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Tomasino, Fabbro Among Those Set for Different Roles at Predators Development Camp

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Philip Tomasino has never been to Nashville, but he won't have to wait much longer for his first visit.

The first-round pick of the Predators at the 2019 NHL Draft, along with a number of his fellow draftees and many of the organization's top prospects, will descend on Middle Tennessee for the next week as the Preds host their annual development camp.

The festivities begin on Tuesday with orientations and off-ice testing in the morning, followed by the first on-ice practice for the group later that afternoon at Centennial Sportsplex. From there, the rookies will experience everything from nutrition seminars, team-building activities and community visits before the week culminates with the Future Stars Game, presented by BlueCross BlueShield, on Saturday evening at Ford Ice Center Antioch.

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Preds Acquire Santini, Davies, Two Second-Round Picks for Subban

Santini has Skated in 114 NHL Games with Devils; Davies Nominated for Hobey Baker Last Season

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (June 22, 2019) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manger David Poile announced Saturday that the team has acquired defensemen Steven Santini and Jeremy Davies, a second-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft (34th overall) and a second-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft in exchange for defenseman P.K. Subban.

"We appreciate P.K.'s contribution to the Predators and the Nashville community over the past three seasons, which have seen our organization have unprecedented success," Poile said. "He was an integral part of our run to the 2017 Stanley Cup Final, the 2018 Presidents' Trophy and back-to-back Central Division titles. His work off the ice speaks for itself - he was an impactful member of our community, especially through the groundbreaking Blueline Buddies initiative.

"We had to make a business decision. With an aim at strengthening our forward corps this offseason, and the continued strength of our defensive group, we felt it was necessary to clear up salary cap space this way."

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Preds Official Podcast: Hometown Visit with Matt Irwin

Show Chats Trade, Free Agency Rumors and Visits Matt Irwin in British Columbia

by Thomas Willis & Brooks Bratten @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis sift through the plethora of trade and free agency rumors leading up to the 2019 NHL Draft. Plus, the show goes on the road to visit Preds defenseman Matt Irwin in his hometown of Victoria, B.C.

Highlights Include: 

  • Are big trades coming?
  • Impact of mega deals recently signed in the NHL
  • 30-year lease approved for Bridgestone Arena, Preds and Nashville
  • More insight into the rule changes for the 2019-20 season
  • Interview with Preds defenseman Matt Irwin
  • What should we see from Eeli Tolvanen, Rem Pitlick at development camp?
  • Answering your Twitter questions

Visit NashvillePredators.com/Podcast to subscribe through iTunes, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Spotify and others.

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Dream Comes True for Tomasino as Preds Call His Name at NHL Draft

Nashville Selects Center 24th Overall as Draft Begins

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

2019 NHL Draft: Tomasino

Philip Tomasino joins the Predators

Philip Tomasino describes what it was like to be selected by the Predators

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As he went from his inaugural meeting with the media to a room deep in the bowels of Rogers Arena to place his signature on a Predators puck for the first time, Philip Tomasino was just trying to take it all in.

"It's so surreal right now," the centerman said, Nashville cap on, his last name affixed to a Gold jersey.

Well, believe it, Philip. The dream has come true.

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Predators Select Philip Tomasino with 24th Overall Pick in 2019 NHL Draft

Centerman Tallied 72 Points in 67 Games with Niagara IceDogs in 2018-19

by Press Release @PredsNHL / Nashville Predators

Predators draft F Tomasino No. 24

Predators draft F Philip Tomasino No. 24

The Nashville Predators select forward Philip Tomasino with the 24th overall pick at the 2019 NHL Draft

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Nashville, Tenn. (June 21, 2019) - With the 24th overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, the Nashville Predators selected center Philip Tomasino on Friday at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.

Tomasino, 17 (7/28/01), tallied 72 points (34g-38a) in 67 games with the OHL's Niagara IceDogs in the 2018-19 season. Compared to his rookie OHL campaign in 2017-18 (5g-19a), he posted improvements of 48 points and 29 goals, the latter of which was the highest increase in the entire CHL. The 6-foot, 181-pound Tomasino led the OHL in game-winning goals with 12 and was fourth in goals on an IceDogs team that won the league's Central Division. Additionally, he had four goals and seven points in 11 playoff games with Niagara last season.

