Nashville Predators Name John Hynes Head Coach

NASHVILLE – Less than one day after announcing the firing of Peter Laviolette as head coach, the Nashville Predators have named John Hynes to the same position.

The news was sent out through the team’s twitter account around 10 a.m. CST on Tuesday morning.

Hynes comes to Nashville after a four-year stint as head coach of the New Jersey Devils. He was released of his duties in New Jersey on December 3, 2019, after a disastrous start to the season. At the time of Hynes’ firing, the Devils were 9-13-4 and their 22 points were second fewest in the NHL.

In parts of five seasons as New Jersey’s head coach, Hynes compiled a 150-159-45 record.

The Hynes era will begin Tuesday night, as the Nashville Predators host the Boston Bruins at Bridgestone Arena. Boston is 24-8-11 on the season and lead Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference with 59 points.