Four former Tigers on NHL Opening Night rosters

731d5940-91a4-4f25-8b3f-cb70da1daf8f-stanley-cup-16Four former Colorado College players were among the 34 hailing from the eight National Collegiate Hockey Conference programs that were on their NHL team’s opening night roster. The list provided by the NCHC follows:

Those that played in the NCHC are listed in bold italics:

North Dakota (16/8 played in NCHC)
Brock Boeser, F (Vancouver Canucks)
Drake Caggiula, F (Chicago Blackhawks)

Aaron Dell, G (San Jose Sharks)
Derek Forbort, D (LA Kings) – IR
Rocco Grimaldi, F (Nashville Predators)
Tyson Jost, F (Colorado Avalanche)

Brock Nelson, F (NY Islanders)
T.J. Oshie, F (Washington Capitals)
Zach Parise, F (Minnesota Wild)
Tucker Poolman, D (Winnipeg Jets)
Carter Rowney, F (Anaheim Ducks)
Nick Schmaltz, F (Arizona Coyotes)
Troy Stecher, D (Vancouver Canucks)

Jonathan Toews, F (Chicago Blackhawks)
Christian Wolanin, D (Ottawa Senators) – IR
Travis Zajac, F (New Jersey Devils)

Denver (11/6)
Henrik Borgstrom, F (Florida Panthers)
Tyler Bozak, F (St. Louis Blues)
Will Butcher, D (New Jersey Devils)
Dylan Gambrell, F (San Jose Sharks)
Danton Heinen, F (Boston Bruins)

Scott Mayfield, D (New York Islanders)
Trevor Moore, F (Toronto Maple Leafs)
Nick Shore, F (Toronto Maple Leafs)
Paul Stastny, F (Vegas Golden Knights)
Troy Terry, F (Anaheim Ducks)
Jason Zucker, F (Minnesota Wild)

Minnesota Duluth (8/5)
Justin Faulk, D (St. Louis Blues)
Alex Iafallo, F (LA Kings)
Karson Kuhlman, F (Boston Bruins)

Matt Niskanen, D (Philadelphia Flyers)
Neal Pionk, D (Winnipeg Jets)
Carson Soucy, D (Minnesota Wild)

Alex Stalock, G (Minnesota Wild)
Andy Welinski, D (Philadelphia Flyers) – IR

Miami (7/4)
Blake Coleman, F (New Jersey Devils)
Austin Czarnik, F (Calgary Flames)

Andy Greene, D (New Jersey Devils)
Sean Kuraly, F (Boston Bruins)
Alec Martinez, D (LA Kings)
Jack Roslovic, F (Winnipeg Jets)
Reilly Smith, F (Vegas Golden Knights)

St. Cloud State (7/6)
Jonny Brodzinski, F (San Jose Sharks)
Dennis Cholowski, D (Detroit Red Wings)
Nic Dowd, F (Washington Capitals)

Nick Jensen, D (Washington Capitals)
Kalle Kossila, F (Toronto Maple Leafs) – IR
Blake Lizotte, F (LA Kings)
Jimmy Schuldt, D (Vegas Golden Knights)

Colorado College (4/2)
Curtis McElhinney, G (Tampa Bay Lightning)
Gustav Olofsson, D (Montreal Canadiens) – IR
Jaden Schwartz, F (St. Louis Blues)
Jaccob Slavin, D (Carolina Hurricanes)

Western Michigan (4/1)
Danny DeKeyser, D (Detroit Red Wings)
Mark Letestu, F (Winnipeg Jets)
Jordan Oesterle, D (Arizona Coyotes)
Luke Witkowski, D (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Omaha (2/2)
Josh Archibald, F (Edmonton Oilers)
Jake Guentzel, F (Pittsburgh Penguins)

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