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Three players that skated in Hockey East in 2017-18 were named to an NHL club
Record 73 Hockey East Alumni Named to NHL Rosters
League Boasts Most Skaters on Opening Night Rosters For Seventh Straight Year

WAKEFIELD, Mass. - A record 73 alumni of the Hockey East Association will start the 2018-19 season on National Hockey League rosters, reestablishing the bar for the most alumni on NHL rosters on opening night for the seventh season in a row. The number also nearly doubles the 44 alumni who suited up in the NHL on opening night in 2011.

Hockey East alumni on NHL rosters to start the season represent 11 different schools. Boston University sends 15 players for opening night, while Boston College boasts 13, and Massachusetts claims 6 NHL players. Maine, UMass Lowell, and New Hampshire each send five, Northeastern and Providence have four, and UConn and Vermont each have one alumnus skating in the NHL today. Additionally, four former Notre Dame skaters who spent time in Hockey East also appear on NHL rosters.

Three players that skated in Hockey East in 2017-18 were named to an NHL club as Boston University’s Jordan Greenway (Potsdam, N.Y./Minnesota) and Brady Tkachuk (St. Louis, Mo./Ottawa) and Providence’s Erik Foley (Mansfield, Mass./St. Louis) will all start 2018-19 at the game’s highest level. Hockey East alumni are featured on 28 of 31 NHL teams.

ABOUT HOCKEY EAST: The Hockey East Association is an 11-team Division I college men’s hockey conference founded in 1984 and a nine-team Division I women’s league which began play in 2002-03. The men’s league has won nine NCAA championships in the past 25 years including Providence College in 2015 at TD Garden in Boston. Since 1999, Hockey East has won seven NCAA Championships with 15 NCAA Championship Game appearances, while placing 25 teams in the Frozen Four and 68 teams in the NCAA Tournament during that time. Overall, Hockey East has sent 112 teams to the NCAA Tournament since its inaugural season, more than any other conference in that span.

Hockey East Alumni on NHL Opening Night Rosters 2018-19
First Name Last Name NCAA Team Position NHL Team
Patrick Eaves* Boston College F ANA
Brian Gibbons Boston College F ANA
Brandon Montour Massachusetts D ANA
Josh Manson Northeastern D ANA
Kevin Roy* Northeastern F ANA
Clayton Keller Boston University F ARI
Vinnie Hinostroza Notre Dame F ARI
Matt Grzelcyk Boston University D BOS
Charlie McAvoy Boston University D BOS
Anders Bjork Notre Dame F BOS
Noel Acciari Providence F BOS
Kevan Miller Vermont D BOS
Jack Eichel Boston University F BUF
Evan Rodrigues Boston University F BUF
Tage Thompson Connecticut F BUF
Conor Sheary Massachusetts F BUF
Carter Hutton UMass Lowell G BUF
Scott Wilson* UMass Lowell F BUF
Scott Darling* Maine G CAR
Warren Foegele New Hampshire F CAR
Brett Pesce New Hampshire D CAR
Trevor van Riemsdyk New Hampshire D CAR
Cam Atkinson Boston College F CBJ
Adam Clendening Boston University D CBJ
Johnny Gaudreau Boston College F CGY
Noah Hanifin Boston College D CGY
Mark Jankowski Providence F CGY
Matt Taormina* Providence D CGY
Matt Nieto Boston University F COL
Colin Wilson Boston University F COL
Ben Bishop Maine G DAL
Devin Shore Maine F DAL
Stephen Johns* Notre Dame D DAL
Jimmy Howard Maine G DET
Gustav Nyquist Maine F DET
Alex Chiasson Boston University F EDM
Matt Benning Northeastern D EDM
Mike Matheson Boston College D FLA
Frank Vatrano Massachusetts F FLA
Jonathan Quick Massachusetts G LA
Charlie Coyle Boston University F MIN
Jordan Greenway^ Boston University F MIN
Brian Boyle Boston College F NJ
Steven Santini Boston College D NJ
Cory Schneider* Boston College G NJ
Miles Wood Boston College F NJ
Eric Gryba Boston University D NJ
Nick Bonino Boston University F NSH
Matt Irwin Massachusetts D NSH
Anthony Bitetto Northeastern D NSH
John Stevens* Northeastern F NYI
Kevin Hayes Boston College F NYR
Chris Kreider Boston College F NYR
Kevin Shattenkirk Boston University D NYR
Colin White Boston College F OTT
Brady Tkachuk^ Boston University F OTT
James van Riemsdyk New Hampshire F PHI
Christian Folin UMass Lowell D PHI
Brian Dumoulin Boston College D PIT
Casey DeSmith New Hampshire G PIT
Jamie Oleksiak Northeastern D PIT
Bryan Rust Notre Dame F PIT
Chad Ruhwedel UMass Lowell D PIT
Justin Braun Massachusetts D SJ
Erik Foley*^ Providence F STL
Ron Hainsey UMass Lowell D TOR
Thatcher Demko* Boston College G VAN
Ben Hutton Maine D VAN
Tim Schaller Providence F VAN
Alex Tuch* Boston College F VGK
Brandon Tanev Providence F WPG
Connor Hellebuyck UMass Lowell G WPG
Brooks Orpik Boston College D WSH
* will start year on IR
^ played in Hockey East in 2017-18