Predators Training Camp Begins September 22

Cole Smith. Photo: Courtesy of the Nashville Predators

The Nashville Predators have announced their full schedule for this fall’s training camp which begins on Wednesday (Sept. 22). The first practice is set for Thursday at 9 a.m. CT at Centennial Sportsplex. The full roster will also be announced on Wednesday and is subject to change throughout training camp.

The three-week camp is headlined by six preseason games, beginning with a doubleheader on the road against the Florida Panthers on Sept. 26 (1 p.m. and 5 p.m. CT). The Predators will then face off against the Lightning twice, traveling to Tampa on Sept. 30 and hosting the defending Stanley Cup champions at Bridgestone Arena on Oct. 2. The team will round out their preseason schedule with two games against the Hurricanes–Nashville’s first-round opponent in the 2021 playoffs–with the first at PNC Arena in Raleigh on Oct. 5 and the second at home on Oct. 9.

Nashville made some big changes this offseason and saw the retirement of franchise goaltender Pekka Rinne, making Juuse Saros the full-time goalie after signing a four-year contract with the Predators. The team also made moves, trading long time Preds Ryan Ellis and Viktor Arvidsson.

Steven Boero