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339 CHL Alumni on 2019-20 Opening Night NHL Rosters

 

The Canadian Hockey League is proud to announce that 339 former players were actively listed on opening night rosters for the 2019-20 National Hockey League season.

The 339 names represent active players which comprises nearly 50% of the entire league’s 31 teams.  An additional 40 players were listed on injury reserve / inactive lists to start the new campaign.

Of the 339 active players, 162 are graduates of Ontario Hockey League teams while 109 are from the Western Hockey League, and 68 are from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Headlining the active list are five players who competed in the CHL last season including Maxime Comtois (Drummondville/Anaheim), Noah Dobson (Rouyn-Noranda/New York Islanders), Cody Glass (Portland/Vegas), Barrett Hayton (Soo/Arizona), and Nick Suzuki (Guelph/Montreal).  Inactive players that competed in the league last year include Justin Almeida (Moose Jaw/Pittsburgh), Kody Clark (Ottawa/Washington), Kirby Dach (Saskatoon/Chicago), Liam Foudy (London/Columbus), Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (Sudbury/Buffalo), Riley Sutter (Everett/Washington), Joel Teasdale (Rouyn-Noranda/Montreal), and Bode Wilde (Saginaw/New York Islanders).

Of the eligible returnees, only Dach, Dobson, Foudy, Hayton, and Wilde from that list are either 2000 or 2001 born players and would not be overagers.

The London Knights have developed the most graduates on NHL Opening Night Rosters with a total of 24, followed by the Soo Greyhounds with 17 graduates, the Kelowna Rockets with 14, the Barrie Colts with 13, the Brandon Wheat Kings with 10, and the Portland Winterhawks with nine.  The top three QMJHL teams represented include the Halifax Mooseheads and Moncton Wildcats both with eight, and the Quebec Remparts with seven former players.

The Chicago Blackhawks feature the most CHL talent with 16 former players, followed by the Montreal Canadiens and New York Islanders each with 15, then the Calgary Flames and Ottawa Senators with 14 each.  The Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, St. Louis Blues, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Vegas Golden Knights trail close behind with 13 each, then the Dallas Stars and Toronto Maple Leafs each have 12 former CHL players.

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 2018-19 grads.
Italicized names are injured reserve or suspended players not counted in team totals.

Anaheim Ducks (11):
Maxime Comtois (Drummondville Voltigeurs)*
Michael Del Zotto (London Knights)
Nicolas Deslauriers (Gatineau Olympiques)
Cam Fowler (Windsor Spitfires)
Ryan Getzlaf (Calgary Hitmen)
John Gibson (Kitchener Rangers)
Brendan Guhle (Prince George Cougars)
Adam Henrique (Windsor Spitfires)
Max Jones (London Knights)
Rickard Rakell (Plymouth Whalers)
Nick Ritchie (Soo Greyhounds)

Sam Steel (Regina Pats)

Arizona Coyotes (10):
Jakob Chychrun (Sarnia Sting)
Eric Comrie (Tri-City Americans)
Lawson Crouse (Kingston Frontenacs)
Jason Demers (Victoriaville Tigres)
Christian Dvorak (London Knights)
Conor Garland (Moncton Wildcats)
Michael Grabner (Spokane Chiefs)
Barrett Hayton (Soo Greyhounds)*
Darcy Kuemper (Red Deer Rebels)
Brad Richardson (Owen Sound Attack)

Marian Hossa (Portland Winterhawks)

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)
Brett Ritchie (Niagara IceDogs)

John Moore (Kitchener Rangers)

Buffalo Sabres (6):
Jean-Sebastien Dea (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Curtis Lazar (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Colin Miller (Soo Greyhounds)
Sam Reinhart (Kootenay ICE)
Marco Scandella (Val-d’Or Foreurs)
Jeff Skinner (Kitchener Rangers)

Zach Bogosian (Peterborough Petes)
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (Sudbury Wolves)*

Calgary Flames (14):
Rasmus Andersson (Barrie Colts)
Mikael Backlund (Kelowna Rockets)
Sam Bennett (Kingston Frontenacs)
TJ Brodie (Barrie Colts)
Mark Giordano (Owen Sound Attack)
Michal Frolik (Rimouski Oceanic)
Travis Hamonic (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Milan Lucic (Vancouver Giants)
Andrew Mangiapane (Barrie Colts)
Sean Monahan (Ottawa 67’s)
Tobias Rieder (Kitchener Rangers)
Derek Ryan (Spokane Chiefs)
Michael Stone (Calgary Hitmen)
Matthew Tkachuk (London Knights)

Juuso Valimaki (Tri-City Americans)

Carolina Hurricanes (11):
Joel Edmundson (Kamloops Blazers)
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)
Nino Niederreiter (Portland Winterhawks)
James Reimer (Red Deer Rebels)
Jordan Staal (Peterborough Petes)
Andrei Svechnikov (Barrie Colts)

