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03-31-2013, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by chaosrevolver View Post
Lets play a game called THE COLLEGE HOCKEY TEAM.

The goal is to build an awesome-tastic roster full of players who graduated from the NCAA!

Lets take a look at the teams:


Zach Parise - Jonathan Toews - Martin St. Louis
Thomas Vanek - Joe Pavelski - Patrick Sharp
Max Pacioretty - Ryan Kesler - Phil Kessel
Chris Kunitz - T.J. Oshie - David Backes

Ryan McDonagh - Ryan Suter
Dan Boyle - Paul Martin
Kevin Bieksa - Kevin Shattenkirk

Jonathan Quick
Ryan Miller


Dany Heatley - Derek Stepan - Blake Wheeler
Matt Read - Paul Stastny - Michael Cammalleri
James VanRiemsdyk - Travis Zajac - Brian Gionta
Viktor Stalberg - Colin Wilson - Kyle Okposo

Nick Leddy - Jack Johnson
Matt Niskanen - Erik Johnson
Alex Goligoski - Justin Faulk

Cory Schneider
Jimmy Howard


Carl Hagelin - Kyle Turris - Drew Stafford
Mike Knuble - Tyler Bozak - Teddy Purcell
Chris Higgins - Shawn Horcoff - Matt Frattin
Ryan Malone - Matt Cullen - David Booth

Joe Corvo - Andy Greene
Justin Schultz - Jeff Petry
Ryan Whitney - Patrick Wiercioch

Tim Thomas
Ben Bishop

Ron Hainsey
Nathan Gerbe
Chris Kreider

That is not even including Duncan Keith who played a year and a half in the CCHA before going to the WHL for the second half of a season.

So in other words, the NCAA is an excellent way for a player to get prepared for the NHL. Looking forward to seeing Kristo hit that plateau one day.
Not sure what you meant by graduated - but very few of those players played for 4 years in NCAA and graduated the way Kristo is. Also, while I am sure there are many omissions, you missed one major NCAA player, Hobey Baker Award, Olympian, All-Star in Paul Kariya. Also, most of the 1980 US Olympic team played in the NCAA. including some long-time NHLers.

Edit: I get it - current players.

Last edited by walsy37: 03-31-2013 at 10:15 AM. Reason: misunderstood
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