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Predators Add Scuderi, Bordeleau, Rook to Hockey Operations Staff

Trio Will Assist in Following, Evaluating Nashville Prospects Drafted by Team

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (June 18, 2019) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Tuesday that the team has hired Rob Scuderi as a Defense Development Coach, Sebastien Bordeleau as a Forward Development Coach and Dave Rook as a Goaltending Development Coach.

In their roles, they will assist Director of Player Development/Milwaukee Admirals GM Scott Nichol in following and evaluating prospects drafted by Nashville, helping them with their maturation process into NHL players by focusing on nutrition, off-ice workouts and conditioning, practice habits and game performance. 

"We are thrilled to have these three individuals join our hockey operations staff," Poile said. "With their extensive experience both playing and coaching at the highest level, Rob, Sebastien and Dave will play a vital role in helping our prospects reach their full potential on and off the ice."

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Potential Preds: 2019 NHL Draft Scouting Report - Centers

Get to Know Five Centers Nashville Could Take with the 24th Pick in the 2019 NHL Draft

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Last summer in Dallas, Nashville's table on the Draft floor didn't see any action until the fourth round. They won't have to wait nearly as long this time around.

The Predators hold the 24th overall selection in the 2019 NHL Draft, and barring any last-minute changes, Nashville brass will make their way to the stage in Vancouver late in the first round to select a player with potential to become a star in Music City.

Rather than focusing on a certain position, Preds Assistant General Manager and Director of Scouting Jeff Kealty has said the club almost always calls the name judged by the group to be the best available.

So, will that individual play the middle of the ice? Here are five centermen who could slip on a Gold jersey at Rogers Arena on June 21.

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Potential Preds: 2019 NHL Draft Scouting Report - Wingers

Get to Know Six Wingers Nashville Could Take with the 24th Pick in the 2019 NHL Draft

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Last summer in Dallas, Nashville's table on the Draft floor didn't see any action until the fourth round. They won't have to wait nearly as long this time around.

The Predators hold the 24th overall selection in the 2019 NHL Draft, and barring any last-minute changes, Nashville brass will make their way to the stage in Vancouver late in the first round to select a player with potential to become a star in the Music City.

Rather than focusing on a certain position, Preds Assistant General Manager and Director of Scouting Jeff Kealty has said the club almost always calls the name judged by the group to be the best available.

So, will that individual possess an elite scoring touch? Here are six wingers who could slip on a Gold jersey at Rogers Arena on June 21.

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Potential Preds: 2019 NHL Draft Scouting Report - Defensemen

Get to Know Four Defensemen Nashville Could Take with the 24th Pick in the 2019 NHL Draft

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Last summer in Dallas, Nashville's table on the Draft floor didn't see any action until the fourth round. They won't have to wait nearly as long this time around.

The Predators hold the 24th overall selection in the 2019 NHL Draft, and barring any last-minute changes, Nashville brass will make their way to the stage in Vancouver late in the first round to select a player with potential to become a star in the Music City.

Rather than focusing on a certain position, Preds Assistant General Manager and Director of Scouting Jeff Kealty has said the club almost always calls the name judged by the group to be the best available.

Will that individual be responsible for patrolling the blue line? Here are four defensemen who could slip on a Gold jersey at Rogers Arena on June 21.

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Nashville Predators Development Camp Set for June 25-29

Ford Ice Center Antioch to Host BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Future Stars Game on Saturday, June 29

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (June 13, 2019) - Many of the Nashville Predators' top prospects - including Eeli Tolvanen, Dante Fabbro, Rem Pitlick and a number of the players selected by the club at next weekend's 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver - will participate in the team's 2019 Development Camp from June 25-29 in Nashville.

The camp officially opens on Tuesday, June 25 with team meetings, off-ice testing and the first of the week's three on-ice sessions. Prospects will also hit the ice for practices on Wednesday, June 26 and Friday, June 28 at Centennial Sportsplex.

The camp will culminate with the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Future Stars Game on Saturday, June 29 at 7 p.m. CT at Ford Ice Center Antioch. Tickets for the game go on sale the week of June 17 to Smashville Season-Ticket Citizens via their account manager and are $10; all proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Ford Ice Center Scholarship Fund. The contest will be streamed live on NashvillePredators.com and on a big screen outside the rink.

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