Former NCAA players in the National Hockey League

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This is a list of NCAA Division I ice hockey teams that have produced alumni who have played in the National Hockey League.

Current NCAA Division I teams[edit]

A list of career leaders for current NCAA Division I programs
As of July 1, 2023.

= Active Players
School Players Most Games Stanley Cups NHL All-Stars Hockey Hall of Famers
Air Force 0 - - - -
Alaska 12 625 (Shawn Chambers) 4 0 0
Alaska Anchorage 9 646 (Jay Beagle) 2 0 0
American International 2 362 (Dave Forbes) 0 0 0
Arizona State 2 19 (Joey Daccord) 0 0 0
Army 1 503 (Dan Hinote) 1 0 0
Bemidji State 9 943 (Joel Otto) 2 0 0
Bentley 0 - - - -
Boston College 128 1263 (Bill Guerin) 22 5 3
Boston University 84 1201 (Keith Tkachuk) 14 7 0
Bowling Green 39 1270 (Rob Blake) 6 3 1
Brown 18 580 (Curt Bennett/Todd Simpson) 0 0 0
Canisius 1 193 (Cory Conacher) 0 0 0
Clarkson 25 1159 (Todd Marchant) 7 1 0
Colgate 19 754 (Mike Milbury) 1 0 0
Colorado College 39 897 (Doug Lidster) 6 0 1
Connecticut 4 543 (Todd Krygier) 0 0 0
Cornell 33 1257 (Joe Nieuwendyk) 9 2 2
Dartmouth 18 911 (Lee Stempniak) 1 0 0
Denver 79 1188 (Kevin Dineen) 16 3 2
Ferris State 12 1022 (Chris Kunitz) 4 1 0
Harvard 36 1115 (Don Sweeney) 5 2 0
Holy Cross 2 192 (Patrick Rissmiller) 0 0 0
Lake Superior State 33 1256 (Brian Rolston) 4 0 0
Long Island 0 - - - -
Maine 58 1157 (Eric Weinrich) 4 4 1
Massachusetts 22 842 (Justin Braun) 6 3 0
Massachusetts Lowell 23 1132 (Ron Hainsey) 6 1 0
Mercyhurst 1 1 (Jamie Hunt) 0 0 0
Merrimack 14 373 (Steve McKenna) 0 0 0
Miami 37 1093 (Dan Boyle) 9 1 0
Michigan 109 1219 (Andrew Cogliano) 19 1 0
Michigan State 77 1484 (Rod Brind'Amour) 9 7 0
Michigan Tech 51 932 (Randy McKay) 5 2 1
Minnesota 125 1286 (Phil Kessel) 11 3 2
Minnesota Duluth 68 1269 (Brett Hull) 11 2 1
Minnesota State 21 965 (David Backes) 2 0 0
New Hampshire 46 994 (Rod Langway) 7 1 1
Niagara 2 12 (Matt Ryan) 0 0 0
North Dakota 109 1280 (James Patrick) 16 4 1
Northeastern 27 688 (Chris Nilan) 2 0 0
Northern Michigan 21 1009 (Dallas Drake) 1 0 0
Notre Dame 41 724 (Dave Poulin) 11 0 0
Ohio State 33 1128 (Jamie Macoun) 2 0 0
Omaha 15 493 (Greg Zanon) 2 0 0
Penn State 3 21 (Brett Murray) 0 0 0
Princeton 16 976 (Jeff Halpern) 3 0 0
Providence 45 1108 (Hal Gill) 7 0 0
Quinnipiac 7 315 (Devon Toews) 1 0 0
Rensselaer 26 1337 (Adam Oates) 1 3 1
RIT 3 717 (Christopher Tanev) 0 0 0
Robert Morris 0 - - - -
Sacred Heart 1 51 (Justin Danforth) 0 0 0
St. Cloud State 40 1516 (Matt Cullen) 7 3 1
St. Lawrence 25 684 (Gary Croteau) 2 0 0
St. Thomas 0 - - - -
Stonehill 0 - - - -
Union 11 538 (Shayne Gostisbehere) 0 1 0
Vermont 18 1134 (Martin St. Louis) 9 3 1
Western Michigan 33 915 (Jamal Mayers) 3 0 0
Wisconsin 91 1651 (Chris Chelios) 22 11 1
Yale 22 741 (Randy Wood) 0 0 0

Source:[1]

Former NCAA Division I teams[edit]

List includes both active and defunct programs that previously played at the Division I level or equivalent.

