The 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs got going over the weekend and this year, no matter what the outcome, there will be a significant amount of BCHL representation all the way to the Cup Finals.
This season, 22 league alumni are on playoff rosters, which is up 10 from last year’s postseason.
The Colorado Avalanche and Nashville Predators lead the way with three BCHL alumni each, while the Edmonton Oilers, Minnesota Wild, New York Islanders, Toronto Maple Leafs, Washington Capitals and Winnipeg Jets have two each on their rosters.
In total, 12 of the 16 playoff teams have at least one former BCHL representative.
Two of those players are on taxi squad rosters, while the other 20 are on the active roster.
To help you decide who you will be cheering for over the coming weeks, here is a full list of BCHL alumni on NHL playoff rosters.
Mike Reilly – Penticton Vees (2011-12)
Tyson Jost – Penticton Vees (2014-16)
Alex Newhook – Victoria Grizzlies (2017-19)
Devon Toews – Surrey Eagles (2011-13)
Jujhar Khaira – Prince George Spruce Kings (2010-12)
Kyle Turris – Burnaby Express (2005-07)
Andrew Hammond – Surrey/Vernon (2007-09) (Taxi Squad)
Brad Hunt – Burnaby Express (2006-08)
Carey Price – Quesnel Millionaires (2002-03)
Dante Fabbro – Penticton Vees (2014-16)
Ryan Johansen – Penticton Vees (2008-09)
Colton Sissons – Westside Warriors (2009-10)
New York Islanders
Andrew Ladd – Coquitlam Express (2002-03) (Taxi Squad)
Travis Zajac – Salmon Arm Silverbacks (2002-04)
Brandon Tanev – Surrey Eagles (2011-12)
St. Louis Blues
Tyler Bozak – Victoria Grizzlies (2004-07)
Toronto Maple Leafs
Alex Kerfoot – Coquitlam Express (2011-13)
Riley Nash – Salmon Arm Silverbacks (2006-07)
Daniel Carr – Powell River Kings (2009-10)
Justin Schultz – Westside Warriors (2007-09)
Jordie Benn – Victoria Grizzlies (2005-08)
Laurent Brossoit – Cowichan Valley Capitals (2009-10)