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: NOV 28, 2008 @ ATLANTA (26) Last Assist: JAN 28, 2009 @ VANCOUVER (1)
How Acquired: Nashville's first choice, 12th overall (first round), in the 2001 Entry Draft.
Notes:
* Led the club in ice time for the second consecutive game on Friday (25:18). The total included 7:59 of shorthanded time
* It is just the second time this season he has logged more than 25 minutes in back-to-back games.
* Posted his first two-assist performance of the season on Wednesday at Vancouver, and logged a game-high 26:59. Both helpers came on the power play.
The 26:59 was his hightest total since Oct. 25 vs. Los Angeles.

*Ranks among the league leaders, and second on the team, in average shorthanded time on ice (4:11).
* Second on the club in blocked shots (65).

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:
+ / -
1069:40
22:17
0-0
0.0
72.0
37.0
25.0
65.0
-13.0
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
48
2
12
14
49
0
1
1
69
2.9
Career
371
26
99
125
308
7
2
8
530
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 (74) Last Assist: DEC 4, 2008 vs COLORADO (20)
How Acquired: Acquired from Florida in exchange for Nick Tarnasky on Nov. 27, 2008.
Notes:
* Has six fighting majors in 22 games since joining the club.
* Second on the club in penalty minutes (59).

* 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:
+ / -
209:48
5:22
0-0
0.00
39
3
2
3
1
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
39
0
1
1
59
0
0
0
15
0.00
Career
481
8
22
30
1167
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: NOV 11, 2008 @ SAN JOSE (19) Last Assist: JAN 15, 2009 @ MONTREAL (3)
How Acquired: Signed as a free agent on May 18, 2006.
Notes:
* Has played eight of the last nine games after being scratched 13 time in the previous 14 games.
* 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:
+ / -
427:50
15:50
0-0
0.00
30
2
20
19
-2
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
27
2
6
8
10
1
0
1
28
7.14
Career
75
6
19
25
28
3
0
2
88
6.82


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 (8) Last Assist: JAN 10, 2009 vs CHICAGO (7)
How Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Nashville on July 9, 2004.
Notes:
* The only player in the league with at least 120 blocked shots and 70 hits.
* Leads the team and ranks among the league leaders in blocked shots (138).
* Leads the team, and among the league leaders in average shorthanded time on ice (4:24).
* Is third on the team in hits (77)

* 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:
+ / -
974:09
20:17
0-0
0.00
77
23
14
138
-1
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
48
3
6
9
26
0
0
0
37
8.11
Career
196
6
18
24
88
0
0
0
121
4.96


6 Shea Weber D
(SHAY WEHB-uhr)
6'4'', 230 08/14/1985 ( 23 ), Sicamous, BC, CAN Fourth NHL / Fourth Season
Last Goal: JAN 17, 2009 vs ATLANTA (3) Last Assist: JAN 13, 2009 @ TORONTO (4)
How Acquired: Nashville's fourth choice, 49th overall (second round), in 2003 Entry Draft.
Notes:
* Put six shots on goal Friday at Calgary, his highest total in 24 games. Five of the shots came in the second period, tying the highest total by a Predator in a single frame this season.
* One of only two defensemen in the league (along with Boston's Zdeno Chara) with more than 30 points and 100 hits.

* Nashville is 9-3-0 when he scores a goal and 17-7-0 when he records a point.
* Ranks second on the team in goals and third in points.
* Leads the team in plus/minus rating, and is tied for first in game-winning goals and power-play goals.
* Ranks among league leaders in defensive goals, scoring and shots.
* Leads the team in shots on goal (146) and hits (107).
* 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.

* 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: 1g-2a-3pts., Shootouts: none, Penalty Shots: none.
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
1101:32
23:26
0-0
0.00
107
8
11
49
6
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
47
14
18
32
51
6
1
3
146
9.59
Career
208
39
63
102
202
19
1
8
496
7.86


8 Kevin Klein D
(KEH-vihn KLIGHN)
6'1'', 203 12/13/1984 ( 24 ), Kitchener, ON, CAN First NHL / First Season
Last Goal: DEC 26, 2008 vs DETROIT (13) Last Assist: JAN 15, 2009 @ MONTREAL (4)
How Acquired: Nashville's third choice, 37th overall (2nd round), in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
Notes:
* Has played 22 of the past 23 games after being scratched for 11 straight prior to the current stretch.
* Scored his first career power-play goal Dec. 26 vs. Detroit.

