Nashville Predators training camp schedule & roster

While they've been working out around town already for a couple weeks, the pros are ready to report to Nashville Predators training camp Friday morning for off-ice testing and workouts, prior to the first open practice session on Saturday. For local hockey fans, it's been a loooooong summer, even though it's really been the shortest in team history!

So follow after the jump for a look at the schedule over the next couple weeks so you can take your chance to catch the Preds in action, as well as the complete training camp roster...

At the beginning of camp, the 55 players are divided between the Blue, White & Silver teams (what, no gold?), and here are the practice times as currently scheduled. These sessions are open to the public, at Centennial Sportsplex. Halfway through each session, the team switches from one rink to the other for fresh ice. For some of the away games, there will still be activity at Centennial as noted.

After those initial two pre-season games, we should see some cuts made, which allows the three groups to be consolidated into two (cleverly titled Group 1 and Group 2). Last year, for example, 12 players walked the plank after the second pre-season game.

 Training Camp Schedule Blue White Silver
 Saturday, September 17, 2011  10:00 - 11:20   11:30 - 12:50   1:00 - 2:20 
 Sunday, September 18, 2011 10:00 - 11:20 11:30 - 12:50 1:00 - 2:20
 Monday, September 19, 2011

Game @ Florida

Practice Group: 9:30 - 11:00

 Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Game @ Washington (Baltimore)

Scrimmage 9:00 - 9:45

Group 1 Group 2
 Wednesday, September 21, 2011  11:00 - 12:30 1:00 - 2:30
 Thursday, September 22, 2011 9:30 - 11:00 Noon - 1:30
 Friday, September 23, 2011

Game @ Carolina

Practice Group: Noon - 1:30

 Saturday, September 24, 2011 Game vs. Winnipeg
 Sunday, September 25, 2011 11:30 - 1:00 1:00 - 2:30
 Monday, September 26, 2011 11:30 - 1:00 1:00 - 2:30
 Tuesday, September 27, 2011 11:30 - 1:00 1:00 - 2:30
 Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Game vs. Washington
 Thursday, September 29, 2011 Travel to Winnipeg
 Friday, September 30, 2011 Game @ Winnipeg
 Saturday, October 01, 2011 Game vs. Carolina

And as for who's on which team? Well, we don't know that yet, but here's the total training camp roster...

UPDATE: The Blue, White & Silver teams can be found here.

