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372 CHL Alumni listed on 2017-18 NHL Opening Night Rosters

 

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League proudly announced today that 372 CHL alumni are actively listed on National Hockey League Opening Night Rosters representing over 52% of all players in the league to start the 2017-18 season.

Of the 372 active players, 14 finished the 2016-17 season in the CHL including 11 who are returning-eligible as 18 and 19-year-old players led by Nico Hischier of the Halifax Mooseheads selected first overall by the New Jersey Devils, and Nolan Patrick of the Brandon Wheat Kings selected second overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2017 NHL Draft.

The 372 CHL graduates on NHL rosters includes 171 players from the Ontario Hockey League, 129 from the Western Hockey League, and 72 from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

The London Knights lead all CHL clubs with 29 graduates on NHL rosters, followed by the Kelowna Rockets, Portland Winterhawks, and Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds each with 14.  The Calgary Flames have the most CHL graduates on their roster with 18, followed by the Philadelphia Flyers with 17.

In addition to the 372 CHL alumni on active NHL rosters, 42 graduates are opening the season on NHL team injured reserve lists.

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

CHL Returning Eligible Players on Active NHL Opening Night Rosters:

2017 NHL Draft (99-born):
Nico Hischier (Halifax Mooseheads) selected 1st overall by the New Jersey Devils
Alex Formenton (London Knights) selected 47th overall by the Ottawa Senators
Nolan Patrick (Brandon Wheat Kings) selected 2nd overall by the Philadelphia Flyers*
Owen Tippett (Mississauga Steelheads) selected 10th overall by the Florida Panthers
Kailer Yamamoto (Spokane Chiefs) selected 22nd overall by the Edmonton Oilers*
*player is a late 98-born

2016 NHL Draft (98-born):
Logan Brown (Windsor Spitfires) selected 11th overall by the Ottawa Senators
Alex DeBrincat (Erie Otters) selected 39th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks*
Pierre-Luc Dubois (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada) selected 3rd overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets
Janne Kuokkanen (London Knights) selected 43rd overall by the Carolina Hurricanes
Samuel Girard (Shawinigan Cataractes) selected 47th overall by the Nashville Predators
Victor Mete (London Knights) selected 100th overall by the Montreal Canadiens
Mikhail Sergachev (Windsor Spitfires) selected 9th overall by the Montreal Canadiens (now with Tampa Bay Lightning)
*player is a late 97-born

2015 NHL Draft (97-born):
Mathew Barzal (Seattle Thunderbirds) selected 16th overall by the New York Islanders
Dylan Strome (Erie Otters) selected 3rd overall by the Arizona Coyotes

CHL Alumni on NHL Opening Night Rosters:

Players in italics finished the 2016-17 season in the CHL
*denotes injured players not counted towards team totals

Anaheim Ducks (10):
Francois Beauchemin (Moncton Wildcats)
Jared Boll (Plymouth Whalers)
Cam Fowler (Windsor Spitfires)
Ryan Getzlaf (Calgary Hitmen)
John Gibson (Kitchener Rangers)
Corey Perry (London Knights)
Rickard Rakell (Plymouth Whalers)
Nick Ritchie (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Logan Shaw (Quebec Remparts)
Antoine Vermette (Victoriaville Tigres)

Arizona Coyotes (16):
Kevin Connauton (Vancouver Giants)
Nick Cousins (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Lawson Crouse (Kingston Frontenacs)
Jason Demers (Victoriaville Tigres)
Max Domi (London Knights)
Louis Domingue (Quebec Remparts)
Anthony Duclair (Quebec Remparts)
Christian Dvorak (London Knights)
Christian Fischer (Windsor Spitfires)
Jordan Martinook (Vancouver Giants)
Brendan Perlini (Niagara IceDogs)
Brad Richardson (Owen Sound Attack)
Tobias Rieder (Kitchener Rangers)
Zac Rinaldo (Barrie Colts)
Luke Schenn (Kelowna Rockets)
Dylan Strome (Erie Otters)
Dave Bolland (London Knights)*
Jakob Chychrun (Sarnia Sting)*

