Tyson Baillie is currently in his second season as a member of the University of Alberta Golden Bears of the CIS. Last season, Baillie played in 28 games for U of A and recorded 13 goals and 13 assists for 26 points. This season, Baillie has registered six goals and 19 assists for 25 points in 27 games.
Baillie was a big part of the Rockets from 2011-2016. The Fort Saskatchewan product helped the Rockets win the Ed Chynoweth Cup in the 2014-2015 season.
In Kelowna, Baillie suited up in 329 games, racking up 138 goals and 172 assists for 310 points along the way. He also had a +107 +/- rating and 273 penalty minutes. Baillie played in 64 playoff games, recording 27 goals and 36 assists for 63 points. He had one goal and five assists for six points in five games at the 2015 Memorial Cup tournament.
Madison Bowey is currently in his rookie season for the Washington Capitals. Bowey has played the last three seasons for the Capitals AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears. The Capitals drafted Bowey 53rd overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Bowey has recorded 12 assists in 51 games with the Capitals this year.
The Winnipeg product was with the Rockets from 2011-2015. He captained the Rockets to an Ed Chynoweth Cup and Memorial Cup appearance in 2015. That same year, Bowey won gold as a member of Team Canada at the World Junior Championship. Bowey made his NHL debut this season with Washington on October 14th, 2017.
Bowey put up 58 goals and 114 assists for 172 points in 259 games as a member of the Rockets. He racked up 277 penalty minutes in that time and finished off with a +128 +/- rating. Bowey added 13 goals and 25 assists for 38 points in 49 career playoff games. Bowey put up one goal and five assists at the 2015 Memorial Cup. The defenceman was named one of the tournament’s all stars.
Rourke Chartier is currently playing for the San Jose Sharks AHL affiliate, the San Jose Barracuda. Chartier has been battling injuries this season, only appearing in eight games. In those games, he’s potted four goals and one assist for five points.
The Saskatoon native was drafted by the Sharks 149th overall in the 2014 NHL Entry draft. Chartier played for Team Canada at the 2016 World Junior Championship where he posted two assists in five games. His efforts during the 2014-2015 season led to being named to the WHL Western Conference First All-Star team and named the CHL Sportsman of the Year. That was also the year Chartier helped the Rockets win the Ed Chynoweth Cup.
Chartier played 230 games with the Rockets from 2012-2016. During that time, he racked up 107 goals, 106 assists for 213 points. He had a +85 +/- rating and 50 penalty minutes. He played in 51 playoff games during his time in Kelowna where he added 26 goals and 19 assists for 45 points.
Jordon Cooke is in his fourth year playing for the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. He’s appeared in 23 games this season, posting a 16-7-0 record to go with a 2.29 GAA and .920 save percentage. Cooke was named a Canada West First Team All Star for the 2017-2018 season for the second season in a row.
Cooke was between the pipes for the Rockets from 2010-2014. During the 2013-2014 season, Cooke posted a 39-7-4 record.
Cooke played in 149 games for the Rockets during his time in Kelowna. He finished his WHL career with a 92-34-4-8 record to go along with a 2.54 GAA and a .915 save percentage and nine shutouts over that span.
Leon Draisaitl is currently playing in his fourth NHL season as a member of the Edmonton Oilers. So far this year, Draisaitl has put up 17 goals and 35 assists for 52 points in 55 games. Draisaitl was drafted 3rd overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. The winger made his NHL Debut on October 9th, 2014 against the Calgary Flames.
The wingers time in Kelowna was during the second half of the 2014-2015 season. Draisaitl was awarded the 2015 Memorial Cup MVP after leading the tournament in scoring with four goals and three assists in five games. The Rockets lost an overtime heartbreaker to the Oshawa Generals in the Memorial Cup final.
The Cologne, Germany native dressed for 32 games as a Rocket where he put up 19 goals and 34 assists for 53 points. He picked up 25 penalty minutes and a +14 +/- rating through the regular season. He did much of the same during the playoffs when he posted 10 goals and 18 assists for 28 points in 19 games when he helped the Rockets win the Ed Chynoweth cup.
Tyrell Goulbourne is currently in his third professional season with the Philadelphia Flyers AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. So far this year, he’s played in 41 games where he’s put up seven goals and five assists for 12 points. Goulbourne has also played in nine games with the Philadelphia Flyers this season but is still looking for his first NHL point.
Goulbourne was with the Rockets from 2011-2015. Goulbourne was a member of the 2014-2015 team that won the Ed Chynoweth Cup. He was drafted 72nd overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Goulbourne made his NHL debut with the Flyers on January 6th, 2018.
Goulbourne played 275 games for the Rockets where he picked up 60 goals and 65 assists for 125 points. He had a +46 +/- rating and racked up 461 penalty minutes along the way. The Edmonton native added four goals and six assists in 47 playoff games to go along with an additional 69 penalty minutes.
