BCHL players on NHL opening night rosters

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With the new season now underway, BCHL alums are again found all across the best league in the world. Currently, there are 28 former BCHLers in the NHL with 22 NHL franchises beginning the season with at least one BCHL alum on the roster.

There will be more names on this list as the season progresses. By the time the end of the 2014-15 season came around, 37 former BCHL players had suited up for at least one NHL game.

(All players on this list played a minimum of half of season in the BCHL. There were two players, Clayton Stoner of Anaheim and Cody Franson of Buffalo, that played in the BCHL but for no more than a handful of games).

There are 12 BCHL franchises represented on this list:

Anaheim Ducks:
Shawn Horcoff (Chilliwack Chiefs)
Josh Manson (Salmon Arm Silverbacks)
Mike Santorelli (Langley Thunder/Vernon Vipers)

Boston Bruins:
Matt Irwin (Nanaimo Clippers)

Calgary Flames:
David Jones (Coquitlam Express)

Carolina Hurricanes:
Riley Nash (Salmon Arm Silverbacks)

Chicago Blackhawks:
Duncan Keith (Penticton Panthers)

Columbus Blue Jackets:
Ryan Johansen (Penticton Vees)

Dallas Stars:
Jamie Benn (Victoria Grizzlies)
Jordie Benn (Victoria Grizzlies)

Detroit Red Wings:
Danny DeKeyser (Trail Smoke Eaters)

Edmonton Oilers:
Justin Schultz (West Kelowna Warriors)

Florida Panthers:
Willie Mitchell (Kelowna Spartans)

Los Angeles Kings:
Milan Lucic (Coquitlam Express)
Joel Lowry (Victoria Grizzlies)

Minnesota Wild:
Grayson Downing (West Kelowna Warriors)

Montreal Canadiens:
Carey Price (Quesnel Millionaires)

New Jersey Devils:
Travis Zajac (Salmon Arm Silverbacks)

New York Rangers:
Tanner Glass (Penticton Vees/Nanaimo Clippers)

Ottawa Senators:
Kyle Turris (Burnaby Express)
Patrick Wiercioch (Burnaby Express)
Andrew Hammond (Surrey Eagles/Vernon Vipers)

Philadelphia Flyers:
Brandon Manning (Prince George Spruce Kings)

Pittsburgh Penguins:
Beau Bennett (Penticton Vees)

St. Louis Blues
Scott Gomez (Surrey Eagles)

Tampa Bay Lightning:
Jason Garrison (Nanaimo Clippers)

Toronto Maple Leafs:
Tyler Bozak (Victoria Grizzlies)

Winnipeg Jets:
Andrew Ladd (Coquitlam Express)

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