Â Trotz guided the Predators to the playoffs this season despite a chaotic year in which the franchise survived the threat of relocation, a botched sale, new owners, a long negotiation on their arena lease and the shedding of top players. He has coached all 738 regular-season games in the Predators' 10 years, going 324-308-106.
Nashville has yet to get past the first round of the postseason or win any road playoff games, falling in six games to the Detroit Red Wings in this year's Western Conference quarterfinals.
"Despite much adversity of the past year, the team never used that adversity as an excuse -- a tribute to the efforts of the coaching staff," Poile said in a statement. "I am pleased that this group will remain together in our pursuit of a Stanley Cup for Nashville."