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351 CHL Alumni Listed on 2018-19 NHL Opening Night Rosters

The Canadian Hockey League is proud to announce that 351 former players were listed on opening night rosters for the 2018-19 National Hockey League season.

The 351 names represent active players which comprises nearly 50% of the entire league’s 31 teams.  An additional 51 players were listed on injury reserve to start the new campaign.

Of the 351 players, 156 are graduates of Ontario Hockey League teams while 128 are from the Western Hockey League, and 67 are from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Headlining the list are 15 recent alumni who competed in the CHL last season.  Those players include Maxime Comtois (Drummondville/Anaheim), Sam Steel (Regina/Anaheim), Dillon Dube (Kelowna/Calgary), Juuso Valimaki (Tri-City/Calgary), Andrei Svechnikov (Barrie/Carolina), Henri Jokiharju (Portland/Chicago), Dennis Cholowski (Portland/Detroit), Michael Rasmussen (Tri-City/Detroit), Evan Bouchard (London/Edmonton), Kailer Yamamoto (Spokane/Edmonton), Jaret Anderson-Dolan (Spokane/Los Angeles), Brett Howden (Moose Jaw/NY Rangers), Alex Formenton (London/Ottawa), Jordan Kyrou (Sarnia/St. Louis), and Robert Thomas (Hamilton/St. Louis).

Eight of those players are underage talents eligible to return to their CHL clubs including Comtois, Svechnikov, Jokiharju, Rasmussen, Bouchard, Anderson-Dolan, Formenton, Thomas.  Barrett Hayton (Sault Ste. Marie/Arizona) and Gabriel Vilardi (Kingston/Los Angeles) also fit into this category but are presently listed on the injured reserve.

The Tampa Bay Lightning feature the most CHL talent with 17 former players, followed by the Calgary Flames and Florida Panthers each with 16.  The Dallas Stars and New York Islanders both have 15.  Among the other Canadian teams, the Edmonton Oilers and Ottawa Senators both have 14 CHL grads, the Montreal Canadiens and Winnipeg Jets both have 13, the Toronto Maple Leafs have 12, and the Vancouver Canucks have 10.

The CHL continues to be the number one supplier of talent to the NHL.

CHL Alumni on NHL Rosters:

Most recent CHL club listed in brackets.
*denotes 2017-18 grads.
Italicized names are injured reserve and are not counted in team totals.

Anaheim Ducks (8):
Maxime Comtois (Drummondville Voltigeurs)*
Cam Fowler (Windsor Spitfires)
Ryan Getzlaf (Calgary Hitmen)
John Gibson (Kitchener Rangers)
Adam Henrique (Windsor Spitfires)
Rickard Rakell (Plymouth Whalers)
Luke Schenn (Kelowna Rockets)
Sam Steel (Regina Pats)*

Max Jones (Kingston Frontenacs)*
Corey Perry (London Knights)

Arizona Coyotes (12):
Kevin Connauton (Vancouver Giants)
Nick Cousins (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Lawson Crouse (Kingston Frontenacs)
Laurent Dauphin (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)
Jason Demers (Victoriaville Tigres)
Christian Fischer (Windsor Spitfires)
Michael Grabner (Spokane Chiefs)
Darcy Kuemper (Red Deer Rebels)
Richard Panik (Guelph Storm)
Brendan Perlini (Niagara IceDogs)
Brad Richardson (Owen Sound Attack)
Dylan Strome (Erie Otters)

Dave Bolland (London Knights)
Jakob Chychrun (Sarnia Sting)

Christian Dvorak (London Knights)
Alex Galchenyuk (Sarnia Sting)
Conor Garland (Moncton Wildcats)
Barrett Hayton (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)*
Marian Hossa (Portland Winterhawks)
Nick Merkley (Kelowna Rockets)

Boston Bruins (8):
Patrice Bergeron (Acadie-Bathurst Titan)
Brandon Carlo (Tri-City Americans)
Zdeno Chara (Prince George Cougars)
Jake DeBrusk (Red Deer Rebels)
Jaroslav Halak (Lewiston Maineiacs)
David Krejci (Gatineau Olympiques)
Brad Marchand (Halifax Mooseheads)
John Moore (Kitchener Rangers)

