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Preds Open Rookie Camp, Prepare for Tournament

Team to face top prospects from Florida, Tampa Bay and Washington in Tournament

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten /

Remember that first-day-of-school feeling?

Perhaps the excitement levels are ramped up even a bit more when hockey is the subject of choice, but those same sentiments were prevalent as the Nashville Predators began their 2016 rookie camp on Thursday at Centennial Sportsplex.

Nineteen skaters, three goaltenders and six coaches hit the ice for the team's first practice, one of just two they'll have together before heading to Florida to participate in a rookie tournament in games against top prospects from Florida, Tampa Bay and Washington.

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