School Players Most Games Stanley Cups NHL All-Stars Hockey Hall of Famers
Alabama–Huntsville 2 432 (Cam Talbot) 0 0 0
Gonzaga 1 71 (Frank McCool) 1 0 0
Illinois 1 36 (Aldo Palazzari) 0 0 0
Illinois–Chicago 4 292 (Shawn Cronin) 0 0 0
Kent State 1 96 (Dean Sylvester) 0 0 0
Marquette 2 164 (Don McFadyen) 1 0 0
Middlebury 1 4 (Phil Latreille) 0 0 0
Northern Arizona 2 1056 (Greg Adams) 0 0 0
Pennsylvania 1 21 (Paul Stewart) 0 0 0
Saint Louis 4 231 (Mario Faubert) 0 0 0
United States International 2 8 (Darren Lowe) 0 0 0

Stanley Cup Winners[edit]

List of former college players who won the Stanley Cup by year since 1918. Gerry Geran was the first collegiate alumnus to play major professional hockey, appearing for the Montreal Wanderers during the 1917–18 season.[2]

Year Team Players
1918 Toronto 0: none
1919 not awarded
1920 Ottawa Senators 0: none
1921 Ottawa Senators 0: none
1922 Toronto St. Patricks 0: none
1923 Ottawa Senators 0: none
1924 Montreal Canadiens 0: none
1925 Victoria Cougars 0: none
1926 Montreal Maroons 0: none
1927 Ottawa Senators 0: none
1928 New York Rangers 0: none
1929 Boston Bruins 2: Myles Lane (Dartmouth), George Owen (Harvard)
1930 Montreal Canadiens 0: none
1931 Montreal Canadiens 0: none
1932 Toronto Maple Leafs 0: none
1933 New York Rangers 0: none
1934 Chicago Black Hawks 1: Don McFadyen (Marquette)
1935 Montreal Maroons 0: none
1936 Detroit Red Wings 0: none
1937 Detroit Red Wings 0: none
1938 Chicago Black Hawks 0: none
1939 Boston Bruins 1: Frank Brimsek (St. Cloud State)
1940 New York Rangers 0: none
1941 Boston Bruins 1: Frank Brimsek (St. Cloud State)
1942 Toronto Maple Leafs 0: none
1943 Detroit Red Wings 0: none
1944 Montreal Canadiens 0: none
1945 Toronto Maple Leafs 1: Frank McCool (Gonzaga)
1946 Montreal Canadiens 0: none
1947 Toronto Maple Leafs 0: none
1948 Toronto Maple Leafs 0: none
1949 Toronto Maple Leafs 0: none
1950 Detroit Red Wings 0: none
1951 Toronto Maple Leafs 0: none
1952 Detroit Red Wings 0: none
1953 Montreal Canadiens 0: none
1954 Detroit Red Wings 0: none
1955 Detroit Red Wings 0: none
1956 Montreal Canadiens 0: none
1957 Montreal Canadiens 0: none
1958 Montreal Canadiens 0: none
1959 Montreal Canadiens 0: none
1960 Montreal Canadiens 0: none
1961 Chicago Black Hawks 1: Bill Hay (Colorado College)
1962 Toronto Maple Leafs 1: John MacMillan (Denver)
1963 Toronto Maple Leafs 1: John MacMillan (Denver)
1964 Toronto Maple Leafs 0: none
1965 Montreal Canadiens 1: Red Berenson (Michigan)
1966 Montreal Canadiens 0: none
1967 Toronto Maple Leafs 0: none
1968 Montreal Canadiens 0: none
1969 Montreal Canadiens 1: Tony Esposito (Michigan Tech)
1970 Boston Bruins 0: none
1971 Montreal Canadiens 1: Ken Dryden (Cornell)
1972 Boston Bruins 0: none
1973 Montreal Canadiens 1: Ken Dryden (Cornell)
1974 Philadelphia Flyers 0: none
1975 Philadelphia Flyers 0: none
1976 Montreal Canadiens 2: Ken Dryden (Cornell), Bill Nyrop (Notre Dame)
