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Former Collegians Involved With The Two Teams Playing For Stanley’s Cup

 

Image result for pittsburgh penguins logoPITTSBURGH PENGUINS

2 – Chad Ruhwedel – UMass Lowell (2010-13)

  • First-team All-American and first-team All-Hockey East as a junior

4 – Justin Schultz – Wisconsin (2009-12)

  • Two-time WCHA Defensive Player of the Year
  • Led all NCAA defensemen in scoring for two years in a row
  • Two-time All-American and finalist for the Hobey Baker Award

7 – Matt Cullen – St. Cloud State (1995-97)

  • Led the team in scoring both seasons
  • Teammates included Mark Parrish

8 – Brian Dumoulin – Boston College (2009-12)

  • Won NCAA championships in 2010 and 2012
  • Two-time first-team All-American and first-team All-Hockey East
  • Two-time Hockey East Best Defensive Defenseman
  • Finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as a junior
  • Teammates included Chris Kreider, Brian Gibbons, Carl Sneep, Cam Atkinson, Ben Smith, Jimmy Hayes

13 – Nick Bonino – Boston University (2007-10)

  • Won the 2009 NCAA championship
  • 2009 Beanpot MVP
  • Teammates included Colin Wilson, Matt Gilroy, Kevin Shattenkirk, Brandon Yip

14 – Chris Kunitz – Ferris State (1999-2003)

  • The 2002-03 CCHA Player of the Year and a finalist for the 2003 Hobey Baker Award
  • First-team All-American in 2003
  • Holds Ferris State records for career GWG (19) and points in a season (79 in 2002-03)

17 – Bryan Rust – Notre Dame (2010-14)

23 – Scott Wilson – UMass Lowell (2011-14)

  • Named to the Hockey East All-Tournament Team in 2013
  • Hockey East Rookie of the Year and honorable mention All-Hockey East as a freshman
  • Named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team; five-time Hockey East Rookie of the Week

28 – Ian Cole – Notre Dame (2007-10)

  • First-team All-American in 2009
  • Teammates included Erik Condra, Ryan Thang, Kyle Palmieri

37 – Carter Rowney – North Dakota (2009-13)

  • Teammates included Drake Caggiula, Derek Forbort, Brock Nelson, Dillon Simpson, Chris VandeVelde, Brad Malone

43 – Conor Sheary – Massachusetts (2010-14)

  • Led the team in scoring as a senior, when he was team captain

45 – Josh Archibald – Nebraska-Omaha (2011-14)

  • NCHC Player of the Year and Forward of the Year
  • First-team All-America selection
  • First-team All-NCHC selection and a Hobey Baker Award finalist
  • Set UNO single-season record for goals in a season this year
  • Led WCHA in conference goals in 2013 and NCHC in 2014
  • Teammates included Jake Guentzel, Andrej Sustr

59 – Jake Guentzel – Nebraska Omaha (2013-16)

  • Second-team All-NCHC as a junior
  • Honorable mention All-NCHC selection as a sophomore
  • NCHC All-Rookie Team selection
  • Teammates included Josh Archibald

62 – Carl Hagelin – Michigan (2007-11)

  • The CCHA’s Best Defensive Forward in 2011
  • 2011 Second-team All-American
  • Teammates included Kevin Porter, Chris Summers, Max Pacioretty, Steve Kampfer, Aaron Palushaj, Chad Kolarik

65 – Ron Hainsey – UMass Lowell (1999-2001)

  • Second-team All-American in 2001

81 – Phil Kessel – Minnesota (2006-07)

  • 2006 WCHA Rookie of the Year
  • Teammates included Alex Goligoski, Blake Wheeler

 

Button-Ad-2017-CHAFindOutMoreFront Office

Assistant General Manager Bill Guerin – Boston College (1989-91)
VP of Hockey Operations Jason Karmanos – Harvard (1992-96)
Head Coach Mike Sullivan – Boston University (1986-90)
Goaltending Coach Mike Bales – Ohio State (1989-92)
Goaltending Development Coach Mike Buckley – Massachusetts (1996-2000)
Director, Amateur Scouting Randy Sexton – St. Lawrence (1978-82)
Pro Scout Al Santilli – Curry (1988-92)
Amateur Scout Scott Bell – Minnesota (1990-95)
Amateur Scout Jay Heinbuck – Northeastern (1982-86)
Amateur Scout Warren Young – Michigan Tech (1975-79)
AHL Head Coach Clark Donatelli – Boston University (1984-87)
AHL Assistant Coach J.D. Forrest – Boston College (2000-04)

 

In the Minors

Teddy Blueger – Minnesota State (2012-16)

  • First-team All-WCHA as a senior

Sean Maguire – Boston University (2012-16)

11 – Kevin Porter – Michigan (2004-08)