NO.  FORWARDS  Height  Weight  Shoots  Place of Birth  Birthdate  2010-11 Team
60  Brent Andrews  6-2  200   L  Hunter River, P.E.I.  January 19, 1993  Halifax (QMJHL)
56  Taylor Beck  6-2  203   R  St. Catharines, Ont.  May 13, 1991  Guelph (OHL)/Milwaukee (AHL)
18  Niclas Bergfors  5-10  194   R  Sodertalje, Sweden  March 7, 1987  Florida (NHL)/Atlanta (NHL)
57  Gabriel Bourque  5-10  192   L  Rimouski, Que.  September 23, 1990  Milwaukee (AHL)
73  Joel Champagne  6-4  214   L  LaSalle, Que.  January 24, 1990  Quebec (QMJHL)
40  Brodie Dupont  6-2  210   L  Russell, Man.  February 17, 1987  Connecticut (AHL)
61  David Elsner  6-0  184   R  Landshut, Germany  March 22, 1992  Landshut (Ger.-2)/Landshut Jr. (Ger.-Jr.)/ERC Ingolstadt (Ger.)
10  Martin Erat  6-0  201   L  Trebic, Czech Rep.  August 29, 1981  Nashville (NHL)
12  Mike Fisher  6-1  208   R  Peterborough, Ont.  June 5, 1980  Ottawa (NHL)/Nashville (NHL)
45  Ryan Flynn  6-3  210   R  St. Paul, Minn.  March 22, 1988  Milwaukee (AHL)
5  Blake Geoffrion  6-1  190   L  Plantation, Fla.  February 3, 1988  Milwaukee (AHL)/Nashville (NHL)
24  Matt Halischuk  6-0  185   R  Toronto, Ont.  June 1, 1988  Milwaukee (AHL)/Nashville (NHL)
27  Patric Hornqvist  6-0  188   L  Sollentuna, Sweden  January 1, 1987  Nashville (NHL)
74  Sergei Kostitsyn  6-0  207   L  Novopolotsk, Belarus  March 20, 1987  Nashville (NHL)
63  Jani Lajunen  6-1  190   L  Helsinki, Finland  June 16, 1990  Espoo (Finland)
55  Michael Latta  6-0  209   R  Kitchener, Ont.  May 25, 1991  Guelph (OHL)/Milwaukee (AHL)
11  David Legwand  6-2  204   L  Detroit, Mich.  August 17, 1980  Nashville (NHL)
17  Chris Mueller  5-10  180   R  West Seneca, N.Y.  March 6, 1986  Milwaukee (AHL)/Nashville (NHL)
16  Cal O`Reilly  6-0  188   L  Toronto, Ont.  September 30, 1986  Nashville (NHL)
58  Juuso Puustinen  6-2  187   R  Kuopio, Finland  April 5, 1988  HPK (Finland)
79  Ben Ryan  5-11  193   R  Detroit, Mich.  October 16, 1988  U. of Notre Dame (CCHA)
48  Josh Shalla  6-1  202   L  Whitby, Ont.  September 25, 1991  Saginaw (OHL)
67  Robert Slaney  6-2  203   L  Upper Island Cove, Nfld  October 13, 1988  Reading (ECHL)/Toronto (AHL)
89  Tyler Sloan  6-4  214   L  Calgary, Alta.  March 15, 1981  Washington (NHL)/Hershey (AHL)
15  Craig Smith  6-1  197   R  Madison, Wis.  September 5, 1989  U. of Wisconsin (WCHA)
25  Jerred Smithson  6-3  209   R  Vernon, B.C.  February 4, 1979  Nashville (NHL)
13  Nick Spaling  6-1  198   L  Palmerston, Ont.  September 19, 1988  Milwaukee (AHL)/Nashville (NHL)
21  Zack Stortini  6-4  215   R  Eliot Lake, Ont.  September 11, 1985  Edmonton (NHL)/Oklahoma City (AHL)
65  Ryan Thang  6-0  194   R  Chicago, Ill.  May 11, 1987  Milwaukee (AHL)
22  Jordin Tootoo  5-9  199   R  Churchill, Man.  February 2, 1983  Nashville (NHL)
62  Mark Van Guilder  6-2  205   R  Roseville, Minn.  January 17, 1984  Milwaukee (AHL)/Cincinnati (ECHL)
72  Austin Watson  6-4  193   R  Ann Arbor, Mich.  January 13, 1992  Peterborough (OHL)/Milwaukee (AHL)
33  Colin Wilson  6-1  210   L  Greenwich, Conn.  October 20, 1989  Nashville (NHL)
28  Kyle Wilson  6-0  201   L  Oakville, Ont.  December 15, 1984  Columbus (NHL)/Springfield (AHL)
NO.  DEFENSE  Height  Weight  Shoots  Place of Birth  Birthdate  2010-11 Team
75  Taylor Aronson  6-1  205   R  Placentia, Calif.  December 30, 1991  Portland (WHL)
64  Victor Bartley  6-0  203   L  Maple Ridge, B.C.  February 17, 1988  Rogle (Sweden-2)
7  Jonathon Blum  6-1  190   R  Long Beach, Calif.  January 30, 1989  Milwaukee (AHL)/Nashville (NHL)
51  Francis Bouillon  5-8  198   L  New York, N.Y.  October 17, 1975  Nashville (NHL)
42  Mattias Ekholm  6-4  204   L  Borlange, Sweden  May 24, 1990  Brynas (Sweden)
49  Ryan Ellis  5-10  179   R  Hamilton, Ont.  January 3, 1991  Windsor (OHL)/Milwaukee (AHL)
47  Scott Ford  6-3  216   R  Fort St. John, B.C.  December 24, 1979  Milwaukee (AHL)
53  Jeffrey Foss  6-2  205   R  Fargo, N.D.  December 12, 1988  R.P.I. (ECAC)/Milwaukee (AHL)
38  Jack Hillen  5-10  190   L  Minnetonka, Minn.  January 24, 1986  NY Islanders (NHL
59  Roman Josi  6-2  198   L  Bern, Switzerland  June 1, 1990  Milwaukee (AHL)
8  Kevin Klein  6-1  200   R  Kitchener, Ont.  December 13, 1984  Nashville (NHL)
32  Teemu Laakso  6-1  215   R  Tuusula, Finland  August 27, 1987  Milwaukee (AHL)/Nashville (NHL)
54  Charles-Olivier Roussel  6-1  201   R  St. Eustache, Que.  September 13, 1991  Montreal (QMJHL)
20  Ryan Suter  6-1  198   L  Madison, Wis.  January 21, 1985  Nashville (NHL)
83  Scott Valentine  6-2  201   L  Ottawa, Ont.  May 2, 1991  Oshawa (OHL)
6  Shea Weber  6-4  232   R  Sicamous, B.C.  August 14, 1985  Nashville (NHL)
NO.  GOALTENDER  Height  Weight  Catches  Place of Birth  Birthdate  2010-11 Team
36  Atte Engren  6-1  186   L  Rauma, Finland  February 19, 1988  TPS Turku (Finland)/Milwaukee (AHL)
39  Anders Lindback  6-6  203   L  Gavle, Sweden  May 3, 1988  Nashville (NHL)/Milwaukee (AHL)
37  Chet Pickard  6-2  206   L  Moncton, N.B.  November 29, 1989  Milwaukee (AHL)/Cincinnati (ECHL)
35  Pekka Rinne  6-5  209   L  Kempele, Finland  November 3, 1982  Nashville (NHL)
30  Jeremy Smith  6-0  173   L  Dearborn, Mich.  April 13, 1989  Cincinnati (ECHL)/Milwaukee (AHL)
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