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38 GTHL alumni set for 2022 NHL Playoffs

On Monday, May 3, the puck dropped on the NHL Playoffs with 38 Greater Toronto Hockey League alumni beginning their quest for the Stanley Cup.

The Toronto Maple Leafs – who are tied with the Dallas Stars with seven-a-piece – have jumped ahead to a 1-0 series lead over defending champions, the Tampa Bay Lightning. Anthony Cirelli (Reps Hockey Club) and Nick Paul (Mississauga Senators/Reps Hockey Club) represent the GTHL on Tampa Bay’s roster.

The Edmonton Oilers, who dropped Game 1 to Andreas Anthanasiou (Toronto Titans), Sean Durzi (Mississauga Rebels) and the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night, house the second-most in the GTHL alumni department with Warren Foegele (Toronto Young Nationals), Zach Hyman (Toronto Red Wings), Connor McDavid (Toronto Marlboros), Ryan McLeod (Marlboros), and Darnell Nurse (Don Mills Flyers).

Jordan Kyrou (Senators), Ryan O’Reilly (Toronto Jr. Canadiens), Jordan Binnington (Vaughan Kings), and the St. Louis Blues took a 1-0 series lead over the Minnesota Wild, while Sam Bennett (Marlboros), Ryan Lomberg (Reps Hockey Club), Ben Chiarot (Mississauga Icedogs), and the Florida Panthers begin their postseason Tuesday night versus Tom Wilson (Jr. Canadiens) and the Washington Capitals.

The Carolina Hurricanes – with three GTHL alumni in Max Domi (Flyers), Brendan Smith (Marlboros), and Jack LaFontaine (Flyers) – downed the Boston Bruins 5-1 in Game 1 on Monday night, while Evan Rodrigues (Marlboros), Mark Friedman (Flyers), and the Pittsburgh Penguins begin their series against Ryan Strome (Marlboros) and the New York Rangers on Tuesday.

Andrew Cogliano (Vaughan Kings) and the Colorado Avalanche and Philip Tomasino (Rebels) and the Nashville Predators also kickstart their postseason on Tuesday night.

GTHL ALUMNI

CAROLINA HURRICANES: 3 

  • Max Domi (Don Mills Flyers)
  • Brendan Smith (Toronto Marlboros)
  • Jack LaFontaine (Don Mills Flyers)

COLORADO AVALANCHE: 1

  • Andrew Cogliano (Vaughan Kings)

DALLAS STARS: 7

  • Tyler Seguin (Toronto Young Nationals)
  • Scott Wedgwood (Mississauga Senators)
  • Andrew Mangiapane (U16: Mississauga Senators, U18: Toronto Jr. Canadiens)
  • Sean Monahan (Mississauga Rebels)
  • Brett Ritche (Toronto Marlboros)
  • Tyler Toffoli (Toronto Jr. Canadiens)
  • Christopher Tanev (Toronto Red Wings)

EDMONTON OILERS: 5

  • Warren Foegele (Toronto Young Nationals)
  • Zach Hyman (Toronto Red Wings)
  • Connor McDavid (Toronto Marlboros)
  • Ryan McLeod (Toronto Marlboros)
  • Darnell Nurse (Don Mills Flyers)

FLORIDA PANTHERS: 3

  • Sam Bennett (Toronto Marlboros)
  • Ryan Lomberg (Reps Hockey Club)
  • Ben Chiarot (Mississauga Icedogs)

LOS ANGELES KINGS: 2

  • Andreas Anthanasiou (Toronto Titans)
  • Sean Durzi (Mississauga Rebels)

NASHVILLE PREDATORS: 1

  • Philip Tomasino (Mississauga Rebels)

NEW YORK RANGERS: 1

  • Ryan Strome (Toronto Marlboros)

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS: 2

  • Evan Rodrigues (Toronto Marlboros)
  • Mark Friedman (Don Mills Flyers)

ST. LOUIS BLUES: 3

  • Jordan Kyrou (Mississauga Senators)
  • Ryan O’Reilly (Toronto Jr. Canadiens)
  • Jordan Binnington (Vaughan Kings)

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING: 2

  • Anthony Cirelli (Reps Hockey Club)
  • Nick Paul (U16: Mississauga Senators, U18: Reps Hockey Club)

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS: 7 

  • Michael Bunting (Don Mills Flyers)
  • Mitch Marner (Don Mills Flyers)
  • Nick Robertson (Toronto Red Wings)
  • Wayne Simmonds (U16: Toronto Aeros, U18: Toronto Jr. Canadiens)
  • Jason Spezza (Toronto Marlboros)
  • John Tavares (Toronto Marlboros)
  • Mark Giordano (North York Rangers)

WASHINGTON CAPITALS: 1

  • Tom Wilson (Toronto Jr. Canadiens)

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