Predators' David Poile wins GM of the Year

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David Poile of the Nashville Predators captured the NHL General Manager of the Year Award on Wednesday night, finishing well ahead of Edmonton's Peter Chiarelli and Ottawa's Pierre Dorion in a landslide vote to win the award for the first time.

Poile has been in charge of the Preds since they joined the league in 1998, and through a series of shrewd trades and draft classes over the years, built a defensive juggernaut that reached the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history this season.

The biggest move Poile orchestrated this season was sending former captain Shea Weber to Montreal in exchange for P.K. Subban, a blockbuster decision that helped propel Nashville to its most successful campaign yet.