Barrie Colts Best Players of All Time

Brandon McNally

The Barrie Colts are an OHL hockey team based in the city of Barrie, Ontario. Since their establishment in 1995, they have been a major presence on the ice and within their community. The energy of each game is palpable as fans cheer along with passionate chants to show support for this beloved local team. As part of their commitment to giving back, the organization frequently holds charity events throughout the year that benefit both local organizations and those nationwide. Whether it’s at home or away games, every contest provides exciting entertainment for all who attend.

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1. Mark Scheifele

Mark Scheifele Career

  • NHL team: Winnipeg Jets
  • National team: Canada
  • NHL Draft: 7th overall, 2011
  • Winnipeg Jets

Scheifele is a sniper who can score goals in any situation. He was drafted by the Jets with the fifth overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Scheifele has 134 points (54G, 80A) in 155 career games and led all rookies with 37 goals last season.

Scheifele is married to Canadian actress Jennie Sinclair and they have two children together - Millie and Jasper. 

In December of 2018, it was announced that Scheifele had torn his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) during a game against Nashville Predators, ending his season prematurely Mark Scheifele is a young, talented centers who has quickly become one of the most promising players in the NHL.

He was drafted 7th overall by the Winnipeg Jets in 2011 and has since developed into an important part of their team. Scheifele is known for his fast skating and accurate shot, which have helped him score numerous goals over the years. 

He will be a key player for Canada at this year's World Junior Championships, where he is expected to lead his country to victory. Mark Scheifele is definitely someone to watch out for in the future.

2. Kevin Labanc

Kevin Labanc Career

  • NHL team: San Jose Sharks
  • National team: United States
  • NHL Draft: 171st overall, 2014
  • San Jose Sharks

Labanc is a skilled offensive player who has been developing his game in the AHL. He was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 3rd round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Labanc has represented Canada at both under-18 and under-20 levels, scoring 34 points in 49 games at the latter stage. 

In 2016, he signed with Barrie Colts of the OHL where he put up impressive numbers including 42 goals and 132 points in 67 games played as a rookie season which earned him first team all-star honours and Oshawa Generals' captaincy for 2017–2018 campaign .

With an excellent combination of size, skill, hockey sense and leadership potential; Labanc could be one to watch out for during next year's NHL Entry Draft Kevin Labanc is a right wing for the San Jose Sharks in the NHL. He was drafted 171st overall by the Sharks in 2014. 

Labanc has played for Sweden at various youth levels and represented his country at both Under-18 and World Junior Championships, as well as making one appearance for them at the Olympic Games Qualifier in 2016.

Kevin plays a fast paced offensive game with an array of moves on ice that make him difficult to defend against. With speed, agility and an accurate shot, Kevin is looking to continue developing his career and become a top player in the NHL.

Also Played For: san jose sharks

3. Rasmus Andersson


Rasmus Andersson

Rasmus Andersson was born on October 27, 1996 in Malmö, Sweden. He is a 6-foot-1 inch tall forward who weighs approximately 214 pounds. 

Andersson has played for the Calgary Flames and Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL) during his career up to this point in time.

In 2017, he signed with HV71 of the Swedish Elitserien (SEL). On April 4th, 2019, Rasmus scored his first goal as a member of HV71 against Skellefteå AIK in an Elitserien game which ended in a 2-1 victory for HV71; it was also announced at that time that he had been named captain of the team for 2019–20 season onwards.

Rasmus is considered one of Sweden’s most promising young hockey players and could potentially have a long NHL career ahead if he continues to develop at his current rate Rasmus Andersson is a Swedish defenceman who has played in the NHL for the Calgary Flames. 

He was drafted 53rd overall by the Flames in 2015 and has since established himself as one of their top defenders.

His strong play with Malmö Redhawks saw him win Sweden's Elite League championship in 2017-18 season. Rasmus Andersson will be representing his country at the 2018 Winter Olympics where he will look to add another medal to his collection.

4. Ryan Suzuki


Ryan Suzuki is a young Canadian centre who was drafted in the first round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft by the Vegas Golden Knights. He has spent his entire junior career with London Knights, where he led them to back-to-back Memorial Cup championships in 2016 and 2017.

In 43 games for Vegas this season, Suzuki has scored seven goals and added 15 assists for 22 points. He represented Canada at both the World Juniors (2017) and World Championships (2018). 

Ryan is committed to attending Harvard University next year, where he will study business administration Ryan Suzuki was drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2019 NHL Draft.

In his rookie season with the Chicago Wolves of the AHL, he had 24 points (10 goals and 14 assists) in 65 games played. He made his NHL debut on October 3rd, 2019 against the New Jersey Devils and recorded an assist on a Mario Kempe goal in a 5-1 victory. 

In 2020–21, he scored 21 points (8 goals and 13 assists) in 73 games for Carolina before being traded to Vegas Golden Knights at the trade deadline for Tomas Hyka who played one game.

With them before being sent back down to Chicago Wolf's farm team due to injury Ryan Suzuki has since established himself as a mainstay on Vegas' top line.

Jonathan Marchessault and William Karlsson As of March 20th, 2021, Ryan Suzuki has registered 209 points (85 goals and 134 assists) in 486 career NHL games.

5. Bryan Little

Bryan Little Career

  • 2004–05: Barrie Colts
  • 2005–06: Barrie Colts
  • 2006–07: Barrie Colts
  • 2006–07: Chicago Wolves
  • 2007–08: Atlanta Thrashers
  • 2007–08: Chicago Wolves
  • 2008–09: Atlanta Thrashers
  • 2009–10: Atlanta Thrashers

Bryan Little is a veteran of the NHL and has played for several teams over his career. He was drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in the second round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

In 2013, he signed with the Jets as a free agent and helped them make it to the Stanley Cup Playoffs that year. Little left Winnipeg after their playoff run and signed with Carolina Hurricanes on July 1, 2014.

He had some good years there before being traded to Nashville Predators in January 2019 . Bryan Little is currently playing for Nashville Predators Bryan Little is a right-handed shot centre who played for the Atlanta Thrashers, Winnipeg Jets and Carolina Hurricanes during his playing career.

Little was drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 12th round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He made his debut with the team in 2007 and has since played over 650 games in the league. 

Bryan Little helped lead both teams to postseason appearances before joining Carolina as an unrestricted free agent at the end of last season.

6. Brendan Lemieux


Brendan Lemieux Career

  • 2012–13: Green Bay Gamblers
  • 2012–13: Barrie Colts
  • 2013–14: Barrie Colts
  • 2014–15: Barrie Colts
  • 2015–16: Barrie Colts
  • 2015–16: Windsor Spitfires
  • 2015–16: Manitoba Moose

Brendan Lemieux is a 26-year-old American professional ice hockey player who currently plays for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL).

He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round, 20th overall, of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Lemieux won two Stanley Cup titles with Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin while playing for Pittsburgh during his rookie season in 2015–16.

In 2017 he was traded to Colorado along with Matt Duchene in exchange for Gabriel Landeskog and Jared Bednar. 

Lemieux has also played with Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Vancouver Canucks and Detroit Red Wings on loan from Pittsburgh or Buffalo Sabres respectively over his career so far.

He has scored 307 goals and 359 assists for 621 points in 891 NHL games thusfar; making him one of only six players to score at least 300 goals and 500 assists for their respective teams over an extended period of time (the others are Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Mike Bossy, Jaromir Jagr and Peter Forsberg).

Brendan is married to Canadian actress Elisha Cuthbert whom he met on set of The Omen when she starred as Rachel White opposite him as Damien Thorn . They have one child together - daughter Remington Rose (born October 2018).

Also Played For: new york rangers, los angeles kings

7. Jan Bulis

Jan Bulis

Jan Bulis was born in 1978 in Pardubice, Czechoslovakia. He played for the Washington Capitals from 2001 to 2006 and then the Montreal Canadiens from 2007 to 2009.

