122 past and present OHL players competing in AHL Playoffs

Ontario Hockey League

122 OHL players past and present are battling for AHL supremacy in the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs that continue this weekend.

OHL alumni represent over 25% of all players competing in post-season action this season.

Past OHL standouts such as Joseph Blandisi (Barrie Colts/Albany Devils), Connor Brown (Erie Otters/Toronto Marlies) and Cole Cassels (Oshawa Generals/Utica Comets) join 2015-16 OHL talent in Mike Amadio (North Bay Battalion/Ontario Reign), Michael Dal Colle (Kingston Frontenenacs/Bridgeport Sound Tigers) and Vili Saarijarvi (Flint Firebirds/Grand Rapids Griffins) in the quest for the Calder Cup.

Last year, nine OHL graduates including three members of the 2014 OHL Champion Guelph Storm in Justin Auger, Ryan Horvat and Nick Ebert hoisted the Calder Cup with the Manchester Monarchs, the former AHL affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings.

All 16 AHL clubs feature OHL graduates with the AHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Toronto Marlies (17) and the affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, the Ontario Reign (16) leading the way.

A total of 13 players that competed in the OHL during the 2015-16 season are included on AHL Playoff rosters.

OHL Grads in Calder Cup Playoffs:

Most recent OHL team in brackets
* – player played in the OHL during the 2015-16 season

Albany Devils (10):
Joseph Blandisi (Barrie Colts)
Reid Boucher (Sarnia Sting)
Josh Jacobs (Sarnia Sting)*
Dan Kelly (Kitchener Rangers)
Ryan Kujawinski (North Bay Battalion)
Blake Speers (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds )*
Ben Thomson (North Bay Battalion)
Scott Wedgewood (Plymouth Whalers)
Colton White (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)*
Pavel Zacha (Sarnia Sting)*

Bridgeport Sound Tigers (5):
Matt Carkner (Peterborough Petes)
Michael Dal Colle (Kingston Frontenacs)*
Matt Finn (Guelph Storm)
Jared Gomes (Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors)
Mike Halmo (Owen Sound Attack)

Grand Rapids Griffins (8):
Tyler Bertuzzi (Guelph Storm)
Daniel Cleary (Belleville Bulls)
Brian Lashoff (Kingston Frontenacs)
Tom McCollum (Brampton Battalion)
Zach Nastasiuk (Owen Sound Attack)
Vili Saarijarvi (Flint Firebirds)*
Ryan Sproul (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Eric Tangradi (Belleville Bulls)

Hershey Bears (1):
Justin Peters (Plymouth Whalers)

Lake Erie Monsters (7):
Josh Anderson (London Knights)
Alex Broadhurst (London Knights)
Mark Cundari (Windsor Spitfires)
Steve Eminger (Kitchener Rangers)
Sonny Milano (Plymouth Whalers)
Nick Moutrey (North Bay Battalion)
Kerby Rychel (Guelph Storm)

Milwaukee Admirals (3):
Jamie Devane (Plymouth Whalers)
Trevor Murphy (Windsor Spitfires)
Adam Payerl (Belleville Bulls)

Ontario Reign (16):
Mike Amadio (North Bay Battalion)*
Justin Auger (Guelph Storm)
Paul Bissonnette (Owen Sound Attack)
Peter Budaj (Toronto St. Michael’s Majors)
Andrew Crescenzi (Kitchener Rangers)
Nick Ebert (Guelph Storm)
Jack Flinn (Mississauga Steelheads)
Ryan Horvat (Guelph Storm)
Michael Houser (London Knights)
Zac Leslie (Guelph Storm)
Kurtis MacDermid (Erie Otters)
Kris Newbury (Sarnia Sting)
Kevin Raine (Sudbury Wolves)
Matt Schmalz (Sudbury Wolves)*
Damir Sharipzyanov (Owen Sound Attack)*
Spencer Watson (Kingston Frontenacs)*

Portland Pirates (7):
Josh Brown (Oshawa Generals)
Lawson Crouse (Kingston Frontenacs)*
Rob Flick (Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors)
Cameron Gaunce (Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors)
Juho Lammikko (Kingston Frontenacs)*
John McFarland (Ottawa 67’s)
Rob Schremp (London Knights)

Providence Bruins (8):
Brett Bellemore (Plymouth Whalers)
Chris Breen (Peterborough Petes)
Seth Griffith (London Knights)
Alexander Khokhlachev (Windsor Spitfires)
Colin Miller (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Zac Rinaldo (Barrie Colts)
Jeremy Smith (Niagara IceDogs)
Malcolm Subban (Belleville Bulls)

Rockford IceHogs (7):
Bryan Bickell (Windsor Spitfires)
Chris DeSousa (Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors)
Jay Harrison (Brampton Battalion)
Ryan Hartman (Plymouth Whalers)
Mike Liambas (Erie Otters)
Garret Ross (Saginaw Spirit)
Mark Visentin (Niagara IceDogs)

San Diego Gulls (8):
Joseph Cramarossa (Belleville Bulls)
Matt Hackett (Plymouth Whalers)
Brian McGrattan (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Stefan Noesen (Plymouth Whalers)
Shane O’Brien (Toronto St. Michael’s Majors)
Nick Ritchie (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Kenny Ryan (Windsor Spitfires)
Michael Sgarbossa (Sudbury Wolves)

San Jose Barracuda (6):
Julius Bergman (London Knights)
Nikolay Goldobin (Sarnia Sting)
Barclay Goodrow (North Bay Battalion)
Jeremy Morin (Kitchener Rangers)
Scott Timmins (Windsor Spitfires)
Raffi Torres (Brampton Battalion)

Texas Stars (6):
Jesse Blacker (Owen Sound Attack)
Jack Campbell (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Jason Dickinson (Guelph Storm)
Remi Elie (Erie Otters)
Brett Ritchie (Niagara IceDogs)
Gemel Smith (London Knights)

Toronto Marlies (17):
Connor Brown (Erie Otters)
Andrew Campbell (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Connor Carrick (Plymouth Whalers)
Sam Carrick (Brampton Battalion)
Richard Clune (Barrie Colts)
Taylor Doherty (Kingston Frontenacs)
Brett Findlay (Peterborough Petes)
Scott Harrington (London Knights)
David Kolomatis (Owen Sound Attack)
John Kurtz (Sudbury Wolves)
Josh Leivo (Kitchener Rangers)
Tobias Lindberg (Oshawa Generals)
Mason Marchment (Mississauga Steelheads)*
Brenden Miller (North Bay Battalion)
Stuart Percy (Mississauga Steelheads)
Garret Sparks (Guelph Storm)
Patrick Watling (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)

Utica Comets (7):
Darren Archibald (Niagara IceDogs)
Cole Cassels (Oshawa Generals)
Alex Friesen (Niagara IceDogs)
Brendan Gaunce (Erie Otters)
Andrey Pedan (Guelph Storm)
David Shields (Erie Otters)
Jordan Subban (Belleville Bulls)

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (6):
Tyler Biggs (Oshawa Generals)
Dustin Jeffrey (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Tom Kostopoulos (London Knights)
Reid McNeill (Barrie Colts)
Ryan Parent (Guelph Storm)
Tom Sestito (Plymouth Whalers)

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