Predators Announce Rookie Camp Roster

By Greg Andrade
The Nashville Predators have released their roster for the upcoming rookie camp and tournament in Traverse City, Michigan, Sept. 2-5. There are several top propsects on the roster this year, including Denis Arkhipov, who recently signed a contract has finally come to North America. Arkhipov is one of the top prospects in the organization and an excellent goal scorer. He has an outside chance to make the Predators this season and his initial performance at the rookie tournament could be the first step toward the NHL.
Other strong prospects include Jonas Andersson, who was the most impressive rookie in last year’s camp. Andersson also has a chance to make the Predators this season, especially after spending an entire season in North America with the North Bay Centennials of the OHL. Martin Bartek has completed his QMJHL career and could also be a candidate to play in the NHL this season, but he will likely spend the year in Milwaukee of the IHL.
Scott Hartnell is perhaps the biggest name among this group of prospects, after he was selected sixth overall by the Predators in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. Hartnell will look to impress the Nashville staff and show the team that he is closer to the NHL than the scouts believe, but it is almost certain that he will be back with Prince Albert of the WHL this season.

Konstantin Panov and Martin Erat could turn heads in camp, much like they did last summer. Both players had strong seasons in the WHL and ready to graduate to the pro ranks. They will both likely spend this season in Milwaukee.


# CENTERS HT WT SHOOTS BORN BIRTHPLACE
59 Denis Arkhipov 6'3" 210 Left 5/19/79 Kazan, Rus.
61 Greg Classen 6'1" 194 Left 8/24/77 Aylsham, SK
65 Stuart MacRae 6'2" 187 Left 6/25/82 Sydney, NS
74 Brad Twordik 5'10" 204 Left 11/20/79 Saskatoon, SK

# LEFT WINGS HT WT SHOOTS BORN BIRTHPLACE
58 Martin Erat 6'0" 197 Left 8/29/81 Trebic, Czech.
73 Eric Gooldy 6'3" 210 Left 2/10/79 New Hartford, NY
55 Alexander Krevsun 6'1" 210 Left 6/2/80 Togliatti, Rus.
75 Jason Ulmer 5'10" 175 Right 12/20/78 Wilcox, SK

# RIGHT WINGS HT WT SHOOTS BORN BIRTHPLACE
51 Jonas Andersson 6'3" 200 Left 2/24/81 Stockholm, Swe.
50 Martin Bartek 6'1" 200 Left 7/17/80 Kindgssed Jill, Slo.
63 Scott Hartnell 6'3" 198 Left 4/18/82 Lloydminster, AB
56 Konstantin Panov 6'0" 188 Left 6/29/80 Chelyabinsk, Rus.

# DEFENSE HT WT SHOOTS BORN BIRTHPLACE
53 Brett Angel 6'6" 228 Left 4/29/81 Kingston, ON
60 Miroslav Durak 6'4" 211 Right 6/6/81 Topolcany, Slo.
57 Timo Helbling 6'2" 187 Right 7/21/81 Basil, Switz.
52 Ed Hill 6'3" 215 Left 10/24/80 Newberryport, MA
48 Kent Sauer 6'2" 230 Right 5/10/79 Sartell, MN
64 Dean Serdachny 6'2" 209 Left 1/17/80 Yorkton, SK

# GOALTENDERS HT WT CATCHES BORN BIRTHPLACE
34 Kyle Kettles 6'3" 180 Left 6/19/81 Lac du Bonnet, MB
62 Jure Penko 6'2" 195 Left 4/6/81 Ljubljana, Slovenia

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