The Nashville Predators open up rookie camp Wednesday, September 4 in Nashville, then hit the ice the following day for a practice session before flying south to Sunrise, Florida for a tournament against Boston Bruins, Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning's rookies. The tournament will last from Friday, Sept. 6 through Sunday, Sept. 8. Afterwards, the camp will close out Tuesday before the start of training camp.
A total of twenty-two Predators prospects will be attending rookie camp prior to the start of training camp. Of the players invited, I have come up with projected lines for Nashville heading into their first match against the Florida Panthers.
NOTE: These are by far not official, but make the most since in my eyes.
Filip Forsberg – Austin Watson – Zach Budish
Miikka Salomaki – Joonas Rask – Patrick Cehlin
Brendan Leipsic – Felix Girard – Colton Sissons
Sebastien Geoffrion* – Josh Shalla – Tommy Veilleux
Seth Jones – Anthony Bitetto
Charles Olivier-Roussel – Mikko Vainonen
Taylor Aronson – Michael Moffat*
* – attending camp under AHL contract or tryout agreement
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