Boston Bruins (11):
Matt Beleskey (Belleville Bulls)
Patrice Bergeron (Acadie-Bathurst Titan)
Brandon Carlo (Tri-City Americans)
Zdeno Chara (Prince George Cougars)
Jake DeBrusk (Red Deer Rebels)
Anton Khudobin (Saskatoon Blades)
David Krejci (Gatineau Olympiques)
Brad Marchand (Halifax Mooseheads)
Adam McQuaid (Sudbury Wolves)
Paul Postma (Calgary Hitmen)
Ryan Spooner (Sarnia Sting)

Buffalo Sabres (12):
Nathan Beaulieu (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Zach Bogosian (Peterborough Petes)
Josh Gorges (Kelowna Rockets)
Seth Griffith (London Knights)
Evander Kane (Vancouver Giants)
Robin Lehner (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Jordan Nolan (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Ryan O’Reilly (Erie Otters)
Jason Pominville (Shawinigan Cataractes)
Benoit Pouliot (Sudbury Wolves)
Sam Reinhart (Kootenay ICE)
Marco Scandella (Val-d’Or Foreurs)
Justin Falk (Spokane Chiefs)*

Calgary Flames (18):
Mikael Backlund (Kelowna Rockets)
Sam Bennett (Kingston Frontenacs)
T.J. Brodie (Barrie Colts)
Troy Brouwer (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Micheal Ferland (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Michael Frolik (Rimouski Oceanic)
Mark Giordano (Owen Sound Attack)
Dougie Hamilton (Niagara IceDogs)
Freddie Hamilton (Niagara IceDogs)
Travis Hamonic (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Brett Kulak (Vancouver Giants)
Curtis Lazar (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Sean Monahan (Ottawa 67’s)
Mike Smith (Sudbury Wolves)
Matt Stajan (Belleville Bulls)
Michael Stone (Calgary Hitmen)
Matthew Tkachuk (London Knights)
Kris Versteeg (Red Deer Rebels)
Marek Hrivik (Moncton Wildcats)*

Carolina Hurricanes (9):
Haydn Fleury (Red Deer Rebels)
Janne Kuokkanen (London Knights)
Brock McGinn (Guelph Storm)
Victor Rask (Calgary Hitmen)
Derek Ryan (Spokane Chiefs)
Jeff Skinner (Kitchener Rangers)
Jordan Staal (Peterborough Petes)
Cam Ward (Red Deer Rebels)
Justin Williams (Plymouth Whalers)

Chicago Blackhawks (11):
Lance Bouma (Vancouver Giants)
Corey Crawford (Moncton Wildcats)
Alex DeBrincat (Erie Otters)
Cody Franson (Vancouver Giants)
Ryan Hartman (Plymouth Whalers)
Patrick Kane (London Knights)
Duncan Keith (Kelowna Rockets)
Connor Murphy (Sarnia Sting)
Richard Panik (Guelph Storm)
Brandon Saad (Saginaw Spirit)
Brent Seabrook (Lethbridge Hurricanes)
Marian Hossa (Portland Winterhawks)*
Nathan Noel (Saint John Sea Dogs)*
Michal Rozsival (Swift Current Broncos)*
Jordin Tootoo (Brandon Wheat Kings)*

Colorado Avalanche (11):
Sven Andrighetto (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Mark Barberio (Moncton Wildcats)
Tyson Barrie (Kelowna Rockets)
Jonathan Bernier (Lewiston Maineiacs)
Chris Bigras (Owen Sound Attack)
Blake Comeau (Kelowna Rockets)
Matt Duchene (Brampton Battalion)
Gabriel Landeskog (Kitchener Rangers)
Nathan MacKinnon (Halifax Mooseheads)
Nail Yakupov (Sarnia Sting)
Nikita Zadorov (London Knights)
Sergei Boikov (Drummondville Voltigeurs)*
A.J. Greer (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)*

Columbus Blue Jackets (12):
Josh Anderson (London Knights)
Oliver Bjorkstrand (Portland Winterhawks)
Matt Calvert (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Brandon Dubinsky (Portland Winterhawks)
Pierre-Luc Dubois (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Nick Foligno (Sudbury Wolves)
Scott Harrington (London Knights)
Seth Jones (Portland Winterhawks)
Sonny Milano (Plymouth Whalers)
Ryan Murray (Everett Silvertips)
David Savard (Moncton Wildcats)
Lukas Sedlak (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)
Boone Jenner (Oshawa Generals)*

