CALGARY, Alta. (October 26, 2016) – Two weeks into the 2016-17 National Hockey League (NHL) season and you’ll find the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) is well represented on the rosters of each of the 30-member NHL clubs.

As of this date there are 144 former CJHL players currently competing in the NHL.

That number is based on those active NHL players that played at least one regular season game throughout any of the 10 leagues that comprise the CJHL.

In breaking down the group of 144 you’ll find 88 forwards, 44 defencemen and 12 goaltenders.

You’ll also discover that every NHL team has at least one CJHL alumnus on their present roster.

The St. Louis Blues boast the most ex-CJHLers as part of their line-up with nine.

Next is the Columbus Blue Jackets, Edmonton Oilers, New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers with eight each while the Anaheim Ducks and Ottawa Senators are sporting seven CJHL alumni apiece.

Also of note, all of the 10 leagues from across the country that form the CJHL have at least one of its former players on a NHL squad.

“The ever-increasing number of our alumni on NHL clubs is a tremendous testament to the development of our players as well as to the preparation and commitment put forth by each of our 10 member leagues and their respective teams,” stated CJHL Chairman Kirk Lamb.

The following is the complete list of 144 CJHL alumni on current NHL rosters:

Josh Anderson F Columbus Blue Jackets Burlington Cougars OJHL
Andy Andreoff F Los Angeles Kings Pickering Panthers OJHL
Josh Bailey F New York Islanders Bowmanville Eagles OJHL
Nicolas Baptiste F Buffalo Sabres Cumberland Grads CCHL
Mathew Barzal F New York Islanders Coquitlam Express BCHL
Jay Beagle F Washington Capitals Calgary Royals AJHL
Matt Beleskey F Boston Bruins Collingwood Blues OJHL
Jamie Benn F Dallas Stars Victoria Grizzlies BCHL
Jordie Benn D Dallas Stars Victoria Grizzlies BCHL
Beau Bennett F New Jersey Devils Penticton Vees BCHL
Matt Benning D Edmonton Oilers Spruce Grove Saints AJHL
Kevin Bieksa D Anaheim Ducks Burlington Cougars OJHL
Mark Borowiecki D Ottawa Senators Smiths Falls Bears CCHL
Robert Bortuzzo D St. Louis Blues Fort William North Stars SIJHL
Eric Boulton F New York Islanders Cole Harbour Colts MHL
Rene Bourque F Colorado Avalanche St. Albert Saints AJHL
Tyler Bozak F Toronto Maple Leafs Victoria Grizzlies BCHL
Connor Brown F Toronto Maple Leafs St. Michael’s Buzzers OJHL
Brent Burns D San Jose Sharks Couchiching Terriers OJHL
Alexandre Burrows F Vancouver Canucks Kahnawake Condors LHJQ
Ryan Callahan F Tampa Bay Lightning Buffalo Lightning OJHL
Matt Calvert F Columbus Blue Jackets Winkler Flyers MJHL
Mike Cammalleri F New Jersey Devils Bramalea Blues OJHL
Daniel Carr F Montreal Canadiens Powell River Kings BCHL
Cody Ceci D Ottawa Senators Peterborough Stars OJHL
David Clarkson F Columbus Blue Jackets Aurora Tigers OJHL
Andrew Cogliano F Anaheim Ducks St. Michael’s Buzzers OJHL
Joe Colborne F Colorado Avalanche Camrose Kodiaks AJHL
Kevin Connauton D Arizona Coyotes Spruce Grove Saints AJHL
Nick Cousins F Philadelphia Flyers Trenton Hercs OJHL
Trevor Daley D Pittsburgh Penguins Vaughan Vipers OJHL
Zac Dalpe F Minnesota Wild Penticton Vees BCHL
Brandon Davidson D Edmonton Oilers Olds Grizzlys AJHL
Calvin de Haan D New York Islanders Kemptville 73s CCHL