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:
+ / -
380:22
13:06
0-0
0.00
26
6
9
15
-3
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
29
3
3
6
10
1
0
0
20
15.00
Career
47
4
5
9
16
1
0
0
36
11.11


10 Martin Erat R
(Mahr-TIHN EE-rat)
6'0'', 203 08/29/1981 ( 27 ), Trebic, CZE Seventh NHL / Seventh Season
Last Goal: JAN 28, 2009 @ VANCOUVER (1) Last Assist: JAN 28, 2009 @ VANCOUVER (1)
How Acquired: Nashville's 12th selection, 191st overall (seventh round), in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.
Notes:
* Has nine points (3g-6a) in the last nine games.
* Has 14 points (4g-10a) in his last 17 outings after posting five points (1g-4a) in his previous 14 games.
* Has assisted on four of the club's last six game-winning goals.
* Scored a goal and posted an assist on Wednesday at Vancouver. The goal moved him past Scott Walker for second on the franchise's all-time goals list (97).
* Has three multi-point performances in the past eight outings, equaling his total from the previous 30 games.
.
* Leads all Nashville forwards in average time on ice (18:38).
* Second on the club in points, and third in both goals and assists.

* 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: 6-17, 37.3%, 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:
+ / -
838:57
18:38
9-26
25.71
19
26
30
9
-9
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
45
12
21
33
38
3
0
1
89
13.48
Career
452
97
189
286
288
24
1
15
787
12.33


11 David Legwand C
(DAY-vihd LEHG-wahnd)
6'2'', 202 08/17/1980 ( 28 ), Detroit, MI, USA Ninth NHL / Ninth Season
Last Goal: JAN 28, 2009 @ VANCOUVER (1) Last Assist: JAN 11, 2009 @ CHICAGO (6)
How Acquired: Nashville's first selection, second overall (first round), in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.
Notes:
* Scored a goal and put a game-high eight shots on goal in Wednesday's win at Vancouver. The shot total was his highest since setting a career high with nine shots on Nov. 23, 2005 at Columbus.

* Has scored five of his 11 goals in the last nine games.
* Has seven points (5g-2a) in the last nine games.
* Has played 20 or more minutes in five consecutive games after doing it just three times in his previous 27 contests.
* Eight of his 11 goals have come at home.
* Is three assists away from tying Timonen for first on the franchise’s all-time assists list (222).

* 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.

Career Notes
OT Points: 5g-5a-10pts, Shootouts: 0-1, 0%, 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:
+ / -
863:59
17:59
303-305
49.84
17
28
24
9
-7
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
48
11
13
24
26
1
2
1
110
10.00
Career
597
132
219
351
344
24
6
29
1254
10.53


14 Radek Bonk C
(RA-dehk BOHNK)
6'2'', 210 01/09/1976 ( 33 ), Krnov, CZE 14th NHL / Second Season
Last Goal: JAN 19, 2009 vs NEW JERSEY (2) Last Assist: JAN 30, 2009 @ CALGARY
How Acquired: Signed as a free agent on June 26, 2007.
Notes:
* Has points in three straight games (1g-2a) for the first time since Dec. 23-29, 2007.
* Scored his fourth power-play goal of the season on Jan. 19 vs. New Jersey, the last game before the All-Star Break.
* Has three goals in the last eight games after posting two goals in the club's first 40 games of the season.
* The only player among the club's top 10 in scoring without a multi-point game.

* Ranked second in the NHL in face-off win percentage (60.8%).

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:
+ / -
690:58
15:01
305-195
61.00
37
19
13
22
-5
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
46
5
11
16
24
4
0
1
69
7.25
Career
949
190
298
488
571
56
10
29
1600
11.88


19 Jason Arnott C
(JAY-suhn AHR-niht)
6'5'', 220 10/11/1974 ( 34 ), Collingwood, ON, CAN 15th NHL / Third Season
Last Goal: JAN 28, 2009 @ VANCOUVER (1) Last Assist: JAN 19, 2009 vs NEW JERSEY (2)
How Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Nashville on July 2, 2006.
Notes:
* Notched his 800th career NHL point with his team-leading 16th goal of the season on Wednesday at Vancouver. It was also his sixth power-play goal, tying him for the club lead.
* Has six points (1g-5a) in his last six games played (missed three in that span from Jan. 11-15 due to injury).
* Notched his first multi-assist performance of the season on Jan. 19 vs. Atlanta, the second-to-last game before the All-Star Break and his first game back after missing three due to injury.
* The club is 2-4-0 without him in the lineup.

* Leads the team in goals (16) with 10 of those coming in the second period.
* Tied for first on the club in power-play goals (6).
* Is second among club forwards in in average ice time (18:16).