1977 Montreal Canadiens 2: Ken Dryden (Cornell), Bill Nyrop (Notre Dame)
1978 Montreal Canadiens 2: Ken Dryden (Cornell), Bill Nyrop (Notre Dame)
1979 Montreal Canadiens 3: Ken Dryden (Cornell), Pat Hughes (Michigan), Rod Langway (New Hampshire)
1980 New York Islanders 4: Dave Langevin (Minnesota Duluth), Bob Lorimer (Michigan Tech), Ken Morrow (Bowling Green), Chico Resch (Minnesota Duluth)
1981 New York Islanders 3: Dave Langevin (Minnesota Duluth), Bob Lorimer (Michigan Tech), Ken Morrow (Bowling Green)
1982 New York Islanders 2: Dave Langevin (Minnesota Duluth), Ken Morrow (Bowling Green)
1983 New York Islanders 2: Dave Langevin (Minnesota Duluth), Ken Morrow (Bowling Green)
1984 Edmonton Oilers 4: Glenn Anderson (Denver), Pat Hughes (Michigan), Don Jackson (Notre Dame), Dave Lumley (New Hampshire)
1985 Edmonton Oilers 4: Glenn Anderson (Denver), Pat Hughes (Michigan), Don Jackson (Notre Dame), Dave Lumley (New Hampshire)
1986 Montreal Canadiens 6: Chris Chelios (Wisconsin), Tom Kurvers (Minnesota Duluth), Craig Ludwig (North Dakota), Mike McPhee (Rensselaer), David Maley (Wisconsin), Chris Nilan (Northeastern), Steve Rooney (Providence)
1987 Edmonton Oilers 2: Glenn Anderson (Denver), Craig MacTavish (Massachusetts Lowell)
1988 Edmonton Oilers 4: Glenn Anderson (Denver), Normand Lacombe (New Hampshire), Craig MacTavish (Massachusetts Lowell), Craig Simpson (Michigan State)
1989 Calgary Flames 6: Joe Mullen (Boston College), Brian MacLellan (Bowling Green), Jamie Macoun (Ohio State), Joe Nieuwendyk (Cornell), Joel Otto (Bemidji State), Colin Patterson (Clarkson), Gary Suter (Wisconsin)
1990 Edmonton Oilers 5: Glenn Anderson (Denver), Craig MacTavish (Massachusetts Lowell), Joe Murphy (Michigan State), Craig Simpson (Michigan State), Geoff Smith (North Dakota)
1991 Pittsburgh Penguins 7: Jay Caufield (North Dakota), Joe Mullen (Boston College), Frank Pietrangelo (Minnesota), Paul Stanton (Wisconsin), Kevin Stevens (Boston College), Peter Taglianetti (Providence), Scott Young (Boston University)
1992 Pittsburgh Penguins 7: Jock Callander (Providence), Jay Caufield (North Dakota), Shawn McEachern (Boston University), Joe Mullen (Boston College), Paul Stanton (Wisconsin), Kevin Stevens (Boston College), Peter Taglianetti (Providence)
1993 Montreal Canadiens 3: Sean Hill (Wisconsin), John LeClair (Vermont), Ed Ronan (Boston University)
1994 New York Rangers 6: Glenn Anderson (Denver), Glenn Healy (Western Michigan), Brian Leetch (Boston College), Doug Lidster (Colorado College), Craig MacTavish (Massachusetts Lowell), Mike Richter (Wisconsin)
1995 New Jersey Devils 13: Neal Broten (Minnesota), Shawn Chambers (Alaska), Tom Chorske (Minnesota), Danton Cole (Michigan State), Kevin Dean (New Hampshire), Jim Dowd (Lake Superior State), Bruce Driver (Wisconsin), Bill Guerin (Boston College), Chris McAlpine (Minnesota), Randy McKay (Michigan Tech), Mike Peluso (Alaska Anchorage), Brian Rolston (Lake Superior State), Chris Terreri (Providence)