Buffalo Sabres (7):
Nathan Beaulieu (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Zach Bogosian (Peterborough Petes)
Remi Elie (Erie Otters)
Jason Pominville (Shawinigan Cataractes)
Sam Reinhart (Kootenay ICE)
Marco Scandella (Val-d’Or Foreurs)
Jeff Skinner (Kitchener Rangers)

Calgary Flames (16):
Mikael Backlund (Kelowna Rockets)
Sam Bennett (Kingston Frontenacs)
TJ Brodie (Barrie Colts)
Dillon Dube (Kelowna Rockets)*
Michael Frolik (Rimouski Oceanic)
Mark Giordano (Owen Sound Attack)
Travis Hamonic (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Curtis Lazar (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Sean Monahan (Ottawa 67’s)
James Neal (Plymouth Whalers)
Dalton Prout (Saginaw Spirit)
Derek Ryan (Spokane Chiefs)
Mike Smith (Sudbury Wolves)
Michael Stone (Calgary Hitmen)
Matthew Tkachuk (London Knights)
Juuso Valimaki (Tri-City Americans)*

Carolina Hurricanes (12):
Calvin de Haan (Oshawa Generals)
Micheal Ferland (Saskatoon Blades)
Haydn Fleury (Red Deer Rebels)
Warren Foegele (Erie Otters)
Dougie Hamilton (Niagara IceDogs)
Jordan Martinook (Vancouver Giants)
Brock McGinn (Guelph Storm)
Petr Mrazek (Ottawa 67’s)
Jordan Staal (Peterborough Petes)
Andrei Svechnikov (Barrie Colts)*
Justin Williams (Plymouth Whalers)
Valentin Zykov (Gatineau Olympiques)

Victor Rask (Calgary Hitmen)

Chicago Blackhawks (10):
Brandon Davidson (Regina Pats)
Alex DeBrincat (Erie Otters)
Henri Jokiharju (Portland Winterhawks)*
Dominik Kahun (Sudbury Wolves)
Patrick Kane (London Knights)
Duncan Keith (Kelowna Rockets)
Brandon Manning (Chilliwack Bruins)
Brandon Saad (Saginaw Spirit)
Brent Seabrook (Lethbridge Hurricanes)
Cam Ward (Red Deer Rebels)

Corey Crawford (Moncton Wildcats)
Connor Murphy (Sarnia Sting)

Colorado Avalanche (9):
Mark Barberio (Moncton Wildcats)
Tyson Barrie (Kelowna Rockets)
Gabriel Bourque (Moncton Wildcats)
Matt Calvert (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Samuel Girard (Shawinigan Cataractes)
Philipp Grubauer (Kingston Frontenacs)
Gabriel Landeskog (Kitchener Rangers)
Nathan MacKinnon (Halifax Mooseheads)
Nikita Zadorov (London Knights)

Sven Andrighetto (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Conor Timmins (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)*

Columbus Blue Jackets (11):
Josh Anderson (London Knights)
Oliver Bjorkstrand (Portland Winterhawks)
Brandon Dubinsky (Portland Winterhawks)
Pierre-Luc Dubois (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Anthony Duclair (Quebec Remparts)
Nick Foligno (Sudbury Wolves)
Scott Harrington (London Knights)
Boone Jenner (Oshawa Generals)
Sonny Milano (Plymouth Whalers)
David Savard (Moncton Wildcats)
Lukas Sedlak (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)

Seth Jones (Portland Winterhawks)
Ryan Murray (Everett Silvertips)

Dallas Stars (15):
Jamie Benn (Kelowna Rockets)
Connor Carrick (Plymouth Whalers)
Blake Comeau (Kelowna Rockets)
Jason Dickinson (Guelph Storm)
Radek Faksa (Sudbury Wolves)
Julius Honka (Swift Current Broncos)
Anton Khudobin (Saskatoon Blades)
Marc Methot (London Knights)
Tyler Pitlick (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Roman Polak (Kootenay ICE)
Alexander Radulov (Quebec Remparts)
Brett Ritchie (Niagara IceDogs)
Tyler Seguin (Plymouth Whalers)
Gemel Smith (London Knights)
Jason Spezza (Belleville Bulls)

