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NCHC Alumni in the NHL

Below is a list of all-time NCHC alumni to play at least one game in the NHL. Updated as of 5/12/21

Player NCHC Team Current NHL Team/Org. First NHL Team (if different) Date of NHL Debut Drafted/Free Agent
Gustav Olofsson CC Montreal Minnesota Nov. 19, 2015 2013 - 2nd round, #46 overall by MIN
Jaccob Slavin CC Carolina Nov. 20, 2015 2012 - 4th round, #120 overall by CAR
Troy Terry Denver Anaheim Mar. 27, 2018 2015 - 5th round, #148 overall by ANA
Danton Heinen Denver Anaheim Boston Oct. 13, 2016 2014 - 4th round, #116 overall by BOS
Will Butcher Denver New Jersey Oct. 7, 2017 2013 - 5th round, #123 overall by COL
Dylan Gambrell Denver San Jose Apr. 3, 2018 2016 - 2nd round, #60 overall by SJ
Blake Hillman Denver South Carolina (ECHL) Chicago Mar. 30, 2018 2016 - 6th round, #173 overall by CHI
Henrik Borgstrom Denver Chicago Florida Mar. 29, 2018 2016 - 1st round, #23 overall by FLA
Logan O'Connor Denver Colorado Dec. 31, 2018 FA - Jul. 23, 2018
Ian Mitchell Denver Chicago Jan. 13, 2021 2017 - 2nd round, #57 overall by CHI
Trevor Moore Denver Los Angeles Toronto Dec. 23, 2018 FA - Jul. 26, 2016
Sean Kuraly Miami Boston Nov. 3, 2016 2011 - 5th round, #133 overall by SJ
Louie Belpedio Miami Minnesota Apr. 7, 2018 2014 - 3rd round, #80 overall by MIN
Blake Coleman Miami Tampa Bay New Jersey Jan. 12, 2017 2011 - 3rd round, #75 overall by NJ
Jack Roslovic Miami Columbus Winnipeg Apr. 6, 2017 2015 - 1st round, #25 overall by WPG
Austin Czarnik Miami New York Islanders Boston Oct. 13, 2016 FA - Apr. 1, 2015
Riley Barber Miami Pittsburgh Washington Feb. 24, 2017 2012 - 6th round, #167 overall by WSH
Kiefer Sherwood Miami Colorado Anaheim Oct. 3, 2018 FA - Mar. 20, 2018
Jake Guentzel Omaha Pittsburgh Nov. 21, 2016 2013 - 3rd round, #77 overall by PIT
Jaycob Megna Omaha Vegas Anaheim Apr. 6, 2017 2012 - 7th round, #210 overall by ANA
Josh Archibald Omaha Edmonton Pittsburgh Mar. 5, 2016 2011 - 6th round, #174 overall by PIT
Jack Ahcan SCSU Boston Mar. 18, 2021 FA - Mar. 27, 2020
Jonny Brodzinski SCSU New York Rangers Los Angeles Mar. 25, 2017 2013 - 5th round, #148 overall by LA
Kevin Gravel SCSU Toronto Los Angeles Feb. 11, 2016 2010 - 5th round, #148 overall by LA
Kalle Kossila SCSU Toronto Anaheim Jan. 25, 2017 FA - Mar. 30, 2016
Charlie Lindgren SCSU Montreal Apr. 7, 2016 FA - Mar. 30, 2016
Nic Dowd SCSU Washington Los Angeles Mar. 22, 2016 2009 - 7th round, #198 overall by LA
Will Borgen SCSU Buffalo Mar. 26, 2019 2015 - 4th round, #92 overall by BUF
Dennis Cholowski SCSU Detroit Oct. 4, 2018 2016 - 1st round, #20 overall by DET
Patrick Russell SCSU Edmonton Nov. 17, 2018 FA - June 8, 2018
Blake Lizotte SCSU Los Angeles Apr. 6, 2019 FA - Apr. 2, 2019
Ryan Poehling SCSU Montreal Apr. 6, 2019 2017 - 1st round, #25 overall by MTL
Jimmy Schuldt SCSU Vegas Apr. 6, 2019 FA - Apr. 3, 2019
Andy Welinski UMD Anaheim Anaheim Dec. 11, 2017 2011 - 3rd round, #83 overall by ANA
Jackson Cates UMD Philadelphia Apr. 23, 2021 FA - Apr. 13, 2021
Dominic Toninato UMD Winnipeg Colorado Nov. 18, 2017 2012 - 5th round, #126 overall by TOR
Alex Iafallo UMD Los Angeles Oct. 5, 2017 FA - Apr. 18, 2017
Carson Soucy UMD Minnesota Apr. 2, 2018 2013 - 5th round, #137 overall by MIN
