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2007 Training Camp Opens Sept. 13

Monday, 09.10.2007 / 3:42 PM / News
By Press Release  - Nashville Predators
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2007 Training Camp Opens Sept. 13
- First day on the ice is Friday, Sept. 14; most practices at Centennial Sportsplex open to public -

The 2007 Nashville Predators Training Camp will open with testing, physicals and photos on Thursday, Sept. 13 at the Sommet Center, and the team’s first on-ice practice will be on Friday, Sept. 14 at 9:30 a.m. at Centennial Sportsplex.  A complete training camp roster is attached.  Dates, times and roster are subject to change.


Training camp for the Predators’ 10th season will be conducted at both the Sommet Center and Centennial Sportsplex in Nashville from September 13-29.  The 55 players in camp will be divided into two groups over the first week of action, with a scrimmage session scheduled for Saturday at 11:20 a.m.

All practices at the Sportsplex are free and open to the public with the exception of practices on Sunday, September 16 and Sunday, September 23. The Sportsplex will be closed to the public those two days.

Other notable training camp dates:

2007 Preseason Schedule
Sept. 16
Sept. 20
Sept. 21
Sept. 22
Sept. 25
Sept. 29
@ Columbus
vs. Atlanta
@ Carolina
vs. Carolina
@ Atlanta
vs. Columbus
4 p.m.
7 p.m.
6 p.m.
7 p.m.
6 p.m.
7 p.m.
All times are Central.      

First Tennessee Dr. Mac Memorial Golf Tournament Monday
Hermitage Golf Course will host the First Tennessee Dr. Mac Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit the Nashville Predators Foundation on Monday, Sept. 17. The tournament will be played on the President’s Reserve course, and the event begins with lunch at 12:00 p.m. Tournament play, which is in a scramble format, will begin with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. and will conclude with an awards ceremony.

2007 Training Camp Breakdown
Average Age: 25.35
Oldest Player: Martin Gelinas (37.30)
Youngest Player: Jeremy Smith (18.43)

Average Height: 6-0
Tallest Player: 6-6 (Nolan Yonkman)
Shortest Players: 5-8 (Steve Sullivan and Jason Guerriero)

Average Weight: 198.9
Heaviest Player: 245 (Nolan Yonkman)
Lightest Player: 161 (Jeremy Smith

55 Players
Country Breakdown:
Canada: 29
United States: 10
Finland: 4
Sweden: 4
Czech Republic: 3
Austria: 1
Germany: 1
Kazakhstan: 1
Russian: 1
Slovakia: 1

Draft Breakdown:
1st Round: 9
2nd Round: 8
3rd Round: 6
4th Round: 3
5th Round: 5
6th Round: 5
7th Round: 3
8th Round: 2
9th Round: 1
11th Round: 1
Not Drafted: 12

Training Camp Schedule
Sept. 13

Sept. 14
Group I
9:10 - 11 a.m.

Group II
11:40 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Sept. 15
Group I
10 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Group II
10 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Teams will scrimmage on both rinks at 11:20 a.m.

Sept. 16
Sessions closed to the public
Preseason Game No. 1 at Columbus - 4 p.m.

Sept. 17
First Tennessee Dr. Mac Memorial Golf Tournament

Those not participating in the tournament:
9:10 - 11:15 a.m.

Sept. 18
Group I
9:10 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Group II
10:40 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Sept. 19
Group I and Group II
9  - 11:15 p.m.

Teams will scrimmage on both rinks at 11:20 a.m.

Sept. 20
Preseason Game No. 2 vs. Atlanta - 7 p.m.

Others will practice at Centennial - 12-2 p.m.

Sept. 21
Preseason Game No. 3 @ Carolina - 6 p.m.

Sept. 22
Preseason Game No. 4 vs. Carolina - 7 p.m.

Sept. 23
Sessions closed to the public

Sept. 24
Practice (All)
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Sept. 25
Preseason Game No. 5 vs. Atlanta - 6 p.m.

Sept. 26
Off Day

Sept. 27
Practice (All)
4 - 5:30 p.m.

Sept. 28
Practice (All)
12 - 1:30 p.m.

Sept. 29
Preseason Game No. 6 vs. Atlanta - 7 p.m.

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