Friday was originally planned as the day that the Nashville Predators' rookies and younger players would report to camp to seek furtherance of their career in the National Hockey League.
It turned out to be a horse of a different color with the pending lockout set for Saturday night at 11:59 p.m. CDT. Instead of heading to Smashville for a chance at "the show," twenty three players are headed elsewhere for the start of camp.
The Milwaukee Admirals will be the primary beneficiary of 22 top Preds prospects while recent signee, Colton Sissons, has been loaned to his junior team in the WHL.
Make the jump for the full release from the Predators...NASHVILLE PREDATORS ASSIGN 22 PLAYERS TO THE MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS
- Also loan Colton Sissons to the WHL’s Kelowna Rockets -
Nashville, Tenn. (September 14, 2011) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has assigned 22 players to their primary developmental affiliate, the American Hockey League’s Milwaukee Admirals, and have loaned Colton Sissons to the Western Hockey League’s Kelowna Rockets.
The breakdown of players assigned to Milwaukee is as follows:
Forwards (12): Daniel Bang, Taylor Beck, Gabriel Bourque, Patrick Cehlin, Kevin Henderson, Jani Lajunen, Michael Latta, Jack MacLellan, Juuso Puustinen, Ben Ryan, Josh Shalla and Austin Watson.
Defensemen (8): Taylor Aronson, Victor Bartley, Anthony Bitetto, Mattias Ekholm, Ryan Ellis, Joonas Jarvinen, Charles-Olivier Roussel and Scott Valentine.
Goaltenders (2): Magnus Hellberg and Jeremy Smith.
Limited tickets are still available for Petey’s Preds Party, slated for this Monday at 5:30 p.m. at Bridgestone Arena. This cocktail reception includes dinner, live entertainment and a world-class auction featuring one-of-a-kind experiences and premier autographed memorabilia from around the sports and entertainment industry. Individual tickets for the event are $100, and attendees of the dinner are not required to attend the next day’s sold-out golf outing, which takes place on the South Course at Vanderbilt Legends Club. The second annual First Tennessee Nashville Predators/Brent Peterson Celebrity Golf Classic and Petey’s Preds Party are presented by Franklin American Mortgage and PEAK Performance, in conjunction with media partners FOX 17 and 102.5 The Game. Funds raised from this two-day event go towards the Peterson Foundation for Parkinson’s and the Nashville Predators Foundation.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOntheGlass