156 OHL Alumni Listed on 2018-19 NHL Opening Night Rosters


The Ontario Hockey League is proud to announce that 156 former players were listed on opening night rosters for the 2018-19 National Hockey League season.

The 156 names represent active players which comprises over 20% of the league’s 31 teams.  An additional 23 players were listed on injured reserve to start the new campaign.

156 OHL graduates leads the entire Canadian Hockey League with 128 former Western Hockey League players listed on opening night rosters along with 67 from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for an overall figure of 351 representing nearly 50% of the entire NHL.

Headlining the list are five recent alumni who competed in the OHL last season.  Those players include Rookie of the Year Andrei Svechnikov (Barrie/Carolina), top scoring defenceman Evan Bouchard (London/Edmonton), World Junior gold medalist Alex Formenton (London/Ottawa), Player of the Year Jordan Kyrou (Sarnia/St. Louis), and Playoff MVP Robert Thomas (Hamilton/St. Louis).

Svechnikov, Bouchard, Formenton, and Thomas are underage talents eligible to return along with Barrett Hayton (Sault Ste. Marie/Arizona) and Gabriel Vilardi (Kingston/Los Angeles) who are presently listed on the injured reserve.

All 20 OHL organizations have graduated at least three players on current NHL rosters.  The London Knights lead the way with an impressive 24 players listed, followed by the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds with 13, the Barrie Colts with 12, the Erie Otters with 11, and 10 from each of the Plymouth Whalers (Flint Firebirds) and Windsor Spitfires.

The Ottawa Senators feature the most OHL talent with 10 former players followed by the Los Angeles Kings with nine.  The Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, and Dallas Stars each have eight, while the Arizona Coyotes, St. Louis Blues, and Toronto Maple Leafs are next with seven each.  All 31 NHL clubs have at least one former OHL player.

The OHL continues to be a leading supplier of talent to the NHL.

OHL Alumni on NHL Rosters:

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

Anaheim Ducks (4):
Cam Fowler (Windsor Spitfires)
John Gibson (Kitchener Rangers)
Adam Henrique (Windsor Spitfires)
Rickard Rakell (Plymouth Whalers)

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

Arizona Coyotes (7):
Nick Cousins (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Lawson Crouse (Kingston Frontenacs)
Christian Fischer (Windsor Spitfires)
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)
Barrett Hayton (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)*

Boston Bruins (1):
John Moore (Kitchener Rangers)

Buffalo Sabres (3):
Zach Bogosian (Peterborough Petes)
Remi Elie (Erie Otters)
Jeff Skinner (Kitchener Rangers)

Calgary Flames (8):
Sam Bennett (Kingston Frontenacs)
TJ Brodie (Barrie Colts)
Mark Giordano (Owen Sound Attack)
Sean Monahan (Ottawa 67’s)
James Neal (Plymouth Whalers)
Dalton Prout (Saginaw Spirit)
Mike Smith (Sudbury Wolves)
Matthew Tkachuk (London Knights)

Carolina Hurricanes (8):
Calvin de Haan (Oshawa Generals)
Warren Foegele (Erie Otters)
Dougie Hamilton (Niagara IceDogs)
Brock McGinn (Guelph Storm)
Petr Mrazek (Ottawa 67’s)
Jordan Staal (Peterborough Petes)
Andrei Svechnikov (Barrie Colts)*
Justin Williams (Plymouth Whalers)

Chicago Blackhawks (4):
Alex DeBrincat (Erie Otters)
Dominik Kahun (Sudbury Wolves)
Patrick Kane (London Knights)
Brandon Saad (Saginaw Spirit)

Connor Murphy (Sarnia Sting)

Colorado Avalanche (3):
Philipp Grubauer (Kingston Frontenacs)
Gabriel Landeskog (Kitchener Rangers)
Nikita Zadorov (London Knights)

Conor Timmins (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)*

Columbus Blue Jackets (5):
Josh Anderson (London Knights)
Nick Foligno (Sudbury Wolves)
Scott Harrington (London Knights)
Boone Jenner (Oshawa Generals)
Sonny Milano (Plymouth Whalers)

Dallas Stars (8):
Connor Carrick (Plymouth Whalers)
Jason Dickinson (Guelph Storm)
Radek Faksa (Sudbury Wolves)
Marc Methot (London Knights)
Brett Ritchie (Niagara IceDogs)
Tyler Seguin (Plymouth Whalers)
Gemel Smith (London Knights)
Jason Spezza (Belleville Bulls)

Detroit Red Wings (3):
Andreas Athanasiou (Barrie Colts)
Tyler Bertuzzi (Guelph Storm)
Trevor Daley (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)

Brian Lashoff (Kingston Frontenacs)

Edmonton Oilers (6):
Evan Bouchard (London Knights)*
Zack Kassian (Windsor Spitfires)
Connor McDavid (Erie Otters)
Darnell Nurse (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Tobias Rieder (Kitchener Rangers)
Ryan Strome (Niagara IceDogs)

