NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Several prospective hockey players took time off the ice to help people in the Nashville community Thursday.

It was part of the Nashville Predators’ Prospect Day in the Community, which is a day of community outreach featuring Nashville Predators prospects visiting various Middle Tennessee organizations.

The event marked the seventh time players in town for the Nashville Predators Development Camp made community appearances throughout Middle Tennessee.

“A lot of these kids don’t necessarily have the easiest upbringing and if they can escape from that for a day that’s always great,” said prospective defensemen Jaynen Rissling.

“And if we’re the guys that can help them do that it feels good.”

Players visited patients at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, spent time with community members at Room in the Inn, designed a playground with kids at Nashville Inner City Ministries, painted at Renewal House, packed food boxes at the Martha O’Bryan Center and skated and played street hockey with kids at both Camp Widjiwagan and the Ford Ice Center.

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