Nashville Predators 2009 Development Camp Roster Announced

The Nashville Predators 2009 Development Camp, which begins today with physicals for the prospects, features three on-ice practice sessions which are open to the public - Wednesday July 8 and Thursday July 9 at 10:00 a.m., and Saturday July 11 at 9:45 a.m., all at Centennial Sportsplex in Nashville.

All of the team's 2009 draft picks, including 1st-round selection Ryan Ellis and 2nd round selections Zach Budish and Charles-Olivier Roussel, are now listed on the roster and expected to attend. It's a great chance to escape the summer heat, and check out the future of the Nashville Predators at the same time.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS 2009 DEVELOPMENT CAMP ROSTER
 NO.  FORWARDS  Height  Weight  Shoots  Place of Birth  Birthdate  2008-09 Team
 74  Taylor Beck  6-2  205  R  St. Catharines, Ont.  05/13/1991  Guelph (OHL)
 73  Gabriel Bourque  5-9  183  L  Rimouski, Que.  09/23/1990  Baie-Comeau (QMJHL)
 76  Zach Budish  6-3  229  R  Edina, Minn.  05/09/1991  Edina High School (Minn.)
 64  Ryan Flynn  6-2  214  R  St. Paul, MN  3/22/88  U. of Minnesota (WCHA)
 56  Blake Geoffrion  6-1  191  L  Plantation, FL  2/3/88  U. of Wisconsin (WCHA)
 58  Jani Lajunen  6-1  174  L  Helsinki, Finland  6/16/90  Espoo (Finland)/Espoo Jr. (Fin-Jr.)
 78  Michael Latta  5-11  200  R  Kitchener, Ont.  05/25/1991  Guelph (OHL)
 55  Ian McKenzie  6-5  223  R  Weyburn, Sask.  5/23/87  Milwaukee (AHL)/Cincinnati (ECHL)
 79  Nick Oliver  6-3  184  L  Grand Forks, N.D.  05/04/1991  Roseau High School (Minn.)
 80  Cameron Reid  6-2  185  L  Delta, B.C.  08/25/1991  Westside (BCHL)
 63  Ben Ryan  5-11  190  R  Detroit, MI  10/16/88  U. of Notre Dame (CCHA)
 60  Mark Santorelli  6-1  191  R  Burnaby, B.C.  8/6/88  Milwaukee (AHL)/Cincinnati (ECHL)
 81  Craig Smith  6-1  189  R  Madison, Wis.  09/05/1989  Waterloo (USHL)
 57  Nick Spaling  6-1  187  L  Palmerston, Ont.  9/19/88  Milwaukee (AHL)
 65  Taylor Stefishen  5-11  170  R  North Vancouver, B.C.  8/15/90  Ohio State University (CCHA)
 62  Ryan Thang  5-11  190  R  Chicago, IL  5/11/87  U. of Notre Dame (CCHA)
 72  Casey Wellman**  6-0  174  R  Brentwood, Calif.  10/18/87  Umass-Amherst (H-East)
 33  Colin Wilson  6-1  213  L  Greenwich, Conn.  10/20/89  Boston University (H-East)
 DEFENSE  Height  Weight  Shoots  Place of Birth  Birthdate  2008-09 Team
 49  Jonathon Blum  6-1  177  R  Long Beach, CA  1/30/89  Vancouver (WHL)
 70  Mattias Ekholm  6-4  194  L  Borlange, Sweden  05/24/1990  Mora Jr. (Sweden-Jr.)/Mora (Sweden-2)
 72  Ryan Ellis  5-9  173  R  Hamilton, Ont.  01/30/1989  Windsor (OHL)
 70  Jeffrey Foss  6-2  208  R  Fargo, N.D.  12/12/88  R.P.I. (ECAC)
 59  Roman Josi  6-1  185  L  Bern, Switzerland  6/1/90  Bern (Switzerland)
 45  Teemu Laakso  6-1  201  R  Tuusula, Finland  8/27/87  Milwaukee (AHL)
 73  Charles-Olivier Roussel  6-1  196  R  St. Eustache, Que.  09/13/1991  Shawinigan (QMJHL)
 67  Russ Sinkewich*  6-3  214  R  Westlake, Ohio  9/21/85  Bowling Green (CCHA)/Milwaukee (AHL)/
 Lake Erie (AHL)/Johnstown (ECHL)
 GOALTENDER  Height  Weight  Catches  Place of Birth  Birthdate  2008-09 Team
 36  Atte Engren  6-1  194  L  Rauma, Finland  2/19/88  TPS Turku (Finland)/K-Vantaa (Finland-2)
 TPS Turku-Jr. (Fin.-Jr.)
 34  Anders Lindback  6-6  198  L  Gavle, Sweden  5/3/88  Brynas (Sweden)/Brynas Jr. (Sweden Jr.)
 37  Chet Pickard  6-2  210  L  Moncton, N.B.  11/29/89  Tri-City (WHL)
 1  Jeremy Smith  6-0  168  L  Dearborn, MI  4/13/89  Niagara (OHL)/Plymouth (OHL)
 * - Currently signed to an AHL contract with Milwaukee
 ** - Free-agent invite

 

As for the staff, there is ample representation from the Predators, the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL, and the Cincinnati Cylcones of the ECHL:

 NASHVILLE PREDATORS HOCKEY OPERATIONS AND COACHING STAFF
 David Poile  President of Hockey Operations/General Manager
 Paul Fenton  Assistant General Manager
 Mike Santos  Director of Hockey Operations
 Martin Gelinas  Director of Player Development
 Jeff Kealty  Chief Amateur Scout
 Barry Trotz  Head Coach
 Brent Peterson  Associate Coach
 Peter Horachek  Assistant Coach
 Mitch Korn  Goaltending Coach
 Robert Bouchard  Video Coach
 David Good  Strength and Conditioning Coach
 Dan Redmond  Head Athletic Trainer
 Andy Hosler  Assistant Athletic Trainer
 Pete Rogers  Equipment Manager
 Jeff Camelio  Assistant Equipment Manager
 Brad Peterson  Equipment Assistant
 Craig "Partner Baugh  Locker Room Attendant
 Brandon Walker  Hockey Operations Manager
 MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS HOCKEY OPERATIONS AND COACHING STAFF
 Lane Lambert  Head Coach
 Brad Lauer  Assistant Coach
 Mike Valley  Goaltending Coach
 Jason Nordby  Strength and Conditioning Coach
 CINCINNATI CYCLONES HOCKEY OPERATIONS AND COACHING STAFF
 Chuck Weber  Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations
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