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Nashville Predators Announce 2015 Preseason Schedule

Get ready for hockey three months from now.

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The Nashville Predators will play a total of six games against three opponents to lead into the 2015-2016 NHL season. The club will open the preseason schedule on September 20th with a home doubleheader against the Florida Panthers, and will also travel to Columbus and Tampa Bay to play the Blue Jackets and the Lightning.

Unfortunately, the annual rookie camp (Sept. 12-15) will travel to Estero, Florida this year, depriving Predators fans of another wonderful week of games and tournaments at Ford Ice Center. Certainly a highlight of the preseason many were hoping would return this year.

Below is the full preseason schedule as well as the full press release from the Predators, which has more information about the various promotions coming up.

Date Visitor Home Time (CT) Location
Sunday, 9/20/15 Panthers Predators 3:30 PM Bridgestone Arena
Sunday, 9/20/15 Panthers Predators 7:00 PM Bridgestone Arena
Tuesday, 9/22/15 Predators Lightning 6:30 PM Amalie Arena
Wednesday, 9/23/15 Lightning Predators 7:00 PM Bridgestone Arena
Tuesday, 9/29/15 Blue Jackets Predators 7:00 PM Bridgestone Arena
Saturday, 10/3/15 Predators Blue Jackets 6:00 PM Nationwide Arena

Nashville, Tenn. (June 22, 2015) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Monday that the Predators will open their six-game 2015 preseason schedule on Sept. 20 by hosting the Florida Panthers for a doubleheader, then play home-and-home series with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Columbus Blue Jackets.

The 2015 preseason slate marks the fourth consecutive training camp – and second straight year – that the Predators and Panthers have played a split-squad doubleheader. Nashville will then play the 2015 Eastern Conference Champion Tampa Bay Lightning on back-to-back nights, first on Sept. 22 at Amalie Arena, then Sept. 23 at Bridgestone Arena.

The Predators will wrap up their 2015 preseason with a pair of games against former Central Division rival Columbus, first in Smashville on Sept. 29, then at the Blue Jackets’ Nationwide Arena on Oct. 3. The 2015-16 regular season opens the following week.

The 2015 Nashville Predators rookie camp is scheduled to open Thursday, Sept. 10, with the team’s prospects traveling to Estero, Fla., for a rookie tournament against the Washington Capitals, Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Panthers from Sept. 12-15. Veterans will then report for testing and physicals on Thursday, Sept. 17.

New this year, the Preds have partnered with Middle Tennessee Kroger stores to give all fans the opportunity to attend a preseason game at Bridgestone Arena, free of charge. Beginning in mid-August, fans can pick-up a voucher, good for four tickets (while supplies last) to one of the Preds’ four preseason games, at all Middle Tennessee Kroger locations.

Full season-tickets are on sale now and start as low as $15 per game with half season-ticket packages starting at $25 per game. Fans can guarantee an opportunity to purchase 2016 NHL All-Star Weekend tickets by becoming a Nashville Predators season-ticket holder – all season-ticket packages are currently available with great interest-free payment plans. To order season-tickets, visit Nashvillepredators.com/seasons or contact a ticket representative at 615-770-7800.