Jan Bulis is a centre who shoots right-handed. Jan Bulis has appeared in over 550 NHL games, scoring 113 goals and adding 207 assists for 308 points along the way. 

After leaving the NHL, Jan Bulis signed with HC Plzen of the Czech Extraliga where he currently plays as captain of their team Jan Bulis played for HC Pardubice in the Czech Extraliga from 1997-2015.

He was drafted 43rd overall by the Washington Capitals in 1996 and spent his entire playing career with them. Jan Bulis is most known for his time with Traktor Chelyabinsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) where he won a championship in 2013-14. 

After ending his NHL career, Jan Bulis signed with HC Plzen of the Czech Republic's top league, Ligue A, to play out the 2016-17 season before retiring at age 36.

8. Andreas Athanasiou

Andreas Athanasiou

Andreas Athanasiou is a skilled center who has proven himself in the AHL and NHL. He was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in 2012, but never played for them due to contract disputes.

The Griffins signed him to an entry-level contract in 2016 and he made his debut with them that year. He had 41 points (15 goals, 26 assists) in 73 games this season before being traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs on February 8th, 2017.

Andreas Athanasiou is known for his speed and playmaking ability, which have drawn comparisons to Anze Kopitar of the LA Kings among others. 

Andreas Athanasiou is a left-handed shooter who was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in 2012. He has played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Edmonton Oilers, and Los Angeles Kings since then.

In 2014–15, he had 33 points (13 goals and 20 assists) in 47 games with Detroit and helped them make it to the playoffs. Andreas Athanasiou made his NHL debut in 2016–17 with the Edmonton Oilers but they were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. 

On July 1st, 2017, he signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs as a free agent after spending eight seasons with Detroit .

Andreas Athanasiou finished third on Toronto’s scoring list behind Auston Matthews and John Tavares last season with 83 points (37 goals and 46 assists). He is expected to be one of Toronto’s top players this year as they try to return to Stanley Cup contention.

9. Aaron Ekblad

Aaron Ekblad Career

  • NHL team: Florida Panthers
  • National team: Canada
  • NHL Draft: 1st overall, 2014
  • Florida Panthers
  • Playing career: 2014–present

Aaron Ekblad was born on February 7, 1996, in Windsor, Ontario. At 6 ft 4in tall and 193 cm, Aaron is one of the tallest players in the NHL. Ekblad has appeared in 148 games for the Florida Panthers over three seasons, scoring 31 goals and adding 58 assists.

In June of 2019, he signed a six-year contract extension with the Panthers worth an estimated $60 million dollars. Ekblad is known as a strong defender who can quarterback a power play from the blue line.

His unique blend of size and skill makes him a top player in today's game Aaron Ekblad was drafted first overall in the 2014 NHL Draft by the Florida Panthers?

He is a defenseman and shoots right. Ekblad has already made an impact with the Panthers, playing 36 games in his rookie season and scoring four goals and eight assists. 

In 2018-19, he led all defensemen in points (53) and was named to the All-Star team for the second time in his career. 

Aaron Ekblad is one of only six players to be on both teams at least once during their NHL careers (Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Maple Leafs, San Jose Sharks, St Louis Blues, Florida Panthers).

10. Andrew Mangiapane

Andrew Mangiapane

Andrew Mangiapane was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the second round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. He played for the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League, scoring 111 points in 66 games as a rookie.

In 2017-18, he scored 36 goals and added 57 assists for 103 points in 70 games with Kitchener. The Bruins assigned him to their AHL affiliate, Providence Bruins, where he recorded 15 goals and 33 assists in 58 games before being called up to Boston on January 5th, 2019.

Mangiapane has appeared in six NHL games this season (all starts), recording one goal and two assists while averaging 14:24 minutes per game ice time. Mangiapane was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 166th overall pick of the 2015 NHL Draft. 

Mangiapane has played for Canada at various youth levels and made his debut with their senior team in 2016.

Mangiapane is an offensive forward who has been a key part of Calgary's success this season, tallying 21 points (7 goals and 14 assists) in 31 games played. 

Mangiapane is expected to continue playing with the Flames into next year as they look to make another run at playoffs and contention for Stanley Cup championship.

11. Daniel Tkaczuk

Daniel Tkaczuk Career

  • 1999–2000: Saint John Flames
  • 2000–01: Calgary Flames
  • 2000–01: Saint John Flames
  • 2001–02: Worcester IceCats
  • 2002–03: Bridgeport Sound Tigers
  • 2003–04: Lukko
  • 2004–05: Milano Vipers
  • 2005–06: Milano Vipers
  • 2006–07: ERC Ingolstadt
  • 2007–08: Füchse Duisburg
  • 2008–09: Füchse Duisburg
  • 2009–10: Charlotte Checkers
  • 2009–10: Syracuse Crunch
  • 2009–10: Rochester Americans

Daniel Tkaczuk is a veteran player in the NHL, having played for Calgary Flames since 2007. He is known as an effective center who can score goals and distribute the puck effectively.

Daniel was a key part of Canada's gold medal-winning team at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, scoring two goals in seven games. Injuries have slowed down Daniel over recent years, but he remains one of the most talented players in the league.

The 43-year-old has announced his retirement from professional hockey after playing his last game for Calgary on April 8th 2019 against Edmonton Oilers Daniel Tkaczuk was drafted sixth overall by the Calgary Flames in the 1997 NHL Draft. 

Daniel played his entire professional career with HC Milano of the Italian Serie A before joining ERC Ingolstadt of Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga for the 2011-12 season.

In 604 regular season games, Daniel tallied 262 goals and 251 assists for 599 points; making him one of the highest-scoring defencemen in European hockey history. 

He also made 36 appearances in 42 playoff games, amassing 10 goals and 16 assists for 26 points as HC Milano reached four consecutive Finals (2002–2006). 

After finishing his playing days with Nottingham Panthers of the English ice hockey league Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL), Daniel joined Canada's National Men’s Team at the IIHF World Championships (2010) and won a bronze medal, being named Best Defenceman at both tournaments along the way.

Also Played For: saint john flames

12. Stefan Della Rovere

Stefan Della Rovere

Stefan Della Rovere was born in Richmond Hill, Ontario on February 25th 1990. He is a left wing and shoots left. He has played for Heilbronner Falken since 2009 but recently transferred to DEL2 team HC Davos after being part of the Swiss National Junior Team at the World Juniors 2011 tournament where he scored 5 goals and helped his country win a bronze medal.

Stefan's father Pietro played professional ice hockey for several teams including HC Davos and SC Bern between 1984-1992 before retiring from playing due to injuries sustained during one of his matches.

With Bern against Genève-Servette HC which resulted in him having four metal plates inserted into his skull as well as numerous stitches throughout his head/face which kept him out of action for over six months.

Stefan followed in his father's footsteps by starting playing ice hockey at an early age and made his debut with local club Richmond Hill Kings while still attending high school, scoring 3 goals in 7 games during the 2000-01 season.

Before turning pro following that year’s junior playoffs when he recorded 6 points (3G+3A) in 6 games helping lead Hislboro Kings to their first ever provincial championship game appearance After two seasons with Hislboro Kings.

Stefan joined current DEL2 side HC Davos who were looking for additional offence up front following the departure of Stefan Schmid along.

With other key players such as Yannick Weber & Marco Sturm leaving them struggling near the bottom end of their table midway through the 2004–05 campaign prompting then Head Coach Christian Ehrhoffer to sign Della Rovere ahead of schedule In total.

Stefan has registered 139 career points (60G+79A) across 357 regular season games split between five different clubs including 37 playoff contests scoring 24 times whilst adding 86 penalty minutes making him one of Switzerland’s most consistent forwards despite.

