MINNEAPOLIS (GopherSports.com) -- Gopher Hockey will list a total of 14 alums on National Hockey League opening rosters as the NHL regular season begins tonight with four games.
The Maroon & Gold are represented on 10 different NHL teams including the Minnesota Wild, which leads all league teams with four Gophers on roster.
Gopher Hockey in the NHL
Erik Johnson - Colorado Avalanche
Alex Goligoski - Dallas Stars
Nick Bjugstad - Florida Panthers
Keith Ballard - Minnesota Wild
Stu Bickel - Minnesota Wild
Erik Haula - Minnesota Wild
Thomas Vanek - Minnesota Wild
Nick Leddy - New York Islanders
Kyle Okposo - New York Islanders
Paul Martin - Pittsburgh Penguins
Jordan Leopold - St. Louis Blues
Phil Kessel - Toronto Maple Leafs
Nate Schmidt - Washington Capitals
Blake Wheeler - Winnipeg Jets
Phil Kessel and the Maple Leafs kick off the season tonight at 7 p.m. ET against Montreal.