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Preds Rookie Camp Opens Sept. 7; Training Camp Starts Sept. 14

First Organized Team Practice is Sept. 16 at Centennial Sportsplex

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (August 31, 2017) - The Nashville Predators announced Thursday the complete schedule and roster for their 2017 training camp, which will begin with physicals and a team meeting on Thursday, Sept. 14 with the team's first organized practice set for Saturday, Sept. 16 at 9:45 a.m. CT at Centennial Sportsplex. Dates, times and roster are subject to change.

Nashville's three-week training camp is headlined by six preseason games, including a two-game set (3:30 and 7 p.m.) on Tuesday, Sept. 19 against the Florida Panthers at Bridgestone Arena. The Predators will then hit the road to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. and the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 2 p.m. Nashville returns home to face the Blue Jackets on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. and will wrap up the preseason with a 7 p.m. contest against the Lightning on Saturday, Sept. 30.

All training camp sessions - with the exception of a 2 p.m. scrimmage at Ford Ice Center on Sept. 17 - will be held at Centennial Sportsplex.

Training camp will be attended by 54 players - 45 players are under contract with Nashville and nine are on American Hockey League contracts with Milwaukee or are attending on an amateur or professional tryout. Nashville's training camp roster will consist of 30 forwards, 19 defensemen and five goalies and is available by clicking here.

The Predators' rookie camp is also scheduled to begin on Thursday, Sept. 7 with an on-ice session at Centennial Sportsplex. A total of 22 players - 13 forwards, seven defensemen and two goalies, comprised of Predators prospects and amateur or professional tryouts - will compete in a four-team rookie tournament hosted at Germain Arena in Estero, Florida, from Sept. 9-12. The Lightning, Panthers and Washington Capitals will also compete in the tournament. Nashville's rookie camp roster can be viewed by clicking here and all rookie camp tournament games will be streamed live on NashvillePredators.com.

Single-game tickets for the 2017-18 season are now available, with a very limited number of full, half and mini season-ticket plans still available for purchase. The Loyal Legion 10-Game Plan presented by Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant is also now on sale and is the most flexible package ever offered, allowing the busier fan to attend games that fit their schedule and budget. The package includes a $20 gift card that can be redeemed at all Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant brands. All season-ticket packages are available with interest-free payment plans. To order season tickets, visit NashvillePredators.com/seasons or contact a ticket representative at 615-770-7800.

Rookie Camp/Training Camp Schedule:

Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. - Rookie ice

Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. - Rookie ice

Sept. 9 at 3:30 p.m. - Rookie tournament game vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Sept. 10 at 3:30 p.m. - Rookie tournament game vs. Florida Panthers

Sept. 12 at 9 a.m. - Rookie tournament game vs. Washington Capitals

Sept. 15 at 7 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. - On-ice testing (veteran players first)

  • 10 a.m. - Media availability for players tested early
  • 1 p.m. - Media availability for players tested late

Sept. 16 at 9:15 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. - Group A goalies on ice

  • 9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - Group A team on ice
  • 11:15 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. - Group B goalies on ice
  • 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. - Group B team on ice

Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. - Scrimmage at Ford Ice Center

Sept. 18 at 9:15 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. - Group A goalies on ice

  • 9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - Group A team on ice
  • 11:15 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. - Group B goalies on ice
  • 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. - Group B team on ice

Sept. 19 at 3:30 p.m. - Game vs. Florida Panthers (Bridgestone Arena)

  • 7 p.m. - Game vs. Florida Panthers (Bridgestone Arena)

Sept. 20 at 10:15 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. - Group A goalies on ice

  • 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Group A team on ice
  • 12:15 p.m. - 12:40 p.m. - Group B goalies on ice
  • 12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. - Group B team on ice

Sept. 21 at 10:15 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. - Group A goalies on ice

  • 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Group A team on ice
  • 12:15 p.m. - 12:40 p.m. - Group B goalies on ice
  • 12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. - Group B team on ice

Sept. 22 at 10:30 a.m. - Game players to Centennial

  • 6:30 p.m. - Game at Tampa Bay Lightning

Sept. 23 at 9:15 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. - Group A goalies on ice

  • 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Group A team on ice
  • 12:15 p.m. - 12:40 p.m. - Group B goalies on ice
  • 12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. - Group B team on ice

Sept. 24 at 3 p.m. - Game at Columbus Blue Jackets

Sept. 26 at 11 a.m. - Practice at Centennial

Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. - Practice at Centennial

Sept. 28 at 10:30 a.m. - Morning skate at Centennial

  • 7 p.m. - Game vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (Bridgestone Arena)

Sept. 29 at 12 p.m. - Practice at Centennial

Sept. 30 at 10:30 a.m. - Morning skate at Centennial

  • 7 p.m. - Game vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (Bridgestone Arena)

Oct. 1 at 12 p.m. - Practice at Centennial

Oct. 3 at 11 a.m. - Practice at Centennial

Oct. 4 at 11 a.m. - Practice at Centennial

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