-Seven from rookie camp join veterans; roster now at 44-
Nashville, Tenn. (September 16, 2009) –
Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club removed 12 players from its 2009 training camp roster, leaving it at 44 players.
2009 draft picks Taylor Beck
, Gabriel Bourque
, Michael Latta
and Charles-Olivier Roussel
were returned to their junior teams, while Scott Brannon, John Decaro, Mike McLean, Jacob Muzzin, Brock Sheahan, Arvid Stromberg, Pierre-Alexandre Vandall and Mark Van Guilder were released from Professional/Amateur Tryout Agreements.
Seven players who participated in Predators Rookie Camp – Jonathon Blum
, Ryan Ellis
, Ian McKenzie, Chet Pickard
, Mark Santorelli, Russ Sinkewich, Jeremy Smith
, Nick Spaling
and Colin Wilson
– have now joined the main camp.
The Predators open the 2009 Preseason tomorrow when they take on the Atlanta Thrashers at 7 p.m. at the Sommet Center. The contest is one of two home games that will take place during Preds Fest, a three-day fan appreciation event at the Sommet Center, Sept. 17-19 to help kick off the season. The event features several fan-friendly events such as free tickets, a tailgate party and the unveiling of the Predators new third jersey. For a full schedule of events and more details, visit nashvillepredators.com.