164 OHL Alumni Ready for Stanley Cup Qualifiers


The National Hockey League has unveiled 31-man rosters for Phase 4 of the league’s Return to Play Plan. A total of six players who spent the 2019-20 season playing in the Ontario Hockey League are part of a complete list of 164 OHL alumni spread across 24 team rosters for Stanley Cup Qualifiers that get underway on Saturday, August 1st. All games will take place in secure zones in the hub cities of Edmonton or Toronto.

164 OHL Graduates on NHL rosters for Stanley Cup Qualifiers:

*- 2018-19 OHL graduate
**- spent 2019-20 season in OHL

Arizona Coyotes (8): Kyle Capobianco (Sudbury Wolves), Jakob Chychrun (Sarnia Sting), Lawson Crouse (Kingston Frontenacs), Christian Dvorak (London Knights), Christian Fischer (Windsor Spitfires), Taylor Hall (Windsor Spitfires), Barrett Hayton (Soo Greyhounds)*, Brad Richardson (Owen Sound Attack)

Boston Bruins (4):
John Moore (Kitchener Rangers), Nick Ritchie (Soo Greyhounds), Zach Senyshyn (Soo Greyhounds), Jack Studnicka (Niagara IceDogs)*

Calgary Flames (10):
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), Alan Quine (Belleville Bulls), Tobias Rieder (Kitchener Rangers), Zac Rinaldo (Barrie Colts), Matthew Tkachuk (London Knights)

Carolina Hurricanes (11):
Warren Foegele (Erie Otters), Dougie Hamilton (Niagara IceDogs), Steven Lorentz (Peterborough Petes), Brock McGinn (Guelph Storm), Roland McKeown (Kingston Frontenacs), Petr Mrazek (Ottawa 67’s), Alex Nedeljkovic (Niagara IceDogs), Jordan Staal (Peterborough Petes), Andrei Svechnikov (Barrie Colts), Vincent Trocheck (Plymouth Whalers), Justin Williams (Plymouth Whalers)

Chicago Blackhawks (14): Adam Boqvist (London Knights)*, Alex DeBrincat (Erie Otters), Calvin de Haan (Oshawa Generals), MacKenzie Entwistle (Guelph Storm)*, Patrick Kane (London Knights), Slater Koekkoek (Windsor Spitfires), Dominik Kubalik (Kitchener Rangers), Olli Maatta (London Knights), Connor Murphy (Sarnia Sting), Alexander Nylander (Mississauga Steelheads), Alec Regula (London Knights)**, Brandon Saad (Saginaw Spirit), Dylan Strome (Erie Otters), Malcolm Subban (Belleville Bulls)

Colorado Avalanche (8): Andre Burakovsky (Erie Otters), Philipp Grubauer (Kingston Frontenacs), Michael Hutchinson (London Knights), Nazem Kadri (London Knights), Gabriel Landeskog (Kitchener Rangers), Vladislav Namestnikov (London Knights), Conor Timmins (Soo Greyhounds), Nikita Zadorov (London Knights)

Columbus Blue Jackets (5): Josh Anderson (London Knights), Nick Foligno (Sudbury Wolves), Liam Foudy (London Knights)**, Scott Harrington (London Knights), Boone Jenner (Oshawa Generals)

Dallas Stars (10): Nicholas Caamano (Hamilton Bulldogs), Ty Dellandrea (Flint Firebirds)**, Jason Dickinson (Guelph Storm), Radek Faksa (Sudbury Wolves), Thomas Harley (Mississauga Steelheads)**, Jamie Oleksiak (Niagara IceDogs), Corey Perry (London Knights), Jason Robertson (Niagara IceDogs)*, Tyler Seguin (Plymouth Whalers), Andrej Sekera (Owen Sound Attack)

Edmonton Oilers (8): Andreas Athanasiou (Barrie Colts), Evan Bouchard (London Knights)*, Zack Kassian (Windsor Spitfires), Connor McDavid (Erie Otters), Ryan McLeod (Saginaw Spirit)*, James Neal (Plymouth Whalers), Darnell Nurse (Soo Greyhounds), Mike Smith (Sudbury Wolves)

Florida Panthers (4): Josh Brown (Oshawa Generals), Aaron Ekblad (Barrie Colts), Riley Stillman (Hamilton Bulldogs), Owen Tippett (Saginaw Spirit)*