Ryan Mantha (Niagara IceDogs)
Andrej Sekera (Owen Sound Attack)

Florida Panthers (6):
Aaron Ekblad (Barrie Colts)
Micheal Haley (Toronto St. Michael’s Majors)
Derek MacKenzie (Sudbury Wolves)
Jared McCann (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Jamie McGinn (Ottawa 67’s)
Vincent Trocheck (Plymouth Whalers)

Josh Brown (Oshawa Generals)

Los Angeles Kings (9):
Mike Amadio (North Bay Battalion)
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)
Tyler Toffoli (Ottawa 67’s)

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

Minnesota Wild (2):
Marcus Foligno (Sudbury Wolves)
Eric Staal (Peterborough Petes)

Montreal Canadiens (3):
Max Domi (London Knights)
Victor Mete (London Knights)
Andrew Shaw (Owen Sound Attack)

Nashville Predators (5):
Ryan Ellis (Windsor Spitfires)
Zac Rinaldo (Barrie Colts)
P.K. Subban (Belleville Bulls)
Austin Watson (London Knights)
Yannick Weber (Kitchener Rangers)

Ryan Hartman (Plymouth Whalers)

New Jersey Devils (3):
Taylor Hall (Windsor Spitfires)
Stefan Noesen (Plymouth Whalers)
Pavel Zacha (Sarnia Sting)

New York Islanders (7):
Josh Bailey (Windsor Spitfires)
Casey Cizikas (Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors)
Cal Clutterbuck (Oshawa Generals)
Tom Kuhnhackl (Niagara IceDogs)
Robin Lehner (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Matt Martin (Sarnia Sting)
Adam Pelech (Erie Otters)

New York Rangers (5):
Anthony DeAngelo (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Adam McQuaid (Sudbury Wolves)
Vladislav Namestnikov (London Knights)
Ryan Spooner (Sarnia Sting)
Marc Staal (Sudbury Wolves)

Matt Beleskey (Belleville Bulls)

Ottawa Senators (10):
Craig Anderson (Guelph Storm)
Mikkel Boedker (Kitchener Rangers)
Cody Ceci (Owen Sound Attack)
Dylan DeMelo (Mississauga Steelheads)
Matt Duchene (North Bay Battalion)
Alex Formenton (London Knights)*
Ben Harpur (Barrie Colts)
Tom Pyatt (Saginaw Spirit)
Bobby Ryan (Owen Sound Attack)
Chris Tierney (London Knights)

Philadelphia Flyers (4):
Travis Konecny (Sarnia Sting)
Scott Laughton (Oshawa Generals)
Wayne Simmonds (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Anthony Stolarz (London Knights)

Michal Neuvirth (Oshawa Generals)

Pittsburgh Penguins (3):
Olli Maatta (London Knights)
Matt Murray (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Jamie Oleksiak (Niagara IceDogs)

San Jose Sharks (5):
Brent Burns (Brampton Battalion)
Logan Couture (Ottawa 67’s)
Barclay Goodrow (North Bay Battalion)
Kevin Labanc (Barrie Colts)
Joe Thornton (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)

St. Louis Blues (7):
Robert Bortuzzo (Kitchener Rangers)
Vince Dunn (Niagara IceDogs)
Jordan Kyrou (Sarnia Sting)*
Pat Maroon (London Knights)
Ryan O’Reilly (Erie Otters)
Alex Pietrangelo (Barrie Colts)
Robert Thomas (Hamilton Bulldogs)*

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

Tampa Bay Lightning (6):
Anthony Cirelli (Erie Otters)
Dan Girardi (London Knights)
Slater Koekkoek (Windsor Spitfires)
J.T. Miller (Plymouth Whalers)
Mikhail Sergachev (Windsor Spitfires)
Steven Stamkos (Sarnia Sting)

Ryan Callahan (Guelph Storm)

Toronto Maple Leafs (7):
Connor Brown (Erie Otters)
Travis Dermott (Erie Otters)
Nazem Kadri (London Knights)
Josh Leivo (Kitchener Rangers)
Mitch Marner (London Knights)
Garret Sparks (Guelph Storm)
John Tavares (London Knights)

Nathan Horton (Oshawa Generals)

Vancouver Canucks (4):
Michael Del Zotto (London Knights)
Nikolay Goldobin (Sarnia Sting)
Erik Gudbranson (Kingston Frontenacs)
Bo Horvat (London Knights)

Vegas Golden Knights (2):
Colin Miller (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Malcolm Subban (Belleville Bulls)

David Clarkson (Kitchener Rangers)

Washington Capitals (4):
Andre Burakovsky (Erie Otters)
John Carlson (London Knights)
Devante Smith-Pelly (Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors)
Tom Wilson (Plymouth Whalers)

Winnipeg Jets (4):
Ben Chiarot (Saginaw Spirit)
Brendan Lemieux (Windsor Spitfires)
Bryan Little (Barrie Colts)
Mark Scheifele (Barrie Colts)

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