Michael Del Zotto D Philadelphia Flyers Markham Waxers OJHL
Aaron Dell G San Jose Sharks Calgary Canucks AJHL
Dylan DeMelo D San Jose Sharks Mississauga Chargers OJHL
Andrew Desjardins F Chicago Blackhawks Espanola Screaming Eagles NOJHL
Phillip Di Giuseppe F Carolina Hurricanes Villanova Knights OJHL
Max Domi F Arizona Coyotes St. Michael’s Buzzers OJHL
Derek Dorsett F Vancouver Canucks Kindersley Klippers SJHL
Joel Edmundson D St. Louis Blues Dauphin Kings MJHL
Brian Elliott G Calgary Flames Ajax Axemen OJHL
Robby Fabbri F St. Louis Blues Toronto Jr. Canadiens OJHL
Michael Ferland F Calgary Flames Beausejour Blades MJHL
Mike Fisher F Nashville Predators Peterborough Jr. Petes OJHL
Cody Franson D Buffalo Sabres Trail Smoke Eaters BCHL
Sam Gagner F Columbus Blue Jackets Milton Icehawks OJHL
Ryan Garbutt F Anaheim Ducks Winnipeg Blues MJHL
Jason Garrison D Tampa Bay Lightning Nanaimo Clippers BCHL
Brendan Gaunce F Vancouver Canucks Markham Waxers OJHL
Luke Gazdic F New Jersey Devils Wexford Raiders OJHL
Mark Giordano D Calgary Flames Brampton Capitals OJHL
Dan Girardi D New York Rangers Couchiching Terriers OJHL
Claude Giroux F Philadelphia Flyers Cumberland Grads CCHL
Cody Goloubef D Columbus Blue Jackets Milton Icehawks OJHL
Derek Grant F Buffalo Sabres Langley Chiefs BCHL
Eric Gryba D Edmonton Oilers Melfort Mustangs SJHL
Andrew Hammond G Ottawa Senators Vernon Vipers BCHL
Travis Hamonic D New York Islanders Winnipeg Saints MJHL
Scott Harrington D Columbus Blue Jackets Kingston Voyageurs OJHL
Scott Hartnall F Columbus Blue Jackets Lloydminster Blazers AJHL
Danton Heinen F Boston Bruins Surrey Eagles BCHL
Nick Holden D New York Rangers Sherwood Park Crusaders AJHL
Braden Holtby G Washington Capitals Lloydminster Blazers AJHL
Jimmy Howard G Detroit Red Wings Kanata Valley Lasers CCHL
Michael Hutchinson G Winnipeg Jets Orangeville Crushers OJHL
Carter Hutton G St. Louis Blues Fort William North Stars SIJHL
Ben Hutton D Vancouver Canucks Nepean Raiders CCHL
Zach Hyman F Toronto Maple Leafs Hamilton Red Wings OJHL
Ryan Johansen F Nashville Predators Penticton Vees BCHL
Chad Johnson G Calgary Flames Brooks Bandits AJHL
Josh Jooris F New York Rangers Burlington Cougars OJHL
Duncan Keith D Chicago Blackhawks Penticton Panthers BCHL
Chris Kelly F Ottawa Senators Aurora Tigers OJHL
Chris Kunitz F Pittsburgh Penguins Melville Millionaires SJHL
Andrew Ladd F New York Islanders Coquitlam Express BCHL
Scott Laughton F Philadelphia Flyers St. Michael’s Buzzers OJHL
Mark Letestu F Edmonton Oilers Bonnyville Pontiacs AJHL
Milan Lucic F Edmonton Oilers Coquitlam Express BCHL
Clarke MacArthur F Ottawa Senators Drayton Valley Thunder AJHL
Andrew MacDonald D Philadelphia Flyers Truro Bearcats MHL
Brandon Manning D Philadelphia Flyers Prince George Spruce Kings BCHL
Josh Manson D Anaheim Ducks Salmon Arm Silverbacks BCHL
Mitch Marner F Toronto Maple Leafs St. Michael’s Buzzers OJHL
Jordan Martinook F Arizona Coyotes Drayton Valley Thunder AJHL
Jay McClement F Carolina Hurricanes Kingston Voyageurs OJHL
Curtis McElhinney G Columbus Blue Jackets Notre Dame Hounds SJHL
Curtis McKenzie F Dallas Stars Penticton Vees BCHL
Derek McKenzie F Florida Panthers Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats NOJHL
Cody McLeod F Colorado Avalanche Waywayseecappo Wolverines MJHL
