2016 free agent and draft signings

BCHL graduates are entering the ranks of professional hockey in higher numbers each season. So far, since the NCAA season ended, 27 former BCHL players have inked contracts and tryouts with NHL organizations.

Below are the players who have found opportunities with professional clubs. In all, 14 BCHL and 18 NHL clubs are represented by these players.
(‘+’ indicates the player was drafted by that NHL club)

  • Michael Garteig (Quinnipiac, former Powell River/Penticton goalie), NHL Vancouver Canucks
  • +Devon Toews (Quinnipiac, former Surrey Eagles defenceman), NHL New York Islanders
  • Troy Stecher (North Dakota, former Penticton Vees defenceman), NHL Vancouver Canucks
  • +Danton Heinen (Denver, former Surrey Eagles forward), NHL Boston Bruins
  • Brayden Jaw (Harvard, former Nanaimo/Surrey forward), ECHL Orlando Solar Bears (Toronto Maple Leafs affiliate)
  • +Sean Maguire (Boston University, former Powell River Kings goalie), NHL Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Josh Mitchell (RIT, former Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward), ECHL Florida Everblades (Carolina Hurricanes affiliate)
  • Simon Denis (Ferris State, former Burnaby Express defenceman) ECHL Fort Wayne Komets (Colorado Avalanche affiliate)
  • David Morley (St. Cloud State, fomer Victoria Grizzlies forward), ECHL Atlanta Gladiators (Boston Bruins affiliate)
  • Joey Benik (St. Cloud State, former Penticton Vees forward), AHL Bakersfield Condors (Edmonton Oilers affiliate)
  • +Mario Lucia (Notre Dame, former Penticton Vees forward,) NHL Minnesota Wild
  • Jon Jutzi (Minnesota State, former Powell River Kings defenceman,) AHL Manitoba Moose (Winnipeg Jets affiliate)
  • Bryce Gervais (Minnesota State, former Salmon Arm/Penticton forward), AHL Chicago Wolves
  • Brandon Tanev (Providence College, former Surrey Eagles forward,) NHL Winnipeg Jets
  • Kevin Boyle (UMass-Lowell, former West Kelowna Warriors goaltender,) NHL Anaheim Ducks
  • Malcolm Gould (Michigan Tech, former Chilliwack Chiefs forward,) ECHL Indy Fuel (Chicago Blackhawks affiliate)
  • +Steven Fogarty, (Notre Dame, former Penticton Vees forward,) NHL New York Rangers (Will report to AHL Hartford Wolf Pack)
  • Luke Juha, (Penn State, former Vernon Vipers defenceman), AHL Bridgeport Sound Tigers (New York Islanders affiliate)
  • Jim Kruger (Dartmouth, former Langley Rivermen goalie), ECHL South Carolina Stingrays (Washington Capitals affiliate)
  • Tyler Morley (Alaska, former Surrey Eagles forward), AHL San Diego Gulls (Anaheim Ducks affiliate)
  • Alex Petan (Michigan Tech, former Coquitlam Express forward), AHL Iowa Wild (Minnesota Wild Affiliate)
  • Chase Golightly (Robert Morris, former Prince George Spruce Kings defenceman), ECHL Florida Everblades (Carolina Hurricanes affiliate)
  • Graeme McCormack (Bemidji State, former Nanaimo Clippers defenceman), AHL Bridgeport Sound Tigers (New York Islanders affiliate)
  • Darren Nowick (Northern Michigan, former Vernon Vipers forward), ECHL Missouri Mavericks (New York Islanders affiliate)
  • Craig Wyszomirski (Merrimack, former Surrey Eagles defenceman), ECHL Manchester Monarchs (Los Angeles Kings affiliate)
  • Carter Shinkaruk (Elmira College, former Merritt Centennials/Powell River Kings forward) ECHL Idaho Steelheads (Dallas Stars affiliate)
  • +Reece Willcox (Cornell, former Merritt Centennials defenceman,) NHL Philadelphia Flyers (Will report to AHL Lehigh Valley Phantoms)