Originally written on Fang Faction  |  Last updated 11/19/14
It is hard to believe the Nashville Predators organization has been around for thirteen seasons stretching from the first drop of the puck in their inaugural game at the Gaylord Entertainment Center against the Florida Panthers on October 10, 1998, to defeating the Detroit Red Wings in five games in Western Conference Quarterfinals at the Bridgestone Arena and eventually losing to the Phoenix Coyotes in five games in the Western Conference Semifinals in the Spring of 2012. In that time the Predators have been to the playoffs seven times, advanced to the WCSF twice, scored countless goals, and made numerous saves. There have been many memorable Preds to play in Nashville, but only twenty players—forwards, defensemen and goalies—can make the all-time roster. Read after the jump the Nashville Predators’ thirteen season all-time roster. Forwards #7 Cliff Ronning #10 Martin Erat #11 David Legwand #19 Jason Arnott #21 Tom Fitzgerald #22 Greg Johnson #24 Scott Walker #26 Steve Sullivan #71 J.P. Dumont Greg Johnson, Jason Arnott and Tom Fitzgerald have all wore the “C” on their black jersey with Tom Fitzgerald being the first until 2002, when Greg Johnson took his place. All three of these forwards were not very flashy and not very skilled. However, they did their job in the eyes of Head Coach Barry Trotz. Fitzgerald never experienced the playoff with the Predators like Johnson and Arnott unfortunately. David Legwand and Martin Erat are still on the Predators roster, and will most likely be until they both retire. Legwand, being the Nashville Predators first ever draft pick, was supposed to pan out to be a scoring forward in the league. We are all aware how that turned out, as throughout his career he has been “streaky”. Predators NOW!—currently named Fang Faction Radio—interviewed Cliff Ronning about his past career and his hockey sticks. Listen to it here. Defensemen #2 Dan Hamhuis #3 Karlis Skrastins #3 Marek Zidlicky #6 Shea Weber #20 Ryan Suter #44 Kimmo Timonen Dan Hamhuis, Kimmo Timonen and Marek Zidlicky always had problems keeping the puck into the zone. Timonen and Zidlicky were both very skilled offensive defensemen that were always reliable on the powerplay. Hamhuis on the other hand was defensive minded and left his impact in his final game with the Nashville Predators in Game 6 of the WCQF against the Chicago Blackhawks when he scored the game tying goal for the Predators under a minute remaining in this incredible series of plays. Watch because words can’t even explain. During the past summer, the organization was focused on re-signing captain Shea Weber and his partner in crime Ryan Suter. However, General Manager David Poile was only able to sign one defenseman to a mega-deal, and that was Weber. Smashville right now may hate Suter, but he made a huge impact and was a great defenseman for the Preds in their battle for the Stanley Cup. Fans of the Nashville Predators in the early seasons will remember Karlis Skrastins, while new fans to hockey may not. Skrastins was a third line defenseman that wasn’t extremely skilled, but was very smart. The former Predator will always be remember now because he was one of the players in the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash who are dead. Goalies #29 Tomas Vokoun #35 Pekka Rinne Tomas Vokoun is the second best goalie in the Predators’ organization, behind Pekka Rinne of course. His nickname was “Evil Knievel” donned by Terry Crisp for his risky plays. When he made an incredible save, EMF’s “Unbelievable” song was played throughout the arena following “Song 2” by Blur with 17,000 fans chanting “Vo-koun”! Tomas Vokoun lead the Preds to their first ever playoff performance, where they lost to the Detroit Red Wings in six games, after being selected to the NHL All-Star Game. In April, 2006, Vokoun was affected by blood-clotting. He has never been the same. Pekka Rinne has just been spectacular his whole career with the Nashville Predators. Even though he has yet to win a Vezina Trophy, Rinne is undoubtedly the most skilled. The Finnish goaltender has led Nashville to the WCSF twice, the only goalie in a Predators uniform to have that type of success. So to recap, here is the roster in full. Forwards #7 Cliff Ronning #10 Martin Erat #11 David Legwand #19 Jason Arnott #21 Tom Fitzgerald #22 Greg Johnson #24 Scott Walker #26 Steve Sullivan #71 J.P. Dumont Defensemen #2 Dan Hamhuis #3 Karlis Skrastins #3 Marek Zidlicky #6 Shea Weber #20 Ryan Suter #44 Kimmo Timonen Goalies #29 Tomas Vokoun #35 Pekka Rinne
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Head coaching candidates for the Denver Nuggets

Check out these leaked Clippers jersey redesigns

Aqib Talib’s aggravated assault investigation suspended by Dallas PD

Ohio State expects 80,000 at its spring game this Saturday

Bryant strikes out three times in debut; Cubs fans heckle him

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

NBA rookies who disappointed in 2014-15 season

Report: Urban Meyer reassured Belichick about Hernandez

Cuban: Harden is MVP, Rockets are not very good

J.R. Smith: 'I don’t think anyone can beat us'

SCOTUS asked to overturn baseball's antitrust exemption

Is Chip Kelly expecting too much from Josh Huff?

Ubaldo Jimenez hit Pablo Sandoval with pitch, was ejected

NBA to track and post referees’ calls beginning in playoffs

MLB payrolls continue to rise

NBA playoffs: Los Angeles Clippers vs. San Antonio Spurs

Home runs ruined our ability to appreciate production

Why we love the NFL draft

There are only two contenders ... in the West?

Woman stripped of marathon win, didn't actually run in race

Matt Barnes' son betrays him for Steph Curry

WATCH: Padres fan saved from falling by alert cameraman

Kemp hosts Seattle party over OKC missing playoffs

Jim Harbaugh showed up at Ultimate Frisbee practice

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Leaked Clippers jersey redesigns

Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase preview

Home runs ruined our ability to appreciate production

Why we love the NFL draft

The "worst" player on each NBA playoff team

Jim Harbaugh showed up at Ultimate Frisbee practice

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and the burden of legacy

Kris Bryant and floor versus ceiling

Top 10 storylines of the NBA Playoffs

A-Rod being taken to court over unpaid legal fees

Could Wilson really be a two-sport star?

Five players who must step up in the NBA playoffs

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.