1996 Colorado Avalanche 2: Troy Murray (North Dakota), Scott Young (Boston University)
1997 Detroit Red Wings 2: Doug Brown (Boston College), Aaron Ward (Michigan)
1998 Detroit Red Wings 4: Doug Brown (Boston College), Mike Knuble (Michigan), Jamie Macoun (Ohio State), Aaron Ward (Michigan)
1999 Dallas Stars 8: Ed Belfour (North Dakota), Shawn Chambers (Alaska), Tony Hrkac (North Dakota), Brett Hull (Minnesota Duluth), Craig Ludwig (North Dakota), Joe Nieuwendyk (Cornell), Derek Plante (Minnesota Duluth), Blake Sloan (Michigan)
2000 New Jersey Devils 6: Brad Bombardir (North Dakota), John Madden (Michigan), Randy McKay (Michigan Tech), Jay Pandolfo (Boston University), Brian Rafalski (Wisconsin), Chris Terreri (Providence)
2001 Colorado Avalanche 7: Rob Blake (Bowling Green), Greg de Vries (Bowling Green), Chris Drury (Boston University), Dan Hinote (Army), Bryan Muir (New Hampshire), Shjon Podein (Minnesota Duluth), Steve Reinprecht (Wisconsin)
2002 Detroit Red Wings 2: Chris Chelios (Wisconsin), Brett Hull (Minnesota Duluth)
2003 New Jersey Devils 5: Brian Gionta (Boston College), John Madden (Michigan), Joe Nieuwendyk (Cornell), Jay Pandolfo (Boston University), Brian Rafalski (Wisconsin)
2004 Tampa Bay Lightning 5: Dan Boyle (Miami), Ben Clymer (Minnesota), John Grahame (Lake Superior State), Éric Perrin (Vermont), Martin St. Louis (Vermont), Brian Rafalski (Wisconsin)
2005 not awarded
2006 Carolina Hurricanes 10: Craig Adams (Harvard), Kevyn Adams (Miami), Rod Brind'Amour (Michigan State), Erik Cole (Clarkson), Mike Commodore (North Dakota), Matt Cullen (St. Cloud State), Bret Hedican (St. Cloud State), Andrew Hutchinson (Michigan State), Aaron Ward (Michigan), Doug Weight (Lake Superior State)
2007 Anaheim Ducks 9: Ryan Carter (Minnesota State), Kent Huskins (Clarkson), Chris Kunitz (Ferris State), Todd Marchant (Clarkson), Andy McDonald (Colgate), Drew Miller (Michigan State), Joe Motzko (St. Cloud State), George Parros (Princeton), Ryan Shannon (Boston College)
2008 Detroit Red Wings 3: Chris Chelios (Wisconsin), Dallas Drake (Northern Michigan), Brian Rafalski (Wisconsin)
2009 Pittsburgh Penguins 8: Craig Adams (Harvard), Mark Eaton (Notre Dame), Hal Gill (Providence), Alex Goligoski (Minnesota), Bill Guerin (Boston College), Chris Kunitz (Ferris State), Brooks Orpik (Boston College), Rob Scuderi (Boston College)
2010 Chicago Blackhawks 6: Adam Burish (Wisconsin), Jordan Hendry (Alaska), Duncan Keith (Michigan State), John Madden (Michigan), Patrick Sharp (Vermont), Jonathan Toews (North Dakota)
2011 Boston Bruins 2: Rich Peverley (St. Lawrence), Tim Thomas (Vermont)
2012 Los Angeles Kings 7: Davis Drewiske (Wisconsin), Matt Greene (North Dakota), Alec Martinez (Miami), Willie Mitchell (Clarkson), Jonathan Quick (Massacusetts), Rob Scuderi (Boston College), Kevin Westgarth (Princeton)
