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.