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66 WHL Graduates Competing in 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Western Hockey League is proud to announce that 66 graduates of the WHL are competing in the 2015-16 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues each have seven WHL grads on their roster in the Stanley Cup Playoffs while the Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild and Philadelphia Flyers each have six WHL grads.

The Western Hockey League continues to be a leader in developing NHL-caliber players, while also offering a World Class scholarship to every graduating player.

The following is a breakdown of WHL Alumni who are on the playoff roster for each NHL Club.

WHL Grads in 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs:

ANAHEIM DUCKS (4)

Ryan Getzlaf (Calgary Hitmen)
Nate Thompson (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Clayton Stoner (Tri-City Americans)
Shea Theodore (Seattle Thunderbirds)


CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS (7)

Tomas Fleischmann (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Marian Hossa (Portland Winterhawks)
Andrew Ladd (Vancouver Giants, Calgary Hitmen)
Dale Weise (Swift Current Broncos)
Duncan Keith (Kelowna Rockets)
Michal Rozsival (Swift Current Broncos)
Brent Seabrook (Lethbridge Hurricanes)

DALLAS STARS (6)

Jamie Benn (Kelowna Rockets)
Cody Eakin (Swift Current Broncos, Kootenay ICE)
Vernon Fiddler (Kelowna Rockets, Medicine Hat Tigers)
Travis Moen (Kelowna Rockets)
Colton Sceviour (Portland Winterhawks, Lethbridge Hurricanes)
Kris Russell (Medicine Hat Tigers)

DETROIT RED WINGS (2)

Darren Helm (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Mike Green (Saskatoon Blades)

FLORIDA PANTHERS (2)

Quinton Howden (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Alex Petrovic (Red Deer Rebels)

LOS ANGELES KINGS (5)

Dwight King (Lethbridge Hurricanes)
Milan Lucic (Vancouver Giants)
Kris Versteeg (Lethbridge Hurricanes, Kamloops Blazers, Red Deer Rebels)
Brayden McNabb (Kootenay ICE)
Luke Schenn (Kelowna Rockets)

MINNESOTA WILD (6)

Nino Niederreiter (Portland Winterhawks)
Jarret Stoll (Edmonton Ice, Kootenay ICE)
Matt Dumba (Red Deer Rebels, Portland Winterhawks)
Jared Spurgeon (Spokane Chiefs)
Devan Dubnyk (Minnesota Wild)
Darcy Kuemper (Red Deer Rebels)

NASHVILLE PREDATORS (5)

Paul Gaustad (Portland Winterhawks)
Ryan Johansen (Portland Winterhawks)
Colton Sissons (Kelowna Rockets)
Barret Jackman (Regina Pats)
Shea Weber (Kelowna Rockets)

NEW YORK ISLANDERS (4)

Johnny Boychuk (Calgary Hitmen, Moose Jaw Warriors)
Travis Hamonic (Moose Jaw Warriors, Brandon Wheat Kings)
Thomas Hickey (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Ryan Pulock (Brandon Wheat Kings)

NEW YORK RANGERS (1)

Dylan McIlrath (Moose Jaw Warriors)

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (6)

Brayden Schenn (Brandon Wheat Kings, Saskatoon Blades)
Jordan Weal (Regina Pats)
Ryan White (Calgary Hitmen)
Radko Gudas (Everett Silvertips)
Brandon Manning (Chilliwack Bruins)
Nick Schultz (Prince Albert Raiders)

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (2)

Eric Fehr (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Derrick Pouliot (Portland Winterhawks)

SAN JOSE SHARKS (5)

Patrick Marleau (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Brenden Dillon (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Roman Polak (Kootenay ICE)
Martin Jones (Calgary Hitmen)
James Reimer (Red Deer Rebels)

ST. LOUIS BLUES (7)

Kyle Brodziak (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Troy Brouwer (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Ty Rattie (Portland Winterhawks)
Ryan Reaves (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Scottie Upshall (Kamloops Blazers)
Jay Bouwmeester (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Joel Edmundson (Moose Jaw Warriors, Kamloops Blazers)

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (1)

Tyler Johnson (Spokane Chiefs)

WASHINGTON CAPITALS (3)

Jason Chimera (Brandon Wheat Kings, Medicine Hat Tigers)
Karl Alzner (Calgary Hitmen)
Braden Holtby (Saskatoon Blades)

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