Preliminary Predators Development Camp Roster & Notes

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The Nashville Predators have announced a preliminary roster and schedule for the upcoming Development Camp. The event runs from from June 25-29 in Nashville and culminates with the Future Stars Game at the Bridgestone Arena.

~Roster~
*indicates roster invitee

Forwards

11, Eeli Tolvanen – RW
32, Yakov Trenin – C/LW
44, Patrick Harper – W/C
*56, Jake Jaremko – C/LW
*63, Charlie Kelleher – W
64, Mathieu Olivier – RW
67, Pavel Koltygin – C
68, Rem Pitlick – C
70, Tyler Moy – RW
73, Grant Mismash – C
*77, Alex Overhardt – C
82, Thomas Novak – C
*83, Bobby McMann – C/LW
84, Tanner Jeannot – LW
85, Carl Persson – W

Defensemen

49, Dante Fabbro – RD
50, Hardy Haman Aktell – LD
58, Filip Pyrochta – LD
60, Joonas Lyytinen – LD
62, Adam Smith – LD
71, David Farrance – LD
72, Frédéric Allard – RD
75, Jacob Paquette – LD
*79, Anthony Wyse – LD

Goaltenders

30, Niclas Westerholm
34, Miroslav Svoboda
37, Tomáš Vomáčka
57, Karel Vejmelka
*78, Hayden Lavigne

The very first thing that I think stands out, at least to me, is that Kelleher name. And, yes, that is Tyler Kelleher‘s younger brother who also happens to be playing at the University of New Hampshire. Beyond that, invitees are rather slim at this year’s Development Camp. I do like that Overhardt is back once again. He is someone I’d love to see join the organization on an NHL or AHL basis following his time with the Portland Winterhawks.

I feel the highlight area of this year’s camp could well be between the pipes. I found it telling when the organization signed Svoboda instead of Vejmelka. Yet, here they are at the exact same camp. I had thought time might have passed on Vejmelka the moment Westerholm and Svoboda signed multi-year entry-level contracts with the Predators. I would expect those two, both due for Milwaukee in the Fall, to be leaned on a lot in this camp.

Lastly, it’s also worth pointing out that the likes of Alex Carrier and Anthony Richard are not at this year’s Development Camp. I’d believe that is to allow for a more stable conditioning program this off-season. It was a talking point from the coaching staff during the rough and tumble 2017-18 season, especially for Carrier. This should allow for both to rest up, bulk up, and show up for Pre-Season Camp in Nashville in far better shape.

~Schedule~

Monday, June 25:

  • 7:45-8:45 AM – Off-Ice Testing – Bridgestone Arena
  • 10-11 AM – Meetings – Bridgestone Arena
  • 3 PM – Practice – Centennial Sportsplex
  • 5 PM – Nutrition Seminar – Centennial Sportsplex

Tuesday June, 26:

  • 6:45 AM – Meetings – Centennial Sportsplex
  • 7:15 AM – Track Workout – Vanderbilt
  • 10 AM – Defensemen Practice – Centennial Sportsplex
  • 11:30 AM – Forwards Practice – Centennial Sportsplex

Wednesday June 27:

  • 9-11:30 AM – Yoga/Team Activities – Centennial Sportsplex
  • 12:30 PM – Community Activities – Nashville Area

Thursday, June 28:

  • 6:45 AM – Meetings – Centennial Sportsplex
  • 7:15 AM – Track Workout – Vanderbilt
  • 8:30-10 AM – Team Building
  • 11 AM – 2 PM – On-Ice Sessions – Centennial Sportsplex

Friday, June 29:

  • 7 PM – Future Stars Game – Bridgestone Arena

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4 thoughts on “Preliminary Predators Development Camp Roster & Notes”

  1. Glenn: Guys like Kirkland and Dougherty get a pass on Development Camp after having done it enough years (and progressing into more of a leadership style role at the event itself). I’m a lot of that is going on. And, taking into account that feature I did on Alex Carrier where Stan Drulia was quite vocal that he needs a solid Summer of strength and conditioning, I bet same is said for a lot of those guys (Richard as well). Trenin? I’ve said for awhile about that KHL Russian media outlet rumor that it makes zero sense for a guy that left Russia to play in the QMJHL and accelerate his North American pro career only to quit it after a season and go play where he would have played if he never left in the first place. He’s been on -looks at Instagram- a very fun vacation with his girlfriend state-side. Perhaps the Trenin that arrives in 2018-19 is the one that is a bit more relaxed after some hard first-year lessons. But I still find the KHL rumor baffling. Guess on my part, he would be traded away before he goes back to Russia.

  2. So you think that he will be back with the Admirals this season? I would love to see what he could do in a injury free season.

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