Forty eight BCHL alums are going to National Hockey League training camps, including one Chilliwack Chiefs grad.
Defenceman Dennis Cholowski embarks on his third big-league season, after producing two goals and eight points in 36 games last season. The former first-round pick (20th overall in 2016) is joined by former BCHLers Taro Hirose (Salmon Arm Silverbacks), Danny Dekeyser (Trail Smoke Eaters), Kevin Boyle (Westside Warriors) and Troy Stecher (Penticton Vees).
Detroit leads the NHL in junior A skaters with five.
No other team has more than three, but 24 of the 31 teams have at least BCHL alum in the mix.
The Vancouver Canucks have two with Jordie Benn (Victoria Grizzlies) and Josh Teves (Merritt Centennials).
Here’s the rest of the BCHL in the NHL list.
Derek Grant – Langley Chiefs
Danton Heinen – Surrey Eagles
Josh Manson – Salmon Arm Silverbacks
Steven Fogarty – Penticton Vees
Matt Irwin – Nanaimo Clippers
Colton Poolman – Penticton Vees
Milan Lucic – Coquitlam Express
Sheldon Rempal – Nanaimo Clippers
Jason Cotton – West Kelowna Warriors
Duncan Keith – Penticton Panthers
Hunter Miska – Penticton Vees
Devon Toews – Surrey Eagles
Tyson Jost – Penticton Vees
Columbus Blue Jackets
Zac Dalpe – Penticton Vees
Riley Nash – Salmon Arm Silverbacks
Brad Thiessen – Prince George/Merritt/Penticton
Jamie Benn – Victoria Grizzlies
Jujhar Khaira – Prince George Spruce Kings
Kyle Turris – Burnaby Express
Chase Priskie – Salmon Arm Silverbacks
Brandon Duhaime – Merritt Centennials
Brad Hunt – Burnaby Express
Andrew Hammond – Surrey Eagles/Vernon Vipers
Jake Lucchini – Trail Smoke Eaters
Carey Price – Quesnel Millionaires
Colton Sissons – Westside Warriors
Ryan Johansen – Penticton Vees
Dante Fabbro – Penticton Vees
New Jersey Devils
Travis Zajac – Salmon Arm Silverbacks
Ben Street – Salmon Arm Silverbacks
New York Islanders
Andrew Ladd – Coquitlam Express
Mike Reilly – Penticton Vees
Brandon Tanev – Surrey Eagles
St. Louis Blues
Tyler Bozak – Victoria Grizzlies
Curtis McKenzie – Penticton Vees
Tampa Bay Lightning
Jack Finley – West Kelowna Warriors
Toronto Maple Leafs
Alex Kerfoot – Coquitlam Express
Daniel Carr – Powell River Kings
Justin Schultz – Westside Warriors
Laurent Brossoit – Cowichan Valley Capitals
Cole Kehler – Merritt Centennials
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