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215 CHL grads hit the ice in 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs

 

The 2019 NHL Playoffs are off and running and 215 CHL graduates are on a quest for the Stanley Cup.

The Calgary Flames and Tampa Bay Lightning each lead the way with 18 CHL grads included on their playoff roster while the New York Islanders and St. Louis Blues trail close behind with 17.

The London Knights have produced the most playoff performers with 16 graduates on the list followed by the Portland Winterhawks with nine and the Kelowna Rockets with eight.

The 2018-19 NHL season was the league’s 102nd season of operation as the Tampa Bay Lightning (62-16-4) emerged on top of the 31-team field to claim the President’s Trophy as regular season champions. The Bolts were led by NHL scoring leader and Rouyn-Noranda Huskies graduate Nikita Kucherov who led all players with 128 points (41-87–128) over 82 games. He edged out Edmonton’s Connor McDavid (Erie Otters) to earn the Art Ross Trophy, setting a new Lightning single season franchise points record in the process.

On the back end, San Jose Sharks defenceman Brent Burns (Brampton Battalion) led defenders in regular season scoring with 83 points (16-67–83) over 82 games followed by other CHL graduates in Mark Giordano (Owen Sound Attack) of the Calgary Flames with 74 points (17-57–74) and Moose Jaw Warriors alumnus Morgan Rielly of the Toronto Maple Leafs with 72 (20-52–72).

St. Louis Blues netminder Jordan Binnington (Owen Sound Attack) emerged as the NHL’s leader in goals-against average, finishing the season with a 1.89 GAA over 32 contests including five shutouts.

Also in the crease, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds graduate Robin Lehner of the New York Islanders had a hand in helping the Isles earn the William M. Jennings Trophy awarded to the goaltenders of the team with the fewest goals against during the regular season. Lehner posted a 2.13 GAA over 46 games while playing to a 25-13-5 record.

With the regular season in the books, the second season begins as the Washington Capitals are back in the playoff picture to defend their 2018 title.

Here’s a complete look at CHL graduates competing in the 2019 NHL Playoffs.

CHL Alumni on NHL Playoff Rosters:

Most recent CHL club listed in brackets.
*denotes 2017-18 grads.
^played in CHL during 2018-19 season
Italicized names are injured reserve and are not counted in team totals

Boston Bruins (9):
Patrice Bergeron (Acadie-Bathurst Titan)
Brandon Carlo (Tri-City Americans)
Zdeno Chara (Prince George Cougars)
Charlie Coyle (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Jake DeBrusk (Red Deer Rebels)
Jaroslav Halak (Lewiston Maineiacs)
David Krejci (Gatineau Olympiques)
Brad Marchand (Halifax Mooseheads)
John Moore (Kitchener Rangers)

Calgary Flames (18):
Rasmus Andersson (Barrie Colts)
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)
Andrew Mangiapane (Barrie Colts)
Sean Monahan (Ottawa 67’s)
James Neal (Plymouth Whalers)
Dalton Prout (Saginaw Spirit)
Alan Quine (Belleville Bulls)
Derek Ryan (Spokane Chiefs)
Mike Smith (Sudbury Wolves)
Michael Stone (Calgary Hitmen)
Matthew Tkachuk (London Knights)
Juuso Valimaki (Tri-City Americans)*

Carolina Hurricanes (14):
Jake Bean (Tri-City Americans)*
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)
Greg McKegg (London Knights)
Petr Mrazek (Ottawa 67’s)
Nino Niederreiter (Portland Winterhawks)
Jordan Staal (Peterborough Petes)
Andrei Svechnikov (Barrie Colts)*
Justin Williams (Plymouth Whalers)

Colorado Avalanche (13):
Andrew Agozzino (Niagara IceDogs)
Sven Andrighetto (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Mark Barberio (Moncton Wildcats)
Tyson Barrie (Kelowna Rockets)
Gabriel Bourque (Moncton Wildcats)
Derick Brassard (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
Matt Calvert (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Samuel Girard (Shawinigan Cataractes)
Ryan Graves (Quebec Remparts)
Philipp Grubauer (Kingston Frontenacs)
Gabriel Landeskog (Kitchener Rangers)
Nathan MacKinnon (Halifax Mooseheads)
Nikita Zadorov (London Knights)

Columbus Blue Jackets (13):
Josh Anderson (London Knights)
Oliver Bjorkstrand (Portland Winterhawks)
Brandon Dubinsky (Portland Winterhawks)
Pierre-Luc Dubois (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Matt Duchene (Brampton Battalion)
Nick Foligno (Sudbury Wolves)
Scott Harrington (London Knights)
Boone Jenner (Oshawa Generals)
Seth Jones (Portland Winterhawks)
Adam McQuaid (Sudbury Wolves)
Ryan Murray (Everett Silvertips)
David Savard (Moncton Wildcats)
Lukas Sedlak (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)

