The NHL granted the City of Nashville a conditional expansion franchise in 1997. It was one of four permitted that year including Columbus, Ohio (Columbus Blue Jackets), Atlanta, Georgia (Atlanta Thrashers) and Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota (Minnesota Wild). One of the conditions set for the franchises was the selling of a minimum of 12,000 season tickets within a set time frame.
The Nashville group achieved that goal quickly proving there was a lot of interest in their community for a professional hockey team. Another plus for the city was that they had a completed arena just waiting for a team to call home. That was one of the main reasons why the Predators hit the ice before the other three teams granted in the 1997 NHL presentations.
The Nashville Predators continue to have a strong fan base although they have yet to earn a Division or Conference Championship. If you have a Nashville Predators hockey puck, you’ll want to keep it in our dust free Nashville Predators Double Hockey Puck Display Case.
Our NHL Two Hockey Puck Display Case features:
Has space to hold two hockey pucks (not included)
Features a mahogany base
Comes with a FREE two line nameplate
Includes an engraved Nashville Predators logo
Officially licensed by the NHL