David Poile, the only general manager in Nashville Predators' history, is retiring after this season, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told The Tennessean on Sunday.

Poile, the NHL's winningest GM and a U.S. Hockey Hall of Famer, will be replaced by former Predators coach Barry Trotz, the third-winningest coach in NHL history, effective July 1. In the meantime, the 60-year-old Trotz, who spent the first 15 seasons of Predators history as the team's coach, will serve as an advisor to Poile.

When Trotz takes over, Poile will shift into an advisory role to the new GM.