Minnesota Wild (4): Marcus Foligno (Sudbury Wolves), Alex Galchenyuk (Sarnia Sting), Ryan Hartman (Plymouth Whalers), Eric Staal (Peterborough Petes)

Montreal Canadiens (5): Ben Chiarot (Saginaw Spirit), Max Domi (London Knights), Victor Mete (London Knights), Michael McNiven (Owen Sound Attack), Nick Suzuki (Guelph Storm)*

Nashville Predators (5): Matt Duchene (Brampton Battalion), Ryan Ellis (Windsor Spitfires), Michael McCarron (Oshawa Generals), Jarred Tinordi (London Knights), Austin Watson (London Knights)

New York Islanders (7): Josh Bailey (Windsor Spitfires), Casey Cizikas (Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors), Cal Clutterbuck (Oshawa Generals), Michael Dal Colle (Kingston Frontenacs), Tom Kuhnhackl (Niagara IceDogs), Matt Martin (Sarnia Sting), Adam Pelech (Erie Otters)

New York Rangers (8): Brandon Crawley (London Knights), Tony DeAngelo (Soo Greyhounds), Tim Gettinger (Soo Greyhounds), Brendan Lemieux (Windsor Spitfires), Greg McKegg (London Knights), Darren Raddysh (Erie Otters), Marc Staal (Sudbury Wolves), Ryan Strome (Niagara IceDogs)

Philadelphia Flyers (5): Andy Andreoff (Oshawa Generals), Connor Bunnaman (Kitchener Rangers), Morgan Frost (Soo Greyhounds)*, Travis Konecny (Sarnia Sting), Scott Laughton (Oshawa Generals)

Pittsburgh Penguins (3): Jared McCann (Soo Greyhounds), Matt Murray (Soo Greyhounds), Phil Varone (Erie Otters)

St. Louis Blues (6): Jordan Binnington (Owen Sound Attack), Vince Dunn (Niagara IceDogs), Jordan Kyrou (Sarnia Sting), Ryan O’Reilly (Erie Otters), Alex Pietrangelo (Barrie Colts), Robert Thomas (Hamilton Bulldogs)

Tampa Bay Lightning (10): Zach Bogosian (Peterborough Petes), Erik Cernak (Erie Otters), Anthony Cirelli (Erie Otters), Barclay Goodrow (North Bay Battalion), Pat Maroon (London Knights), Mikhail Sergachev (Windsor Spitfires), Steven Stamkos (Sarnia Sting), Mitchell Stephens (London Knights), Carter Verhaeghe (Niagara IceDogs), Scott Wedgewood (Plymouth Whalers)

Toronto Maple Leafs (11):
Jack Campbell (Soo Greyhounds), Cody Ceci (Owen Sound Attack), Kyle Clifford (Barrie Colts), Travis Dermott (Erie Otters), Mac Hollowell (Soo Greyhounds)*, Mitch Marner (London Knights), Jake Muzzin (Soo Greyhounds), Nick Robertson (Peterborough Petes)**, Rasmus Sandin (Soo Greyhounds), Jason Spezza (Belleville Bulls), John Tavares (London Knights)

Vancouver Canucks (8): Justin Bailey (Soo Greyhounds), Jalen Chatfield (Windsor Spitfires), Tyler Graovac (Belleville Bulls), Bo Horvat (London Knights), Olli Juolevi (London Knights), J.T. Miller (Plymouth Whalers), Tanner Pearson (Barrie Colts), Tyler Toffoli (Ottawa 67’s)

Vegas Golden Knights (4): Nick Cousins (Soo Greyhounds), Oscar Dansk (Erie Otters), Nicolas Hague (Mississauga Steelheads), Robin Lehner (Soo Greyhounds)

Washington Capitals (4): John Carlson (London Knights), Connor McMichael (London Knights)**, Richard Panik (Guelph Storm), Tom Wilson (Plymouth Whalers)

Winnipeg Jets (2): Dylan DeMelo (Mississauga Steelheads), Mark Scheifele (Barrie Colts)

A closer look at six players from the 2019-20 OHL season:

Ty Dellandrea (Flint Firebirds/Dallas Stars)
Flint Firebirds captain and Mickey Renaud Captain’s Trophy recipient Ty Dellandrea is headed to Edmonton with the Dallas Stars following a season that included 70 points (32-38–70) over 47 games. Known as one of the OHL’s top faceoff men, Dellandrea helped Canada win gold at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The recently turned 20-year-old from Port Perry, Ont. registered 216 points (94-122–216) over 231 career regular season games with the Firebirds and was Dallas’ first round (13th overall) pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.

