Nashville Predators: Remembering the Franchise’s Best All-Star Selections

NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 31: Pekka Rinne #35, Shea Weber #6, James Neal #18 and Roman Josi #59 of the Nashville Pardators pose prior to during the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena on January 31, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 31: Pekka Rinne #35, Shea Weber #6, James Neal #18 and Roman Josi #59 of the Nashville Pardators pose prior to during the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena on January 31, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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Jason ARnott
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2008 NHL All-Star Game from Atlanta

Perhaps one of the biggest player acquisitions of the time for the franchise was Jason Arnott. He signed a huge contract for the time period in the offseason and I remember the fans buzzing about getting such a big named player at the time.

Arnott would be just the fourth different player in the franchise’s history to go to the All-Star game. It was just his second appearance of his career, with his first coming over a decade before.

Arnott would record an assist in the game as the West would lose to the East in an exciting game that would end with a final score of 8-7. As for the rest of the season, Arnott would go onto record 72 points that season and play four total seasons with the Predators.

Those 72 points remains tied for third on the franchise list for most points in a season, tied with J.P. Dumont who somehow never made an All-Star game for the Predators. Also, can we bring back those navy blue uniforms for alternates?