Dallas Stars (15):
Jamie Benn (Kelowna Rockets)
Adam Cracknell (Kootenay ICE)
Radek Faksa (Sudbury Wolves)
Dan Hamhuis (Prince George Cougars)
Martin Hanzal (Red Deer Rebels)
Julius Honka (Swift Current Broncos)
Marc Methot (London Knights)
Jamie Oleksiak (Niagara IceDogs)
Tyler Pitlick (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Alexander Radulov (Quebec Remparts)
Brett Ritchie (Niagara IceDogs)
Antoine Roussel (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)
Tyler Seguin (Plymouth Whalers)
Gemel Smith (London Knights)
Jason Spezza (Belleville Bulls)

Detroit Red Wings (7):
Trevor Daley (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Martin Frk (Halifax Mooseheads)
Mike Green (Saskatoon Blades)
Darren Helm (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Anthony Mantha (Val-d’Or Foreurs)
Petr Mrazek (Ottawa 67’s)
Xavier Ouellet (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Tyler Bertuzzi (Guelph Storm)*
Eric Tangradi (Belleville Bulls)*

Edmonton Oilers (12):
Laurent Brossoit (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Leon Draisaitl (Kelowna Rockets)
Zack Kassian (Windsor Spitfires)
Jujhar Khaira (Everett Silvertips)
Milan Lucic (Vancouver Giants)
Patrick Maroon (London Knights)
Connor McDavid (Erie Otters)
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Red Deer Rebels)
Darnell Nurse (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Kris Russell (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Ryan Strome (Niagara IceDogs)
Kailer Yamamoto (Spokane Chiefs)
Andrej Sekera (Owen Sound Attack)*
Ryan Stanton (Moose Jaw Warriors)*

Florida Panthers (16):
Aaron Ekblad (Barrie Colts)
Micheal Haley (Toronto St. Michael’s Majors)
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)
Owen Tippett (Mississauga Steelheads)
Vincent Trocheck (Plymouth Whalers)
Radim Vrbata (Shawinigan Cataractes)
MacKenzie Weegar (Halifax Mooseheads)
Keith Yandle (Moncton Wildcats)

Los Angeles Kings (11):
Andy Andreoff (Oshawa Generals)
Dustin Brown (Guelph Storm)
Jeff Carter (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Kyle Clifford (Barrie Colts)
Drew Doughty (Guelph Storm)
Darcy Kuemper (Red Deer Rebels)
Trevor Lewis (Owen Sound Attack)
Kurtis MacDermid (Erie Otters)
Jake Muzzin (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Tanner Pearson (Barrie Colts)
Tyler Toffoli (Ottawa 67’s)
Austin Wagner (Regina Pats)*

Minnesota Wild (10):
Charlie Coyle (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Devan Dubnyk (Kamloops Blazers)
Matt Dumba (Red Deer Rebels)
Tyler Ennis (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Marcus Foligno (Sudbury Wolves)
Nino Niederreiter (Portland Winterhawks)
Kyle Quincey (Mississauga IceDogs)
Jared Spurgeon (Spokane Chiefs)
Eric Staal (Peterborough Petes)
Chris Stewart (Kingston Frontenacs)

Montreal Canadiens (14):
Karl Alzner (Calgary Himen)
Paul Byron (Gatineau Olympiques)
Phillip Danualt (Moncton Wildcats)
Brandon Davidson (Regina Pats)
Jonathan Drouin (Halifax Mooseheads)
Alex Galchenyuk (Sarnia Sting)
Brendan Gallagher (Vancouver Giants)
Ales Hemsky (Hull Olympiques)
Charles Hudon (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)
Victor Mete (London Knights)
Joe Morrow (Portland Winterhawks)
Carey Price (Tri-City Americans)
Andrew Shaw (Owen Sound Attack)
Shea Weber (Kelowna Rockets)
Jeremiah Addison (Windsor Spitfires)*
Noah Juulsen (Everett Silvertips)*
David Schlemko (Medicine Hat Tigers)*

Nashville Predators (8):
Samuel Girard (Shawinigan Cataractes)
Scott Hartnell (Prince Albert Raiders)
Ryan Johansen (Portland Winterhawks)
Cody McLeod (Portland Winterhawks)
Colton Sissons (Kelowna Rockets)
P.K. Subban (Belleville Bulls)
Austin Watson (London Knights)
Yannick Weber (Kitchener Rangers)
Ryan Ellis (Windsor Spitfires)*

