Ten 'U' Alums Set for Stanley Cup Playoffs
April 10, 2018

Stanley Cup Central | Gophers in the NHL

MINNEAPOLIS -- Ten Gopher Hockey alums are set to compete in the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs as the action gets underway on Wednesday. 

Representing the Maroon & Gold are Mark Alt (Colorado), Travis Boyd (Washington), Erik Haula (Vegas), Erik Johnson (Colorado), Phil Kessel (Pittsburgh), Paul Martin (San Jose), Nick Seeler (Minnesota), Nate Schmidt (Vegas), Thomas Vanek (Columbus) and Blake Wheeler (Winnipeg).*

Additionally, Gopher Hockey will be represented in the Stanley Cup playoffs by a number of alums in team personnel roles -- Minnesota assistant coach Darby Hendrickson, Tampa Bay assistant coach Todd Richards and Philadelphia president Paul Holmgren, Minnesota limited partner Michael Reilly and Columbus amateur scout Mike Antonovich.

*Active rosters as of Wednesday, April 10. 

GOPHERS IN THE 2018 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
Mark Alt
Defense
Colorado Avalanche
2010 NHL Draft: 2nd Rd (53rd)
Golden Gophers (2011-13)

Travis Boyd
Forward
Washington Capitals
2011 NHL Draft: 6th Rd (177th)
Golden Gophers (2012-15)


Erik Haula
Forward
Vegas Golden Knights
2009 NHL Draft: 7th Rd (182nd)
Golden Gophers (2011-13)


Erik Johnson
Defense
Colorado Avalanche
2006 NHL Draft: 1st Rd (1st)
Golden Gophers (2007)


Phil Kessel
Forward
Pittsburgh Penguins
2006 NHL Draft: 1st Rd (5th)
Golden Gophers (2006)


Paul Martin
Defense
San Jose Sharks
2000 NHL Draft: 2nd Rd (62nd)
Golden Gophers (2001-03)


Nate Schmidt
Defenseman
Vegas Golden Knights
Golden Gophers (2011-13)


Nick Seeler
Defense
Minnesota Wild
2010 NHL Draft: 5th Rd (131st)
Golden Gophers (2016)


Thomas Vanek
Forward
Columbus Blue Jackets
2003 NHL Draft: 1st Rd (5th)
Golden Gophers (2003-04)


Blake Wheeler
Forward
Winnipeg Jets
2004 NHL Draft: 1st Rd (5th)
Golden Gophers (2006-08)



 

 

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