List of Michigan names to watch in Stanley Cup Playoffs


The Stanley Cup Playoffs begin Wednesday night.

And though the Detroit Red Wings will not be competing for the first time since 1990, there are still plenty of Michigan names on the 16 teams’ opening-night rosters in contention for Lord Stanley’s Cup.

 

Western Conference

Anaheim Ducks – Ryan Kesler (Livonia; USA Hockey’s NTDP alum), Rickard Rakell (Plymouth Whalers alum), Andrew Cogliano (University of Michigan alum), Cam Fowler (Farmington Hills, NTDP alum), John Gibson (NTDP alum), Jared Boll (Plymouth Whalers alum)

Calgary Flames – Matthew Tkachuk (NTDP alum)

Chicago Blackhawks – Tanner Kero (Hancock; Michigan Tech alum), Duncan Keith (MSU alum), Ryan Hartman (Plymouth Whalers, NTDP alum), Patrick Kane (Honeybaked, NTDP alum), John Hayden (NTDP alum)

Edmonton Oilers – Mark Letestu (Western Michigan alum), Jujhar Khaira (Michigan Tech alum)

Minnesota Wild – Ryan Suter (NTDP alum), Zach Parise (NTDP alum), Jason Zucker (Compuware, NTDP alum), Jordan Schroeder (NTDP alum)

Nashville Predators – Austin Watson (Ann Arbor), James Neal (Plymouth Whalers alum)

San Jose Sharks — Kevin Labanc (NTDP alum)

St. Louis Blues – N/A

 

Eastern Conference

Boston Bruins – Torey Krug (Livonia; Michigan State alum), John-Michael Liles (MSU alum), Frank Vatrano (NTDP alum), Charlie McAvoy (NTDP alum)

Columbus Blue Jackets – Zach Werenski (Grosse Pointe; NTDP, UM alum), Brandon Saad (NTDP, Saginaw Spirit alum), Nick Foligno (NTDP alum), Jack Johnson (Ann Arbor; NTDP, UM alum), Seth Jones (NTDP alum)

Montreal Canadiens – Jeff Petry (Ann Arbor; MSU alum), Max Pacioretty (UM alum), Al Montoya (UM alum), Mike McCarron (Grosse Pointe; NTDP alum)

New York Rangers – Steven Kampfer (Ann Arbor, University of Michigan alum), J.T. Miller (NTDP, Plymouth Whalers alum), Adam Clendening (NTDP alum), Brady Skjei (NTDP alum)

Pittsburgh Penguins – Carl Hagelin (UM alum), Phil Kessel (NTDP alum), Bryan Rust (Pontiac; NTDP alum), Ian Cole (Ann Arbor; NTDP alum), Chris Kunitz (Ferris State), Tom Sestito (Plymouth Whalers alum), Ron Hainsey (NTDP alum)

Ottawa Senators – Colin White (NTDP alum)

Toronto Maple Leafs – Zach Hyman (UM alum), Auston Matthews (NTDP alum), James van Riemsdyk (NTDP alum), Connor Carrick (NTDP, Plymouth Whalers alum), Matt Hunwick (Warren; NTDP, UM alum)

Washington Capitals – Justin Williams (Plymouth Whalers alum), Tom Wilson (Plymouth Whalers alum), Kevin Shattenkirk (NTDP alum)

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