Frederic Allard had to be content with a passive role, last week, during his presence in the Nashville Predators Development Camp. The defender of the Chicoutimi Saguenéens was not able to participate in workouts because of fractured ribs, an injury sustained during the third match played by his team in the playoffs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League .
If it has not been able to argue on the ice, Frédéric Allard has nonetheless enjoyed this prolonged contact with the Nashville Predators.
“I have not skated and I went there to see how things were going, says Frederic Allard, who has to check in with the doctor of Chicoutimi on 16 July. I liked that. Nashville is a beautiful city. It’s hot. During my presence there, I participated in meetings and I went to see the drives. I went to see how it worked and I still had a great week. ”
Frederic Allard was a third-round pick of the Predators (78th overall), on 25 June. Like all young players selected by the team at that time, he has not had much time to celebrate. An hour after the conclusion of the meeting of selection of the National Hockey League, everybody has left Buffalo toward Nashville.
The Predators development camp ended on Saturday. second-round pick, Samuel Girard Robervalois also spent the week in Nashville. The defender of the Shawinigan Cataractes was part of hockey players who have made a good impression during the inter-team match that ended the training week. He had a goal and an assist, while demonstrating his skill on skates.
“It was an amazing week, said Samuel Girard, on the website of the Predators. This is a great organization and a great group of players. I had a lot of fun (in Nashville) and look forward to be back in September. ”
Samuel Girard returned to Shawinigan in the night from Saturday to Sunday and currently competes in hockey camp in Trois-Rivières. It should then enjoy a few days off before turning his attention back to Canada’s National Junior Team summer development camp to be held in Toronto from July 30 to August 2. Hockey players invited will then travel to Plymouth, Michigan, for a four-game series against the United States, Finland and Sweden, from 3 to 6 August.