Chicago Blackhawks (16):
Corey Crawford (Moncton Wildcats)
Calvin de Haan (Oshawa Generals)
Alex DeBrincat (Erie Otters)
Patrick Kane (London Knights)
Duncan Keith (Kelowna Rockets)
Slater Koekkoek (Windsor Spitfires)
Dominik Kubalik (Kitchener Rangers)
Robin Lehner (Soo Greyhounds)
Olli Maatta (London Knights)
Alexander Nylander (Mississauga Steelheads)
Brendan Perlini (Niagara IceDogs)
Brandon Saad (Saginaw Spirit)
Brent Seabrook (Lethbridge Hurricanes)
Andrew Shaw (Owen Sound Attack)
Zack Smith (Swift Current Broncos)
Dylan Strome (Erie Otters)

Kirby Dach (Saskatoon Blades)*
Connor Murphy (Sarnia Sting)
John Quenneville (Brandon Wheat Kings)

Colorado Avalanche (11):
Mark Barberio (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles)
Andre Burakovsky (Erie Otters)
Matt Calvert (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Samuel Girard (Shawinigan Cataractes)
Ryan Graves (Quebec Remparts)
Philipp Grubauer (Kingston Frontenacs)
Nazem Kadri (London Knights)
Gabriel Landeskog (Kitchener Rangers)
Nathan MacKinnon (Halifax Mooseheads)
Conor Timmins (Soo Greyhounds)
Nikita Zadorov (London Knights)

Columbus Blue Jackets (10):
Josh Anderson (London Knights)
Oliver Bjorkstrand (Portland Winterhawks)
Pierre-Luc Dubois (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Nick Foligno (Sudbury Wolves)
Scott Harrington (London Knights)
Boone Jenner (Oshawa Generals)
Seth Jones (Portland Winterhawks)
Sonny Milano (Plymouth Whalers)
Ryan Murray (Everett Silvertips)
David Savard (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)

Brandon Dubinsky (Portland Winterhawks)
Liam Foudy (London Knights)*

Dallas Stars (12):
Jamie Benn (Kelowna Rockets)
Blake Comeau (Kelowna Rockets)
Jason Dickinson (Guelph Storm)
Justin Dowling (Swift Current Broncos)
Radek Faksa (Sudbury Wolves)
Anton Khudobin (Saskatoon Blades)
Jamie Oleksiak (Niagara IceDogs)
Corey Perry (London Knights)
Roman Polak (Kootenay ICE)
Alexander Radulov (Quebec Remparts)
Tyler Seguin (Plymouth Whalers)
Andrej Sekera (Owen Sound Attack)

Martin Hanzal (Red Deer Rebels)

Detroit Red Wings (11):
Andreas Athanasiou (Barrie Colts)
Jonathan Bernier (Lewiston MAINEiacs)
Tyler Bertuzzi (Guelph Storm)
Madison Bowey (Kelowna Rockets)
Dennis Cholowski (Portland Winterhawks)
Trevor Daley (Soo Greyhounds)
Adam Erne (Quebec Remparts)
Mike Green (Saskatoon Blades)
Darren Helm (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Filip Hronek (Saginaw Spirit)
Anthony Mantha (Val-d’Or Foreurs)

Edmonton Oilers (13):
Ethan Bear (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Colby Cave (Swift Current Broncos)
Leon Draisaitl (Kelowna Rockets)
Tomas Jurco (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Zack Kassian (Windsor Spitfires)
Jujhar Khaira (Everett Silvertips)
Brandon Manning (Chilliwack Bruins)
Connor McDavid (Erie Otters)
James Neal (Plymouth Whalers)
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Red Deer Rebels)
Darnell Nurse (Soo Greyhounds)
Kris Russell (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Mike Smith (Sudbury Wolves)

Kyle Brodziak (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Ryan Mantha (Niagara IceDogs)

Florida Panthers (13):
Josh Brown (Oshawa Generals)
Brett Connolly (Prince George Cougars)
Aaron Ekblad (Barrie Colts)
Jayce Hawryluk (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Mike Hoffman (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Jonathan Huberdeau (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Dryden Hunt (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Samuel Montembeault (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Mark Pysyk (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Colton Sceviour (Lethbridge Hurricanes)
Vincent Trocheck (Plymouth Whalers)
MacKenzie Weegar (Halifax Mooseheads)
Keith Yandle (Moncton Wildcats)

Los Angeles Kings (10):
Mike Amadio (North Bay Battalion)
Dustin Brown (Guelph Storm)
Jack Campbell (Soo Greyhounds)
Jeff Carter (Soo Greyhounds)
Kyle Clifford (Barrie Colts)
Drew Doughty (Guelph Storm)
Trevor Lewis (Owen Sound Attack)
Kurtis MacDermid (Erie Otters)
Tyler Toffoli (Ottawa 67’s)
Austin Wagner (Regina Pats)

