Toronto, Ont. – The Ontario Hockey League is pleased to announce that a total of 198 graduates are included on Opening Night rosters for the 2021-22 NHL Regular Season.

A number of recent OHL graduates who skated during the 2019-20 season including Peterborough Petes forward Mason McTavish (Anaheim), Oshawa Generals alumnus Philip Tomasino (Nashville), Hamilton Bulldogs career scoring leader Arthur Kaliyev (Los Angeles), former Erie Otters power play quarterback Jamie Drysdale (Anaheim), Saginaw Spirit sniper Cole Perfetti (Winnipeg), Sudbury Wolves star Quinton Byfield (Los Angeles) and former Flint Firebirds captain Ty Dellandrea (Dallas) are included on the list.

All 20 OHL member teams are represented by at least one alumnus, with the London Knights leading the way with a total of 32 graduates on the list. The Soo Greyhounds trail with 19 followed by the Barrie Colts and Erie Otters with 14 graduates respectively.

Among the NHL’s 32 clubs, the Toronto Maple Leafs lead the way with 13 OHL graduates on their Opening Night roster followed by the Edmonton Oilers and defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning each with 11.

The puck dropped on the NHL season on Tuesday with games in Tampa Bay and Las Vegas.

OHL Graduates on NHL Opening Night Rosters:

^- Injured or non-roster player
Players listed in accordance with OHL graduating team

Anaheim Ducks (8):
Jamie Drysdale (Erie Otters), Cam Fowler (Windsor Spitfires), John Gibson (Kitchener Rangers), Adam Henrique (Windsor Spitfires), Max Jones (Kingston Frontenacs), Mason McTavish (Peterborough Petes), Rickard Rakell (Plymouth Whalers), Anthony Stolarz (London Knights)

Arizona Coyotes (6):
Kyle Capobianco (Sudbury Wolves)^, Jakob Chychrun (Sarnia Sting), Lawson Crouse (Kingston Frontenacs), Christian Fischer (Windsor Spitfires), Alex Galchenyuk (Sarnia Sting)^, Conor Timmins (Soo Greyhounds)

Boston Bruins (3):
Nick Foligno (Sudbury Wolves), Taylor Hall (Windsor Spitfires), John Moore (Kitchener Rangers)

Buffalo Sabres (3):
Craig Anderson (Guelph Storm), Colin Miller (Soo Greyhounds), Jeff Skinner (Kitchener Rangers)

Calgary Flames (10):
Rasmus Andersson (Barrie Colts), Erik Gudbranson (Kingston Frontenacs), Trevor Lewis (Owen Sound Attack), Andrew Mangiapane (Barrie Colts), Sean Monahan (Ottawa 67’s), Tyler Parsons (London Knights)^, Brad Richardson (Owen Sound Attack)^, Brett Ritchie (Niagara IceDogs), Matthew Tkachuk (London Knights), Nikita Zadorov (London Knights)

Carolina Hurricanes (6):
Tony DeAngelo (Soo Greyhounds), Steven Lorentz (Peterborough Petes), Jamieson Rees (Sarnia Sting)^, Jordan Staal (Peterborough Petes), Andrei Svechnikov (Barrie Colts), Vincent Trocheck (Plymouth Whalers)^

Chicago Blackhawks (9):
Calvin de Haan (Oshawa Generals), Alex DeBrincat (Erie Otters), Patrick Kane (London Knights), Dominik Kubalik (Kitchener Rangers), Connor Murphy (Sarnia Sting), Alec Regula (London Knights)^, Andrew Shaw (Owen Sound Attack)^, Riley Stillman (Hamilton Bulldogs), Dylan Strome (Erie Otters)

Colorado Avalanche (4):
Andre Burakovsky (Erie Otters), Nazem Kadri (London Knights), Gabriel Landeskog (Kitchener Rangers), Kurtis MacDermid (Erie Otters)

Columbus Blue Jackets (4):
Adam Boqvist (London Knights), Max Domi (London Knights), Scott Harrington (London Knights), Boone Jenner (Oshawa Generals)

Dallas Stars (5):
Ty Dellandrea (Flint Firebirds), Radek Faksa (Sudbury Wolves), Jason Robertson (Niagara IceDogs), Tyler Seguin (Plymouth Whalers), Andrej Sekera (Owen Sound Attack)

Detroit Red Wings (10):
Tyler Bertuzzi (Guelph Storm), Robby Fabbri (Guelph Storm), Sam Gagner (London Knights), Filip Hronek (Saginaw Spirit), Vladislav Namestnikov (London Knights), Alex Nedeljkovic (Niagara IceDogs), Givani Smith (Kitchener Rangers), Marc Staal (Sudbury Wolves), Mitchell Stephens (London Knights), Pius Suter (Guelph Storm)

Edmonton Oilers (11):
Evan Bouchard (London Knights), Cody Ceci (Owen Sound Attack), Warren Foegele (Erie Otters), Zack Kassian (Windsor Spitfires), Slater Koekkoek (Windsor Spitfires), Connor McDavid (Erie Otters), Ryan McLeod (Saginaw Spirit), Darnell Nurse (Soo Greyhounds), Brendan Perlini (Niagara IceDogs), Dmitri Samorukov (Guelph Storm)^, Mike Smith (Sudbury Wolves)

Florida Panthers (7):
Sam Bennett (Kingston Frontenacs), Aaron Ekblad (Barrie Colts), Olli Juolevi (London Knights), Mason Marchment (Mississauga Steelheads), Joe Thornton (Soo Greyhounds), Owen Tippett (Saginaw Spirit), Carter Verhaeghe (Niagara IceDogs)

