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Predators Reduce Roster to 53 Players

Team Assigns Pavel Koltygin, Jacob Paquette to Their Junior Clubs

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (September 18, 2017) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Monday that the club has assigned forward Pavel Koltygin (Drummondville/QMJHL) and defenseman Jacob Paquette (Kingston/OHL) to their junior teams.

Nashville's training camp roster is now at 53 players - 29 forwards, 19 defensemen and five goalies. An updated roster is available here.

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Preds, Red Cross Encourage Fans to Donate Blood on Sept. 30

Free Predators T-shirt and Sport Clips Haircut Coupon for All Donors

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville (Sept. 15, 2017) - The American Red Cross and the Nashville Predators are calling all of Smashville to roll up a sleeve to help patients in need by giving blood during the preseason matchup between the Preds and the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Ninth Annual Nashville Predators Blood Drive will be held Saturday, Sept. 30, from 4 to 8 p.m. (CT) at Bridgestone Arena, in the Corporate Reception Room, 501 Broadway in Nashville.

"The Nashville Predators are excited to continue our partnership with the Red Cross by hosting a blood drive during our preseason game," said Rebecca King, Senior Director of Community Relations. "The need for blood is constant and partnering with Red Cross allows us to give back directly to our Nashville community by increasing supplies at local blood banks, while championing the Smashville community to do their part as well."

All presenting donors will receive a free commemorative Predators T-shirt, while supplies last, and a coupon for a free Sport Clips haircut via email several days after their donation. Donors must have a valid email address on record to receive the coupon.

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Preds 20 Days of Giveaways Begins Sept. 20

Countdown to Season Includes Events and Giveaways Leading up to Predators Opening Night

by Nashville Predators @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Twenty days prior to the Nashville Predators home opener against the Philadelphia Flyers on Oct. 10, the Predators will begin 20 consecutive days of events and giveaways. 

Beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 20, fans will have the opportunity to join the Predators at events throughout Middle Tennessee to receive giveaways or win prizes simply by following the team on social media (@PredsNHL on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat). 

Below, check out a detailed schedule of the 20 Days of Giveaways: 

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Ford Ice Center Celebrates Third Birthday

Highlighted by Preds Scrimmage and Public Skate

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (September 11, 2017) - Ford Ice Center is celebrating their third birthday and wants everyone to join in on the fun! Enjoy all the festivities Sunday afternoon, including inflatables, birthday cake and public skate sessions for just $5. Nashville Predators players will take part in a scrimmage later in the day.

What: Ford Ice Center's Third Birthday and Player Scrimmage

Who: Nashville Predators and Ford Ice Center

When: Sunday, Sept. 17 from 12 - 4 p.m. (CT)

  • 12 p.m. - Park opens with inflatables, food and more
  • 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Public Skate Session for $5
  • 2 p.m. - Preds Scrimmage (entry only available to full Preds season-ticket holders)

Where: Ford Ice Center (5264 Hickory Hollow Parkway, Antioch)

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Preds to Host Lightning in Rookie Games at Ford Ice Center

Preds, Lightning to Play Three Times Following Cancellation of Florida Rookie Tournament

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (September 6, 2017) - Following the cancellation of the 2017 Rookie Tournament in Estero, Florida, due to Hurricane Irma, the Nashville Predators announced Wednesday they will host the Tampa Bay Lightning in a three-game rookie camp series at Ford Ice Center in Antioch, Tennessee, from Sept. 9-12.

The two teams will face off on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. CT and Sunday, Sept. 10 at 12 p.m. CT before reconvening on Tuesday, Sept. 12 for the final game at 11 a.m CT.

The Predators' full rookie camp roster may be viewed here.

All three games will be open to the public. Along with Nashville's ongoing hurricane relief efforts, the Predators will be collecting $10 donations at the door benefiting Hurricane Irma relief. Additionally, fans are invited to bring donation items to Ford Ice Center or Bridgestone Arena for collection. Items needed include: new socks and underwear, OTC medications, first aid supplies, phone chargers, face masks, work and plastic gloves, towels and bed linens.

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Florida Rookie Tournament Cancelled

Hurricane Irma Forces Cancellation of Preds Rookie Tournament in Estero, Florida

by Press Release @PredsNHL / Nashville Predators

Nashville, Tenn. (September 6, 2017) - The 2017 rookie tournament featuring the Nashville Predators, Washington Capitals, Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning, scheduled to be held at Germain Arena in Estero, Florida, has been canceled due to Hurricane Irma's expected impact on the region.

More details regarding alternate plans for Nashville's rookie camp will be announced soon.

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Preds Join NHL in Hockey's Declaration of Principles

NHL Joins 16 Other Hockey Organizations to State Hockey Builds Character, Fosters Positive Values and Develops Important Life Skills

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

On Wednesday, Sept. 6, the NHL joined 16 fellow hockey organizations to reveal the Declaration of Principles

The principles serve as foundational truths the organizations are committed to living out every day and express the numerous ways the sport of hockey can bring values that transcend the game to individulas. 

The Nashville Predators are honored to join with the NHL in adopting the Declaration of Principles and will have various programs throughout the 2017-18 season to celebrate the venture. Preds fans are encouraged to click here to find out more about the principles and to share their story of hockey's impact on their life by tweeting using #thisishockey.

Below are the Declaration of Principles in full:

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Preds Announce Efforts to Assist in Hurricane Relief

Fans Can Bid on Pekka Rinne Mask, Ryan Johansen Locker for Charity

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (August 31, 2017) - The Nashville Predators and Nashville Predators Foundation announced Thursday their efforts in assisting Texas and all surrounding areas affected by Hurricane Harvey.

"The Nashville Predators Foundation is happy to partner with several organizations to help provide relief to all areas affected by the hurricane," Nashville Predators Foundation Senior Director Rebecca King said. "Nashville experienced a flood in 2010 and we remember how impactful the community's donations and time were to helping us rebuild."

Fans have the opportunity to bid, starting today, through an online auction. Among the items are a Pekka Rinne goalie mask, designed to benefit victims of the hurricane, which will be used during the Preds home opener on Tuesday, Oct. 10 against Philadelphia. The winner will get the mask signed postgame by Pekka himself. 

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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.

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2017-18 Predators Single-Game Tickets On Sale Monday

Presale Opportunity Available for Season-Ticket Citizens

by Press Release @PredsNHL / Nashville Predators

Nashville, Tenn. (August 25, 2017) - Single-game tickets for the 2017-18 season will be made available to the general public on Monday, August 28 at 10:00 a.m. Season-Ticket Citizens have access to single-game tickets through a presale made exclusively to those plan holders.

A very limited number of full, half and mini season-ticket plans are still available for purchase and remain the best price with the greatest benefit, including the ability to access eight games unavailable for single-ticket purchases.

"All 41 home games were sold out last season, marking the first time in franchise history to achieve such an accomplishment, thanks to our passionate and dedicated fans," Nashville Predators Executive Vice President and CRO Chris Junghans said.

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