Often facing tough competition from fellow countrymen like Nino Niederreiter & Patrick Wiercioch At international level, Stefan has been a member of both Switzerland U18 squad at both World Under 18 Championships 2007 & 2009.

Winning silver medals as well as appearing at both World Junior Championship tournaments recording 2 assists en route to capturing Bronze medals back home 2005 alongside compatriot Reto Berra while also representing Switzerland twice each at senior A levels – European Hockey League 2008 Final 4capt.

13. B. J. Crombeen

B. J. Crombeen

Crombeen is a veteran of the NHL and played for several teams including the Tampa Bay Lightning, Boston Bruins, and Edmonton Oilers. Crombeen was drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2001 and has since played over 500 games in the league.

Crombeen is known for his physicality on ice as well as his ability to score goals from both short-handed positions and even further out. 

Crombeen signed with Russian club Metallurg Magnitogorsk prior to the 2016-17 season where he registered 11 points in 16 games before returning to North America late that year with the Calgary Flames.

In 2018, Crombeen announced his retirement from professional hockey after 12 seasons in which he scored over 300 goals and 600 points across all levels of play Crombeen was drafted by the Dallas Stars in the 54th overall pick of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Crombeen started his professional career with the St. 

Louis Blues, but he also spent time playing for Tampa Bay Lightning and Arizona Coyotes before retiring in 2015.

Crombeen amassed 124 points (41 goals and 73 assists) over 565 games played during his playing career.

14. Joseph Blandisi

Joseph Blandisi Career

  • 2010–11: Vaughan Vipers
  • 2011–12: Owen Sound Attack
  • 2012–13: Owen Sound Attack
  • 2012–13: Ottawa 67's
  • 2013–14: Ottawa 67's
  • 2013–14: Barrie Colts
  • 2014–15: Barrie Colts
  • 2015–16: Albany Devils
  • 2015–16: New Jersey Devils
  • 2016–17: Albany Devils
  • 2016–17: New Jersey Devil

Joseph Blandisi is a Canadian centre who currently plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins. 2. He was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the second round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Blandisi made his professional debut with Springfield Thunderbirds of the American Hockey League (AHL) in 2013-14 before joining Columbus for the 2014-15 season. 

Injuries limited him to just 44 games over two seasons, but he impressed enough to be signed as an unrestricted free agent by Pittsburgh in summer 2016.

While with Columbus, Blandisi helped lead them to their first ever appearance in The Stanley Cup Finals, where they lost to Washington Capitalsfour games to one 6.

Blandisi has played 63 career NHL games, scoring 16 goals and adding 21 assists Blandisi is a left-handed shooter who has spent time with the Toronto Marlies, New Jersey Devils, Anaheim Ducks and Pittsburgh Penguins in his playing career.

Blandisi was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in 2012 but never played for them as he was traded to the New Jersey Devils shortly after being drafted. 

After spending two years with the Devils, Blandisi was traded to the Anaheim Ducks where he enjoyed some success before being dealt again to Pittsburgh in 2015. 

In total, Blandisi has played 162 NHL games and scored 16 goals and 25 assists during that time period.

Currently, Blandisi is a member of the Colorado Avalanche having joined them at the start of this season.

Also Played For: owen sound attack, toronto marlies

15. Tanner Pearson

Tanner Pearson Career

  • NHL Draft : 30th overall, 2012, Los Angeles Kings
  • Playing career : 2012–present

Tanner Pearson is a 30-year-old Canadian professional ice hockey player. He played with the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL) from 2018 to 2019.

Pearson was originally drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the third round, 79th overall, of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He spent four seasons playing college hockey for Michigan State University before being traded to Pittsburgh during his fourth season there.

In 411 career NHL games, Pearson has scored 45 goals and added 95 assists for 140 points. His best statistical season came in 2017–18 when he recorded 20 goals and 50 assists for 70 points in 82 games played with Pittsburgh.

Pearson won gold at both the 2014 World Junior Championships and 2016 IIHF World Championship as part of Canada's junior team; he also represented Canada at multiple youth tournaments including world championships on three occasions prior to turning pro.

16. Alexander Volchkov

Alexander Volchkov is a Russian left wing who has played for the Washington Capitals. He was born on September 25, 1977 in Moscow, Russia and raised in Soviet Union.

At 6'1", 185 lbs., he is one of the heavier players in the NHL and his shot from left side is feared by opposing goaltenders. He has won two Stanley Cups with the Caps (2007-08; 2018) and also represented Russia at three World Championships (2003, 2007; 2013).

In addition to playing hockey, Alexander enjoys spending time with wife Yuliya and their two children Ivan and Daria. Alexander Volchkov was drafted 4th overall by the Washington Capitals in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. 

He played for HC Sibir Novosibirsk, Krylya Sovetov Moscow, Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod, and Khimvolokno Mogilev before joining the Washington Capitals in 2000-01.

Alexander Volchkov scored his first NHL goal on November 8th, 2000 against Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils. 

In 2010 he left Russia to play in North America with the Florida Panthers and Los Angeles Kings but retired from professional hockey after just one season due to a knee injury sustained during training camp with LOS ANGELES KINGS.

17. Mike Danton

Mike Danton

Mike Danton is a professional ice hockey player who has played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for over a decade. 

He was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the first round of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft and spent six seasons with that club before being traded to Philadelphia in 2009.

In 2013, he signed as a free agent with Arizona Coyotes and helped them reach the Western Conference Finals that year. 

He announced his retirement from playing at the end of 2015-16 season after recording 36 goals and 80 assists for 126 points in 511 regular season games over 13 years with Montreal, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Edmonton Oilers/Kings combined.

Danton also won silver medal with Team Canada at 2002 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and 2008 IIHF World Championship tournament respectively.

18. Denis Shvidki

Denis Shvidki

Denis Shvidki is a Russian ice hockey player who currently plays for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. Denis was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the 4th round (103rd overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

Denis made his professional debut with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl during the 1999-2000 season, scoring two goals and three assists in 49 games played over two seasons. 

In 2002-03, Denis scored 16 goals and 27 assists in 62 games played to help lead Lokomotiv to their first ever Kontinental Hockey League championship title.

Following his successful campaign with Lokomotiv, Denis joined CSKA Moscow for the 2003-2004 season where he tallied 10 goals and 20 assists over 41 games played before being traded back to Yaroslavl prior to the 2004-2005 season.

Where he would score another 26 goals and 47 assists in 79 games played as well as winning both Master of Sport Award (the Soviet/Russian version of an MVP trophy) as well as Jari Kurri Trophy (the Finnish Ice Hockey Championship).

Denis returned once again to CSKA Moscow for the 2007–08 season where he recorded 12 points (six goals and six assists) over 23 appearances before being released from his contract at end of year having failed to make an impact on team's success.

Which saw them finish 5th place in ECHL standings behind Alaska Aces, Cincinnati Cyclones, Worcester Railers & Elmira Jackals respectively despite good showings throughout regular season play.

However due this release from club it allowed him sign one final deal with Salavat Yulaev Ufa back home playing out rest of 2008–09 campaign then retiring following 2009–10 campaign.

While still under contract there having helped Salavat reach the second spot during 2010 KHL playoffs losing eventual cupfinalists Metallurg Magnitogorsk 2 – 1 after leading series 3 – 0 afterward but refused invitation offer extended by head coach.

Bilyaletdin Khabibulin citing injury concerns that prevented him from fully recovering from off-season surgery not related directly or indirectly with hockey though rumors suggest it could've been something more sinister than just simple sports injuries like slipped disc etc.

Even now years later various people close friends or family refuse to talk about whole ordeal publicly or privately because they simply don’t know what all really happened. Who knows After retirement, Denis moved back home eventually.

19. Darren Archibald

Darren Archibald

Darren Archibald is a six-foot-three inch, 191 cm tall forward who currently plays for the Grizzlys Wolfsburg of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). 

