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100 OHL graduates set for 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

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100 OHL graduates are competing in the 2016 NHL Playoffs that begin Wednesday with three games on the schedule.

OHL alumni represent over 20% of all players competing in post-season action this season.

Past OHL greats such as John Tavares (London Knights/Oshawa Generals/New York Islanders), Steven Stamkos (Sarnia Sting/Tampa Bay Lightning), and Ryan Ellis (Windsor Spitfires/Nashville Predators) hit the ice in pursuit of Stanley Cup glory.

15 of the 16 NHL clubs feature OHL graduates with the New York Islanders leading the way with 11 former OHL players.

The 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs get underway after a pair of OHL graduates won major regular season awards.

Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane (London Knights) claimed Art Ross Trophy honours, leading the NHL with 106 points (46-60–106) in 82 games.

Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson (Kitchener Rangers) received the William Jennings Trophy awarded to the goaltenders of the team that surrendered the lowest goals against during the regular season. The Ducks allowed just 192 goals as Gibson recorded a 2.07 goals-against average, a 21-13-0-4 record and a .920 save percentage with four shutouts in 40 games.

Here’s a look at OHL graduates competing in the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

OHL Grads in 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs:

Most recent OHL team in brackets

Anaheim Ducks (7):
Cam Fowler (Windsor Spitfires)
John Gibson (Kitchener Rangers)
Jamie McGinn (Ottawa 67’s)
Corey Perry (London Knights)
Rickard Rakell (Plymouth Whalers)
Nick Ritchie (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Chris Stewart (Kingston Frontenacs)

Chicago Blackhawks (6):
Andrew Desjardins (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Patrick Kane (London Knights)
Michael Leighton (Windsor Spitfires)
Brandon Mashinter (Belleville Bulls)
Richard Panik (Guelph Storm)
Andrew Shaw (Owen Sound Attack)

Dallas Stars (5):
Radek Faksa (Sudbury Wolves)
Jamie Oleksiak (Niagara IceDogs)
Brett Ritchie (Niagara IceDogs)
Tyler Seguin (Plymouth Whalers)
Jason Spezza (Belleville Bulls)

Detroit Red Wings (3):
Andreas Athanasiou (Barrie Colts)
Petr Mrazek (Ottawa 67’s)
Kyle Quincey (Mississauga IceDogs)

Florida Panthers (10):
Dave Bolland (London Knights)
Brian Campbell (Ottawa 67’s)
Aaron Ekblad (Barrie Colts)
Erik Gudbranson (Kingston Frontenacs)
Jakub Kindl (Kitchener Rangers)
Derek MacKenzie (Sudbury Wolves)
Greg McKegg (London Knights)
Shawn Thornton (Peterborough Petes)
Vincent Trocheck (Plymouth Whalers)
Garrett Wilson (Owen Sound Attack)

Los Angeles Kings (10):
Andy Andreoff (Oshawa Generals)
Dustin Brown (Guelph Storm)
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)
Jordan Nolan (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Tanner Pearson (Barrie Colts)
Tyler Toffoli (Ottawa 67’s)

Nashville Predators (5):
Cody Bass (Saginaw Spirit)
Ryan Ellis (Windsor Spitfires)
Mike Fisher (Sudbury Wolves)
James Neal (Plymouth Whalers)
Austin Watson (London Knights)

New York Islanders (11):
Josh Bailey (Windsor Spitfires)
Eric Boulton (Sarnia Sting)
Casey Cizikas (Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors)
Cal Clutterbuck (Oshawa Generals)
Calvin de Haan (Oshawa Generals)
Matt Martin (Sarnia Sting)
Adam Pelech (Erie Otters)
Shane Prince (Ottawa 67’s)
Alan Quine (Belleville Bulls)
Ryan Strome (Niagara IceDogs)
John Tavares (London Knights)

New York Rangers (6):
Dan Girardi (London Knights)
Kevin Klein (Guelph Storm)
J.T. Miller (Plymouth Whalers)
Rick Nash (London Knights)
Eric Staal (Peterborough Petes)
Marc Staal (Sudbury Wolves)

Philadelphia Flyers (8):
Nick Cousins (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Michael Del Zotto (London Knights)
Sam Gagner (London Knights)
Scott Laughton (Oshawa Generals)
Steve Mason (Kitchener Rangers)
Michal Neuvirth (Oshawa Generals)
Wayne Simmonds (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Anthony Stolarz (London Knights)

Pittsburgh Penguins (5):
Trevor Daley (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Tom Kuhnhackl (Niagara IceDogs)
Olli Maatta (London Knights)
Matt Murray (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Tom Sestito (Plymouth Whalers)

St. Louis Blues (4):
Robert Bortuzzo (Kitchener Rangers)
Robby Fabbri (Guelph Storm)
Steve Ott (Windsor Spitfires)
Alex Pietrangelo (Barrie Colts)

San Jose Sharks (8):
Brent Burns (Brampton Battalion)
Logan Couture (Ottawa 67’s)
Dylan DeMelo (Mississauga Steelheads)
Micheal Haley (Toronto St. Michael’s Majors)
Nick Spaling (Kitchener Rangers)
Joe Thornton (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Chris Tierney (London Knights)
Joel Ward (Owen Sound Attack)

Tampa Bay Lightning (4):
Mike Blunden (Erie Otters)
Ryan Callahan (Guelph Storm)
Vladislav Namestnikov (London Knights)
Steven Stamkos (Sarnia Sting)

Washington Capitals (8):
Andre Burakovsky (Erie Otters)
John Carlson (London Knights)
Philipp Grubauer (Kingston Frontenacs)
Michael Latta (Guelph Storm)
Mike Richards (Kitchener Rangers)
Mike Weber (Barrie Colts)
Justin Williams (Plymouth Whalers)
Tom Wilson (Plymouth Whalers)

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