Gabriel Vilardi (Kingston Frontenacs)

Minnesota Wild (7):
Devan Dubnyk (Kamloops Blazers)
Matt Dumba (Portland Winterhawks)
Marcus Foligno (Sudbury Wolves)
Ryan Hartman (Plymouth Whalers)
Victor Rask (Calgary Hitmen)
Jared Spurgeon (Spokane Chiefs)
Eric Staal (Peterborough Petes)

Mason Shaw (Medicine Hat Tigers)

Montreal Canadiens (15):
Paul Byron (Gatineau Olympiques)
Ben Chiarot (Saginaw Spirit)
Nick Cousins (Soo Greyhounds)
Phillip Danault (Victoriaville Tigres)
Max Domi (London Knights)
Jonathan Drouin (Halifax Mooseheads)
Cale Fleury (Regina Pats)
Brendan Gallagher (Vancouver Giants)
Brett Kulak (Vancouver Giants)
Victor Mete (London Knights)
Carey Price (Tri-City Americans)
Nick Suzuki (Guelph Storm)*
Nate Thompson (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Jordan Weal (Regina Pats)
Shea Weber (Kelowna Rockets)

Noah Juulsen (Everett Silvertips)
Michael McCarron (Oshawa Generals)

Joel Teasdale (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)*

Nashville Predators (7):
Matt Duchene (Brampton Battalion)
Ryan Ellis (Windsor Spitfires)
Dan Hamhuis (Prince George Cougars)
Ryan Johansen (Portland Winterhawks)
Colton Sissons (Kelowna Rockets)
Austin Watson (London Knights)
Yannick Weber (Kitchener Rangers)

New Jersey Devils (9):
Mackenzie Blackwood (Barrie Colts)
Connor Carrick (Plymouth Whalers)
Taylor Hall (Windsor Spitfires)
Nico Hischier (Halifax Mooseheads)
Mirco Müller (Everett Silvertips)
Damon Severson (Kelowna Rockets)
Wayne Simmonds (Soo Greyhounds)
P.K. Subban (Belleville Bulls)
Pavel Zacha (Sarnia Sting)

New York Islanders (15):
Josh Bailey (Windsor Spitfires)
Anthony Beauvillier (Shawinigan Cataractes)
Mathew Barzal (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Johnny Boychuk (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Derick Brassard (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
Casey Cizikas (Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors)
Cal Clutterbuck (Oshawa Generals)
Michael Dal Colle (Kingston Frontenacs)
Noah Dobson (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)*
Jordan Eberle (Regina Pats)
Ross Johnson (Charlottetown Islanders)
Tom Kuhnhackl (Niagara IceDogs)
Matt Martin (Sarnia Sting)
Adam Pelech (Erie Otters)
Ryan Pulock (Brandon Wheat Kings)

Andrew Ladd (Calgary Hitmen)
Mitchell Vande Sompel (London Knights)
Bode Wilde (Saginaw Spirit)*

New York Rangers (8):
Tony DeAngelo (Soo Greyhounds)
Libor Hajek (Regina Pats)
Brett Howden (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Brendan Lemieux (Windsor Spitfires)
Greg McKegg (London Knights)
Vladislav Namestnikov (London Knights)
Marc Staal (Sudbury Wolves)
Ryan Strome (Niagara IceDogs)

Ottawa Senators (14):
Craig Anderson (Guelph Storm)
Drake Batherson (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Mikkel Boedker (Kitchener Rangers)
Connor Brown (Erie Otters)
Thomas Chabot (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Filip Chlapik (Charlottetown Islanders)
Dylan DeMelo (Mississauga Steelheads)
Anthony Duclair (Quebec Remparts)
Tyler Ennis (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Bobby Ryan (Owen Sound Attack)
Clarke MacArthur (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Jean-Gabriel Pageau (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)
Scott Sabourin (Oshawa Generals)
Chris Tierney (London Knights)

Rudolfs Balcers (Kamloops Blazers)
Ryan Callahan (Guelph Storm)

Philadelphia Flyers (11):
Connor Bunnaman (Kitchener Rangers)
Sean Couturier (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
Claude Giroux (Gatineau Olympiques)
Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)
Travis Konecny (Sarnia Sting)
Scott Laughton (Oshawa Generals)
Samuel Morin (Rimouski Oceanic)
Ivan Provorov (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Travis Sanheim (Calgary Hitmen)
Carsen Twarynski (Kelowna Rockets)
Jakub Voracek (Halifax Mooseheads)

Nolan Patrick (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Tyler Pitlick (Medicine Hat Tigers)