Darren first gained prominence with his hometown Newmarket Blues in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) before being drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in 2007.

He played four seasons with Vancouver and was traded to Calgary Flames at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft where he scored 48 goals over two seasons. In 2013, he signed as a free agent with Detroit Red Wings and helped them win their fourth Stanley Cup championship that year. 

Darren then moved on to play for Edmonton Oilers and Minnesota Wild before joining Grizzlys Wolfsburg ahead of the 2019/20 season.

Darren Archibald was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, but he never played for them. He instead went to play with Grizzlys Wolfsburg in Germany before moving on to Ottawa Senators and finally Vienna Capitals of the Austrian Hockey League. 

Darren is a left-winger and shoots left-handed. In his first season playing professionally, Archibald had 28 points (10 goals and 18 assists) in 49 games with Grizzlys Wolfsburg II, helping lead them to promotion from the German second division where they had been playing previously.

In 2014–15, Archibald led all players in Austria with 25 goals scored as Vienna Capitals made it all the way to the playoff finals before losing 2–1 against Graz 99ers after being down 3–0 at one point during a regulation-time of Game 7 of series.

Which went into OT; this was also instrumental towards getting him nominated for both the Austrian MVP Awards as well as CHL Player of Month honors for January 2015 despite having missed 11 games due to injury sustained earlier that month while playing for Canada at World Junior Championship Qualifiers tournament in Finland.

Darren's strong performances continued into 2015–16 season when he registered 33 goals and 46 assists for 79 points—both career highs—in 54 regular season games played split between Vienna Capitals and HC Bílý Tygři Liberec who loaned him out midway through the campaign; however.

Caps were unable or unwilling to make necessary contract extension offers once playoffs came around resulting in player opting not return following conclusion of Czech Extraliga regular season.

Which saw Liberec crowned champions after posting 98 points en route winning their eighth consecutive title overall including seven straight appearances within top four positions throughout entire championship run culminating with another appearance.

Within KHL Finals where they eventually fell short 4–2 against Metallurg Magnitogorsk despite leading 3rd period 17:9 only two days after clinching league title vs Znojmo 06 Petržalka whom Caps lost 6th game 5 goal shootout just prior final round robin stage.

Away back home game played day off Monday November 8 2016 due mostly lack financing Capitan reportedly wasn't given raise requested ($60K salary increase year over year).

Plus no ownership stake awarded like fellow senior players returning such as Jakub Vrana Jaroslav Halak etc almost seems more like team decision then player's preference even though.

20. Ryan Strome

Ryan Strome Career

  • 2008–09: Toronto Marlboros
  • 2009–10: Barrie Colts
  • 2009–10: Niagara IceDogs
  • 2010–11: Niagara IceDogs
  • 2011–12: Niagara IceDogs
  • 2012–13: Niagara IceDogs

Ryan Strome was born on July 11, 1993 in Mississauga, Ontario. He is 6'1" tall and weighs 200 lb. Ryan played for the Niagara IceDogs of the OHL from 2009-2015 before being drafted by the New York Rangers in 2015.

In 2017 he signed with the Edmonton Oilers but was traded to the Buffalo Sabres in 2018 where he has been ever since. Ryan has had a couple of stints with Team Canada including playing at both World Junior Championships (2010 & 2016) and IIHF World Championship (2017).

He is currently under contract with the Buffalo Sabres until 2021 Ryan Strome is a right shot winger who was drafted by the New York Islanders in 2011. 

He has played for the Anaheim Ducks, Edmonton Oilers, and now the New York Rangers. Ryan Strome has had some good seasons with each team, but his best work came with the Islanders where he scored 45 goals in 2013-14.

Injuries have hampered him since then and he’s currently out of contract with no indication when he may return to play again.

21. Andrei Svechnikov

Andrei Svechnikov Career

  • 2016–17: Muskegon Lumberjacks
  • 2017–18: Barrie Colts
  • 2018–19: Carolina Hurricanes
  • 2019–20: Carolina Hurricanes
  • 2020–21: Carolina Hurricanes
  • 2021–22: Carolina Hurricanes

Andrei Svechnikov is a Russian forward who currently plays for the Detroit Red Wings in the NHL. He was drafted first overall in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft by the Detroit Red Wings.

Andrei Svechnikov has spent his entire career playing with HC Sochi of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). In 2017-18, he led HC Sochi in scoring with 73 points in 66 games, helping them to their sixth consecutive playoff appearance and fourth league title since 2012-13.

He made his debut with Russia at age 18 during the 2016 World Junior Championship where he helped Russia win silver medal after losing to Canada in gold medal game.

At 21 years old, Svechnikov became only the second player ever – following Pavel Bure – to score 50 goals and 100 points over two seasons in an Elite League campaign when he did so with Salavat Yulaev Ufa last season.

His father Sergey played professional ice hockey also and won a championship (Championship of Estonia) while playing for Lev Prague during its Soviet era days. 

Due to his performances both on and off ice as well as being eligible for international play under 23 years of age, Andrei’s nomination for Team Russia at this year’s World Cup is no surprise.

22. Erik Reitz

Erik Reitz

Erik Reitz is a defenseman who has played in the NHL for eight seasons. He was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the third round of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft and spent four seasons with them before being traded to the Anaheim Ducks in 2006.

Injuries forced him out of action for most of 2010-11, but he returned to play well for Anaheim during their playoff run that year. The following season saw him sign with the Dallas Stars, where he played until being traded to Houston in 2013.

Reitz has won two Stanley Cups (2008 with Edmonton and 2011 with Dallas), three Art Ross Trophies (2007, 2008, 2009) and one Jennings Trophy (2010). 

He announced his retirement from hockey on April 16th, 2015 after playing his last game for Houston against Vancouver Erik Reitz was drafted in the 170th overall spot by the Minnesota Wild back in 2000.

He would go on to play for HC Sibir Novosibirsk, EC Red Bull Salzburg, and then lastly with National team United States. Erik played a total of 716 NHL games over his playing career which spanned from 2002-2012. 

This included 4 seasons with the Minnesota Wild where he tallied 37 points (10G, 27A) in 107 contests. 

Erik is most well known for his time spent with the New York Rangers organization where he played parts of 5 seasons from 2007-2012 before retiring at season's end due to injuries sustained during a game against Montreal Canadiens on January 18th, 2013.

During that same game he also recorded an assist on Henrik Zetterberg's final goal as a Ranger; one that would earn him 3rd place honors in The Triple Crown Club Trophy awarded annually to players.

Who have achieved all three major individual awards in North American professional hockey: MVP, Stanley Cup™ Champion and Art Ross® Award Winner.

Erik has since moved back home to MN and opened up his own independent hockey school - "Erik Reitz Hockey Academy" which offers private lessons for aspiring athletes ages 6 through 18 years old.

23. Jan Platil

Jan Platil was born on February 9, 1983 in Kladno, Czech Republic. He is 6'2" tall and weighs 207 pounds. Jan has played football for both club and country levels throughout his career.

He made his professional debut with FC Baník Ostrava in the Gambrinus liga in 2002 at the age of 18 years old. 

Jan went on to play for clubs such as FK Jablonec nad Nisou, SK Rapid Wien, FK Austria Wien, and Sporting CP before joining Bundesliga side RB Leipzig this season on a two-year contract from July 1st 2019 onwards.

Jan has represented his country at international level 48 times scoring 10 goals over that time span including appearances at the 2006 World Cup (where he scored against Portugal), Euro 2008 (scoring against Germany) and Euro 2012 (scoring against Spain). 

He is currently playing for RB Leipzig who are second in their league table behind Bayern Munich having won 14 out of their first 22 matches so far this season.

