- Associated Press - Friday, August 22, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Nashville Predators are hosting a rookie tournament Sept. 13-16 that will feature prospects from their own franchise as well as the Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Boston Bruins organizations.

The event will take place at the new Ford Ice Center in conjunction with that facility’s grand opening. The schedule includes two games each on Sept. 13, Sept. 14 and Sept. 16.

This represents the first time the Predators have hosted a rookie showcase against multiple opponents. Last year, the same four teams had a similar event at the Panthers’ practice facility in Sunrise, Florida.

Among the Predators expected to participate are 2014 first-round pick Kevin Fiala, Filip Forsberg, Colton Sissons, Marek Mazanec and Magnus Hellberg. Forsberg, Sissons, Mazanec and Hellberg all appeared in NHL games last season.

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