CJHL Grads in Cup Finals

CALGARY, Alta. (Friday, May 26, 2017) – When the Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators gets underway Monday, there will be no shortage of Canadian Junior Hockey League alumni competing.

A total of 12 former CJHLers, that have seen NHL postseason action to date, are on the rosters of the two teams.

Nashville boasts seven skaters that spent time in the CJHL and have also played in this year’s NHL playoffs.

Six of the Predators skaters are forwards while the other is a defenceman.

Meanwhile, the defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins feature five CJHL alumni on their current postseason roster that have dressed for at least one contest.

Three of them are forwards and the other two are D-men.

The following is the list of the CJHL alumni with Nashville and Pittsburgh that have seen playoff action in 2017:

RyanJohansen*FNashvillePenticton VeesBCHL
ColtonSissonsFNashvilleWestside WarriorsBCHL
JamesNealFNashvilleBowmanville EaglesOJHL
HarryZolnierczykFNashvilleAlberni Valley BulldogsBCHL
MattIrwinDNashvilleNanaimo ClippersBCHL
CodyMcLeodFNashvilleWaywayseecappo WolverinesMJHL
MikeFisherFNashvillePeterborough Jr. PetesOJHL
JustinSchultzDPittsburghWestside WarriorsBCHL
ChrisKunitzFPittsburghMelville MillionairesSJHL
ScottWilsonFPittsburghGeorgetown RaidersOJHL
TrevorDaleyDPittsburghVaughan VipersOJHL
CarterRowneyFPittsburghGrand Prairie StormAJHL