24. Michael Henrich

Michael Henrich

Michael Henrich is a right wing/centre/defence player who has played in the AHL, Hamilton Bulldogs, Hershey Bears and Toronto Roadrunners. He was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers 191st overall in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft but never played for them as he went to college instead.

Michael Henrich made his debut with the Hamilton Bulldogs in 2002-03 and helped them win their first Calder Cup championship that season. 

In 2007, he signed with Füchse Duisburg of German Bundesliga where he spent four seasons before returning to Canada to play for the Toronto Roadrunners in 2012-13.

He retired from playing hockey at the end of last season having notched up 264 goals and 346 assists over 919 career games between junior, professional and international levels.

Michael Henrich had a very successful playing career in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) and Austrian Hockey League. He was drafted 13th overall by the Edmonton Oilers in 1998 and played for them until he retired after the 2014-15 season.

Michael is best known for his time with HC Asiago, where he won two Italian league championships in 2006 and 2007 as well as an Italian Cup title in 2007. 

Michael also represented Canada at the Maccabiah Games twice, winning a silver medal in 1997 and a gold medal in 2001. After retiring from hockey, Michael has started working as a scout for HC Asiago.

25. Tyson Foerster

Tyson Foerster

Tyson Foerster is a young player who was born in 2002 and is currently playing for the Canada National Junior Team. He has played for the OHL's Barrie Colts as well as the Kitchener Rangers of the AHL.

In 2018, he helped lead Canada to a silver medal at the World Juniors Championship. 

Tyson Foerster will play his junior hockey with Canadian club, Hamilton Bulldogs next season before potentially making his professional debut in 2020-21 with an NHL team Tyson Foerster is a right-wing for the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms in the American Hockey League.

He was drafted 23rd overall by the team in 2020. Foerster has spent two seasons with the Flyers' farm team, getting 41 points (17 goals and 24 assists) in 68 games during that time. 

The 21-year-old native of Kitchener, Ontario also played on Canada's World Junior Championship squad this year, posting six points (three goals and three assists) in seven games as they made it to the medal round before being eliminated by Sweden.

With an NHL contract reportedly imminent, expect Foerster to make his debut with Philly sooner rather than later - he certainly looks like a promising player.

26. Justin Scott

Justin Scott was born on 13 August 1995 in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Justin is a centre and played for the Niagara IceDogs of the OHL from 2013-2017.

In 2018-19, he joined HC Davos of the Swiss National League A where he has won two titles so far this season. Justin is also a member of Team Canada at both the World Junior Championships (2018) and the IIHF World Championship (2019).

He has been nominated for CHL Player of The Year award as well as being shortlisted for NHL Central Scouting's Top Prospects List in 2019-20 season Justin Scott is a left-shooting forward who has spent the majority of his playing career in the AHL.

He was drafted by the Colorado Eagles in 2016 but never played for them before being traded to the Cleveland Monsters late last year. Justin Scott had a brief stint with the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets earlier in his career, appearing in four games and scoring one goal.

In 2017-2018, Justin Scott led all rookies on both teams with 67 points (25 goals and 42 assists) in 68 games played. This season he has continued this good form, leading both teams again with 47 points through 62 games as of writing this article

27. Ben Hawerchuk

Ben Hawerchuk Career

  • 1978–79: Oshawa Legionnaires
  • 1979–80: Cornwall Royals
  • 1979–80: Cornwall Royals
  • 1980–81: Cornwall Royals
  • 1980–81: Cornwall Royals
  • 1981–82: Winnipeg Jets
  • 1982–83: Winnipeg Jets

Dale Hawerchuk was a Hall of Fame hockey player who won the Stanley Cup twice with the Buffalo Sabres. After his playing career ended, he became a broadcaster for the NHL on TSN and CBC.

He died in 2020 at age 57 after succumbing to cancer. Dale Hawerchuk was drafted first overall by the Winnipeg Jets in the 1981 NHL Draft. Dale played for Winnipeg, Buffalo Sabres, St. Louis Blues and Philadelphia Flyers over his 10-year career.

He led the NHL in scoring twice (1985–86 and 1992–93) and won two Stanley Cups with the Jets (1991 and 1996). Dale retired after playing one season with Phoenix Coyotes in 1997-98 before returning to play one final season with Ottawa Senators in 1998-99.

In total, he scored 706 goals and added 616 assists for 1,337 points during his hockey career - an impressive tally that makes him one of the all-time greats.

28. Hunter Tremblay

Hunter Tremblay was born on January 15, 1986 in Timmins, Ontario. He is 5'10" and 174lbs. He played left wing for the AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs. In 53 career games, he has scored 14 goals and added 26 assists for 38 points - all while averaging just over 16 minutes of ice time a night.

His parents are both from Newfoundland; Hunter's grandfather played hockey at the highest level in his homeland before immigrating to Canada to start a family. Hockey has always been a huge part of Hunter's life - he grew up playing with his cousins on frozen ponds across northern Ontario.

After graduating from high school, Hunter attended Michigan Tech University where he spent four seasons (2007-11) as captain of the Huskies' varsity team. 

On March 31st, 2013 it was announced that Hunter had signed an entry-level contract with the Montreal Canadiens organization after completing his collegiate eligibility.

However, due to injury, he would not make his professional debut until later that year with their American Hockey League affiliate Hamilton Bulldogs.

29. Mackenzie Blackwood

Mackenzie Blackwood

Mackenzie Blackwood is a 26-year old forward with the Binghamton Devils of the American Hockey League. He was drafted by the Devils in the fourth round, 129th overall, in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Blackwood has played four seasons of college hockey at Boston College where he tallied 76 points (39 goals and 43 assists) over that time span. 

In his rookie season with Binghamton in 2018-19, Blackwood led all AHL rookies in scoring with 36 points (13 goals and 23 assists).

The 6'4" forward also represented Team Canada at both the World Junior Championships and World Championship respectively this past year helping Canada capture silver medals at both tournaments; finishing as one of only two players to score at each tournament for his country during its run to glory.

Mackenzie Blackwood was born in 1995, making her 18 years old as of the 2016-17 season. She is from Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia and attended Upper Canada College where she played varsity hockey for two seasons (2013–14 and 2014–15). In 2015, Mackenzie was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the 42nd overall draft.

Her first professional season came with their AHL affiliate, the Albany Devils. She made her NHL debut on April 7th against Ottawa Senators and posted a 2-1 loss in net despite stopping 28 out of 30 shots faced. 

For her second game on April 8th against Boston Bruins, Blackwood recorded his first career win extending the Devils' winning streak to three games with a 3-0 victory over Boston at Prudential Center.

On October 22nd vs Philadelphia Flyers, Mackenzie became just the 12th goaltender in NJDevils history to record an assist when he set up Kyle Palmieri for Albany's third goal during their 4-1 home win over Philadelphia that day.    

As of December 1st 2017 Mackenzie has amassed a 10-7 record with 2 shutouts along with posting a 0 GA/AA ratio which puts him only 9 goals above league average amongst goaltenders who have played more than 50% of their team’s minutes this year leading all rookies.

30. Brian Finley

Brian Finley

Brian Finley is a goaltender who has played in the NHL for over ten seasons. He was originally drafted by the Washington Capitals in the first round of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

Finley spent four seasons with Washington before being traded to the Boston Bruins in 2004 where he spent six more seasons before being traded back to Washington at the 2011 trade deadline.

In 2013, he signed with the Anaheim Ducks and played two seasons with them before retiring after playing his final game on April 9th, 2015 against Edmonton Oilers. 

Brian currently works as an assistant coach for Providence Bruins of AHL division hockey where he helped guide them to their third Calder Cup championship in 2018-19 season Brian Finley is a goaltender who played for the Nashville Predators, Boston Bruins and Winnipeg Jets in his playing career.

