29 BCHL graduates on NHL opening night rosters

in regular season



October 3, 2018

As the new NHL season got underway last night, 29 BCHL alums had cracked opening-night lineups across the league.

Seventeen of the 31 NHL teams have at least one former BCHL player on the roster.

The Nashville Predators have the most with four.

Leading the way are the Penticton Vees and Coquitlam Express who each have five former players representing them in the NHL.

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks are close behind with four alums on rosters across the league.

Here’s an overview of the BCHL alums on opening-night rosters across the NHL:

Anaheim Ducks
Josh Manson (Salmon Arm Silverbacks)
Ben Street (Salmon Arm Silverbacks)

Boston Bruins

Danton Heinen (Surrey Eagles)

Chicago Blackhawks

Duncan Keith (Penticton Panthers)

Colorado Avalanche

Tyson Jost (Penticton Vees)
Alexander Kerfoot (Coquitlam Express)

Columbus Blue Jackets
Riley Nash (Salmon Arm Silverbacks)

Dallas Stars

Jamie Benn (Victoria Grizzlies)

Detroit Red Wings

Dennis Cholowski (Chilliwack Chiefs)
Danny DeKeyser (Trail Smoke Eaters)

Edmonton Oilers

Jason Garrison (Nanaimo Clippers)
Jujar Khaira (Prince George Spruce Kings)
Milan Lucic (Coquitlam Express)

Montreal Canadiens

Jordie Benn (Victoria Grizzlies)
Carey Price (Quesnel Millionaires)
Mike Reilly (Penticton Vees)

Nashville Predators

Ryan Johansen (Penticton Vees)
Matt Irwin (Nanaimo Clippers)
Colton Sissons (West Kelowna Warriors)
Kyle Turris (Burnaby Express)

New Jersey Devils

Travis Zajac (Salmon Arm Silverbacks)

New York Islanders

Andrew Ladd (Coquitlam Express)

Pittsburgh Penguins

Derek Grant (Langley Chiefs)
Justin Schultz (West Kelowna Warriors)

St. Louis Blues

Tyler Bozak (Victoria Grizzlies)

Vancouver Canucks

Troy Stecher (Penticton Vees)

Vegas Golden Knights

Brad Hunt (Coquitlam Express)

Winnipeg Jets

Laurent Brossoit (Cowichan Valley Capitals)
Brandon Tanev (Surrey Eagles)