Martin Hanzal (Red Deer Rebels)

Detroit Red Wings (9):
Andreas Athanasiou (Barrie Colts)
Jonathan Bernier (Lewiston Maineiacs)
Tyler Bertuzzi (Guelph Storm)
Dennis Cholowski (Portland Winterhawks)*
Trevor Daley (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Martin Frk (Halifax Mooseheads)
Darren Helm (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Anthony Mantha (Val-d’Or Foreurs)
Michael Rasmussen (Tri-City Americans)*

Mike Green (Saskatoon Blades)
Brian Lashoff (Kingston Frontenacs)
Evgeny Svechnikov (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles)

Edmonton Oilers (14):
Ethan Bear (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Evan Bouchard (London Knights)*
Kyle Brodziak (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Leon Draisaitl (Kelowna Rockets)
Zack Kassian (Windsor Spitfires)
Jujhar Khaira (Everett Silvertips)
Milan Lucic (Vancouver Giants)
Connor McDavid (Erie Otters)
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Red Deer Rebels)
Darnell Nurse (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Ty Rattie (Portland Winterhawks)
Tobias Rieder (Kitchener Rangers)
Ryan Strome (Niagara IceDogs)
Kailer Yamamoto (Spokane Chiefs)*

Ryan Mantha (Niagara IceDogs)
Kris Russell (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Andrej Sekera (Owen Sound Attack)

Florida Panthers (16):
Troy Brouwer (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Aaron Ekblad (Barrie Colts)
Micheal Haley (Toronto St. Michael’s Majors)
Mike Hoffman (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Jonathan Huberdeau (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Roberto Luongo (Acadie-Bathurst Titan)
Derek MacKenzie (Sudbury Wolves)
Jared McCann (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Jamie McGinn (Ottawa 67’s)
Alex Petrovic (Red Deer Rebels)
Mark Pysyk (Edmonton Oil Kings)
James Reimer (Red Deer Rebels)
Colton Sceviour (Lethbridge Hurricanes)
Vincent Trocheck (Plymouth Whalers)
MacKenzie Weegar (Halifax Mooseheads)
Keith Yandle (Moncton Wildcats)

Josh Brown (Oshawa Generals)

Los Angeles Kings (13):
Mike Amadio (North Bay Battalion)
Jaret Anderson-Dolan (Spokane Chiefs)*
Jack Campbell (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Jeff Carter (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Kyle Clifford (Barrie Colts)
Drew Doughty (Guelph Storm)
Trevor Lewis (Owen Sound Attack)
Jake Muzzin (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Tanner Pearson (Barrie Colts)
Dion Phaneuf (Red Deer Rebels)
Nate Thompson (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Tyler Toffoli (Ottawa 67’s)
Austin Wagner (Regina Pats)

Dustin Brown (Guelph Storm)
Gabriel Vilardi (Kingston Frontenacs)*

Minnesota Wild (8):
Charlie Coyle (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Devan Dubnyk (Kamloops Blazers)
Mathew Dumba (Red Deer Rebels)
Eric Fehr (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Marcus Foligno (Sudbury Wolves)
Nino Niederreiter (Portland Winterhawks)
Jared Spurgeon (Spokane Chiefs)
Eric Staal (Peterborough Petes)

Montreal Canadiens (13):
Karl Alzner (Calgary Hitmen)
Paul Byron (Gatineau Olympiques)
Phillip Danault (Moncton Wildcats)
Max Domi (London Knights)
Jonathan Drouin (Halifax Mooseheads)
Brendan Gallagher (Vancouver Giants)
Charles Hudon (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)
Noah Juulsen (Everett Silvertips)
Victor Mete (London Knights)
Xavier Ouellet (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Carey Price (Tri-City Americans)
Nikita Scherbak (Everett Silvertips)
Andrew Shaw (Owen Sound Attack)

Nicolas Deslauriers (Gatineau Olympiques)
David Schlemko (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Shea Weber (Kelowna Rockets)

Nashville Predators (9):
Ryan Ellis (Windsor Spitfires)
Frederick Gaudreau (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
Dan Hamhuis (Prince George Cougars)
Ryan Johansen (Portland Winterhawks)
Zac Rinaldo (Barrie Colts)
Colton Sissons (Kelowna Rockets)
P.K. Subban (Belleville Bulls)
Austin Watson (London Knights)
Yannick Weber (Kitchener Rangers)