He was drafted by Nashville with the 6th overall pick in the 1999 NHL Draft. Finley made his professional debut with the Predators during the 2002-03 season and went on to play 234 games for them over six seasons before moving onto Boston in 2007-08. 

In total, he recorded a record of 138 wins and 102 losses while posting 2.46 goals against average and .920 save percentage across his seven seasons as a pro goalie. 

Brian Finley retired from professional hockey following the 2007-08 season having spent most of his time playing between Nashville and Boston - two teams that are known for their passionate fan bases.

31. Michael Hutchinson

Michael Hutchinson Career

  • NHL team: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Former teams: Winnipeg Jets
  • Florida Panthers
  • Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Colorado Avalanche
  • NHL Draft: 77th overall, 2008
  • Boston Bruins:

Hutchinson was drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in the 3rd round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Hutchinson played four seasons with Manitoba of the AHL before making his NHL debut on February 7, 2013 against Ottawa.

In total, Hutchinson has played 178 games in the NHL, posting a record of 47-27-9 with a 2.58 goals against average and .930 save percentage. 

On July 1st, 2017 Hutchinson signed as a free agent with the Vancouver Canucks and he made his Canucks debut on October 5th against Calgary.

On March 6th 2018 Hutchison was traded to the Colorado Avalanche for defenseman Nikita Zadorov and forward Jussi Jokinen Hutchinson played his first NHL game with the Boston Bruins in 2010. 

He has also played for the Winnipeg Jets, Florida Panthers, and Toronto Maple Leafs. Hutchinson is currently a Free Agent and playing in the AHL with the Henderson Silver Knights.

Hutchinson was drafted by Vegas Golden Knights 77th overall in 2008 but never signed with them and instead played for other teams until he joined the AHL with Henderson this season.

32. Kyle Clifford

Kyle Clifford Career

  • 2009–10: Manchester Monarchs
  • 2010–11: Los Angeles Kings
  • 2011–12: Los Angeles Kings
  • 2012–13: Ontario Reign
  • 2012–13: Los Angeles Kings
  • 2013–14: Los Angeles Kings

Kyle Clifford is a left wing who was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the first round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He has spent his entire career with the Kings, playing in 563 games and scoring 141 goals and 164 assists for 291 points.

In 2012 he won the Stanley Cup with Los Angeles. Kyle was named an All-Star twice (2010, 2011) and led all players in playoff points during both seasons. 

He signed a six year contract extension with LA on September 29th, 2013 worth $24 million dollars Kyle Clifford played for the Toronto Maple Leafs from 2009 to 2013 before being traded to the Los Angeles Kings.

Kyle Clifford was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in 2009 and has since played with them in both the NHL and AHL. Kyle Clifford is known for his physical play, as well as his offensive abilities which have seen him score over 100 points in three different seasons. 

Kyle Clifford is currently a member of the St Louis Blues, where he hopes to continue playing at a high level for many years to come.

33. Joey Keane

Joey Keane

Joey Keane was born on July 2, 1999 in Chicago, Illinois. He is 6'0" tall and weighs 185lbs. Joey began his career with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL) in 2020.

In 26 games played for Hartford this season he has recorded 5 goals and 12 points including a goal in game 7 of their playoff series against Syracuse which helped them win their first Calder Cup championship since 2007.

Keane was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 3rd round, 78th overall of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft but opted to sign with the Wolfpack instead as an undrafted free agent following his draft year. 

He is considered a top prospect for both hockey leagues and will likely be playing at a higher level within two years time as he continues to develop as a player Born in the United States, Keane was drafted by Spartak Moscow in the KHL Draft.

He made his debut with Spartak Moscow during the 2019-20 season and has since played for New York Rangers and Carolina Hurricanes. Keane is known primarily as a defenseman but has also shown some offensive ability, scoring six goals and adding twelve assists over 139 career games in the KHL. 

Keane is currently playing for the New York Rangers of the NHL where he provides depth on their blueline and looks to help win a Stanley Cup soon.

34. Alexander Burmistrov

Alexander Burmistrov

Alexander Burmistrov is a Russian centre who played for the Winnipeg Jets in 2016. Burmistrov spent four seasons with the Nashville Predators, where he scored 79 goals and added 114 assists in 449 games.

In 2013-14, he helped CSKA win their fourth KHL Championship title and was named MVP of the playoffs. Prior to joining CSKA Moscow, Burmistrov played two seasons with Traktor Chelyabinsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

He recorded 106 points (50G-54A) in 164 games over that time period. Alexander has represented his country at both World Championships and Olympic Games tournaments, winning silver medals at each event behind team-mate Alex Ovechkin.

Born on October 21st 1991 in Kazan Russia, Alexander started playing hockey at an early age growing up idolizing players such as Pavel Datsyuk Sergei Fedorov Nicklas Lidstrom and Mario Lemieux. 

After making his debut playing for Krylia Sovetov Samara during the 2004–05 season aged just 16 years old he quickly became one of Europe’s most promising young hockey stars earning selection into.'

Team Russia’s under 20 squads competed at The IIHF U20 World Junior Championships held in Finland finishing top scorer alongside NHLers Evgeni Malkin Ilya Kovalchuk & Vladimir Tarasenko.

As part of this successful campaign he also claimed Best Forward honors following a 7 game series against Canada scoring 5 goals including 2 semi finals braces helping Russia reach their first ever final tournament appearance since 1960. 

Winning bronze medal after losing 1 game to Sweden. At 18 years old becoming only 3rd player ever to score multiple hat tricks at junior level. 

Drafted by Nashville Predators 6th overall pick of 2006 entry draft following impressive performance dominating NCAA Division I play leading Harvard University Crimson to Frozen Four championship before being drafted.

Scored 145 points (74G-71A) en route recording a career-best +41 rating. Selected as captain prior to 2010–11 NHL season but suffered a significant knee injury late November 2009 causing him miss majority of entire 2010–11 campaign.

Retires from Harvard University after completing year long suspension due not compete while serving NCAA sanctioning signs Professional tryout contract with Milwaukee Admirals on July 1st 2011 only days after leaving hospital recovering from surgery.

35. Martin Škoula

Martin Škoula

Martin Škoula is a Czech player who has spent most of his career playing in the Czech Republic. He made his North American debut with HC Litvínov and later played for Colorado Avalanche, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and SKA Saint Petersburg before joining KHL Medvescak Zagreb in 2016.

Martin Škoula is known for being an extremely physical defenceman who can play both offensively and defensively. He is also one of the better shot-blockers in the NHL today. Martin Škoula was born on October 28th, 1979 in Litoměřice, Czechoslovakia to parents Jan and Dagmar Skoula.

The family later moved to Canada when he was young where he developed into a successful hockey player at numerous levels domestically before making his international debut with the Czech Republic at the age of 21 years old.

After spending eleven seasons with HC Litvínov (2003-2016), Martin Škoula joined Colorado Avalanche as a free agent in July 2016 after reaching European Free Agent status following KHL Medvescak Zagreb's relegation from Slovak Extraliga during the 2015–16 season.

In 2018,Martin signed a two-year contract extension with KHL Medvescak Zagreb ahead of their return to Europe’s top division – Swedish Hockey League (SEL).

36. Dalton Prout

Dalton Prout

Dalton Prout is a 6'3" 191 cm right-handed defenseman who was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 3rd round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He has spent his entire career with Columbus and played in 195 regular season games, scoring 5 goals and 19 assists for 24 points.

In 2013 he re-signed with Columbus on a 2 year deal worth $1 million dollars per season. Prout is known as an excellent skater and puck mover, but can also be physical when needed (he had 111 penalty minutes in 2013). 

He has represented Canada at both the World Juniors (2005) and IIHF World Championships (2010, 2012), winning gold medals in 2010 and 2012 respectively.

Dalton Prout was drafted 154th overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2010. Dalton began his playing career with the New Jersey Devils before moving on to Calgary and San Jose. 