New Jersey Devils (9):
Taylor Hall (Windsor Spitfires)
Adam Henrique (Windsor Spitfires)
Nico Hischier (Halifax Mooseheads)
John Moore (Kitchener Rangers)
Mirco Mueller (Everett Silvertips)
Stefan Noesen (Plymouth Whalers)
Dalton Prout (Saginaw Spirit)
Damon Severson (Kelowna Rockets)
Pavel Zacha (Sarnia Sting)
Ryane Clowe (Montreal Rocket)*
Michael McLeod (Mississauga Steelheads)* 

New York Islanders (16):
Josh Bailey (Windsor Spitfires)
Mathew Barzal (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Anthony Beauvillier (Shawinigan Cataractes)
Johnny Boychuk (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Jason Chimera (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Casey Cizikas (Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors)
Cal Clutterbuck (Oshawa Generals)
Calvin de Haan (Oshawa Generals)
Jordan Eberle (Regina Pats)
Jaroslav Halak (Lewiston Maineiacs)
Thomas Hickey (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Josh Ho-Sang (Niagara IceDogs)
Andrew Ladd (Calgary Hitmen)
Adam Pelech (Erie Otters)
Ryan Pulock (Brandon Wheat Kings)
John Tavares (London Knights)
Shane Prince (Ottawa 67’s)*
Alan Quine (Belleville Bulls)*

New York Rangers (8):
Anthony DeAngelo (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
David Desharnais (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)
Michael Grabner (Spokane Chiefs)
Nick Holden (Chilliwack Bruins)
J.T. Miller (Plymouth Whalers)
Rick Nash (London Knights)
Ondrej Pavelec (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles)
Marc Staal (Sudbury Wolves)

Ottawa Senators (15):
Craig Anderson (Guelph Storm)
Derick Brassard (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
Logan Brown (Windsor Spitfires)
Alexandre Burrows (Shawinigan Cataractes)
Cody Ceci (Owen Sound Attack)
Alex Formenton (London Knights)
Mike Hoffman (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Johnny Oduya (Victoriaville Tigres)
Jean-Gabriel Pageau (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)
Dion Phaneuf (Red Deer Rebels)
Tom Pyatt (Saginaw Spirit)
Bobby Ryan (Owen Sound Attack)
Zack Smith (Swift Current Broncos)
Mark Stone (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Nate Thompson (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Clarke MacArthur (Medicine Hat Tigers)*

Philadelphia Flyers (17):
Sean Couturier (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
Claude Giroux (Gatineau Olympiques)
Radko Gudas (Everett Silvertips)
Travis Konecny (Sarnia Sting)
Scott Laughton (Oshawa Generals)
Taylor Leier (Portland Winterhawks)
Andrew MacDonald (Moncton Wildcats)
Brandon Manning (Chilliwack Bruins)
Samuel Morin (Rimouski Oceanic)
Michal Neuvirth (Oshawa Generals)
Nolan Patrick (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Ivan Provorov (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Travis Sanheim (Calgary Hitmen)
Wayne Simmonds (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Jakub Voracek (Halifax Mooseheads)
Jordan Weal (Regina Pats)
Dale Weise (Swift Current Broncos)
Anthony Stolarz (London Knights)*

Pittsburgh Penguins (7):
Sidney Crosby (Rimouski Oceanic)
Tom Kuhnhackl (Niagara IceDogs)
Kris Letang (Val-d’Or Foreurs)
Olli Maatta (London Knights)
Greg McKegg (London Knights)
Matt Murray (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Ryan Reaves (Brandon Wheat Kings)

San Jose Sharks (14):
Mikkel Boedker (Kitchener Rangers)
Brent Burns (Brampton Battalion)
Logan Couture (Ottawa 67’s)
Dylan DeMelo (Mississauga Steelheads)
Brenden Dillon (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Barclay Goodrow (North Bay Battalion)
Jannik Hansen (Portland Winterhawks)
Martin Jones (Calgary Hitmen)
Kevin Labanc (Barrie Colts)
Timo Meier (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Joe Thornton (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Chris Tierney (London Knights)
Marc-Edouard Vlasic (Quebec Remparts)
Joel Ward (Owen Sound Attack)
Rourke Chartier (Kelowna Rockets)*