Pittsburgh Penguins (8):
Sidney Crosby (Rimouski Oceanic)
Alex Galchenyuk (Sarnia Sting)
Erik Gudbranson (Kingston Frontenacs)
Tristan Jarry (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Dominik Kahun (Sudbury Wolves)
Kristopher Letang (Val-d’Or Foreurs)
Jared McCann (Soo Greyhounds)
Matt Murray (Soo Greyhounds)

Justin Almeida (Moose Jaw Warriors)*

San Jose Sharks (11):
Brent Burns (Brampton Battalion)
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 (Halifax Mooseheads)
Dalton Prout (Saginaw Spirit)
Joe Thornton (Soo Greyhounds)
Marc-Edouard Vlasic (Quebec Remparts)

St. Louis Blues (13):
Jake Allen (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
Ivan Barbashev (Moncton Wildcats)
Jordan Binnington (Owen Sound Attack)
Samuel Blais (Charlottetown Islanders)
Robert Bortuzzo (Kitchener Rangers)
Jay Bouwmeester (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Vince Dunn (Niagara IceDogs)
Robby Fabbri (Guelph Storm)
Ryan O’Reilly (Erie Otters)
David Perron (Lewiston MAINEiacs)
Alex Pietrangelo (Barrie Colts)
Brayden Schenn (Saskatoon Blades)
Robert Thomas (Hamilton Bulldogs)

Jordan Kyrou (Sarnia Sting)

Tampa Bay Lightning (13):
Erik Cernak (Erie Otters)
Anthony Cirelli (Erie Otters)
Braydon Coburn (Portland Winterhawks)
Yanni Gourde (Victoriaville Tigres)
Mathieu Joseph (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Tyler Johnson (Spokane Chiefs)
Nikita Kucherov (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Pat Maroon (London Knights)
Ondrej Palat (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
Mikhail Sergachev (Windsor Spitfires)
Gemel Smith (London Knights)
Steven Stamkos (Sarnia Sting)
Carter Verhaeghe (Niagara IceDogs)

Cedric Paquette (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Brayden Point (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Daniel Walcott (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)

Toronto Maple Leafs (12):
Tyson Barrie (Kelowna Rockets)
Cody Ceci (Ottawa 67’s)
Frederik Gauthier (Rimouski Oceanic)
Michael Hutchinson (London Knights)
Martin Marincin (Prince George Cougars)
Mitchell Marner (London Knights)
Jake Muzzin (Soo Greyhounds)
Morgan Rielly (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Rasmus Sandin (Soo Greyhounds)
Jason Spezza (Belleville Bulls)
John Tavares (London Knights)
Dmytro Timashov (Quebec Remparts)

David Clarkson (Kitchener Rangers)
Travis Dermott (Erie Otters)
Nathan Horton (Oshawa Generals)
Mason Marchment (Mississauga Steelheads)

Vancouver Canucks (9):
Alexander Edler (Kelowna Rockets)
Micheal Ferland (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Bo Horvat (London Knights)
Josh Leivo (Kitchener Rangers)
J.T. Miller (Plymouth Whalers)
Tyler Myers (Kelowna Rockets)
Tanner Pearson (Barrie Colts)
Brandon Sutter (Red Deer Rebels)
Jake Virtanen (Calgary Hitmen)

Antoine Roussell (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)

Vegas Golden Knights (13):
William Carrier (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
Cody Eakin (Swift Current Broncos)
Deryk Engelland (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Marc-Andre Fleury (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles)
Cody Glass (Portland Winterhawks)*
Nick Holden (Chilliwack Bruins)
Jonathan Marchessault (Quebec Remparts)
Brayden McNabb (Kootenay ICE)
Ryan Reaves (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Mark Stone (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Malcom Subban (Belleville Bulls)
Shea Theodore (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Valentin Zykov (Gatineau Olympiques)

Washington Capitals (8):
John Carlson (London Knights)
Radko Gudas (Everett Silvertips)
Braden Holtby (Saskatoon Blades)
Brendan Leipsic (Portland Winterhawks)
Tyler Lewington (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Richard Panik (Guelph Storm)
Chandler Stephenson (Regina Pats)
Tom Wilson (Plymouth Whalers)

Kody Clark (Ottawa 67’s)*
Riley Sutter (Everett Silvertips)*

Winnipeg Jets (9):
Gabriel Bourque (Moncton Wildcats)
Laurent Brossoit (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Nikolaj Ehlers (Halifax Mooseheads)
Dmitry Kulikov (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
Bryan Little (Barrie Colts)
Adam Lowry (Swift Current Broncos)
Josh Morrissey (Kelowna Rockets)
Mathieu Perreault (Acadie-Bathurst Titan)
Mark Scheifele (Barrie Colts)

Nathan Beaulieu (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Dustin Byfuglien (Prince George Cougars)

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