2013 Chicago Blackhawks 8: Brandon Bollig (St. Lawrence), Duncan Keith (Michigan State), Nick Leddy (Minnesota), Jamal Mayers (Western Michigan), Patrick Sharp (Vermont), Ben Smith (Boston College), Viktor Stålberg (Vermont), Jonathan Toews (North Dakota)
2014 Los Angeles Kings 4: Matt Greene (North Dakota), Alec Martinez (Miami), Willie Mitchell (Clarkson), Jonathan Quick (Massacusetts)
2015 Chicago Blackhawks 5: Scott Darling (Maine), Duncan Keith (Michigan State), Patrick Sharp (Vermont), Jonathan Toews (North Dakota), Trevor van Riemsdyk (New Hampshire)
2016 Pittsburgh Penguins 13: Nick Bonino (Boston University), Ian Cole (Notre Dame), Matt Cullen (St. Cloud State), Brian Dumoulin (Boston College), Carl Hagelin (Michigan), Phil Kessel (Minnesota), Chris Kunitz (Ferris State), Ben Lovejoy (Boston College / Dartmouth), Kevin Porter (Michigan), Bryan Rust (Notre Dame), Justin Schultz (Wisconsin), Conor Sheary (Massachusetts), Jeff Zatkoff (Miami)
2017 Pittsburgh Penguins 15: Josh Archibald (Omaha), Nick Bonino (Boston University), Ian Cole (Notre Dame), Matt Cullen (St. Cloud State), Brian Dumoulin (Boston College), Jake Guentzel (Omaha), Carl Hagelin (Michigan), Ron Hainsey (Massachusetts Lowell), Phil Kessel (Minnesota), Chris Kunitz (Ferris State), Carter Rowney (North Dakota), Bryan Rust (Notre Dame), Justin Schultz (Wisconsin), Conor Sheary (Massachusetts), Scott Wilson (Massachusetts Lowell)
2018 Washington Capitals 5: Jay Beagle (Alaska Anchorage), Alex Chiasson (Boston University), Matt Niskanen (Minnesota Duluth), Brooks Orpik (Boston College), T. J. Oshie (North Dakota)
2019 St. Louis Blues 4: Tyler Bozak (Denver), Colton Parayko (Alaska), Zach Sanford (Boston College), Jaden Schwartz (Colorado College)
2020 Tampa Bay Lightning 5: Blake Coleman (Miami), Alex Killorn (Harvard), Ryan McDonagh (Wisconsin), Curtis McElhinney (Colorado College), Kevin Shattenkirk (Boston University)
2021 Tampa Bay Lightning 5: Blake Coleman (Miami), Ross Colton (Vermont), Alex Killorn (Harvard), Ryan McDonagh (Wisconsin), Curtis McElhinney (Colorado College)
2022 Colorado Avalanche 8: Andrew Cogliano (Michigan), J. T. Compher (Michigan), Erik Johnson (Minnesota), Jack Johnson (Michigan), Logan O'Connor (Denver), Cale Makar (Massachusetts), Josh Manson (Northeastern), Nico Sturm (Clarkson)
2023 Vegas Golden Knights 9: Teddy Blueger (Minnesota State), Paul Cotter (Western Michigan), Jack Eichel (Boston University), Ben Hutton (Maine), Phil Kessel (Minnesota), Alec Martinez (Miami), Jonathan Quick (Massachusetts), Reilly Smith (Miami), Zach Whitecloud (Bemidji State)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hockey DB". Retrieved November 8, 2022.
  2. ^ Fischler, Stan (February 4, 2020). "Geran was NHL's first U.S.-born player". NHL. Retrieved April 22, 2020.