CJHL grads in Stanley Cup Finals

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CALGARY, Alta. (Monday, May 29, 2017) – When the Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators gets underway Monday, there will be no shortage of Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) alumni competing.

A total of 12 former CJHLers, that have seen NHL postseason action to date, are on the rosters of the two teams.

Nashville boasts seven skaters that spent time in the CJHL and have also played in this year’s NHL playoffs.

Six of the Predators skaters are forwards while the other is a defenceman.

Meanwhile, the defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins feature five CJHL alumni on their current postseason roster that have dressed for at least one contest.

Three of them are forwards and the other two are D-men.

The following is the list of the CJHL alumni with Nashville and Pittsburgh that have seen playoff action in 2017:

FIRST LAST POS. NHL TEAM CJHL TEAM(S) LEAGUE
Ryan Johansen* F Nashville Penticton Vees BCHL
Colton Sissons F Nashville Westside Warriors BCHL
James Neal F Nashville Bowmanville Eagles OJHL
Harry Zolnierczyk F Nashville Alberni Valley Bulldogs BCHL
Matt Irwin D Nashville Nanaimo Clippers BCHL
Cody McLeod F Nashville Waywayseecappo Wolverines MJHL
Mike Fisher F Nashville Peterborough Jr. Petes OJHL
Justin Schultz D Pittsburgh Westside Warriors BCHL
Chris Kunitz F Pittsburgh Melville Millionaires SJHL
Scott Wilson F Pittsburgh Georgetown Raiders OJHL
Trevor Daley D Pittsburgh Vaughan Vipers OJHL
Carter Rowney F Pittsburgh Grand Prairie Storm AJHL
*-Injured

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