Liam Foudy (London Knights/Columbus Blue Jackets)
Another member of Canada’s gold medal-winning National Junior Team, Liam Foudy won’t be seeing his first NHL action if he suits up for the Columbus Blue Jackets in qualifier action. Foudy made his NHL debut back in February, playing in a pair of games for the Jackets while recording his first career assist in the process. The highly athletic 20-year-old from Scarborough, Ont. comes off a 68-point season (28-40–68) for the London Knights over 45 games. A co-captain with the Knights in 2019-20, Foudy wrapped up his fourth OHL season with 191 career points (97-94–191) in 230 career regular season games. He was Columbus’ first round (18th overall) pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.

Thomas Harley (Mississauga Steelheads/Dallas Stars)
An elite skater that has gradually developed into one of the OHL’s top defencemen, Thomas Harley will accompany the Dallas Stars in Edmonton. The 6-foot-4, 195Ib. 18-year-old recorded a career-high 18 goals along with 57 points in 59 games this past season after being Dallas’ first round (19th overall) pick last summer. Harley has recorded 130 points (30-100–130) in his 189-game OHL career.

Connor McMichael (London Knights/Washington Capitals)
One of the OHL’s four 100-point scorers this season, London Knights centreman Connor McMichael has made the cut with the Washington Capitals. The 19-year-old from Ajax, Ont. recorded career-highs with 47 goals, 55 assists and 102 points over 52 games as the Knights won a Midwest Division title. McMichael also helped power Canada to World Junior gold after being Washington’s first round (25th overall) pick last summer. The 6-foot, 181Ib. pivot has 190 points (91-99–190) over 179 career OHL regular season games between London and Hamilton.

Alec Regula (London Knights/Chicago Blackhawks)
The Chicago Blackhawks acquired Alec Regula in an October 2019 trade that saw another OHL product in Brendan Perlini go the other way to the Detroit Red Wings. Now Regula has made it out of training camp and onto Chicago’s playoff qualifying roster as they get set to take on the host Edmonton Oilers in a best-of-five series. The 6-foot-4, 207Ib. Regula led all OHL defenders with 27 goals, tacking on 33 assists for 60 points over 56 games. The 19-year-old from West Bloomfield, Mich. wrapped up his third season in Knights green and gold with 124 points (45-79–124) over 189 regular season games. He was voted the Western Conference’s Best Defensive Defenceman in the 2019-20 OHL Coaches Poll. Regula was originally Detroit’s third round (67th overall) pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.

Nick Robertson (Peterborough Petes/Toronto Maple Leafs)
The OHL’s leading goal-scorer will accompany the Toronto Maple Leafs into the ‘bubble’ for playoff qualifier action against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Peterborough Petes winger Nick Robertson scored 55 goals in just 46 games this past season and was named the CHL’s Most Sportsmanlike Player. The 18-year-old from Northville, Mich. finished with 86 points (55-31–86) and a plus/minus rating of plus-29 after being Toronto’s second round (53rd overall) pick at the NHL Draft last summer. Robertson also represented the United States at the World Juniors in Ostrava, Czech Republic, recording five points (2-3–5) in as many games. Robertson was voted the Eastern Conference’s Best Shot and Most Dangerous in the Goal Area in the 2019-20 OHL Coaches Poll.

2018-19 OHL Graduates on NHL rosters for Stanley Cup Qualifiers:
Adam Boqvist (London Knights/Chicago Blackhawks)
Evan Bouchard (London Knights/Edmonton Oilers)
MacKenzie Entwistle (Guelph Storm/Chicago Blackhawks)
Morgan Frost (Soo Greyhounds/Philadelphia Flyers)
Barrett Hayton (Soo Greyhounds/Arizona Coyotes)
Ryan McLeod (Saginaw Spirit/Edmonton Oilers)
Jason Robertson (Niagara IceDogs/Dallas Stars)
Jack Studnicka (Niagara IceDogs/Boston Bruins)
Nick Suzuki (Guelph Storm/Montreal Canadiens)
Owen Tippett (Saginaw Spirit/Florida Panthers)

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