New season, new digits.
Three members of the Nashville Predators forward group - Viktor Arvidsson, Frederick Gaudreau and Vladislav Kamenev - will all be sporting new numbers on their jerseys when they take to the ice for training camp next month in preparation for the 2017-18 regular season. All three have chosen numbers they've worn before in their hockey careers, including all with the Milwaukee Admirals, Nashville's AHL affiliate.
Arvidsson, who co-led the Preds with 61 points last season, and then inked a seven-year, $29.75 million contract this summer, will now wear No. 33, making a switch from No. 38.
Gaudreau will claim No. 89 - a number he also wore playing junior hockey in the QMJHL - diverting from the No. 32 he donned last season during his NHL debut with the Preds. The undrafted 24-year-old signed a three-year deal in July after scoring three goals for Nashville in the 2017 Stanley Cup Final.
Kamenev, who made his NHL debut last January with the Preds, will now wear No. 91, a change from the No. 50 he sported in two games with Nashville.
The three forwards - along with the rest of their teammates - will soon return to Nashville for the start of 2017 Training Camp on Sept. 14. Stay tuned for details on both Training Camp, as well as Rookie Camp, which begins Sept. 7.