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:
+ / -
767:45
18:16
311-289
51.83
19
24
15
10
-5
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
42
16
14
30
39
6
0
2
122
13.11
Career
1013
347
453
800
1140
126
2
54
2859
12.14


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 (8) Last Assist: JAN 28, 2009 @ VANCOUVER (1)
How Acquired: Nashville's first choice, seventh overall (first round), in 2003 Entry Draft.
Notes:
* Blocked a game-high four shots on Friday at Calgary and is third on the club (54) in that category.
* Has three assists in his last three games.
* Posted his fifth multi-assist performance of the campaign on Wednesday at Vancouver. He had six multple-assist games in his first three NHL seasons combined. Also logged 26:24, his fourth-highest total of the season.
* Tied a career high for power play points (11) with his 10th man-advantage assist on Jan. 28 at Vancouver.
* Did not post his 26th point of the 2007-08 season until game No. 64 on Feb. 23 vs. Dallas.
* Second in NHL points among American-born defensemen behind only Detroit's Brian Rafalski.

* Has 16 (3g-12a) of his 26 points on the road.
* Second on the club in assists and is second among Nashville d-men in points (4g-22a-26pts).
* Leads the club in average ice time and has logged 20 or more minutes in all but one game this season.

* 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-1a-2pts, Shootouts: none, Penalty Shots: none.
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
1136:21
23:40
0-0
0.00
44
27
30
54
-5
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
48
4
22
26
40
1
0
2
94
4.26
Career
277
20
77
97
231
3
0
3
403
4.96


22 Jordin Tootoo R
(JOHR-dihn TOO-too)
5'9'', 200 02/02/1983 ( 25 ), Churchill, MB, CAN Fifth NHL / Fifth Season
Last Goal: JAN 17, 2009 vs ATLANTA (3) Last Assist: JAN 28, 2009 @ VANCOUVER (1)
How Acquired: Nashville's sixth choice, 98th overall (fourth round), in the 2001 Entry Draft.
Notes:
* Left Friday's game after a second-period fight with Todd Bertuzzi.
* Has points (1g-3a) in four of his last six games played.
* Assisted on the first goal of the game and doled out four hits - second only to Shea Weber's five - on Wednesday at Vancouver.

* Leads the club in PIMs (90).
* Second among Nashville forwards in hits (66).

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:
+ / -
545:22
12:07
5-1
83.33
66
24
20
7
-8
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
45
4
6
10
90
0
0
1
89
4.49
Career
277
26
29
55
498
2
0
2
417
6.24


25 Jerred Smithson C
(JEHR-rehd SMIHTH-suhn)
6'3'', 204 02/04/1979 ( 29 ), Vernon, BC, CAN Fifth NHL / Fourth Season
Last Goal: JAN 8, 2009 vs PITTSBURGH (8) Last Assist: DEC 13, 2008 vs DALLAS (18)
How Acquired: Signed as a free agent on July 22, 2004.
Notes:
* Blocked a game-high four shots and won 4-of-5 faceoffs on Wednesday at Vancouver.

* Is first among club forwards, and second overall, in hits (80).
* Ranks second 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:
+ / -
647:42
13:29
187-163
53.43
80
20
15
25
-3
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
48
3
4
7
31
0
0
0
39
7.69
Career
289
20
32
52
202
1
3
5
208
9.62


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 22, 2007 vs MONTREAL (7) Last Assist: JAN 17, 2009 vs ATLANTA (3)
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:
* With him in the lineup this season, Nashville's power play has gone 7-for-32 (21.9%). Without him, the Predators are 22-for-169 while a man-up (13%).
* Had four takeaways on Jan. 19 vs. New Jersey, the most by a Predator this season.

* Posted his first point/assist since returning from a 142-game absence with a helper on Radek Bonk's power-play, game-winning goal on Tuesday at Toronto.
* 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: 5-11, 45.5%, Penalty Shots: 7 - see list in media guide.
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
111:11
15:53
0-0
0.00
2
5
6
2
-7
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
7
0
2
2
2
0
0
0
17
0.00
Career
730
228
351
579
452
55
20
43
1631
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: JAN 6, 2009 vs COLORADO (6) Last Assist: JAN 28, 2009 @ VANCOUVER (1)
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:
* Put a career-high five shots on goal on Friday at Calgary.
* Posted an assist in his first game since being recalled at Vancouver on Wednesday, the second straight time he had a point in his first game back with the club after a stint in Milwaukee.

* 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 Monday.
* 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:
+ / -
292:23
12:42
1-5
16.67
32
11
13
5
0
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
23
4
5
9
10
2
0
0
36
11.11
Career
23
4
5
9
10
2
0
0
36
11.11


29 Joel Ward R
(JOHL WOHRD)
6'1'', 220 12/02/1980 ( 28 ), North York, ON, CAN First NHL / First Season
Last Goal: JAN 28, 2009 @ VANCOUVER (1) Last Assist: JAN 10, 2009 vs CHICAGO (7)
How Acquired: Signed as a free agent on July 14, 2008.
Notes:
* Scored his first goal in 16 outings on Wednesday at Vancouver. It was the first goal of the game, and Nashville's only 5-on-5 goal of the night.
* Ranks among the league leaders in blocked shots by a forward (43).
* Is third among active Nashville forwards in average shorthanded ice time.

