TORONTO – Just over two weeks into the 2023-24 National Hockey League (NHL) campaign and you’ll find many of the competing clubs are well represented with a plethora of Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) alumni.

Among those that played in a minimum of five games in the CJHL, as part of their respective junior careers, there are currently 70 alumnus on NHL rosters.

The Ontario Junior Hockey League leads the way with 38 former players on NHL rosters.

There are also 12 others, who either played or coached in the CJHL, who are presently serving as head coaches in the NHL. The list includes Edmonton Oilers head coach Jay Woodcroft who played in Markham.

The following are the OJHL alumni presently on NHL rosters, along with the clubs they were part of:

Josh Anderson F Montreal Canadiens Burlington Cougars OJHL
Josh Brown D Arizona Coyotes Whitby Fury OJHL
Connor Brown F Edmonton Oilers St. Michael’s Buzzers OJHL
Brent Burns D Carolina Hurricanes Couchiching Terriers OJHL
Michael Carcone F Arizona Coyotes Stouffville Spirit OJHL
Andrew Cogliano F Colorado Avalanche St. Michael’s Buzzers OJHL
Nick Cousins F Florida Panthers Trenton Hercs OJHL
Justin Danforth F Columbus Blue Jackets Cobourg Cougars OJHL
Dylan DeMelo D Winnipeg Jets Mississauga Chargers OJHL
Travis Dermott D Arizona Coyotes Newmarket Hurricanes OJHL
Phil Di Guiseppe F Vancouver Canucks Villanova Knights OJHL
Jake Evans F Montreal Canadiens St. Michael’s Buzzers OJHL
Mario Ferraro D San Jose Sharks Toronto Patriots OJHL
Mark Friedman D Vancouver Canucks North York Rangers OJHL
Dennis Gilbert D Calgary Flames Buffalo Jr. Sabres OJHL
Mark Giordano D Toronto Maple Leafs Brampton Capitals OJHL
Joel Hanley D Dallas Stars Newmarket Hurricanes OJHL
Jack Hughes F New Jersey Devils Georgetown Raiders OJHL
Zach Hyman F Edmonton Oilers Hamilton Red Wings OJHL
Ryan Lomberg F Florida Panthers Upper Canada Patriots OJHL
Mason Marchment F Dallas Stars Cobourg Cougars OJHL
Mitchell Marner F Toronto Maple Leafs St. Michael’s Buzzers OJHL
Jack McBain F Arizona Coyotes Toronto Jr. Canadiens OJHL
Ryan O’Reilly F Nashville Predators Toronto Jr. Canadiens OJHL
Nick Paul F Tampa Bay Lightning Mississauga Chargers OJHL
Cole Perfetti F Winnipeg Jets Whitby Fury OJHL
Darren Raddysh D Tampa Bay Lightning Georgetown Raiders OJHL
Evan Rodrigues F Florida Panthers Georgetown Raiders OJHL
Devin Shore F Seattle Kraken Whitby Fury OJHL
Brendan Smith D New Jersey Devils St. Michael’s Buzzers OJHL
Reilly Smith F Pittsburgh Penguins St. Michael’s Buzzers OJHL
Cam Talbot G Los Angeles Kings Hamilton Red Wings OJHL
Chris Tanev D Calgary Flames Markham Waxers OJHL
Stouffville Spirit OJHL
Durham Fury OJHL
Brandon Tanev F Seattle Kraken Markham Waxers OJHL
John Tavares F Toronto Maple Leafs Milton Icehawks OJHL
Owen Tippett F Philadelphia Flyers Toronto Jr. Canadiens OJHL
Sean Walker D Philadelphia Flyers Newmarket Hurricanes OJHL
Jake Walman D Detroit Red Wings Toronto Jr. Canadiens OJHL

Source: Canadian Junior Hockey League