95 OHL grads competing in 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs



The 2019 NHL Playoffs are off and running and 95 OHL graduates are on a quest for the Stanley Cup.

The Calgary Flames lead the way with 11 OHL alumni on their playoff roster while the St. Louis Blues (10), Carolina Hurricanes (9) and Toronto Maple Leafs (8) trail close behind.

The London Knights have produced the most playoff performers with 16 graduates on the list followed by the Barrie Colts and Erie Otters with nine each while the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds have produced seven.

The 2018-19 NHL season was the league’s 102nd season of operation as the Tampa Bay Lightning (62-16-4) emerged on top of the 31-team field to claim the President’s Trophy as regular season champions. The Bolts were led by NHL scoring leader and Rouyn-Noranda Huskies graduate Nikita Kucherov who led all players with 128 points (41-87–128) over 82 games. He edged out Edmonton’s Connor McDavid (Erie Otters) to earn the Art Ross Trophy, setting a new Lightning single season franchise points record in the process.

On the back end, San Jose Sharks defenceman Brent Burns (Brampton Battalion) led defenders in regular season scoring with 83 points (16-67–83) over 82 games followed by other CHL graduates in Mark Giordano (Owen Sound Attack) of the Calgary Flames with 74 points (17-57–74) and Moose Jaw Warriors alumnus Morgan Rielly of the Toronto Maple Leafs with 72 (20-52–72).

St. Louis Blues netminder Jordan Binnington (Owen Sound Attack) emerged as the NHL’s leader in goals-against average, finishing the season with a 1.89 GAA over 32 contests including five shutouts.

Also in the crease, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds graduate Robin Lehner of the New York Islanders had a hand in helping the Isles earn the William M. Jennings Trophy awarded to the goaltenders of the team with the fewest goals against during the regular season. Lehner posted a 2.13 GAA over 46 games while playing to a 25-13-5 record.

With the regular season in the books, the second season begins as the Washington Capitals are back in the playoff picture to defend their 2018 title.

Here’s a complete look at OHL graduates competing in the 2019 NHL Playoffs.

OHL Alumni on NHL Playoff Rosters:

Most recent OHL club listed in brackets.
*denotes 2017-18 grads

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

Calgary Flames (11):
Rasmus Andersson (Barrie Colts)
Sam Bennett (Kingston Frontenacs)
TJ Brodie (Barrie Colts)
Mark Giordano (Owen Sound Attack)
Andrew Mangiapane (Barrie Colts)
Sean Monahan (Ottawa 67’s)
James Neal (Plymouth Whalers)
Dalton Prout (Saginaw Spirit)
Alan Quine (Belleville Bulls)
Mike Smith (Sudbury Wolves)
Matthew Tkachuk (London Knights)

Carolina Hurricanes (9):
Calvin de Haan (Oshawa Generals)
Warren Foegele (Erie Otters)
Dougie Hamilton (Niagara IceDogs)
Brock McGinn (Guelph Storm)
Greg McKegg (London Knights)
Petr Mrazek (Ottawa 67’s)
Jordan Staal (Peterborough Petes)
Andrei Svechnikov (Barrie Colts)*
Justin Williams (Plymouth Whalers)

Colorado Avalanche (4):
Andrew Agozzino (Niagara IceDogs)
Philipp Grubauer (Kingston Frontenacs)
Gabriel Landeskog (Kitchener Rangers)
Nikita Zadorov (London Knights)

Columbus Blue Jackets (6):
Josh Anderson (London Knights)
Matt Duchene (Brampton Battalion)
Nick Foligno (Sudbury Wolves)
Scott Harrington (London Knights)
Boone Jenner (Oshawa Generals)
Adam McQuaid (Sudbury Wolves)

Dallas Stars (7):
Jason Dickinson (Guelph Storm)
Radek Faksa (Sudbury Wolves)
Marc Methot (London Knights)
Jamie Oleksiak (Niagara IceDogs)
Brett Ritchie (Niagara IceDogs)
Tyler Seguin (Plymouth Whalers)
Jason Spezza (Belleville Bulls)

Nashville Predators (6):
Ryan Ellis (Windsor Spitfires)
Zac Rinaldo (Barrie Colts)
Wayne Simmonds (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
P.K. Subban (Belleville Bulls)
Austin Watson (London Knights)
Yannick Weber (Kitchener Rangers)

New York Islanders (7):
Josh Bailey (Windsor Spitfires)
Cal Clutterbuck (Oshawa Generals)
Michael Dal Colle (Kingston Frontenacs)
Tom Kuhnhackl (Niagara IceDogs)
Robin Lehner (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Matt Martin (Sarnia Sting)
Adam Pelech (Erie Otters)

Pittsburgh Penguins (5):
Erik Gudbranson (Kingston Frontenacs)
Olli Maatta (London Knights)
Jared McCann (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Matt Murray (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Garrett Wilson (Owen Sound Attack)

San Jose Sharks (6):
Brent Burns (Brampton Battalion)
Logan Couture (Ottawa 67’s)
Barclay Goodrow (North Bay Battalion)
Micheal Haley (Toronto St. Michael’s Majors)
Kevin Labanc (Barrie Colts)
Joe Thornton (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)

St. Louis Blues (10):
Jordan Binnington (Owen Sound Attack)
Robert Bortuzzo (Kitchener Rangers)
Michael Del Zotto (London Knights)
Vince Dunn (Niagara IceDogs)
Robby Fabbri (Guelph Storm)
Pat Maroon (London Knights)
Ryan O’Reilly (Erie Otters)
Alex Pietrangelo (Barrie Colts)
Robert Thomas (Hamilton Bulldogs)*
Chris Thorburn (Plymouth Whalers)

Tampa Bay Lightning (7):
Ryan Callahan (Guelph Storm)
Erik Cernak (Erie Otters)
Anthony Cirelli (Erie Otters)
Dan Girardi (London Knights)
J.T. Miller (Plymouth Whalers)
Mikhail Sergachev (Windsor Spitfires)
Steven Stamkos (Sarnia Sting)

Toronto Maple Leafs (8):
Connor Brown (Erie Otters)
Travis Dermott (Erie Otters)
Michael Hutchinson (London Knights)
Nazem Kadri (London Knights)
Mitch Marner (London Knights)
Jake Muzzin (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Garret Sparks (Guelph Storm)
John Tavares (London Knights)

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

Washington Capitals (3):
Andre Burakovsky (Erie Otters)
John Carlson (London Knights)
Tom Wilson (Plymouth Whalers)

Winnipeg Jets (3):
Ben Chiarot (Saginaw Spirit)
Bryan Little (Barrie Colts)
Mark Scheifele (Barrie Colts)

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