Marc Methot D Ottawa Senators Kanata Lasers CCHL
Colin Miller D Boston Bruins Soo Thunderbirds NOJHL
Dominic Moore F Boston Bruins Aurora Tigers OJHL
Ryan Murphy D Carolina Hurricanes Villanova Knights OJHL
Jake Muzzin D Los Angeles Kings Soo Thunderbirds NOJHL
Riley Nash F Boston Bruins Salmon Arm Silverbacks BCHL
James Neal F Nashville Predators Bowmanville Eagles OJHL
Darnell Nurse D Edmonton Oilers St. Michael’s Buzzers OJHL
Ryan O’Reilly F Buffalo Sabres Toronto Jr. Canadiens OJHL
Colton Parayko D St. Louis Blues Fort McMurray Oil Barons AJHL
David Perron F St. Louis Blues Saint-Jérôme Panthéres LHJQ
Brandon Pirri F New York Rangers Georgetown Raiders OJHL
Brayden Point F Tampa Bay Lightning Canmore Eagles AJHL
Benoit Pouliot F Edmonton Oilers Hawkesbury Hawkes CCHL
Carey Price G Montreal Canadiens Quesnel Millionaires BCHL
Teddy Purcell F Los Angeles Kings Notre Dame Hounds SJHL
Mark Pysyk D Florida Panthers Sherwood Park Crusaders AJHL
Kyle Quincey D New Jersey Devils Mississauga Chargers OJHL
Alan Quine F New York Islanders Toronto Jr. Canadiens OJHL
Ty Rattie F St. Louis Blues Brooks Bandits AJHL
Mason Raymond F Anaheim Ducks Camrose Kodiaks AJHL
Matt Read F Philadelphia Flyers Milton Icehawks OJHL
Brad Richardson F Arizona Coyotes Wellington Dukes OJHL
Nick Ritchie F Anaheim Ducks Georgetown Raiders OJHL
Justin Schultz D Pittsburgh Penguins Westside Warriors BCHL
Jaden Schwartz F St. Louis Blues Notre Dame Hounds SJHL
Devin Setoguchi F Los Angeles Kings Crowsnest Pass Timberwolves AJHL
Damon Severson D New Jersey Devils Melville Millionaires SJHL
Patrick Sharp F Dallas Stars Kanata Valley Lasers CCHL
Devin Shore F Dallas Stars Whitby Fury OJHL
Wayne Simmonds F Philadelphia Flyers Brockville Braves CCHL
Colton Sissons F Nashville Predators Westside Warriors BCHL
Mike Smith G Arizona Coyotes Kingston Voyageurs OJHL
Brendan Smith D Detroit Red Wings St. Michael’s Buzzers OJHL
Reilly Smith F Florida Panthers St. Michael’s Buzzers OJHL
Ryan Sproul D Detroit Red Wings Vaughan Vipers OJHL
Troy Stecher D Vancouver Canucks Penticton Vees BCHL
Lee Stempniak F Carolina Hurricanes Buffalo Lightning OJHL
Clayton Stoner D Anaheim Ducks Powell River Kings BCHL
Cam Talbot G Edmonton Oilers Hamilton Red Wings OJHL
Chris Tanev D Vancouver Canucks Markham Waxers OJHL
Brandon Tanev F Winnipeg Jets Surrey Eagles BCHL
John Tavares F New York Islanders Milton Icehawks OJHL
Chris Thorburn F Winnipeg Jets Elliot Lake Ice NOJHL
Jordin Tootoo F Chicago Blackhawks OCN Blizzard MJHL
Kyle Turris F Ottawa Senators Burnaby Express BCHL
Scottie Upshall F St. Louis Blues Fort McMurray Oil Barons AJHL
Patrick Weircioch D Colorado Avalanche Burnaby Express BCHL
Justin Williams F Washington Capitals Cobourg Cougars OJHL
Scott Wilson F Pittsburgh Penguins Georgetown Raiders OJHL
Daniel Winnik F Washington Capitals Wexford Raiders OJHL
Travis Zajac F New Jersey Devils Salmon Arm Silverbacks BCHL
Harry Zolnierczyk F Nashville Predators Alberni Valley Bulldogs BCHL


The Canadian Junior Hockey League is a national organization comprised of all 10 Junior ‘A’ hockey leagues in Canada.

The CJHL represents 132 teams and over 3,000 players and has over 2,900 alumni furthering their hockey careers at the professional, college and major junior levels across North America.

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