Nashville Predators: Greatest Sweater Numbers in Team History

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Number Nine.

Six players lay claim to wearing number nine. Two of those players are true NHL Superstars. This coming season will the seventh year for one of those stars. The other was only here for two seasons.

7 + 2 = 9.

Between them, they have 416 points. 4 – 1 + 6 = 9.

They have a total of 495 games in a Predators’ jersey. Oddly enough, divide that by 9 and you get 55…

…which is the total number of goals by Paul Kariya as a Predator.

The only formerPredator elected to the NHL Hall of Fame, Kariya was one of the most exciting players during his time. In two full seasons, which he played every game, Kariya tallied 161 points. That ranks 22nd in franchise history. To this day, he is the team’s single-season leader in assists (54) and points (85).He helped lead the Predators to their best season ever.

That was until last season. Then, it was a different #9. And with 255 points in Nashville, Filip Forsberg ranks ninth in team history. No Predators has more than his 6 hat tricks. Forsberg ranks first (33) and second (31) in goals in a season as a Predators.

Alternate jerseys, then and now. dark. Next

Nine just may be the best number ever for a Nashville Predator.