1974 ( 34 ), Timmins, ON, CAN 13th NHL / Fifth Season
Last Goal: FEB 26, 2009 vs PHOENIX (1) Last Assist: FEB 28, 2009 vs DETROIT
How Acquired: Acquired from Chicago for a second-round selection in the 2004 Entry Draft and a second-round selection in the 2005 Entry Draft on February 16, 2004.
Notes:
* Notched three assists on Saturday vs. Detroit, his first three-point game since Jan. 27, 2007 at St. Louis (2g-1a) and his first three-helper game since Dec. 23, 2006 vs. Los Angeles.
* Has eight points in his last six games after just five assists in his first 16 games of the season.
* Nine (3g-6a) of his 13 (4g-9a) points this season have been amassed against Central Division foes.

* Scored in consecutive games for the first time since a four-game goal-scoring streak from Jan. 27-Feb. 3, 2007 (5g) in mid-February, notching two goals on Feb 18 at Detroit and a goal on Feb. 19 vs. St. Louis.
* Scored for the first time since returning from an injury that sidelined him nearly two years Feb. 18 in Detroit. Scored again in the second period, completing his first multi-goal game since Jan. 27, 2007 in a 6-3 victory at St. Louis.
* Assisted on Jason Arnott's game-tying goal with three seconds remaining in regulation Feb. 12 vs. St. Louis, giving him back-to-back assists for the first time since returning from injury on Jan. 10. Also played 26:17, his highest total as a Predator.

* Posted his first point/assist since returning from a 142-game absence with a helper on Radek Bonk's power-play, game-winning goal at Toronto on January 13.
* Played his first game since Feb. 22, 2007 on Jan. 10 vs. Chicago, logging 12:30 and putting three shots on net.
* 687 days passed between games for Sullivan, and he missed 142 straight regular-season games and 11 more playoff contests in that span.

* Prior to his injury sustained Feb. 22, 2007 vs. Montreal, he had 158 points (62g-96a) in 150 games as a Predator.
* Nashville was 88-46-16 with him in the lineup from the time of his acquisition to Feb. 22, 2007, and were 81-60-18 without him up until his return on Jan. 10.

Career Notes
OT Points: 4g-5a-9pts., Shootouts: 6-12, 50%, Penalty Shots: 7 - see list in media guide.
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
372:39
16:56
0-0
0.00
8
12
20
2
0
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
22
4
9
13
18
1
0
0
45
8.89
Career
745
232
358
590
468
56
20
43
1659
13.98


28 Ryan Jones R
RIGH-uhn JONEZ
6'1'', 206 06/14/1984 ( 24 ), Chatham, ON, CAN First NHL / First Season
Last Goal: FEB 5, 2009 vs ANAHEIM (9) Last Assist: FEB 28, 2009 vs DETROIT
How Acquired: Acquired from Minnesota along with a second-round selection in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft for defenseman Marek Zidlicky on July 1, 2008.
Notes:
* Notched an assist on Jason Arnott's first of three goals on Saturday vs. Detroit.
* Has six points (1g-5a) in 14 games durring his fourth call-up which came immediately after the All-Star Break.
* Put a career-high five shots on goal Jan. 30 at Calgary.

* The last time he was recalled (prior to his currenty stint) on Jan. 6, posted points in his first two games with the club (1g-1a), creating the first point streak of his career.
* Scored his first career goal, and notched his first ever assist on Oct. 18 at Dallas.

* Recalled from Milwaukee (AHL) for the fourth time this season on Jan. 26.
* At the time of his recall, had 22 points (13g-9a) in 25 AHL games, and was tied for the Admirals team lead in game-winning goals (3).

* Rookie in his first professional season.
* Amassed 147 points (90g-57a) in 161 collegiate games at Miami University, ranking second on the school's all-time goal-scoring list and tied for second on the NCAA Division I all-time game-winning goals list (21).

Career Notes
OT Points: none, Shootouts: none, Penalty Shots: none.
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
435:42
12:26
1-7
12.50
48
21
19
12
0
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
35
5
9
14
16
2
0
0
50
10.00
Career
35
5
9
14
16
2
0
0
50
10.00


29 Joel Ward R
(JOHL WOHRD)
6'1'', 220 12/02/1980 ( 28 ), North York, ON, CAN First NHL / First Season
Last Goal: FEB 28, 2009 vs DETROIT Last Assist: FEB 28, 2009 vs DETROIT
How Acquired: Signed as a free agent on July 14, 2008.
Notes:
* Has goals/points in three consecutive games (3g-2a) for the first time in his career, including back-to-back one-goal, one-assist performances.
* Scored his second career game-winning goal as part of Nashville's four-goal come-from-behind victory on Feb. 24 vs. Chicago.
* Played a career-high 20:19 on Feb. 21 at St. Louis.

* Sixth among NHL forwards in blocked shots (56).
* Is third among active Nashville forwards in average shorthanded ice time.