* 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:
+ / -
679:27
15:05
12-15
44.44
36
29
9
43
1
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
45
6
8
14
25
1
1
1
62
9.68
Career
56
6
9
15
25
1
1
1
74
8.11


38 Vernon Fiddler C
(VUHR-nuhn FIHD-luhr)
5'11'', 201 05/09/1980 ( 28 ), Edmonton, AB, CAN Sixth NHL / Sixth Season
Last Goal: JAN 15, 2009 @ MONTREAL (4) Last Assist: JAN 28, 2009 @ VANCOUVER (1)
How Acquired: Signed by Nashville as a free agent on May 6, 2002.
Notes:
* Posted his first assist in 20 games on Wednesday at Vancouver.

* Ranks first among active Nashville forwards in average shorthanded time on ice.
* Second on the club (among active players) in face-off efficiency (55.3%).

* 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: 1-1, 100%, 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:
+ / -
601:42
13:40
162-131
55.29
37
14
8
18
-6
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
44
7
4
11
8
0
1
2
64
10.94
Career
271
41
46
87
174
5
3
7
325
12.62


42 Antti Pihlstrom L
(Ahn-tee PIHL-struhm)
5'11'', 190 10/22/1984 ( 24 ), Vanntaa, FIN First NHL / First Season
Last Goal: DEC 8, 2008 @ ST. LOUIS (18) Last Assist: JAN 3, 2009 vs CALGARY (7)
How Acquired: Signed by Nashville as a free agent on June 1, 2007.
Notes:
* Scratched for three of the last four games.

* 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:
+ / -
327:25
13:05
0-1
0.00
44
6
3
10
-2
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
25
1
2
3
10
1
0
0
52
1.92
Career
26
1
2
3
10
1
0
0
53
1.89


44 Alexander Sulzer D
(al-ehx-AN-duhr SUHLT-suhr)
6'1'', 196 05/30/1984 ( 24 ), Kaufbeuren, DEU First NHL / First Season
Last Goal: Last Assist:
How Acquired: Nashville's seventh choice, 92nd overall (third round), in 2003 Entry Draft.
Notes:
* Sustained a separated shoulder in the first period of Wednesday's game at Vancouver.
* Is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks.
* Recalled from Milwaukee (AHL) for the second time this season on Monday.

* Made his NHL debut (during a two-day recall) on Jan. 15 at Montreal, playing on a defensive pairing with Kevin Klein. Logged 11:49, and became the first German-born player to ever suit up for the Predators.

* At the time of his recall, ranked third among AHL defensemen in points (31) and tied for third in goals (8).
* Ranked second on the Admirals in in power-play points (15) and assists (23).
* Matched his 61-game goal total from 2007-08 in just 32 games this season.
* During the month of December 2008, he posted a point in 12 of 14 games, totaling 18 points (6g-12a) in that span, and helping Milwaukee to 12 wins, its most during a month in franchise history.
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
13:07
6:33
0-0
0.00
0
1
0
1
0
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.00
Career
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.00


71 J.P. Dumont R
(JAY-pee DOO-mawnt)
6'1'', 219 04/01/1978 ( 30 ), Montreal, QC, CAN 10th NHL / Third Season
Last Goal: JAN 30, 2009 @ CALGARY Last Assist: JAN 10, 2009 vs CHICAGO (7)
How Acquired: Signed as a free agent on August 29, 2006.
Notes:
* Has goals in back-to-back games.
* Has scored three times in the last five games after being held without a marker for the previous 16 contests.
* Became the fifth Predator to reach double digits in goals with a third-period marker on Friday at Calgary.
* Scored his third game-winning goal of the season on Wednesday at Vancouver, tying him for the team lead.
* Has a team-leading eight points on game-winning goals.

* Leads the team in points (36) and assists (27)
* Paces the Predators in power-play points (2g-11a-11pts).
* Had a seven-game point streak (2g-7a) from Oct. 17-Nov. 1, the longest by a Predator this season.

Career Notes
OT Points: 2g-1a-3pts, Shootouts: 2-10, 20.0%, Penalty Shots: 2 - April 15, 2006 at Montreal (Aebischer): no goal, Feb. 19, 2007 vs. Phoenix (Joseph): goal.
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
828:20
17:15
3-2
60.00
17
13
33
7
-5
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
48
10
26
36
12
2
0
3
105
9.52
Career
644
181
249
430
320
51
0
32
1285
14.09