Predators Announce Appointments to Hockey Operations Staff

Nashville, Tenn. (September 14, 2022) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile introduced in the present day a number of appointments to the group’s hockey operations workers forward of the 2022-23 season.

“I’m proud to announce the most recent additions to our ever-growing hockey operations workers prior to the beginning of this season’s coaching camp,” Poile stated. “Alongside our homegrown administration workers of Assistant General Managers Jeff Kealty, Scott Nichol and Brian Poile, these people all convey totally different, invaluable and revolutionary skillsets to a bunch that’s devoted every day to bringing a Stanley Cup to Nashville. We are excited to see how they complement one another and work on and off the ice to make our whole group higher.”

Sebastien Bordeleau has joined Head Coach John Hynes’ workers as a Skills Coach. Entering his fourth season with the group, he had beforehand served as Forward Development Coach from 2019-22, helping 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, observe habits and sport 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) in the course of the franchise’s inaugural marketing campaign in 1998-99. Since 2014, he has additionally labored as a abilities and skating coach for the Canadian Women’s National Hockey Team.

Nathan Gerbe has been employed to substitute Bordeleau because the group’s Forward Development Coach. He will 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, observe habits and sport 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. In addition to being a two-time AHL All-Star and the AHL Rookie of the Year in 2008-09, Gerbe earned quite a few awards prior to turning professional. He was named NCAA Tournament MVP en route to a nationwide championship with Boston College as a junior in 2007-08; that very same season, he additionally helped the Eagles win the Hockey East as convention match MVP, recorded essentially 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 United States a number of occasions, together with on the 2005 World U-18 Championship, the place he received gold; on the 2004 World U-18 Championship, incomes silver; and at two World Junior Championships, taking dwelling bronze in 2007.

Former NHL participant Brett Carson has joined Kealty’s workers as a North American Amateur Scout, working within the western a part of the United States 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 ranking 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 Amateur Scout primarily based out of Minnesota. The first feminine scout in group historical past, she comes to 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. Prior to her time with the Whitecaps, Engelhardt was the ladies’s hockey head coach on the Breck School, a Minnesota highschool, from 2013-18 and was an assistant coach on the ladies’s group on the University of St. Thomas (Division III) for 4 seasons from 2003-07. A former US Women’s National Hockey Team participant, the Roseville, Minn., native captained the University 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 received 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 Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, All-WCHA First Team and Tournament MVP.

After spending the earlier 17 seasons as a energy coach of the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals, Jason Nordby will transfer to the Predators to grow to be the Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach and Biometrics Coordinator. Working underneath Predators Strength & Conditioning Coach David Good, he’ll help with the group’s whole energy and conditioning packages and monitor participant biometric efficiency throughout video games, practices and off-ice exercises. During his time with Milwaukee, the group made the Calder Cup Playoffs 13 occasions, ending first of their division on 5 events.

Michael Bingham joins the Predators’ gear workers as Equipment Coordinator underneath Head Equipment Manager Pete Rogers and Assistant Equipment Manager Brad Peterson. This might be his first season with the NHL group 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-City Storm.

Rounding out the additions in Nashville, the 2022-23 season might be Jon Sherman’s first with the group because the Hockey Operations Coordinator and Analyst. He will work alongside Hockey Operations Coordinator Alexis Bazydola, who was employed final season out of the University of Connecticut after beforehand interning within the Predators’ hockey operations division. Along together with his main duties, which contain participant analysis and database administration, he’ll help Hockey Analytics and Operations Manager Matt Hamann and Research and Data Development Engineer Dalton Linkus in Nashville’s analytics division and assist in an administrative capability. Sherman beforehand labored in varied roles with the Washington Capitals, Arizona Coyotes, Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL), Dartmouth University (ECAC) and Boston University (Hockey East).

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