* Scored two goals on Feb. 10 vs. Detroit, becoming the third Predator to have more than one multiple-goal game. Four of his eight goals this season have come in two contests.
* Notched his first career multi-assist game (2a) on Jan. 10 vs. Chicago, giving him assists in back-to-back contests for the first time in his career.
* Posted the first multi-goal/point game of his career with the first and third goals of the game in a 3-0 victory over Dallas on Dec. 13. The first stood as his first career game winner, while the other was Nashville's second empty netter of the season.
* Scored his first career NHL goal in his 12th career game and first game as a Predator in the season opener Oct. 10 at St. Louis.

Career Notes
OT Points: none, Shootouts: none, Penalty Shots: none.
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
910:50
15:10
13-18
41.94
49
40
14
56
5
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
60
11
12
23
25
1
1
2
90
12.22
Career
71
11
13
24
25
1
1
2
102
10.78


38 Vernon Fiddler C
(VUHR-nuhn FIHD-luhr)
5'11'', 201 05/09/1980 ( 28 ), Edmonton, AB, CAN Sixth NHL / Sixth Season
Last Goal: FEB 5, 2009 vs ANAHEIM (12) Last Assist: FEB 3, 2009 vs PHOENIX (13)
How Acquired: Signed by Nashville as a free agent on May 6, 2002.
Notes:
* Blocked three shots and had three hits on Saturday vs. Detroit.
* Tied a season high with four shots on goal and logged his second-highest ice time of the season (16:34) on Feb. 26 vs. Phoenix.

* Second among active Nashville forwards in average shorthanded time on ice.
* Second on the club (among active players) in face-off efficiency (55.9%).

* Scored a goal Feb. 6 vs. Anaheim, giving him points in back-to-back games for the second time this season.
* Scored three goals in a four-game span Dec. 18-26. Two of the goals were game winners.
* Converted on his first career shootout attempt on Dec. 11 at Columbus.
* Scored on his first career penalty shot at Calgary on Nov. 6. The goal was a shorthanded goal.

Career Notes
OT Points: none, Shootouts: 1-2, 50%, Penalty Shots: 1 - Nov. 6, 2008 at Calgary (Kiprusoff (goal).
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
792:55
13:26
236-186
55.92
57
20
12
22
-8
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
59
8
5
13
10
0
1
2
83
9.64
Career
286
42
47
89
176
5
3
7
344
12.21


42 Antti Pihlstrom L
(Ahn-tee PIHL-struhm)
5'11'', 190 10/22/1984 ( 24 ), Vanntaa, FIN First NHL / First Season
Last Goal: FEB 28, 2009 vs DETROIT Last Assist: FEB 6, 2009 @ MINNESOTA (11)
How Acquired: Signed by Nashville as a free agent on June 1, 2007.
Notes:
* Scored his second career goal, and first in 35 games, on Saturday vs. Detroit. Also played 15:09, his higest total since Dec. 20 vs. NY Islanders - a span of 30 games.

* Posted points/assists in back-to-back games for the first time in his career Feb. 5-6, doubling his assist output from the first 28 games of his career.
* Scored his first career goal on Dec. 8 at St. Louis.
* Notched his first career NHL point/assist on David Legwand's game-winning goal on Dec. 4 vs. Colorado.
* Made his 2008-09 season debut Nov. 25 vs. St. Louis, playing 12:21 and doling out a game-high four hits.

* Recalled from Milwaukee on Nov. 24, 2008.
* Led Milwaukee (AHL) in goals (8), and ranked second in points (12) in 15 games at the time of his recall.
* Played his lone career NHL game prior to 2008-09 on Dec. 15, 2008 at Colorado.
*In 2007-08, led the Admirals in goals (27) and ranked fifth in points (45) in his first North American season.

Career Notes
OT Points: none, Shootouts: none, Penalty Shots: none.
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
487:52
12:11
0-1
0.00
75
11
7
15
1
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
40
2
4
6
10
1
0
0
69
2.90
Career
41
2
4
6
10
1
0
0
70
2.86


48 Cal O'Reilly C
KAL oh-RIGH-ley
6'0'', 187 09/30/1986 ( 22 ), Toronto, ON, CAN First NHL / First Season
Last Goal: Last Assist: FEB 28, 2009 vs DETROIT
How Acquired: Nashville's fourth choice, 150th overall (fifth round), in 2005 Entry Draft
Notes:
* Made his NHL debut on Feb. 28 vs. Detroit, and posted his first point/assist while playing 10:30, becoming the first Predator to register a point in his NHL debut since Rich Peverley did it on March 4, 2007 at Anaheim.
* Recalled for the first time in his career on Saturday prior to Nashville's game vs. Detroit.

* At the time of his recall, he ranked second in the AHL in assists (46), and 10th in points (57).

* In 217 career AHL games with Milwaukee, he has 201 points (45g-156a)
* One of three Admirals to play in the 2009 AHL All-Star Classic on Jan. 26.
* In 80 games a season ago, O’Reilly ranked third in AHL assists (63) and fifth in points (79).
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
10:30
10:30
2-6
25.00
0
0
0
0
1
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
1
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0.00
Career
1
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0.00