In 2020, he will finish his NHL career with the Sharks after having played for five different teams over six seasons. Dalton is a hard-working forward who brings grit and determination to every rink he plays in - making him a valuable asset on any team he's placed on.

He has also won two Stanley Cups as part of Team Canada (2015 and 2017) and is looking to add another championship this year as part of San Jose's roster heading into playoffs.

37. Tyler Tucker

Tyler Tucker

Tyler Tucker was born on March 1, 2000 in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Tyler is a tall and strong young man who has natural athleticism and grace. He started playing hockey at an early age and quickly developed into one of the best players in his area.

In 2016, Tyler signed with the OHL's Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds where he led all team rookies in scoring with 64 points in just 44 games played. 

During his rookie season, Tyler also competed for Team Canada at the World Junior Championships where he finished as runner-up to Sweden's Filip Zadina in scoring with 11 goals and 23 points over seven games played (a tournament record).

Expectations are high for Tyler this upcoming year as he joins forces once again with Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds head coach Brad Hunt to try and win back-to-back OHL championships - something that has never been done before by any team from Thunder Bay.

38. Alex Hutchings

Alex Hutchings

Alex Hutchings is a forward for the Allsv team. He was born in Burlington, Ontario on November 7th, 1990. Alex Hutchings stands at 5'11" and weighs in at 179lbs (81kg).

Alex Hutchings plays right wing for the Allsv team and has been involved with hockey since he was young. In his younger years, Alex Hutchinson played various minor tournaments before making it to the varsity level.

Where he would stay until college when he decided to give professional ice hockey a try instead of continuing his education at UBCHCSU.

After playing two seasons with HC Davos of Switzerland's National League A division, Alex Hutchinson signed with ERC Ingolstadt of Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga last year and has been one of their top players this season; leading them into playoffs as captain. 

Having already won championships in Europe, including back-to-back German Ice Hockey Championships during the 2016/2017 season as well as being runner-up twice more during that time period, Hutchinson is looking to bring home another title this year.

While also showcasing his talents internationally at major events such as World Cups or Olympic Games competitions whenever they come around again which could very well happen sooner than later due to Canada's strong performance so far this decade both on and off the ice.

39. Jake Dotchin

Jake Dotchin Career

  • 2010–11: Cambridge Winter Hawks
  • 2011–12: Owen Sound Attack
  • 2012–13: Owen Sound Attack
  • 2012–13: Barrie Colts
  • 2013–14: Barrie Colts
  • 2014–15: Syracuse Crunch
  • 2015–16: Syracuse Crunch
  • 2016–17: Syracuse Crunch
  • 2016–17: Tampa Bay Lightning
  • 2017–18: Tampa Bay Lightning
  • 2018–19: San Diego Gulls
  • 2018–19: Anaheim Ducks

Jake Dotchin is a defenseman for the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League. He was drafted by Tampa Bay in the 3rd round (77th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Dotchin played major junior hockey with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds and helped them win a Memorial Cup in 2014 as well as an OHL Championship in 2013-14. 

After playing four seasons at Northeastern University, he signed with Tampa Bay as a free agent on July 1st, 2017.

In his first season with Syracuse, Dotchin recorded 12 points (5 goals, 7 assists) in 71 games and led all AHL blueliners in penalty minutes (96). 

The following year, he posted 18 points (7 goals, 11 assists) along with 101 penalty minutes in 76 games to lead all defensemen again and earn selection to participate in 2018 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard from Eastern Conference coaches.

40. Ben Harpur

Ben Harpur Career

  • 2011–12: Guelph Storm
  • 2012–13: Guelph Storm
  • 2013–14: Guelph Storm
  • 2014–15: Guelph Storm
  • 2014–15: Barrie Colts
  • 2015–16: Binghamton Senators
  • 2015–16: Evansville IceMen
  • 2015–16: Ottawa Senators
  • 2016–17: Binghamton Senators

Ben Harpur was born in 1995 in Hamilton, Ontario. He is 6'6" tall and weighs 198 pounds. Ben Harpur plays defence for the Canadiens of the NHL. His left hand shot is his strongest asset as a player, but he also has an adequate right-handed shot which he uses when necessary.

Ben Harpur has been with the Canadiens since 2016 and has had success on both sides of the ice so far during his career; he's currently averaging over 20 minutes per game this season playing a crucial role for Montreal defensively Ben Harpur is a young player who has already carved out a name for himself in the NHL.

He was drafted by the Ottawa Senators in 2013 and played his first season with them that year. In 2015, he moved to Nashville where he continued to play until now. Ben Harpur is an offensive minded defenseman who can put up points on any team he plays for. 

As of 2019, Ben Harpur still continues to play in the NHL and will be looking to improve even more this upcoming season.

41. Givani Smith

Givani Smith Career

  • 2013–14: Mississauga Senators
  • 2014–15: Barrie Colts
  • 2014–15: Guelph Storm
  • 2015–16: Guelph Storm
  • 2016–17: Guelph Storm
  • 2016–17: Grand Rapids Griffins
  • 2017–18: Guelph Storm
  • 2017–18: Kitchener Rangers
  • 2018–19: Grand Rapids Griffins
  • 2019–20: Grand Rapids Griffins
  • 2019–20: Detroit Red Wings
  • 2020–21: Detroit Red Wings
  • 2020–21: Grand Rapids Griffins

Givani Smith was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on February 27th 1998. At just 24 years old, Smith is already an experienced professional hockey player having played for the Maple Leafs and Senators organizations.

He has good speed and agility which make him very difficult to defend against off the rush. Known for his strong offensive play, Smith has scored 22 goals and added 41 assists in 134 career games thus far. 

His contract with Ottawa will expire at the end of this season; however he is expected to be re-signed by another team before then due to his high level of play Givani Smith is a left winger for the Detroit Red Wings.

He was drafted in 2016, and has since played for Florida Panthers and Detroit Red Wings. Smith is known for his speed and agility on the ice. Despite being relatively new to professional hockey, he has already established himself as a key player on several teams. 

His skill set makes him an excellent option both offensively and defensively; he can score goals or create chances for others playing alongside him on the ice. With continued development, Givani Smith could become one of the most successful players in NHL history.

42. Brendan Perlini

Brendan Perlini

Brendan Perlini is a left wing player who currently plays for the Arizona Coyotes. Brendan first came to prominence as an amateur player with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).

In 2014, he was drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in the fourth round of the NHL Draft. After two seasons with the Ducks' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, San Diego Gulls, Perlini made his professional debut in 2016-17 with Anaheim's primary team,the Ducks themselves.

He has since established himself as one of Anaheim's top forwards and has been nominated for both Calder Memorial Trophy (as best rookie) and Selke Trophy (as best defensive forward). 

At international level, Brendan represented England at under-18 and under-20 levels before making his senior debut in 2017 at age 20 years old.

43. Brad Brown

Brad Brown

Brown was drafted in the 2nd round, 33rd overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. Brown made his NHL debut with the Maple Leafs on October 10, 1999 against the Detroit Red Wings.

He played parts of three seasons with Toronto before being traded to Pittsburgh along with minor leaguer Jason Blake for Darcy Tucker and a 3rd-round draft pick in 2002. After two seasons with Pittsburgh, Brown signed as a free agent with Atlanta Thrashers on July 1, 2005.

Brown spent four seasons playing 150 games or more for Atlanta until he was traded to Calgary Flames on March 5, 2009 in exchange for Ben Eager and a 4th-round pick at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft (Brendan Ranford). 

In his five years in Calgary he became an integral part of their blueline helping lead them to their first Stanley Cup championship since 1988.

His third major professional championship (2002–03 AHL Calder Cup Champion; 2006–07 Western Conference Champion; 2007–08 Stanley Cup Champion).