Los Angeles Kings (9):
Andreas Athanasiou (Barrie Colts)^, Dustin Brown (Guelph Storm), Quinton Byfield (Sudbury Wolves)^, Drew Doughty (Guelph Storm), Arthur Kaliyev (Hamilton Bulldogs), Brendan Lemieux (Windsor Spitfires), Olli Maatta (London Knights)^, Akil Thomas (Peterborough Petes)^, Gabriel Vilardi (Kingston Frontenacs)

Minnesota Wild (2):
Marcus Foligno (Sudbury Wolves), Ryan Hartman (Plymouth Whalers)

Montreal Canadiens (5):
Josh Anderson (London Knights), Ben Chiarot (Saginaw Spirit), Christian Dvorak (London Knights), Nick Suzuki (Guelph Storm), Tyler Toffoli (Ottawa 67’s)

Nashville Predators (4):
Nick Cousins (Soo Greyhounds), Matt Duchene (Brampton Battalion), Ben Harpur (Barrie Colts), Philip Tomasino (Oshawa Generals)

New Jersey Devils (9):
Mackenzie Blackwood (Barrie Colts), Dougie Hamilton (Niagara IceDogs), Janne Kuokkanen (London Knights), Michael McLeod (Mississauga Steelheads), Marian Studenic (Hamilton Bulldogs), P.K. Subban (Belleville Bulls), Scott Wedgewood (Plymouth Whalers), Colton White (Soo Greyhounds), Pavel Zacha (Sarnia Sting)

New York Islanders (5):
Josh Bailey (Windsor Spitfires), Casey Cizikas (Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors), Cal Clutterbuck (Oshawa Generals), Matt Martin (Sarnia Sting)^, Adam Pelech (Erie Otters)

New York Rangers (3):
Barclay Goodrow (North Bay Battalion), Ryan Strome (Niagara IceDogs), Jarred Tinordi (London Knights)

Ottawa Senators (10):
Connor Brown (Erie Otters), Josh Brown (Oshawa Generals), Michael Del Zotto (London Knights), Alex Formenton (London Knights), Victor Mete (London Knights), Matt Murray (Soo Greyhounds), Nick Paul (North Bay Battalion), Scott Sabourin (Oshawa Generals), Chris Tierney (London Knights), Austin Watson (London Knights)^

Philadelphia Flyers (4):
Ryan Ellis (Windsor Spitfires), Travis Konecny (Sarnia Sting), Scott Laughton (Oshawa Generals), Zayde Wisdom (Kingston Frontenacs)^

Pittsburgh Penguins (2):
Jeff Carter (Soo Greyhounds), Brock McGinn (Guelph Storm)

San Jose Sharks (5):
Brent Burns (Brampton Battalion), Logan Couture (Ottawa 67’s), Jonah Gadjovich (Owen Sound Attack)^, Kevin Labanc (Barrie Colts), Jacob Middleton (Ottawa 67’s)

Seattle Kraken (6):
Nathan Bastian (Mississauga Steelheads), Vince Dunn (Niagara IceDogs), Mark Giordano (Owen Sound Attack), Philipp Grubauer (Kingston Frontenacs), Jared McCann (Soo Greyhounds)^, Jamie Oleksiak (Niagara IceDogs)^

St. Louis Blues (8):
Jordan Binnington (Owen Sound Attack), Robert Bortuzzo (Kitchener Rangers), Kyle Clifford (Barrie Colts), Jordan Kyrou (Sarnia Sting), James Neal (Plymouth Whalers), Ryan O’Reilly (Erie Otters), Brandon Saad (Saginaw Spirit), Robert Thomas (Hamilton Bulldogs)

Tampa Bay Lightning (11):
Zach Bogosian (Peterborough Petes), Erik Cernak (Erie Otters), Anthony Cirelli (Erie Otters), Remi Elie (Erie Otters)^, Boris Katchouk (Soo Greyhounds), Pat Maroon (London Knights), Corey Perry (London Knights), Taylor Raddysh (Soo Greyhounds), Mikhail Sergachev (Windsor Spitfires), Gemel Smith (London Knights)^, Steven Stamkos (Sarnia Sting)

Toronto Maple Leafs (13):
Mike Amadio (North Bay Battalion), TJ Brodie (Barrie Colts), Michael Bunting (Soo Greyhounds), Jack Campbell (Soo Greyhounds), Travis Dermott (Erie Otters), Mitch Marner (London Knights), Petr Mrazek (Ottawa 67’s), Jake Muzzin (Soo Greyhounds), Nick Ritchie (Soo Greyhounds), Rasmus Sandin (Soo Greyhounds), Wayne Simmonds (Soo Greyhounds), Jason Spezza (Belleville Bulls), John Tavares (London Knights)

Vancouver Canucks (5):
Jason Dickinson (Guelph Storm), Bo Horvat (London Knights), Juho Lammikko (Kingston Frontenacs), J.T. Miller (Plymouth Whalers), Tanner Pearson (Barrie Colts)

Vegas Golden Knights (4):
Connor Corcoran (Windsor Spitfires)^, Nicolas Hague (Mississauga Steelheads), Robin Lehner (Soo Greyhounds), Alex Pietrangelo (Barrie Colts)

Washington Capitals (2):
John Carlson (London Knights), Tom Wilson (Plymouth Whalers)

Winnipeg Jets (5):
Dylan DeMelo (Mississauga Steelheads), Bryan Little (Barrie Colts)^, Cole Perfetti (Saginaw Spirit), Mark Scheifele (Barrie Colts), Logan Stanley (Kitchener Rangers)

About the Ontario Hockey League
The Ontario Hockey League is a proud member of the Canadian Hockey League which is the world’s largest development hockey league with 60 teams in nine Canadian provinces and four American states. In addition to the OHL, the CHL is made up of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and the Western Hockey League. The CHL supplies more players to the National Hockey League and U SPORTS than any other league.


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