• PRINT
  • RSS

Preds players surprise area students

Wednesday, 09.19.2007 / 4:36 PM CT / Community
By Richard Forkum  - Nashville Predators
X
Share with your Friends


Preds players surprise area students
Predator players Jordin Tootoo, Ryan Suter and Shea Weber visited two area schools today to hand out free tickets to Thursday and Saturday’s preseason game in addition to teaching the importance of education and team work.  The Preds trio walked down Broadway to Hume-Fogg High School before traveling to Bridges Academy in north Nashville.
Predators Video
Predators Surprise Area Students (1:14)
At Hume-Fogg, the players visited a health and fitness class where they fielded questions from the students and signed autographs. One student had the players sign the cast on his broken leg.  A humorous moment during the visit occurred when a student asked Tootoo what his favorite meal was; smiling, he responded, “Caribou meat.”
Jordin Tootoo signs an autograph at Hume-Fogg High School.

The next visit was to Bridges Academy, a school dedicated to helpinginner city school children who primarily come from single-parent homes. Upon entering the school, Principal Derek Young welcomed the players and took them to a fifth-grade classroom.  After handing out more tickets and another question and answer session, Tootoo spoke of the importance of teamwork and respect.

“Treat others just like you want to be treated, when you do that you gain respect from each other,” he said.  “Just like our team, we wouldn’t be able to win games if we all didn’t work together”

When asked what he is most looking forward to about the upcoming season, Weber responded,

“I look forward to seeing what we can do this year, we have a new group of guys and it’s going to be exciting to see these new guys step in and fill some bigger roles.”

In sum, the players handed out 750 tickets to the contest with Atlanta, Thursday, and Carolina, Saturday. Both games start at 7 p.m. at the Sommet Center.
SMASHVILLE CENTRAL

SCHEDULE
 

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS
 

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 33 31 1 64
R. Josi 81 14 47 -3 61
J. Neal 82 31 27 27 58
S. Weber 78 20 31 -7 51
M. Ribeiro 81 7 43 11 50
C. Smith 82 21 16 4 37
M. Ekholm 82 8 27 14 35
R. Johansen 42 8 26 10 34
R. Ellis 79 10 22 13 32
C. Jarnkrok 81 16 14 1 30
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 34 21 10 .908 2.48
C. Hutton 7 5 4 .918 2.33