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PRESS RELEASE: Preds trainer awarded Trainer of the Year


Nashville, Tenn. (January 31, 2011) – Nashville Predators Athletic Trainer Dan Redmond was named Professional Athletic Trainer of the Year by the Tennessee Athletic Trainers’ Society (TATS) at the organization’s annual meeting this week. Redmond has been with the Predators since their inaugural season (1998-99) and has been in the athletic training profession for 22 years.
“This award could not have been bestowed on a better person,” Predators Head Coach Barry Trotz said. “In the 20 years I have worked with Dan, he has exemplified professionalism and ethics to the highest standard. Dan’s work is a model for athletic training and the honor is well deserved.”
Redmond is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and has worked more than 1,600 professional hockey games. Prior to joining the Predators in July 1998, Redmond spent five seasons as the athletic trainer of the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League (where he worked with Trotz) and four seasons with the AHL’s Baltimore Skipjacks.  He also spent three years (1987-89) in the Cleveland Indians organization as the athletic trainer for their developmental clubs.  He served two stints as a graduate assistant with Radnor High School (Radnor, Pa.) and Temple University Sports Medicine Center.
Redmond cites his most memorable professional moment as working in the Stanley Cup Finals with the Washington Capitals while working with their affiliate in Baltimore.
He resides in Lebanon, Tenn., with his wife, Barbara, daughter, Danielle and son, Sean.
The annual award is named after former Vanderbilt University athletic trainer Joe Worden and has been given annually since 1990 to the individual who best exemplifies the qualities that Worden demonstrated in career.
TATS, the state organization of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association, is a non-profit organization compromised of over 300 athletic trainers across Tennessee. All of the members are nationally and state licensed health care providers recognized by the American Medical Association and regulated by the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners. For more information, visit