  • 2008 Hobey Baker Memorial Award winner; CCHA Player of the Year and first-team All-American as well
  • Teammates included Carl Hagelin, Jack Johnson, Andrew Cogliano, Eric Nystrom, Andrew Ebbett, Al Montoya, Chad Kolarik, Chris Summers, Steve Kampfer, Mike Brown

Ethan Prow – St. Cloud State (2012-16)

  • First-team All-American and a Hobey Baker finalist as a senior
  • NCHC Player of the Year, Defenseman of the Year, Offensive Defenseman of the Year and first-team all-conference selection

47 – David Warsofsky – Boston University (2008-11)

  • Won the 2009 NCAA championship
  • Teammates included Nick Bonino, Colin Wilson, Kevin Shattenkirk, Matt Gilroy

 

College Draft Picks

Anthony Angello – So., F, Cornell – 5th (145), 2014

Dane Birks – So., D, Michigan Tech – 6th (164), 2013

Kasper Bjorkqvist – Fr., F, providence – 2nd (61), 2016

Blaine Byron – Sr., F, Maine – 6th (179), 2013

Ryan Jones – Fr., D, Omaha – 4th (121), 2016

Troy Josephs – Sr., F, Clarkson – 7th (209), 2013

Sam Lafferty – Jr., F, Brown – 4th (113), 2014

  • Second-team All-Ivy League as a junior

Joseph Masonius – So., D, Connecticut – 6th (181), 2016

Nikita Pavlychev – Fr., F, Penn State – 7th (197), 2015

Jeff Taylor – Sr., D, Union – 7th (203), 2014

  • Third-team All-ECAC Hockey selection as a sophomore
  • Won the 2014 NCAA championship

Frederik Tiffels – Jr., F, Western Michigan – 6th (167), 2015

 

 

Image result for nashville predatorsNASHVILLE PREDATORS

Former Collegians

2 – Anthony Bitetto – Northeastern (2010-12)

15 – Craig Smith – Wisconsin (2009-11)

  • Teammates included Blake Geoffrion, Brendan Smith, Derek Stepan, Ryan McDonagh, Jake Gardiner

24 – Brad Hunt – Bemidji State (2008-12)

  • Bemidji State’s all-time career scoring leader among defensemen
  • Two-time first-team All-College Hockey America before Bemidji State joined the WCHA his junior year
  • CHA Rookie of the Year in 2009
  • Helped lead the Beavers to the 2009 Frozen Four as a freshman
  • Teammates included Matt Read

33 – Colin Wilson – Boston University (2007-09)

  • Won the 2009 NCAA championship at Washington, D.C.’s Verizon Center in his final college game
  • A finalist for the 2009 Hobey Baker Award won by teammate Matt Gilroy
  • First-team All-American in 2009 when he ranked second nationally in scoring (55 points in 43 GP)
  • Hockey East Rookie of the Year in 2008
  • Teammates included Kevin Shattenkirk, Brandon Yip, Matt Gilroy, Nick Bonino

41 – Harry Zolnierczyk – Brown (2007-11)

  • Team captain as a senior
  • Teammates included Ryan Garbutt, Aaron Volpatti
  • Scored one goal his first two seasons combined; had 29 his last two years combined
  • Set Brown’s single-season penalty minute record with 128 as a senior

52 – Matt Irwin – Massachusetts (2008-10)

  • Teammates included Justin Braun, Casey Wellman

Front Office

President of Hockey Operations David Poile – Northeastern (1967-70)
Assistant General Manager Paul Fenton – Boston University (1978-82)
Director of Hockey Operations Brian Poile – Boston College (1996-97)
Chief Amateur Scout Jeff Kealty – Boston University (1994-98)
Amateur Scout Tom Nolan – New Hampshire (1993-98)
Pro Scout Rob Cowie – Northeastern (1987-91)
Pro Scout Shawn Dineen – Denver (1978-81)
Head Coach Peter Laviolette – Westfield State (1982-86)

 

In the Minors

Jack Dougherty – Wisconsin (2014-15)

Trevor Smith – New Hampshire (2005-07)

  • First-team All-Hockey East and second-team All-American in 2007
  • Teammates included Bobby Butler, Daniel Winnik

 

Button-Ad-2017-CHAFindOutMoreCollege Draft Picks

Dante Fabbro – Fr., D, Boston University – 1st (17), 2016

Patrick Harper – Fr., F, Boston University – 5th (138), 2016

Teemu Kivihalme – Jr., D, Colorado College – 5th (140), 2013

Tyler Moy – Sr., F, Harvard – 6th (175), 2015

  • Honorable mention All-Ivy League as a senior

Tommy Novak – So., F, Minnesota – 3rd (85), 2015

Rem Pitlick – Fr., F, Minnesota – 3rd (76), 2016

  • Big Ten All-Freshman Team

Adam Smith – So., D, Bowling Green – 7th (198), 2016

Zach Stepan – Sr., F, Minnesota State – 4th (112), 2012

 

 

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