94 OHL graduates set for 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs

94 OHL graduates are competing in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs that begin Wednesday with five games on the schedule.

OHL alumni represent over 22% of all players competing in playoff action this season.

Past OHL greats such as Connor McDavid (Erie Otters/Edmonton Oilers), Corey Perry (London Knights/Anaheim Ducks) and Alex Pietrangelo (Barrie Colts/St. Louis Blues) hit the ice in pursuit of Stanley Cup glory.

All 16 NHL clubs feature OHL graduates with the Calgary Flames leading the way with 10 alumni.  All 20 OHL clubs have also produced at least one current NHL player still in the championship hunt with the London Knights leading the way with 17 former players.

The 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs get underway after a well-known OHL graduate earned a major regular season award.

Erie Otters graduate and 2015 CHL Player of the Year Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers claimed the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL’s leading scorer, recording  30 goals, 70 assists and 100 points in 82 games. The first overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, McDavid becomes the sixth-youngest player in NHL history to record 100 points in a season and is the second-youngest to win the Art Ross Trophy after Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby won it as a 19-year-old in 2006-07.

Here’s a look at OHL graduates competing in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

OHL Grads in 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs:
Most recent OHL team in brackets

Anaheim Ducks (6):
Jared Boll (Plymouth Whalers)
Cam Fowler (Windsor Spitfires)
John Gibson (Kitchener Rangers)
Corey Perry (London Knights)
Rickard Rakell (Plymouth Whalers)
Nick Ritchie (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)

Boston Bruins (4):
Matt Beleskey (Belleville Bulls)
Adam McQuaid (Sudbury Wolves)
Colin Miller (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Ryan Spooner (Sarnia Sting)

Calgary Flames (10):
Rasmus Andersson (Barrie Colts)
Sam Bennett (Kingston Frontenacs)
T.J. Brodie (Barrie Colts)
Mark Giordano (Owen Sound Attack)
Dougie Hamilton (Niagara IceDogs)
Freddie Hamilton (Niagara IceDogs)
Sean Monahan (Ottawa 67’s)
Matt Stajan (Belleville Bulls)
Matthew Tkachuk (London Knights)
Dennis Wideman (London Knights)

Chicago Blackhawks (5):
Brian Campbell (Ottawa 67’s)
Andrew Desjardins (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Patrick Kane (London Knights)
Ryan Hartman (Plymouth Whalers)
Richard Panik (Guelph Storm)

Columbus Blue Jackets (7):
Josh Anderson (London Knights)
Nick Foligno (Sudbury Wolves)
Sam Gagner (London Knights)
Scott Harrington (London Knights)
Boone Jenner (Oshawa Generals)
Kyle Quincey (Mississauga IceDogs)
Brandon Saad (Saginaw Spirit)

Edmonton Oilers (6):
Zack Kassian (Windsor Spitfires)
Patrick Maroon (London Knights)
Connor McDavid (Erie Otters)
Darnell Nurse (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Benoit Pouliot (Sudbury Wolves)
Andrej Sekera (Owen Sound Attack)

Montreal Canadiens (4):
Alex Galchenyuk (Sarnia Sting)
Michael McCarron (Oshawa Generals)
Steve Ott (Windsor Spitfires)
Andrew Shaw (Owen Sound Attack)

Minnesota Wild (2):
Eric Staal (Peterborough Petes)
Chris Stewart (Kingston Frontenacs)

Nashville Predators (6):
Ryan Ellis (Windsor Spitfires)
Mike Fisher (Sudbury Wolves)
James Neal (Plymouth Whalers)
P.K. Subban (Belleville Bulls)
Austin Watson (London Knights)
Yannick Weber (Kitchener Rangers)

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

Ottawa Senators (8):
Craig Anderson (Guelph Storm)
Cody Ceci (Owen Sound Attack)
Ben Harpur (Barrie Colts)
Chris Kelly (Sudbury Wolves)
Marc Methot (London Knights)
Chris Neil (North Bay Centennials)
Tom Pyatt (Saginaw Spirit)
Bobby Ryan (Owen Sound Attack)

Pittsburgh Penguins (6):
Trevor Daley (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Cameron Gaunce (Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors)
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)
Alex Pietrangelo (Barrie Colts)
Nail Yakupov (Sarnia Sting)

San Jose Sharks (9):
Mikkel Boedker (Kitchener Rangers)
Brent Burns (Brampton Battalion)
Logan Couture (Ottawa 67’s)
Dylan DeMelo (Mississauga Steelheads)
Micheal Haley (Toronto St. Michael’s Majors)
Kevin Labanc (Barrie Colts)
Joe Thornton (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Chris Tierney (London Knights)
Joel Ward (Owen Sound Attack)

Toronto Maple Leafs (6):
Connor Brown (Erie Otters)
Connor Carrick (Plymouth Whalers)
Nazem Kadri (London Knights)
Josh Leivo (Kitchener Rangers)
Mitch Marner (London Knights)
Matt Martin (Sarnia Sting)

Washington Capitals (5):
Andre Burakovsky (Erie Otters)
John Carlson (London Knights)
Philipp Grubauer (Kingston Frontenacs)
Justin Williams (Plymouth Whalers)
Tom Wilson (Plymouth Whalers)

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