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Predators Announce Appointments to Hockey Operations Workers

Nashville, Tenn. (September 14, 2022) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/Basic Supervisor David Poile introduced immediately a number of appointments to the crew’s hockey operations workers forward of the 2022-23 season.

“I am proud to announce the most recent additions to our ever-growing hockey operations workers previous to the beginning of this season’s coaching camp,” Poile mentioned. “Alongside our homegrown administration workers of Assistant Basic Managers Jeff Kealty, Scott Nichol and Brian Poile, these people all deliver totally different, beneficial and modern skillsets to a bunch that’s devoted every day to bringing a Stanley Cup to Nashville. We’re excited to see how they complement one another and work on and off the ice to make our complete group higher.”

Sebastien Bordeleau has joined Head Coach John Hynes’ workers as a Expertise Coach. Getting into his fourth season with the group, he had beforehand served as Ahead Growth Coach from 2019-22, aiding Nichol in following and evaluating ahead prospects drafted and signed by Nashville, serving to them with their maturation course of into NHL gamers by specializing in diet, off -ice exercises and conditioning, follow habits and recreation efficiency. Bordeleau spent three seasons with the Predators as a ahead from 1998-01, the place he tallied 68 factors (28g-40a) in 146 video games, together with 40 (16g-24a) through the franchise’s inaugural marketing campaign in 1998-99. Since 2014, he has additionally labored as a expertise and skating coach for the Canadian Ladies’s Nationwide Hockey Group.

Nathan Gerbe has been employed to interchange Bordeleau because the crew’s Ahead Growth Coach. He’ll help Nichol in following and evaluating ahead prospects drafted and signed by Nashville, serving to them with their maturation course of into NHL gamers by specializing in diet, off-ice exercises and conditioning, follow habits and recreation efficiency. A veteran of 13 skilled seasons, Gerbe performed elements of 11 campaigns within the NHL with Buffalo, Carolina and Columbus, tallying 151 factors (63g-88a) in 435 video games. He closed out his taking part in profession with the AHL’s Cleveland Monsters from 2017-21, serving as captain for 2 seasons; he additionally skated two seasons within the Swiss league from 2016-18. Along with being a two-time AHL All-Star and the AHL Rookie of the Yr in 2008-09, Gerbe earned quite a few awards previous to turning professional. He was named NCAA Match MVP en path to a nationwide championship with Boston School as a junior in 2007-08; that very same season, he additionally helped the Eagles win the Hockey East as convention match MVP, recorded probably the most objectives (35) and factors (68) amongst all Division I skaters and was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award. Internationally, the Oxford, Mich., native represented the USA a number of instances, together with on the 2005 World U-18 Championship, the place he gained gold; on the 2004 World U-18 Championship, incomes silver; and at two World Junior Championships, taking house bronze in 2007.

Former NHL participant Brett Carson has joined Kealty’s workers as a North American Novice Scout, working within the western a part of the USA and Canada. The 36-year-old performed 16 seasons {of professional} hockey from 2006-22, together with elements of 5 campaigns within the NHL with Carolina and Calgary, tallying 13 factors (2g-11a) and posting a +8 score in 90 video games. A defenseman from Regina, Sask., Carson spent the earlier 9 years in Europe, skating 4 seasons within the Finnish Liiga; three in Austria; and one within the Swedish Hockey League, Slovakian league and German second league. Carson additionally performed seven seasons within the AHL, recording 127 factors (25g-102a) in 321 video games.

Ronda Engelhardt has additionally joined the scouting workers as a North American Novice Scout based mostly out of Minnesota. The primary feminine scout in crew historical past, she involves the Predators group after serving as head coach of the Premier Hockey Federation’s Minnesota Whitecaps for 4 seasons from 2018-22, profitable the Isobel Cup as league champions in 2018-19. Previous to her time with the Whitecaps, Engelhardt was the ladies’s hockey head coach on the Breck College, a Minnesota highschool, from 2013-18 and was an assistant coach on the ladies’s crew on the College of St. Thomas (Division III) for 4 seasons from 2003-07. A former US Ladies’s Nationwide Hockey Group participant, the Roseville, Minn., Native she captained the College of Minnesota as a senior in 2002-03 and concluded her collegiate taking part in profession with 167 factors (60g-107a) in 147 video games. She gained the nationwide title throughout her freshman season and as a junior in 2001-02 led the Golden Gophers to the WCHA regular-season title and earned a number of convention honors, together with Participant of the Yr, Defensive Participant of the Yr, All-WCHA First Group and Match MVP.

After spending the earlier 17 seasons as power coach of the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals, Jason Nordby will transfer to the Predators to turn out to be the Assistant Power & Conditioning Coach and Biometrics Coordinator. Working underneath Predators Power & Conditioning Coach David Good, he’ll help with the crew’s complete power and conditioning applications and observe participant biometric efficiency throughout video games, practices and off-ice exercises. Throughout his time with Milwaukee, the crew made the Calder Cup Playoffs 13 instances, ending first of their division on 5 events.

Michael Bingham joins the Predators’ gear workers as Tools Coordinator underneath Head Tools Supervisor Pete Rogers and Assistant Tools Supervisor Brad Peterson. This shall be his first season with the NHL crew after working the 2021-22 marketing campaign as Milwaukee’s assistant gear supervisor. The season earlier than, Bingham served as gear supervisor for the USHL’s Tri-Metropolis Storm.

Rounding out the additions in Nashville, the 2022-23 season shall be Jon Sherman’s first with the group because the Hockey Operations Coordinator and Analyst. He’ll work alongside Hockey Operations Coordinator Alexis Bazydola, who was employed final season out of the College of Connecticut after beforehand interning within the Predators’ hockey operations division. Alongside along with his major duties, which contain participant analysis and database administration, he’ll help Hockey Analytics and Operations Supervisor Matt Hamann and Analysis and Knowledge Growth Engineer Dalton Linkus in Nashville’s analytics division and assist in an administrative capability. Sherman beforehand labored in numerous roles with the Washington Capitals, Arizona Coyotes, Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL), Dartmouth College (ECAC) and Boston College (Hockey East).

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