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Predators Set 2021-22 Opening Night Roster

Nashville Opens its 24th NHL Season Thursday at Bridgestone Arena Against Expansion Seattle Kraken

by Press Release @PredsNHL / Nashville Predators

Nashville, Tenn. (October 12, 2021) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced the team's roster ahead of Thursday's opening night against the Seattle Kraken at Bridgestone Arena. Additionally, the team has placed forward Mathieu Olivier on injured reserve with a lower-body injury.

Nashville's 23-player roster consists of 13 forwards, eight defensemen and two goaltenders. Click here for a complete roster.

Forwards: Nick Cousins, Matt Duchene, Filip Forsberg, Cody Glass, Mikael Granlund, Rocco Grimaldi, Tanner Jeannot, Ryan Johansen, Luke Kunin, Colton Sissons, Eeli Tolvanen, Philip Tomasino, Yakov Trenin

Defensemen: Matt Benning, Mark Borowiecki, Alexandre Carrier, Mattias Ekholm, Dante Fabbro, Ben Harpur, Roman Josi, Philippe Myers

Goaltenders: David Rittich, Juuse Saros

Injured Reserve: Mathieu Olivier

The Predators begin the 2021-22 season - their 24th as a National Hockey League franchise - at home against the expansion Kraken Thursday at 7 p.m. CT. The start of the season continues with three more games at Bridgestone Arena from Oct. 16-21, a stretch that includes contests against Carolina, Los Angeles and the New York Rangers. Thursday's season-opener will be broadcast live on Bally Sports South; ESPN 102.5 The Game and the Predators Radio Network will carry all 82 regular-season games live.

With the 2021-22 NHL season quickly approaching, the only way for fans to guarantee their seats inside SMASHVILLE is by joining the Loyal Legion. Nashville is set to host the 2022 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series™ outdoor game between the Nashville Predators and Tampa Bay Lightning on Feb. 26, 2022, at Nissan Stadium, so now is the best time to become a Season Ticket Citizen! In addition to having access to the best seats and benefits, Predators Season Ticket Citizens will also have the first right to pre-order the team's NHL Stadium Series™ jerseys that will be worn during the historic outdoor game.

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