Justin Kirkland is currently in his second season with the Milwaukee Admirals, the AHL affiliate for the Nashville Predators. Kirkland has potted four goals and nine assists for 13 points in 51 games this season. Last year, in his first season of professional hockey, he put up nine goals and 12 assists for 21 points in 56 games for Milwaukee.
Kirkland was drafted by the Nashville Predators 62nd overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. He was part of the 2014-2015 squad that won the Ed Chynoweth Cup.
Kirkland played in 199 games as a Rocket. During that time he recorded 71 goals and 98 assists for 169 points. He finished his Rockets career with a +79 +/- rating and 140 penalty minutes. Kirkland added 19 goals and 12 assists for 31 points in 47 playoff games over his WHL career.
Cole Linaker is currently a member of the University of Alberta Golden Bears. The centre has one goal and one assist in only eight games played this season.
Linaker spent 2012-2016 with the Rockets. He was a member of the 2014-2015 squad that won the Ed Chynoweth Cup. He was named an Assistant Captain for the 2015-2016 season.
The Edmonton product put up 45 goals and 75 assists for 120 points in his 253 games as a Rocket. Linaker also had a +66 +/- rating and 95 penalty minutes over his time as a Rocket. He appeared in 62 playoff games for Kelowna and recorded 13 goals and 14 assists for 27 points in that span.
Josh Morrisey is in his second full NHL season with the Winnipeg Jets.
This year, Morrissey has five goals and 15 assists for 20 points in 60 games. Morrissey was drafted 13th overall by the Winnipeg Jets in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Morrissey debuted with the Jets on March 5th, 2016 against the Montreal Canadiens.
The defenceman was acquired by the Rockets midway through the 2014-2015 season. Morrissey joined Kelowna after playing for Canada in the World Junior Championship. He went on to help Kelowna win the Ed Chynoweth Cup after arriving.
In 20 games as a member of the Rockets, Morrissey chipped in with six goals and 11 assists for 17 points. He finished the year with a +10 +/- rating and 34 penalty minutes. He added two goals and 12 assists for 14 points during the playoffs. Morrissey finished the season in the Memorial Cup tournament with one goal and four assists in five games.
Gage Quinney currently plays for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the AHL. In 36 games so far this season, he’s scored nine goals and added 11 assists for 20 points.
Quinney was a member of the Rockets for the second half of the Ed Chynoweth Cup winning 2014-2015 season and the start of the following season.
The forward suited up in 42 regular season games for the Rockets where he posted 12 goals and 26 assists for 38 points. He finished his time in Kelowna with a +15 +/- rating and six penalty minutes. During the 2014-2015 playoff run, Quinney contributed six goals and seven assists for 13 points in 15 games.
Damon Severson is in his fourth season with the New Jersey Devils. He’s put up nine goals and eight assists for 17 points in 57 games this season.
Severson anchored the Rockets blue line from 2010-2016. The Melville, Saskatchewan product has racked up 17 goals and 67 assists for 84 points in his 251 games with the Devils. Severson was drafted 60th overall by the Devils in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Severson made his NHL debut with the Devils on October 9th, 2014 against the Philadelphia Flyers.
During his time in Kelowna, Severson played in 260 games where he scored 36 goals and added 131 assists for 167 points. He finished his Rockets career with a +102 +/- rating as well as 270 penalty minutes. Severson added nine goals and 23 assists for 32 points in 39 playoff games in Rockets silks.
Riley Stadel currently plays for the Dundee Stars of the Elite Ice Hockey League. He’s recorded nine goals and 10 assists for 19 points in 32 games. Stadel scored his first career professional goal against former Rockets teammate Jackson Whistle.
Stadel was a fixture in the Rockets lineup from 2012-2017. He was a member of the 2014-2015 team that went to the Memorial Cup after winning the Ed Chynoweth Cup.
During his time with as a Rocket, Stadel put up 29 goals and 76 assists for 105 points in 270 games. His Rockets stat line includes a +47 +/- rating and 298 penalty minutes. In the playoffs, he added six goals and seven assists for 13 points in 61 games.
Jackson Whistle is in his second professional season with the Belfast Giants of the EIHL. Whistle has played in 40 games this year and is fourth in the league with 25 wins. He has a 3.36 GAA and .895 save percentage to go with his 25-13-0-1 record.
Whistle spent four seasons tending the Rockets net from 2012-2016. He was the goalie that backstopped the Rockets to their 2015 Ed Chynoweth Cup win.
Whistle’s record with Kelowna was 86-22-8 in 120 games. He had eight shutouts over that span to go with his 2.47 GAA and .917 save percentage. In 20 playoff games as a Rocket, Whistle finished with a 13-2-2 record as well as a 2.53 GAA and .915 save percentage and four shutouts. Whistle posted a 2-2-1 record in the 2015 Memorial cup.
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