Dallas Stars (16):
Jamie Benn (Kelowna Rockets)
Landon Bow (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Blake Comeau (Kelowna Rockets)
Jason Dickinson (Guelph Storm)
Justin Dowling (Swift Current Broncos)
Radek Faksa (Sudbury Wolves)
Julius Honka (Swift Current Broncos)
Anton Khudobin (Saskatoon Blades)
Marc Methot (London Knights)
Jamie Oleksiak (Niagara IceDogs)
Tyler Pitlick (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Roman Polak (Kootenay ICE)
Alexander Radulov (Quebec Remparts)
Brett Ritchie (Niagara IceDogs)
Tyler Seguin (Plymouth Whalers)
Jason Spezza (Belleville Bulls)

Martin Hanzal (Red Deer Rebels)

Nashville Predators (11):
Ryan Ellis (Windsor Spitfires)
Frederick Gaudreau (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
Dan Hamhuis (Prince George Cougars)
Ryan Johansen (Portland Winterhawks)
Cody McLeod (Portland Winterhawks)
Zac Rinaldo (Barrie Colts)
Wayne Simmonds (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Colton Sissons (Kelowna Rockets)
P.K. Subban (Belleville Bulls)
Austin Watson (London Knights)
Yannick Weber (Kitchener Rangers)

New York Islanders (17):
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)
Michael Dal Colle (Kingston Frontenacs)
Jordan Eberle (Regina Pats)
Thomas Hickey (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Ross Johnston (Charlottetown Islanders)
Tom Kuhnhackl (Niagara IceDogs)
Andrew Ladd (Calgary Hitmen)
Robin Lehner (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Matt Martin (Sarnia Sting)
Adam Pelech (Erie Otters)
Ryan Pulock (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Luca Sbisa (Lethbridge Hurricanes)

Pittsburgh Penguins (8):
Sidney Crosby (Rimouski Oceanic)
Erik Gudbranson (Kingston Frontenacs)
Tristan Jarry (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Kris Letang (Val-d’Or Foreurs)
Olli Maatta (London Knights)
Jared McCann (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Matt Murray (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Garrett Wilson (Owen Sound Attack)

San Jose Sharks (12):
Antoine Bibeau (Val-d’Or Foreurs)
Brent Burns (Brampton Battalion)
Logan Couture (Ottawa 67’s)
Brenden Dillon (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Barclay Goodrow (North Bay Battalion)
Micheal Haley (Toronto St. Michael’s Majors)
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 (17):
Jake Allen (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
Ivan Barbashev (Moncton Wildcats)
Jordan Binnington (Owen Sound Attack)
Sammy Blais (Charlottetown Islanders)
Robert Bortuzzo (Kitchener Rangers)
Jay Bouwmeester (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Michael Del Zotto (London Knights)
Vince Dunn (Niagara IceDogs)
Joel Edmundson (Kamloops Blazers)
Robby Fabbri (Guelph Storm)
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)*
Chris Thorburn (Plymouth Whalers)

Tampa Bay Lightning (18):
Ryan Callahan (Guelph Storm)
Erik Cernak (Erie Otters)
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)
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)

Toronto Maple Leafs (14):
Connor Brown (Erie Otters)
Travis Dermott (Erie Otters)
Tyler Ennis (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Frederik Gauthier (Rimouski Oceanic)
Michael Hutchinson (London Knights)
Nazem Kadri (London Knights)
Martin Marincin (Regina Pats)
Patrick Marleau (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Mitch Marner (London Knights)
Jake Muzzin (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Nic Petan (Portland Winterhawks)
Morgan Rielly (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Garret Sparks (Guelph Storm)
John Tavares (London Knights)

Vegas Golden Knights (14):
William Carrier (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
Cody Eakin (Kootenay ICE)
Deryk Engelland (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Dylan Ferguson (Kamloops Blazers)^
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)
Mark Stone (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Malcolm Subban (Belleville Bulls)
Shea Theodore (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Valentin Zykov (Gatineau Olympiques)

Washington Capitals (7):
Andre Burakovsky (Erie Otters)
John Carlson (London Knights)
Brett Connolly (Prince George Cougars)
Braden Holtby (Saskatoon Blades)
Dmitrij Jaskin (Moncton Wildcats)
Chandler Stephenson (Regina Pats)
Tom Wilson (Plymouth Whalers)

Winnipeg Jets (14):
Nathan Beaulieu (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Laurent Brossoit (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Dustin Byfuglien (Prince George Cougars)
Ben Chiarot (Saginaw Spirit)
Eric Comrie (Tri-City Americans)
Nikolaj Ehlers (Halifax Mooseheads)
Dmitry Kulikov (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
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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