Pontus Aberg was wearing this white jersey when he scored his first National Hockey League goal for the Nashville Predators in a 5-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on November 17, 2016 at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON.
The Nashville Predators wore their White Set 1 jerseys from October 15, 2016 through December 30, 2016. This jersey has 2 team repairs on the right sleeve. It is affixed with the NHL Centennial Patch, but was not worn by Aberg after the patch was added.
Despite qualifying for the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs as the Western Conference's eighth seed, and the 16th seed among 16 playoff teams, the 41-29-12 Predators reached the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in their 18 NHL seasons.
It was Pekka Rinne's brilliance in goal, tenacious defense, and a non-stop skating style that propelled Nashville to the Western Conference championship before losing the Stanley Cup Final to Pittsburgh in six hard-fought games..
Captained by veteran Mike Fisher and a relentless Seventh Man that turned a country music mecca into Smashville, the Predators swept the Chicago Blackhawks in the First Round, and sped past the St. Louis Blues and Anaheim Ducks in six games each. In their first three series, the Predators allowed three or fewer goals in all but one game.
Overall, the stellar defense led by P.K. Subban, Roman Josi, Mattias Ekholm and Ryan Ellis allowed just 48 goals in 22 playoff games.
In one season, coach Peter Laviolette's team ascended from a playoff participant to within two games of the franchise's first Stanley Cup.