David Poile Guest Stars on the NHL Hour

NEW YORK (February 23, 2012) – David Poile, President of Hockey Operations/General Manager of the Nashville Predators, will be today’s guest on NHL Hour With Commissioner Gary Bettman. The show, which encourages fans to call in with questions, airs Thursdays on NHL Network, NHL.com and on Sirius XM Radio at 6 p.m., ET.

Poile, who earlier this week received a contract extension from the Predators, remains the only GM in the history of the franchise, which entered the League for the 1998-99 season. Prior to that, he spent 15 seasons as GM of the Washington Capitals and five seasons as assistant GM for the Calgary Flames.

The Predators, who host the Central Division rival Blues tonight, are fifth in the Western Conference with 76 points, three behind St. Louis. They are aiming for their seventh playoff appearance in the last eight seasons.

NHL Hour with Commissioner Gary Bettman broadcasts live on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET on NHL Network, NHL.com and NHL Home Ice (channel 92 on XM and channel 207 on Sirius Premier). The show will re-air on Sirius XM Radio, with archived shows available for download via podcast on NHL.com.