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Training Camp roster reveals jersey changes, additions…

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Get ready to place that next personalized jersey order. The 2011-12 Nashville Predators training camp roster has been announced.

The most notable differences on the roster are, of course, the new players. Niclas Bergfors will go back to the #18 he wore with the New Jersey Devils and Atlanta Thrashers, Zack Stortini will adopt a new number altogether with #21, while former Columbus Blue Jackets forward Kyle Wilson has claimed former Nashville winger Ryan Jones‘ #28.

Jack Hillen will try to contend for an opening night roster spot wearing the #38 he wore with the New York Islanders, Tyler Sloan will do the same when he dons the #89 he wore with the Washington Capitals and minor league winger Brodie Dupont will disappoint everyone and wear #40.

(I mean, c’mon, who didn’t want him to wear JP Dumont‘s #71 just to confuse Pete and Terry in the booth?)

Coupled with the roster additions, two Preds have changed their numbers. Defensive prospect Teemu Laakso will wear #2 and centerman Chris Mueller will abandon last year’s #53 and don #17.

As Seth Lake pointed out on Twitter, this is Laakso’s third jersey change. He started with #4, moved to #32 when Cody Franson swiped #4 from him, and now he’s giving Dan Hamhuis‘ old number a try.

We will be offering a full downloadable roster shortly. Stay tuned.

2 Comments

  1. JeffMeisenhelder

    September 6, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Stortini posted on Facebook that 21 is his old Sudbury Wolves number.

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  2. ZackTN

    September 10, 2011 at 8:27 am

    I was hoping Dupont would wear #24 so we could all call him Jeff Gordon. Hey-oooooooo! Anyone? Anyone? Dang. That wasn’t as funny as I had hoped.