Forty-eight BCHL alums started this month in National Hockey League training camps, and 32 remain on big-league rosters as the NHL season gets underway.
Twenty six BCHL grads are on 26-man rosters. Five are on the taxi squads that are able to travel and practice with their team and one more is on injured reserve (IR).
The Detroit Red Wings feature the most BCHL content with four players on their roster, although only Penticton Vees alum Troy Stecher made the 23-man. Chilliwack Chiefs grad Dennis Cholowski and Kevin Boyle (Westside) are on the taxi squad and Danny DeKeyser is on IR.
The Anaheim Ducks and the Nashville Predators both lead the way with three former BCHL players apiece on their active 23-man roster.
Here is a full list of former BCHLers on NHL rosters to start the 2020-21 regular season.
Derek Grant – Langley Chiefs
Danton Heinen – Surrey Eagles
Josh Manson – Salmon Arm Silverbacks
Matt Irwin – Nanaimo Clippers
Milan Lucic – Coquitlam Express
Duncan Keith – Penticton Panthers
Devon Toews – Surrey Eagles
Tyson Jost – Penticton Vees
Hunter Miska – Penticton Vees (taxi squad)
Columbus Blue Jackets
Riley Nash – Salmon Arm Silverbacks
Jamie Benn – Victoria Grizzlies
Detroit Red Wings
Dennis Cholowski – Chilliwack Chiefs (taxi squad)
Danny Dekeyser – Trail Smoke Eaters (injured reserve)
Troy Stecher – Penticton Vees
Kevin Boyle – Westside Warriors (taxi squad)
Jujhar Khaira – Prince George Spruce Kings
Kyle Turris – Burnaby Express
Brad Hunt – Burnaby Express
Andrew Hammond – Surrey Eagles/Vernon Vipers (taxi squad)
Carey Price – Quesnel Millionaires
Colton Sissons – Westside Warriors
Ryan Johansen – Penticton Vees
Dante Fabbro – Penticton Vees
New Jersey Devils
Travis Zajac – Salmon Arm Silverbacks
Mike Reilly – Penticton Vees
Brandon Tanev – Surrey Eagles
St. Louis Blues
Tyler Bozak – Victoria Grizzlies
Toronto Maple Leafs
Alex Kerfoot – Coquitlam Express
Jordie Benn – Victoria Grizzlies
Daniel Carr – Powell River Kings (taxi squad)
Justin Schultz – Westside Warriors
Laurent Brossoit – Cowichan Valley Capitals
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