Ryan Hartman (Plymouth Whalers)

New Jersey Devils (8):
Jean-Sebastien Dea (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Taylor Hall (Windsor Spitfires)
Nico Hischier (Halifax Mooseheads)
Mirco Mueller (Everett Silvertips)
Stefan Noesen (Plymouth Whalers)
John Quenneville (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Damon Severson (Kelowna Rockets)
Pavel Zacha (Sarnia Sting)

New York Islanders (15):
Josh Bailey (Windsor Spitfires)
Mathew Barzal (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Anthony Beauvillier (Shawinigan Cataractes)
Johnny Boychuk (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Casey Cizikas (Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors)
Cal Clutterbuck (Oshawa Generals)
Jordan Eberle (Regina Pats)
Thomas Hickey (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Ross Johnston (Charlottetown Islanders)
Tom Kuhnhackl (Niagara IceDogs)
Robin Lehner (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Matt Martin (Sarnia Sting)
Adam Pelech (Erie Otters)
Ryan Pulock (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Luca Sbisa (Lethbridge Hurricanes)

Andrew Ladd (Calgary Hitmen)

New York Rangers (7):
Anthony DeAngelo (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Brett Howden (Moose Jaw Warriors)*
Cody McLeod (Portland Winterhawks)
Adam McQuaid (Sudbury Wolves)
Vladislav Namestnikov (London Knights)
Ryan Spooner (Sarnia Sting)
Marc Staal (Sudbury Wolves)

Matt Beleskey (Belleville Bulls)

Ottawa Senators (14):
Craig Anderson (Guelph Storm)
Mikkel Boedker (Kitchener Rangers)
Cody Ceci (Ottawa 67’s)
Thomas Chabot (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Dylan DeMelo (Mississauga Steelheads)
Matt Duchene (North Bay Battalion)
Alex Formenton (London Knights)*
Ben Harpur (Barrie Colts)
Maxime Lajoie (Swift Current Broncos)
Tom Pyatt (Saginaw Spirit)
Bobby Ryan (Owen Sound Attack)
Zack Smith (Swift Current Broncos)
Mark Stone (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Chris Tierney (London Knights)

Clarke MacArthur (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Jean-Gabriel Pageau (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)

Philadelphia Flyers (14):
Sean Couturier (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
Claude Giroux (Gatineau Olympiques)
Radko Gudas (Everett Silvertips)
Travis Konecny (Sarnia Sting)
Scott Laughton (Oshawa Generals)
Andrew MacDonald (Moncton Wildcats)
Nolan Patrick (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Ivan Provorov (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Travis Sanheim (Calgary Hitmen)
Wayne Simmonds (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Anthony Stolarz (London Knights)
Jakub Voracek (Halifax Mooseheads)
Jordan Weal (Regina Pats)
Dale Weise (Swift Current Broncos)

Pascal Laberge (Quebec Remparts)
Samuel Morin (Rimouski Oceanic)
Michal Neuvirth (Oshawa Generals)

Pittsburgh Penguins (7):
Derick Brassard (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
Sidney Crosby (Rimouski Oceanic)
Kris Letang (Val-d’Or Foreurs)
Olli Maatta (London Knights)
Matt Murray (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Jamie Oleksiak (Niagara IceDogs)
Daniel Sprong (Charlottetown Islanders)

Tristan Jarry (Edmonton Oil Kings)

San Jose Sharks (11):
Brent Burns (Brampton Battalion)
Rourke Chartier (Kelowna Rockets)
Logan Couture (Ottawa 67’s)
Brenden Dillon (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Barclay Goodrow (North Bay Battalion)
Martin Jones (Calgary Hitmen)
Evander Kane (Vancouver Giants)
Kevin Labanc (Barrie Colts)
Timo Meier (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Joe Thornton (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Marc-Edouard Vlasic (Quebec Remparts)

