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19 BCHL ALUMNI CRACK 2023-24 NHL OPENING-NIGHT ROSTERS

LANGLEY, B.C. – The 2023-24 National Hockey League (NHL) regular season begins this afternoon, which means teams are now set across the league and there are 19 BCHL alumni on opening-night rosters.

The Colorado Avalanche have the most representation with three former BCHL players on the roster, including Devon Toews, Josh Manson and the newly-acquired Ryan Johansen. The Arizona Coyotes, Nashville Predators and Seattle Kraken also boast multiple league alumni to start the year.

Trail Smoke Eaters alumnus and 5th Overall Draft Pick, Kent Johnson continues his NHL journey with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Several former BCHLers found new homes over the summer, including 2019 BCHL Most Valuable Player Alex Newhook who was traded to the Montreal Canadiens and Stanley Cup champion Milan Lucic who returned to the Boston Bruins in free agency.

See the full list below.

CURRENT TEAM

PLAYER

BCHL TEAM

YEARS

Arizona Coyotes

Alex Kerfoot

Coquitlam Express

2011-2013

Arizona Coyotes

Troy Stecher

Penticton Vees

2010-2013

Boston Bruins

Danton Heinen

Surrey Eagles

2013-2014

Boston Bruins

Milan Lucic

Coquitlam Express

2004-2005

Buffalo Sabres

Tyson Jost

Penticton Vees

2014-2016

Colorado Avalanche

Ryan Johansen

Penticton Vees

2008-2009

Colorado Avalanche

Josh Manson

Salmon Arm Silverbacks

2009-2011

Colorado Avalanche

Devon Toews

Surrey Eagles

2011-2013

Columbus Blue Jackets

Kent Johnson

Trail Smoke Eaters

2018-2020

Dallas Stars

Jamie Benn

Victoria Grizzlies

2006-2007

Edmonton Oilers

Vincent Desharnais

Chilliwack Chiefs

2014-2015

Florida Panthers

Mike Reilly

Penticton Vees

2011-2012

Minnesota Wild

Brandon Duhaime

Merritt Centennials

2014-2015

Montreal Canadiens

Alex Newhook

Victoria Grizzlies

2017-2019

Nashville Predators

Dante Fabbro

Penticton Vees

2014-2016

Nashville Predators

Colton Sissons

Westside Warriors

2009-2010

Seattle Kraken

Justin Schultz

Westside Warriors

2007-2009

Seattle Kraken

Brandon Tanev

Surrey Eagles

2011-2012

Winnipeg Jets

Laurent Brossoit

Winnipeg Jets

2009-2010

NOTE: Only players with a minimum of 10 games played in the BCHL are included.