St. Louis Blues (11):
Jake Allen (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
Ivan Barbashev (Moncton Wildcats)
Robert Bortuzzo (Kitchener Rangers)
Kyle Brodziak (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Vince Dunn (Niagara IceDogs)
Joel Edmundson (Kamloops Blazers)
Dmitrij Jaskin (Moncton Wildcats)
Alex Pietrangelo (Barrie Colts)
Brayden Schenn (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Chris Thorburn (Plymouth Whalers)
Scottie Upshall (Kamloops Blazers)
Jay Bouwmeester (Medicine Hat Tigers)*
Robby Fabbri (Guelph Storm)*
Luke Opilka (Kitchener Rangers)*

Tampa Bay Lightning (16):
Peter Budaj (Toronto St. Michael’s Majors)
Ryan Callahan (Guelph Storm)
Braydon Coburn (Portland Winterhawks)
Jake Dotchin (Barrie Colts)
Gabriel Dumont (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
Dan Girardi (London Knights)
Yanni Gourde (Victoriaville Tigres)
Tyler Johnson (Spokane Chiefs)
Slater Koekkoek (Windsor Spitfires)
Nikita Kucherov (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Vladislav Namestnikov (London Knights)
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)*
Dominik Masin (Peterborough Petes)*
Jonne Tammela (Peterborough Petes)*
Carter Verhaeghe (Niagara IceDogs)*

Toronto Maple Leafs (10):
Connor Brown (Erie Otters)
Connor Carrick (Plymouth Whalers)
Eric Fehr (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Nazem Kadri (London Knights)
Josh Leivo (Kitchener Rangers)
Martin Marincin (Regina Pats)
Patrick Marleau (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Mitchell Marner (London Knights)
Matt Martin (Sarnia Sting)
Morgan Rielly (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Frederik Gauthier (Rimouski Oceanic)*
Nathan Horton (Oshawa Generals)*
Joffrey Lupul (Medicine Hat Tigers)*

Vancouver Canucks (11):
Sven Baertschi (Portland Winterhawks)
Alex Burmistrov (Barrie Colts)
Michael Del Zotto (London Knights)
Derek Dorsett (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Alexander Edler (Kelowna Rockets)
Sam Gagner (London Knights)
Erik Gudbranson (Kingston Frontenacs)
Bo Horvat (London Knights)
Derrick Pouliot (Portland Winterhawks)
Brandon Sutter (Red Deer Rebels)
Jake Virtanen (Calgary Hitmen)
Cole Cassels (Oshawa Generals)*
Brendan Gaunce (Erie Otters)*

Vegas Golden Knights (13):
William Carrier (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
Cody Eakin (Kootenay ICE)
Deryk Engelland (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Marc-Andre Fleury (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles)
Brendan Leipsic (Portland Winterhawks)
Jonathan Marchessault (Quebec Remparts)
Brayden McNabb (Kootenay ICE)
Colin Miller (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
David Perron (Lewiston Maineiacs)
Calvin Pickard (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Griffin Reinhart (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Luca Sbisa (Lethbridge Hurricanes)
Malcolm Subban (Belleville Bulls)
David Clarkson (Kitchener Rangers)*
Reid Duke (Brandon Wheat Kings)*
Clayton Stoner (Tri-City Americans)*

Washington Capitals (9):
Andre Burakovsky (Erie Otters)
John Carlson (London Knights)
Brett Connolly (Prince George Cougars)
Tyler Graovac (Belleville Bulls)
Philipp Grubauer (Kingston Frontenacs)
Braden Holtby (Saskatoon Blades)
Devante Smith-Pelly (Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors)
Chandler Stephenson (Regina Pats)
Tom Wilson (Plymouth Whalers)

Winnipeg Jets (13):
Dustin Byfuglien (Prince George Cougars)
Ben Chiarot (Saginaw Spirit)
Nikolaj Ehlers (Halifax Mooseheads)
Dmitry Kulikov (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
Bryan Little (Barrie Colts)
Adam Lowry (Swift Current Broncos)
Steve Mason (Kitchener Rangers)
Shawn Matthias (Belleville Bulls)
Josh Morrissey (Kelowna Rockets)
Tyler Myers (Kelowna Rockets)
Mathieu Perreault (Acadie-Bathurst Titan)
Nic Petan (Portland Winterhawks)
Mark Scheifele (Barrie Colts)

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