Nashville, Tenn. (July 1, 2015) – Many of the Nashville Predators top prospects – including 2014 11th overall selection Kevin Fiala, 2015 Hobey Baker Finalist Jimmy Vesey and the entire 2015 Draft class – will be on hand when the team’s 2015 Development Camp pres. by Holiday Inn Express & Suites of Antioch officially opens on Monday, July 6 with off-ice testing and physicals. Prospects will take to ice for more testing on Tuesday morning, July 7, with the first group practice to come at 9 a.m. CT on Wednesday, July 8. Group practices on Wednesday, July 8 and Friday, July 10 will be at Centennial Sportsplex, with an end-of-camp scrimmage to be held Saturday, July 11 at Ford Ice Center (11 a.m. CT).
The purpose of the camp is to educate and direct players in their pro development and conditioning programs, and the week’s events will be presided over by Predators Director of Player Development Scott Nichol and Strength and Conditioning Coach David Good, with assistance from the rest of the Nashville Predators and Milwaukee Admirals (AHL Affiliate) coaching and hockey operations staffs. The scheduled training regimen includes a variety of on- and off-ice testing, dry-land activities and workouts, on-ice fundamentals work, video sessions, media and nutrition education, and team-building activities. The players will also receive instruction on training principles such as sport-specific power and strength enhancement, flexibility and off-ice conditioning.
Players will also participate in community relations activities on Thursday afternoon.
A list of on-ice workouts is as follows:*
- TUESDAY, July 7: (testing)7:30 - 11:30 a.m.
- WEDNESDAY, July: 89 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
- FRIDAY, July 10:9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
- SATURDAY, July 11:11 a.m.
*All on-ice sessions are open to the public.
Download a full list of the camp's roster here