St. Louis Blues (14):
Jake Allen (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
Ivan Barbashev (Moncton Wildcats)
Sammy Blais (Charlottetown Islanders)
Robert Bortuzzo (Kitchener Rangers)
Jay Bouwmeester (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Vince Dunn (Niagara IceDogs)
Joel Edmundson (Kamloops Blazers)
Jordan Kyrou (Sarnia Sting)*
Pat Maroon (London Knights)
Ryan O’Reilly (Erie Otters)
David Perron (Lewiston Maineiacs)
Alex Pietrangelo (Barrie Colts)
Brayden Schenn (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Robert Thomas (Hamilton Bulldogs)*

Robby Fabbri (Guelph Storm)
Luke Opilka (Kitchener Rangers)

Tampa Bay Lightning (17):
Anthony Cirelli (Erie Otters)
Braydon Coburn (Portland Winterhawks)
Louis Domingue (Quebec Remparts)
Adam Erne (Quebec Remparts)
Dan Girardi (London Knights)
Yanni Gourde (Victoriaville Tigres)
Tyler Johnson (Spokane Chiefs)
Mathieu Joseph (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Slater Koekkoek (Windsor Spitfires)
Nikita Kucherov (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Danick Martel (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
J.T. Miller (Plymouth Whalers)
Ondrej Palat (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
Cedric Paquette (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Brayden Point (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Mikhail Sergachev (Windsor Spitfires)
Steven Stamkos (Sarnia Sting)

Michael Bournival (Shawinigan Cataractes)
Ryan Callahan (Guelph Storm)
Ben Thomas (Vancouver Giants)
Daniel Walcott (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)

Toronto Maple Leafs (12):
Connor Brown (Erie Otters)
Travis Dermott (Erie Otters)
Tyler Ennis (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Frederik Gauthier (Rimouski Oceanic)
Nazem Kadri (London Knights)
Josh Leivo (Kitchener Rangers)
Martin Marincin (Regina Pats)
Patrick Marleau (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Mitch Marner (London Knights)
Morgan Rielly (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Garret Sparks (Guelph Storm)
John Tavares (London Knights)

Nathan Horton (Oshawa Generals)

Vancouver Canucks (10):
Sven Baertschi (Portland Winterhawks)
Michael Del Zotto (London Knights)
Alexander Edler (Kelowna Rockets)
Nikolay Goldobin (Sarnia Sting)
Erik Gudbranson (Kingston Frontenacs)
Bo Horvat (London Knights)
Brendan Leipsic (Portland Winterhawks)
Derrick Pouliot (Portland Winterhawks)
Brandon Sutter (Red Deer Rebels)
Jake Virtanen (Calgary Hitmen)

Derek Dorsett (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Yan Pavel Laplante (Gatineau Olympiques)
Antoine Roussel (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)

Vegas Golden Knights (10):
William Carrier (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
Deryk Engelland (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Marc-Andre Fleury (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles)
Nick Holden (Chilliwack Bruins)
Jonathan Marchessault (Quebec Remparts)
Brayden McNabb (Kootenay ICE)
Colin Miller (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Ryan Reaves (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Malcolm Subban (Belleville Bulls)
Shea Theodore (Seattle Thunderbirds)

David Clarkson (Kitchener Rangers)
Cody Eakin (Kootenay ICE)

Washington Capitals (9):
Madison Bowey (Kelowna Rockets)
Andre Burakovsky (Erie Otters)
John Carlson (London Knights)
Brett Connolly (Prince George Cougars)
Braden Holtby (Saskatoon Blades)
Dmitrij Jaskin (Moncton Wildcats)
Devante Smith-Pelly (Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors)
Chandler Stephenson (Regina Pats)
Tom Wilson (Plymouth Whalers)

Winnipeg Jets (13):
Laurent Brossoit (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Dustin Byfuglien (Prince George Cougars)
Ben Chiarot (Saginaw Spirit)
Nikolaj Ehlers (Halifax Mooseheads)
Dmitry Kulikov (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
Brendan Lemieux (Windsor Spitfires)
Bryan Little (Barrie Colts)
Adam Lowry (Swift Current Broncos)
Josh Morrissey (Kelowna Rockets)
Joe Morrow (Portland Winterhawks)
Tyler Myers (Kelowna Rockets)
Mathieu Perreault (Acadie-Bathurst Titan)
Mark Scheifele (Barrie Colts)

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