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Nash Daily: Predators Rookie Camp Details, Avalanche Predictions

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The Nashville Predators announced the dates and revealed the roster for rookie camp and the 2023 Southeast Rookie Showcase on Thursday.

Among the notables participating in camp are 2023 first-round pick Tanner Molendyk, 2022 first-round pick Joakim Kemell, 2021 first-round picks Fedor Svechkov and Zachary L’Heureux, and 2020 first rounder Yaroslav Askarov.

While rookie camp begins on Sept. 14, training camp starts 11 days later. With significant roster turnover in Barry Trotz’s first offseason as general manager, Nashville Hockey Now’s Nick Kieser took a look at some of the top storylines to watchduring training camp.

Around the NHL and National Hockey Now

Buffalo Hockey Now: The Ottawa Senators signed defenseman Jake Sanderson to an eight-year, $64.4 million deal on Wednesday. Does his contract provide a blueprint for a possible contract extension for Sabres blue-liner Owen Power?

Colorado Hockey Now: The Avalanche have undergone a decent amount of roster turnover this offseason. CHN’s Evan Rawal has three predications for the Avs 2023 season.

Florida Hockey Now: Panthers center Sam Reinhart is in the final year of his contract. With him possibly hitting free agency for the first time in his career next offseason, the 27-year-old forward told reporters that he and the Panthers have expressed mutual interest in reaching a new deal.

LA Hockey Now: The Kings kick off their rookie camp next week, and LAHN’s Austin Stanovich lists four rookies who could be in line to earn an NHL roster spot in 2023.

New Jersey Hockey Now: The Devils had a breakout season in 2022, and if the team is to take the next step, there’s four players on the roster who need to step up in 2023.

San Jose Hockey Now: 2023 first-round pick Quentin Musty and 2021 first-round pick William Eklund headline a group of players on the Sharks’ Rookie Faceoff roster.