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Predators hire Redden as asst. director of player development


After 1,023 regular season games in the National Hockey League and retiring as a player in January, 2014, Wade Redden has been hired by the Nashville Predators as an assistant director of player development.

From the Predators:

In his role, Redden will assist Director of Player Development Scott Nichol in following and evaluating prospects drafted by Nashville, assisting them with their maturation process into NHL players by focusing on nutrition, off-ice workouts and conditioning, practice habits and game performance.

At the height of his career, the seasons immediately before and after the second lockout, Redden was Ottawa’s most productive defenseman, hitting the 50-point plateau in 2005-06.

The season before the second lockout, he had a single-season career best 17 goals.

In addition to playing for the Senators, the team he began his NHL career with in 1996, Redden played for the New York Rangers (and two seasons with their AHL affiliate in Connecticut when the Rangers sent him down), St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins.

Related: Redden’s unusual journey to 1,000 games