Men's Hockey Alums Lead NHL Rosters
Oct. 2, 2013
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Boston College led all Hockey East members in number of alumni to open the 2013-14 season on National Hockey League rosters. Fourteen former Eagles will help constitute Hockey East’s group of 49 alumni to start off the season.
Nine active Hockey East alums have won the Stanley Cup, including BC’s Ben Smith who won it last season with the Chicago Blackhawks.
Boston University is the only other Hockey East team with more than ten former players who made NHL teams this season, finishing second behind the Eagles with 11.
Players who made 2013-14 NHL rosters sorted by Hockey East team:
Boston College (14) – Andrew Alberts (VAN), Cam Atkinson (CBJ), Brian Boyle (NYR), Scott Clemmensen (FLA), Patrick Eaves (DET), Nathan Gerbe (CAR), Brian Gionta (MTL), Stephen Gionta (NJD), Peter Harrold (NJD), Jimmy Hayes (CHI), Brooks Orpik (PIT), Cory Schneider (NJD), Rob Scuderi (PIT), Ben Smith (CHI).
Boston University (11) – Nick Bonino (ANA), Alex Chiasson (DAL), Charlie Coyle (MIN), Matt Gilroy (FLA), Eric Gryba (OTT), Matt Nieto (SJS), Kevin Shattenkirk (STL), Brian Strait (NYI), David Van Der Gulik (COL), Ryan Whitney (FLA), Colin Wilson (NSH).
Maine (5) – Ben Bishop (TBL), Brian Flynn (BUF), Jimmy Howard (DET), Dustin Penner (ANA), Teddy Purcell (TBL).
UMass Lowell (3) – Ron Hainsey (CAR), Carter Hutton (NSH), Bobby Robbins (BOS).
Massachusetts (4) – Justin Braun (SJS), Matt Irwin (SJS), Mike Kostka (CHI), Jonathan Quick (LAK).
Merrimack (1) – Stephane Da Costa (OTT)
New Hampshire (2) – James van Riemsdyk (TOR), Daniel Winnik (ANA).
Northeastern (1) – Joe Vitale (PIT).
Notre Dame (3) – Ian Cole (STL)*, Erik Condra (OTT)*, Kyle Palmieri (ANA)*
Providence (5) – Mark Fayne (NJD), Hal Gill (PHI), Colin McDonald (NYI), Tim Schaller (BUF), Matt Taormina (TBL).
Vermont (3) – Kevan Miller (BOS), Torrey Mitchell (MIN), Patrick Sharp (CHI)*, Viktor Stålberg (NSH), Martin St. Louis (TBL)*, Tim Thomas (FLA)*
* did not compete in Hockey East