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Team Yellow Takes Rookie Camp Title

Sunday, 07.11.2010 / 4:22 PM CT / Features
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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Team Yellow Takes Rookie Camp Title
Team Yellow won the Preds 2010 Development Camp tournament on Sunday. After spending the start of the week with on-ice drills, off-ice workout sessions, and team building exercises, on Sunday the players were split in to four teams for half-ice three-on-three games. Jonathon Blum, Nashville's 2007 first round pick, was teamed up with five collegiate prospects, including Notre Dame teammates Ben Ryan and Ryan Thang, Ohio State forward Taylor Stefishen, Wisconsin forward Craig Smith, and RPI defenseman Jeff Foss. After winning the final period, Team Yellow skated a lap around the ice with the Championship Trophy. Ben Ryan and Ryan Thang were dangerous on the offensive end, while Blum was a steadying influence in both offensive and defensive situations.

In general there was an impressive skill level at camp this year, both among the skaters and the goaltenders. While Team Yellow took the title, several other prospects stood out during Sunday's scrimmages. Ryan Ellis, Roman Josi, and Michael Latta also turned in impressive individual showings. Ellis has long been complimented for his offense (and he didn't disappoint in that area), but beyond the offensive skill he showed a physical edge banging along the boards and in front of the net. Josi looked poised both in his offensive and defensive assignments. He rifled a couple of shots from the point during the three-on-three drills, and then turned around and matched up on the defensive end, both shutting down passing lanes and locking up in one-on-one battles in front of the net and in the corners. Latta also turned heads today. He showcased a strong power forward game -- driving hard to the net with and without the puck, landing some big hits along the boards, using his body to ride player off the puck when he was on defense. There was a "NHL-type" intensity watching Josi and Latta battle one-on-one in front of the net.
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STANDINGS
 

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 58 36 18 4 160 134 76
2 DAL 55 35 15 5 178 147 75
3 STL 57 31 17 9 138 133 71
4 LAK 54 33 18 3 151 128 69
5 COL 58 29 25 4 155 160 62
6 SJS 53 28 20 5 154 143 61
7 ANA 53 26 19 8 120 125 60
8 NSH 55 25 21 9 142 148 59
9 ARI 54 25 23 6 143 164 56
10 MIN 54 23 21 10 133 134 56
11 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
12 CGY 54 25 26 3 144 160 53
13 WPG 54 24 27 3 139 157 51
14 EDM 56 22 29 5 138 168 49

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 55 11 29 -2 40
F. Forsberg 55 18 18 -7 36
S. Weber 55 14 21 -5 35
M. Ribeiro 55 6 28 3 34
J. Neal 55 20 13 18 33
M. Ekholm 55 6 19 3 25
R. Ellis 54 6 16 2 22
C. Smith 55 11 7 -1 18
C. Jarnkrok 54 9 8 0 17
C. Wilson 38 4 12 -1 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 18 8 .902 2.57
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36