Sea Dogs In The NHL


The Saint John Sea Dogs have seen 20 players go on to play at least one game in the National Hockey League in their history. Defenceman Yann Sauve became the first Sea Dog to appear in the NHL when he suited up for the Vancouver Canucks on February 15, 2011.


Yann Sauve February 15, 2011 vs Minnesota Wild Vancouver Canucks
Simon Despres December 1, 2011 @ Washington Capitals Pittsburgh Penguins Anaheim Ducks
Mike Hoffman December 23, 2011 @ Carolina Hurricanes Ottawa Senators Florida Panthers, St. Louis Blues, Montreal Canadiens
Jonathan Huberdeau January 19, 2013 vs Carolina Hurricanes Florida Panthers Calgary Flames
Charlie Coyle February 4, 2013 vs Arizona Coyotes Minnesota Wild Boston Bruins
Nathan Beaulieu March 30, 2013 vs New York Rangers Montreal Canadiens Buffalo Sabres, Winnipeg Jets, Anaheim Ducks
Eric Gelinas April 25, 2013 vs Pittsburgh Penguins New Jersey Devils Colorado Avalanche
Alex Grant November 30, 2013 vs San Jose Sharks Anaheim Ducks Arizona Coyotes
Tomas Jurco December 15, 2013 vs Tampa Bay Lightning Detroit Red Wings Chicago Blackhawks, Edmonton Oilers, Vegas Golden Knights
Brett Gallant April 8, 2014 vs Ottawa Senators New York Islanders
Stanislav Galiev April 8, 2015 vs Boston Bruins Washington Capitals
Thomas Chabot October 18, 2016 vs Arizona Coyotes Ottawa Senators
Christopher DiDomenico March 9, 2017 @ Arizona Coyotes Ottawa Senators
Matthew Highmore March 1, 2018 @ San Jose Sharks Chicago Blackhawks Vancouver Canucks, St. Louis Blues
Mathieu Joseph October 6, 2018 vs Florida Panthers Tampa Bay Lightning Ottawa Senators
Jakub Zboril November 18, 2018 @ Dallas Stars Boston Bruins
Julien Gauthier October 11, 2019 vs New York Islanders Carolina Hurricanes New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, New York Islanders
Joe Veleno April 27, 2021 @ Columbus Blue Jackets Detroit Red Wings
Boko Imama April 22, 2022 vs Washington Capitals Arizona Coyotes
William Dufour January 18, 2023 vs Boston Bruins New York Islanders


NHL Drafted Players


The Sea Dogs have had 29 players hear their names called at the NHL Draft. Of those players, the first to be drafted into the NHL was defenceman Felix Schutz who was selected in the fourth round, 117th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in 2006.

The year in which the highest number of Sea Dogs were drafted was 2015 when seven players were selected. Seven players have been chosen in the first round of the NHL Draft.


2006 Felix Schutz D 4 117 Buffalo Sabres
2007 Alex Grant D 4 118 Pittsburgh Penguins
Christopher DiDomenico F 6 164 Toronto Maple Leafs
2008 Yann Sauve D 2 41 Vancouver Canucks
2009 Simon Despres D 1 30 Pittsburgh Penguins
Steven Anthony F 7 187 Vancouver Canucks
2010 Stanislav Galiev F 3 86 Washington Capitals
Mike Hoffman F 5 130 Ottawa Senators
Stephen MacAulay F 6 164 St. Louis Blues
2011 Jonathan Huberdeau F 1 3 Florida Panthers
Nathan Beaulieu D 1 17 Montreal Canadiens
Zack Phillips F 1 28 Minnesota Wild
Tomas Jurco F 2 35 Detroit Red Wings
Ryan Tesink F 6 162 St. Louis Blues
2014 Olivier Leblanc D 7 197 Columbus Blue Jackets
2015 Jakub Zboril D 1 13 Boston Bruins
Thomas Chabot D 1 18 Ottawa Senators
Samuel Dove-McFalls F 4 98 Philadelphia Flyers
Mathieu Joseph F 4 120 Tampa Bay Lightning
Spencer Smallman F 5 138 Carolina Hurricanes
Bokondji Imama F 6 180 Tampa Bay Lightning
Adam Marsh F 7 200 Detroit Red Wings
2016 Luke Green D 3 79 Winnipeg Jets
Nathan Noel F 4 113 Chicago Blackhawks
2017 Cedric Pare F 6 173 Boston Bruins
2018 Joe Veleno F 1 30 Detroit Red Wings
Radim Salda D 7 206 Tampa Bay Lightning
2019 Maxim Cajkovic F 3 89 Tampa Bay Lightning
2020 Jeremie Poirier D 3 72 Calgary Flames
William Villeneuve D 4 122 Toronto Maple Leafs
2021 Cameron MacDonald F 5 160 Tampa Bay Lightning