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Nashville Predators Development Camp Roster Released

Jamie Squire

While today was mostly about the free agents who will help make up the 2013-2014 edition of the Nashville Predators, fans also have a chance next week to check out the players who are on their way to the big leagues, at the 2013 Development Camp. Today, the Preds released a roster of 20 forwards, seven defensemen and four goaltenders who in various stages of the path from amateur hockey to the NHL.

Eight of the team's 10 draft picks from last weekend (including 4th overall pick Seth Jones) are expected to attend, as well as Filip Forsberg, the 2012 1st-round pick which the team acquired in trade for Martin Erat at the deadline. The Preds' 1st-round pick from 2010, Austin Watson, is also on the list.

The on-ice sessions (which are open to the public) at Centennial Sportsplex are scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, July 9 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 10 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Friday, July 12 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 13 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Nashville Predators Development Camp Roster

FORWARDS Height Weight Shoots 2012-13 Team
Pontus Aberg 5-11 193 R Djurgarden (Sweden-2)
Chase Balisy 5-11 174 L Western Michigan (CCHA)
Zach Budish 6-3 219 R U. of Minnesota (WCHA)/Milwaukee (AHL)
Filip Forsberg 6-1 188 R Leksand (Sweden-2)/Nashville (NHL)
Sebastien Geoffrion 5-10 190 L Arizona (CHL)
Felix Girard 5-11 190 R Baie-Comeau (QMJHL)
Max Gortz 6-2 202 R Farjestad (Sweden)/Farjestad Jr. (Sweden Jr.)
Ludwig Karlsson 6-3 200 L Northeastern (H-East)
Brendan Leipsic 5-9 167 L Portland (WHL)
Michael Liambas 5-9 191 L Milwaukee (AHL)/Cincinnati (ECHL)/Orlando (ECHL)
Wade Murphy 5-10 173 R Penticton (BCHL)
Joe Pendenza 5-11 190 R Umass-Lowell (H-East)
Emil Pettersson 6-0 152 L Timra (Sweden)/Timra Jr. (Sweden-Jr.)
Miikka Salomaki 5-11 205 L Karpat (Finland)
Josh Shalla 6-1 209 L Milwaukee (AHL)/Cincinnati (ECHL)
Colton Sissons 6-0 187 R Kelowna (WHL)
Zach Stepan 5-11 171 L Waterloo (USHL)
Tommy Veilleux 6-0 188 L Victoriaville (QMJHL)
Jimmy Vesey 6-1 197 L Harvard (ECAC)
Austin Watson 6-3 193 R Milwaukee (AHL)/Nashville (NHL)
DEFENSE Height Weight Shoots 2012-13 Team
Anthony Bitetto 6-1 207 L Milwaukee (AHL)/Cincinnati (ECHL)
Simon Fernholm 6-4 198 L Frolunda Jr. (Sweden Jr.)/Frolunda (Sweden)
Seth Jones 6-3 205 R Portland (WHL)
Teemu Kivihalme 5-11 158 L Burnsville (HS-Minn)/Fargo (USHL)
Garrett Noonan 6-0 212 L Boston Univ. (H-East)
Charles-Olivier Roussel 6-1 204 R Milwaukee (AHL)/Cincinnati (ECHL)
Mikko Vainonen 6-2 222 L Kingston (OHL)
GOALTENDER Height Weight Catches 2012-13 Team
Magnus Hellberg 6-5 199 L Milwaukee (AHL)
Janne Juvonen 6-0 178 L Lahti (Finland)/Lahti Jr. (Finland-Jr.)/Peliitat (Finland-2)
Marek Mazanec 6-4 189 R Plzen (Czech Rep.)/IHC Pisek (Czech Rep.-2)/Plzen (Czech Rep. Jr.)
Juuse Saros 5-9 161 L HPK Jr. (Finland-Jr.)

The only two draft picks from this year's class who won't be attending are 3rd-round selection Jonathan Diaby and 5th-round pick Saku Maenalanen.