While the current versions of the Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues won’t be facing off at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday, Nov. 10, a group of alumni and coaches from the two Central Division rivals will get together for a charity game at 5:30 p.m. that night at A-Game Sportsplex in Cool Springs.
Former Predators J-P Dumont, Stu Grimson, Dan Keczmer along with assistant coach Lane Lambert will help man a Predators alumni squad directed by co-benchbosses Terry Crisp – Nashville TV color commentator who is one of only a select few to both play and coach for Stanley Cup winning teams – and Brent Peterson, current hockey operations advisor and former coach/NHL player.
The Blues alumni team is headlined by current broadcasters Kelly Chase, Tyson Nash and Darren Pang, as well as Blues community ambassador Bob Plager and former All-Star defenseman Jeff Brown.
A suggested $5 donations will be accepted at the door with proceeds going toward Hurricane Sandy relief work in the Northeast and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Notable Predators alumni/coaches:
J-P Dumont – 822 NHL games played with Nashville, Chicago and Buffalo
Stu Grimson – Predators Radio Color Commentator, 722 NHL games played with Nashville, Calgary, Chicago, Anaheim, Detroit, Hartford/Carolina and Los Angeles.
Lane Lambert – Predators Assistant Coach, 283 NHL games played with Detroit, NY Rangers and Quebec
Dan Keczmer – 235 NHL games played with Nashville, Minnesota/Dallas, Hartford and Calgary
Predators TV Color Commentator Terry Crisp and Hockey Operations Advisor Brent Peterson will be behind the bench for the Predators alumni squad.
Notable Blues alumni:
Kelly Chase – Blues radio analyst, 458 NHL games played with St. Louis and Hartford
Tyson Nash – Phoenix Coyotes radio analyst, 374 NHL games played with St. Louis and Phoenix
Darren Pang – TV analyst for the Blues, TSN and NBC Sports, 81 NHL games played with Chicago
Bob Plager – Blues community relations department/Blues Radio, 644 NHL games with NY Rangers and St. Louis
Jeff Brown – Head Coach of the NAHL’s St. Louis Bandits, 747 NHL games with Quebec, St. Louis, Vancouver, Hartford, Carolina, Toronto and Washington.
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