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A sampling of how David Poile built the Predators into Western Conference champions:

June 2004: Drafted goalie Pekka Rinne in the eighth round.


June 2009: Drafted defensemen Ryan Ellis (first round) and Mattias Ekholm (fourth round).


April 2013: Acquired LW Filip Forsberg in a trade with Washington for forwards Martin Erat and Michael Latta.


May 2014: Hired Peter Laviolette to replace Barry Trotz as head coach.


June 2014: Drafted RW Viktor Arvidsson in the fourth round.


January 2016: Acquired center Ryan Johansen in a trade with Columbus for defenseman Seth Jones.


June 2016: Acquired defenseman P.K. Subban from Montreal for defenseman Shea Weber.