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2009 Preds Training Camp Opens Sept. 12

by Press Release / Nashville Predators
- First day on the ice is Sunday, Sept. 13, first preseason game comes four days later -

Nashville, Tenn. (September 2, 2009) – Nashville Predators 2009 Training Camp will open with testing, both on- and off-ice, physicals and photos on Saturday, Sept. 12 at Centennial Sportsplex. The ice rinks, Predators facilities and the indoor tennis complex will be used on Day One of camp. The team’s first on-ice practice will be on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. at Centennial Sportsplex. A complete training camp roster and schedule (with availability times) are attached. Dates, times and roster are subject to change. Click here for Training Camp Roster.

The majority of the Predators’ 11th training camp will be conducted at Centennial Sportsplex from Sept. 12-27. The 56 players in camp will be divided into two groups for the first five days of action (group rosters will be available at a later date), with a scrimmage session scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. All practices at the Sportsplex are free and open to the public.

The Predators will also hold a Rookie Camp from Sept. 8-15 with a 20-man roster featuring Predators draft picks from the past three seasons in addition to several free agent signees or invites. Prospects will perform on-ice testing and off-ice workouts on Wednesday, Sept. 9, then hold their first practice at 1 p.m. the following afternoon at the Sportsplex. Rookie Camp will culminate with a pair of games against a team of Atlanta Thrashers rookies Sept. 14-15 at Duluth IceForum outside of Atlanta.

Date Opponent Location Time (CT)
Sept. 14 @ Atlanta Thrashers (Rookie Game) Duluth IceForum 6 pm
Sept. 15 @ Atlanta Thrashers (Rookie Game) Duluth IceForum Noon
Sept. 17 ATLANTA THRASHERS Sommet Center 7 pm
Sept. 18 @ Carolina Hurricanes RBC Center 6 pm
Sept. 19 COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS Sommet Center 7 pm
Sept. 23 @ Atlanta Thrashers Philips Arena 6pm
Sept. 26 CAROLINA HURRICANES Sommet Center 7 pm
Sept. 27 @ Columbus Blue Jackets Nationwide Arena 6 pm

First Tennessee Dr. Mac Memorial Golf Tournament, Wednesday, Sept. 9.
Vanderbilt Legends Golf Club in Franklin will host the First Tennessee Dr. Mac Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit the Nashville Predators Foundation on Wednesday, Sept. 9. The event begins with lunch at 12:00 p.m., and tournament play, which is in a scramble format, will begin with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m., and will conclude with an awards ceremony. The Predators team as well as coaches and management will be positioned at different areas around the golf course.
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