On June 27, 2013 it was announced that Brad had retired from hockey due to post-concussion syndrome following his final game earlier that season against Buffalo Sabres.

44. Jeff Cowan

Jeff Cowan was born on September 27th, 1976 in Scarborough, Ontario. He is 6' 2" tall and weighs 205 pounds. Jeff is a left wing player and shot left-handed.

Jeff has played for the Ottawa Senators, Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers over his career thus far. 

Jeff won a Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2004-05 season and also represented Canada at the World Championships that year as well as 2006 Winter Olympics qualifying tournament where he scored 5 goals in 7 games to help Canada qualify for their first ever Olympic hockey tournament since 1920.

In 2007 he signed with the New York Rangers but after just one season returned to play for Ottawa during the 2008-09 NHL Season before retiring from professional ice hockey following the 2010–11 campaign having played 221 regular season games scoring 69 goals along with 128 assists for 209 points.

45. Ryan Barnes

Ryan Barnes is a six-foot-one-inch, 220 pound Canadian professional wrestler. Ryan Barnes started wrestling at the age of sixteen and has since become one of the most popular wrestlers in North America.

His signature move is the Tombstone Piledriver, which he frequently uses to defeat his opponents. In 2008, Barnes won the World Heavyweight Championship from Christian Cage and held it for three months before losing it to Randy Orton.

In 2010, he was drafted by WWE as part of their developmental program and made his official debut on NXT in early 2011 under the ring name Tyler Breeze. He has also competed for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), where he became known as Tyrus.

After spending several years with TNA, BCW merged with ROH in 2016 and Ryan joined their roster under his new ring name Dash Wilder.

46. Evan Brophey

Evan Brophey Career

  • 2004–05: Belleville Bulls
  • 2005–06: Belleville Bulls
  • 2005–06: Plymouth Whalers
  • 2006–07: Plymouth Whalers
  • 2007–08: Rockford IceHogs
  • 2008–09: Rockford IceHogs
  • 2009–10: Rockford IceHogs
  • 2010–11: Rockford IceHogs
  • 2010–11: Chicago Blackhawks
  • 2011–12: Lake Erie Monsters
  • 2011–12: Colorado Avalanche
  • 2012–13: Portland Pirates

Evan Brophey is a 36-year-old Canadian centre who has played for the Chicago Blackhawks. He was drafted by the Blackhawks in 2005 and has since appeared in over 550 regular season games, scoring 85 goals and adding 131 assists.

In 2013, he won his first Stanley Cup as part of the Chicago team that defeated Boston in six games. 

Outside of hockey, Brophey works as an account manager for a marketing company and has two children with his wife Jordanice Evan Brophey was drafted in the 68th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in 2005.

He played for EC Red Bull Salzburg and Graz 99ers before signing with HC Košice of the Slovak Extraliga in 2007. In 2020, he signed with HSC Csíkszereda of Hungary's Elo League. 

Evan is a left-handed shot who has tallied 256 points (107 goals and 161 assists) over 259 games played in his career thus far.

Also Played For: rockford icehogs

47. Ryan Hamilton

Ryan Hamilton

Ryan Hamilton is a Canadian ice hockey player who has played in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round, 18th overall, of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

After being traded to the New Jersey Devils in 2009, he won two Stanley Cups with them in 2011 and 2012. In 2013, Hamilton signed as a free agent with the Pittsburgh Penguins and won another Stanley Cup with them later that year.

Hamilton announced his retirement from professional hockey on May 1st 2017 after 17 seasons playing professionally Ryan Hamilton was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2006, but never played a game for them. He instead spent his entire career with the Edmonton Oilers.

In 2018, Hamilton announced that he would be retiring from professional hockey after 14 seasons. Ryan is known for his speed and scoring ability on left wing. He has scored over 100 goals in his NHL career and is fourth all-time in points among players who have played at least 1000 games on that side of the ice.

After announcing his retirement, Ryan will continue to play for Team Canada at international tournaments such as World Championships and Olympics until he hangs up his skates for good

48. T. J. Brodie

T. J. Brodie

T. J. Brodie is a professional ice hockey player who has played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames, and Vancouver Canucks in his career. He was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the third round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft and made his debut with them in 2011-12 season.

In 2013-14 he led all rookie defencemen with 36 points (10 goals, 26 assists) and helped lead Toronto to their first Stanley Cup championship since 1967 as well as becoming an All-Star for the first time in his career. 

The following year he recorded 44 points (13 goals, 31 assists) while helping Calgary make it to the playoffs before being eliminated by San Jose Sharks in six games; during this playoff campaign he also won silver medal with Canada at World Championship tournament held in Russia that same year.

On July 1st 2018, Brodie signed a one-year contract extension with Vancouver worth $2 million dollars. 

Making him eligible for unrestricted free agency at seasons end should he not be retained by Vancouver organization or sign another deal prior to then; on October 3rd of same year however.

Brodie announced that he would retire from professional ice hockey at season’s end due to recurring back injury sustained earlier into 2018–19 campaign which sidelined him indefinitely from playing: “

After careful thought and discussion with my family and medical professionals I have decided this will be my last season playing professionally” -TJBrodie via social media).

49. Darryl Bootland

Darryl Bootland

Darryl Bootland is a 41-year-old forward who has played in the NHL with the Detroit Red Wings and Grand Rapids Griffins. He was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the seventh round of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

Bootland made his professional debut with the Lowell Lock Monsters of American Hockey League (AHL) in 2001–02 season, scoring nine goals and eleven points in 54 games before he was called up to play for Detroit’s AHL affiliate Toledo Walleye at midseason.

In 2003–04, he scored 21 goals and added 36 assists for 59 points split between Toledo Walleye and Grand Rapids Griffins, helping them both make it to Calder Cup Finals where they were defeated by Philadelphia Flyers 4 games to.

The following year saw him score 25 goals as well as 52 assists for 77 points which earned him Second Team All-Star honours from hockey media outlet ESPN/ABC Sports along with First Team All-Rookie selection from The Sporting News magazine; furthermor.

He also helped lead Griffins to their first playoff appearance since 2002 while being named captain of team during playoffs despite suffering an ankle injury early on that eliminated his chance at winning Calder Cup Championship however they eventually lost 3 games to 1 against Minnesota Wild).

After three years with Detroit organization - playing mainly alongside Henrik Zetterberg - Bootland left North America as a free agent and signed a two-year deal worth $1 million per season plus bonuses with Russian club SKA Saint Petersburg on July 5th, 2007.

However, due to injuries sustained by several players including teammate Alexei Zhitnik (who ironically ended up signing another contract extension just days after bootland's departure), SKA finished bottom of Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Table without making any impact whatsoever leading directly into relegations process where they were eventually expelled from the league midway through the inaugural 2011–12 campaign finishing last overall having only earned 20 out 81 possible points over.

Entire duration of participation – thus resulting in bootLAND leaving Russia once again within six months period despite initially agreeing upon one more year extension but this time declining offer opting instead to return back home soil Toronto Maple Leafs organization).

Darryl then announced his retirement from professional ice hockey effective immediately on October 9th 2014 citing personal reasons but did confirm that there are still some possibilities open should either team wishing explore activating veteran player's rights prior or after.

Final Words

. . The Barrie Colts are one of the most successful junior hockey teams in Ontario. They have won numerous championships and played in many important tournaments throughout their history.

Some of the best players to ever play for the Colts include Joe Nieuwendyk, Mats Sundin, and Doug Gilmour.

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Brandon McNally

I have been playing hockey my whole life. I am currently a professional hockey player with the Calgary Flames. I am also a part time coach at the University of Calgary and the head coach of the Calgary Northstars Minor Hockey Association. I have always wanted to be an NHL player and I am very excited to be one! My hobbies are playing hockey, coaching, and spending time with my family. LinkedIn

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