72 GTHL alumni featured on 2021-22 NHL opening night rosters

This week the National Hockey League dropped the puck on the 2021-22 season, with opening night rosters featuring a total of 72 Greater Toronto Hockey League alumni.

The Toronto Maple Leafs lead the way with six GTHL graduates, while the Edmonton Oilers and the New Jersey Devils are a close second with five each. Of the 32 NHL teams, 29 have at least one GTHL graduate rostered for opening night, while 13 teams have three or more former players.

Wednesday, October 13 features five NHL games on the schedule, including the Leafs playing host to the Montreal Canadiens at 7pm. Shifting over to western Canada, the Oilers and the Vancouver Canucks are also facing off.

Anaheim Ducks (1) 

  • Jamie Drysdale (Toronto Marlboros)

Arizona Coyotes (1) 

  • Jakob Chychrun (Toronto Jr. Canadiens)

Buffalo Sabres (1) 

  • Jeff Skinner (Toronto Young Nationals)

Calgary Flames (4) 

  • Sean Monahan (Mississauga Rebels)
  • Brett Ritchie (Toronto Marlboros)
  • Andrew Mangiapane (Toronto Jr, Canadiens)
  • Chris Tanev (Toronto Red Wings)

Carolina Hurricanes (1) 

  • Brendan Smith (Toronto Marlboros)

Chicago Blackhawks (2) 

  • Dylan Strome (Toronto Marlboros)
  • MacKenzie Entwistle (Toronto Marlboros)

Columbus Blue Jackets (1) 

  • Max Domi (Don Mills Flyers)

Dallas Stars (2) 

  • Jason Robertson (Don Mills Flyers)
  • Tyler Seguin (Toronto Nationals)

Detroit Red Wings (4) 

  • Robby Fabbri (Mississauga Rebels)
  • Mitchell Stephens (Toronto Marlboros)
  • Givani Smith (Mississauga Senators)
  • Sam Gagner (Toronto Marlboros)

Edmonton Oilers (5) 

  • Warren Foegele (Toronto 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)
  • Owen Tippett (Toronto Red Wings)
  • Ryan Lomberg (Mississauga Reps)

Los Angeles Kings (3) 

  • Andreas Athanasiou (Toronto Titians)
  • Brendan Lemieux (Toronto Red Wings)
  • Akil Thomas (Toronto Marlboros)

Montreal Canadiens (3) 

  • Jake Evans (Mississauga Rebels)
  • Tyler Toffoli (Toronto Jr. Canadiens)
  • Ben Chiarot (Mississauga IceDogs)

Nashville Predators (1) 

  • Phillip Tomasino (Mississauga Rebels)

New Jersey Devils (5) 

  • Michael McLeod (Toronto Marlboros)
  • Dougie Hamilton (Mississauga Reps)
  • P.K. Subban (Markham Islanders)
  • Scott Wedgewood (Mississauga Senators)
  • Jack Hughes (Toronto Marlboros)

New York Islanders (2) 

  • Adam Pelech (Toronto Marlboros)
  • Casey Cizkias (Mississauga Reps)

New York Rangers (1) 

  • Ryan Strome (Toronto Marlboros)

Ottawa Senators (4) 

  • Victor Mete (Toronto Jr. Canadiens)
  • Connor Brown (Toronto Marlboros)
  • Alex Formenton (Mississauga Rebels)
  • Nick Paul (Mississauga Senators)

Philadelphia Flyers (2) 

  • Scott Laughton (Toronto Marlboros)
  • Ryan Ellis (Mississauga IceDogs)

Pittsburgh Penguins (2) 

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

San Jose Sharks (3) 

  • Andrew Cogliano (Vaughan Kings)
  • Mario Ferraro (Don Mills Flyers)
  • Brent Burns (North York Jr. Canadiens)

Seattle Kraken (3)

  • Brandon Tanev (Toronto Nationals, Mississauga Reps)
  • Mark Giordano (North York Rangers)
  • Jamie Oleksiak (Toronto Nationals)

St. Louis Blues (3) 

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

Tampa Bay Lightning (3) 

  • Anthony Cirelli (Mississauga Reps)
  • Taylor Raddysh (Toronto Marlboros)
  • Gemel Smith (North York Rangers)

Toronto Maple Leafs (6) 

  • Michael Bunting (Don Mills Flyers)
  • Mitchell Marner (Vaughan Kings, Don Mills Flyers)
  • Nick Ritchie (Toronto Marlboros)
  • Wayne Simmonds (Toronto Jr. Canadiens)
  • Jason Spezza (Toronto Marlboros)
  • John Tavares (Toronto Marlboros)

Vancouver Canucks (1) 

  • Bo Horvat (Toronto Red Wings)
  • Quinn Hughes (Toronto Marlboros)

Vegas Golden Knights (2) 

  • Alex Pietrangelo (Toronto Jr. Canadiens)
  • Reilly Smith (Toronto Nationals)

Washington Capitals (1) 

  • Tom Wilson (Toronto Jr. Canadiens)

Winnipeg Jets (1) 

  • Cole Perfetti (Vaughan Kings)

For the complete list of 2021-22 NHL opening night rosters, click here.

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