VIDEO: New Spits Forward Ready for the Regular Season


One of the newest Windsor Spitfires is excited to get the season started.

Egor Afanasyev returned to Windsor earlier this week after taking part in the Nashville Predators Rookie Camp and the team's main Training Camp.

The 6'3 forward also played in one NHL preseason game.

"That was something else, played a lot, had a couple shots and playing with guys like Ryan Ellis, Turris, Smith," says Afanasyev.  "It's crazy but good experience total for sure."   

He says he got a chance to talk to former Spitfire captain Ryan Ellis in Nashville.

"We talked a little bit about Windsor and he's just a great guy and a great veteran, help me a lot over there, just being more confident and stuff," Afanasyev. 

Afanasyev says the Predators told him to work on his skating during the season.

The Spitfires open the regular season at home Saturday night against Peterborough.

The game can be heard on AM800 starting at 6:30pm.