Neal Pionk UMD Winnipeg NY Rangers Feb. 9, 2018 FA - May 1, 2017
Hunter Miska UMD Colorado Arizona Nov. 13, 2018 FA - Apr. 15, 2017
Karson Kuhlman UMD Boston Feb. 16, 2019 FA - Apr. 10, 2018
Joey Anderson UMD Toronto New Jersey Oct. 27, 2018 2016 - 3rd round, #73 overall by NJ
Mikey Anderson UMD Los Angeles Feb. 29, 2020 2017 - 4th round, #103 overall by LA
Adam Johnson UMD Ontario (AHL) Pittsburgh Mar. 21, 2019 FA - July 6, 2017
Kasimir Kaskisuo UMD Nashville Toronto Nov. 16, 2019 FA - Mar. 28, 2016
Justin Richards UMD New York Rangers May 8, 2021 FA - Apr. 2, 2020
Tyson Jost UND Colorado Mar. 31, 2017 2016 - 1st round, #10 overall by COL
Paul LaDue UND Washington Los Angeles Feb. 7, 2017 2012 - 6th round, #181 overall by LA
Shane Gersich UND Washington Mar. 28, 2018 2014 - 5th round, #134 overall by WSH
Austin Poganski UND St. Louis Dec. 10, 2019 2014 - 4th round, #110 overall by STL
Tucker Poolman UND Winnipeg Oct. 9, 2017 2013 - 5th round, #127 overall by WPG
Zane McIntyre UND Lehigh Valley (AHL) Boston Oct. 25, 2016 2010 - 6th round, #165 overall by BOS
Nick Schmaltz UND Arizona Chicago Oct. 12, 2016 2014 - 1st round, #20 overall by CHI
Rocco Grimaldi UND Nashville Florida Nov. 1, 2014 2011 - 2nd round, #33 overall by FLA
Drake Caggiula UND Buffalo Edmonton Nov. 19, 2016 FA - May 6, 2016
Dillon Simpson UND Columbus Edmonton Dec. 8, 2016 2011 - 4th round, #92 overall by EDM
Christian Wolanin UND Los Angeles Ottawa Mar. 22, 2018 2015 - 4th round, #107 overall by OTT
Jordan Schmaltz UND New York Islanders St. Louis Mar. 5, 2017 2012 - 1st round, #25 overall by STL
Cole Smith UND Nashville Jan. 14, 2021 FA - Mar. 19, 2020
Troy Stecher UND Detroit Vancouver Oct. 25, 2016 FA - Apr. 13, 2016
Shane Pinto UND Ottawa Apr. 17, 2021 2019 - 2nd round, #32 overall by OTT
Jacob Bernard-Docker UND Ottawa Apr. 14, 2021 2018 - 1st round, #26 overall by OTT
Brock Boeser UND Vancouver Mar. 25, 2017 2015 - 1st round, #23 overall by VAN
Rhett Gardner UND Dallas Oct. 5, 2019 2016 - 4th round, #116 overall by DAL
Luke Johnson UND Minnesota Chicago Oct. 4, 2018 2013 - 5th round, #134 overall by CHI
Matt Kiersted UND Florida Apr. 3, 2021 FA - Apr. 1, 2021
Wade Allison WMU Philadelphia Apr. 15, 2021 2016 - 2nd round, #52 overall by PHI
Jordan Oesterle WMU Arizona Edmonton Feb. 21, 2015 FA - Mar. 31, 2014
Chase Balisy WMU Straubing (DEL/Germany) Florida Oct. 28, 2017 2011 - 6th round, #170 overall by NSH
Griffen Molino WMU Utah (ECHL) Vancouver Mar. 31, 2017 FA - Mar. 28, 2017
Sheldon Dries WMU Colorado Oct. 4, 2018 FA - July 2, 2018
Mattias Samuelsson WMU Buffalo Apr. 18, 2021 2018 - 2nd round, #32 overall by BUF
FA = Signed as free agent on that date

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Stanley Cup Champions

Josh Archibald

2016-17 Pittsburgh Penguins
Omaha (2012-14)


Shane Gersich

2017-18 Washington Capitals
North Dakota (2015-18)


Photo by Dave Sandford

Jake Guentzel

2016-17 Pittsburgh Penguins
Omaha (2013-16)


Blake Coleman

2019-20 Tampa Bay Lightning
Miami (2011-15)


NHL Success

Brock Boeser

2018 NHL All-Star Game MVP

NHL All-Rookie Team

2017-18

Brock Boeser, Vancouver Canucks, Forward
North Dakota (2015-17)

Will Butcher, New Jersey Devils, Defenseman
Denver (2013-17)