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Top 5 U.S. states at producing NHL players, #1

View Poll Results: #1 state at producing NHL players?
Connecticut 2 2.70%
Illinois 0 0%
Indiana 0 0%
Massachusetts 9 12.16%
Michigan 15 20.27%
Minnesota 40 54.05%
New Jersey 0 0%
New York 7 9.46%
Wisconsin 1 1.35%
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06-18-2009, 07:57 AM
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Top 5 U.S. states at producing NHL players, #1

Where in the U.S. are the odds most in your favor when it comes to finding good hockey players? This is going just by birth place, so players such as Paul Stastny won't be considered.

Here are some notable players, past as well as present:

Connecticut: Chris Drury, Ron Hainsey, Jonathan Quick
Illinois: Chris Chelios, Joe Corvo, Craig Anderson
Indiana: John-Michael Liles, Jack Johnson, Donald Brashear
Massachusetts: Jeremy Roenick, Tom Barrasso, Keith Tkachuk, Bill Guerin, Tony Amonte, Ryan Whitney
Michigan: Mike Modano, John Vanbiesbrouck, Ryan Miller, Brian Rafalski, Doug Weight, Brian Rolston
Minnesota: Frank Brimsek (HHOF member), Neal Broten, Phil Housley, Zach Parise, Kyle Okposo, Erik Johnson
New Jersey: Bobby Ryan, Paul Mara, Brian Lawton
New York: Joe Mullen (HHOF member), Billy Burch (HHOF member), Patrick Kane, Dustin Brown, Mathieu Schneider, Brian Gionta
Wisconsin: Gary Suter, Phil Kessel, Ryan Suter

Total NHL games played in 2008-09 by players from these states:
Connecticut 273
Illinois 391
Indiana 250
Massachusetts 722
Michigan 1573
Minnesota 1663
New Jersey 167
New York 1394
Wisconsin 526

Top 2 in points in 2008-09 from each of the three states with most NHL games:
Player GP G A TP
David Booth 72 31 29 60
Ryan Kesler 82 26 33 59
    
Zach Parise 82 45 49 94
Jaime Langenbrunner 81 29 40 69
    
Patrick Kane 80 25 45 70
Brian Gionta 81 20 40 60


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06-18-2009, 08:02 AM
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Alaska: Gomez, Carle, Conklin

Texas: Brian Leetch!

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Minnesota has more, but Michigan produces better players.

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Michigan ... But u forgot to add Patrick Kaleta to New York's list ... lol

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Minnesota has more, but Michigan produces better players.
As far as the '96 world cup generation yes, but these kids born in 1980 will change that. Minnesota beats Michigan in quantity and quality.

Zach Parise, Blake Wheeler, David Backes, Kyle Okposo, Erik Johnson, T.J. Oshie (he's not from Minnesota, but he's a product of MNHS), Paul Martin, Keith Ballard, Tom Gilbert, Peter Mueller, Dustin Byfuglien, Mark Stuart, Matt Niskanen, Jeff Frazee, and up and coming draft pick Jordan Schroeder is a pretty good group for Minnesota.

Then you have David Booth, Jack Johnson (born in Indiana, raised in Michigan, played a few years for Shattucks in Minnesota), James Wisniewski, Tim Gleason, Ryan Miller, Ryan Kesler, and not much else from Michigan born in the '80s. Cam Fowler is the 2010 draft pick to watch out for from Michigan.


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Rick DiPietro was born in Maine...

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As far as the '96 world cup generation yes, but these kids born in 1980 will change that. Minnesota beats Michigan in quantity and quality.

Zach Parise, Blake Wheeler, David Backes, Kyle Okposo, Erik Johnson, T.J. Oshie (he's not from Minnesota, but he's a product of MNHS), Paul Martin, Keith Ballard, Tom Gilbert, Peter Mueller, Dustin Byfuglien, Mark Stuart, Matt Niskanen, Jeff Frazee, and up and coming draft pick Jordan Schroeder is a pretty good group for Minnesota.

Then you have David Booth, Jack Johnson (born in Indiana, raised in Michigan, played a few years for Shattucks in Minnesota), James Wisniewski, Tim Gleason, Ryan Miller, Ryan Kesler, and not much else from Michigan born in the '80s. Cam Fowler is the 2010 draft pick to watch out for from Michigan.

Well just off the top of my head, Nathan Gerbe, Hobey Baker Nominee, and Sabres Up and Coming C/LW is from Michigan

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Well just off the top of my head, Nathan Gerbe, Hobey Baker Nominee, and Sabres Up and Coming C/LW is from Michigan
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Well just off the top of my head, Nathan Gerbe, Hobey Baker Nominee, and Sabres Up and Coming C/LW is from Michigan
I like Gerbe, but he's got a long road ahead of him to make it in the NHL. Most of those other names are in the NHL and making an impact.

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Brian Leetch is a pretty big omission from the CT list. He only spent the first 3 months of his life in Texas.

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Rick DiPietro was born in Maine...
NHL.com, Hockey-Reference and hockeydb all say Winthrop, MA. Wikipedia is the only source I've found that says Lewiston, ME.

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As far as the '96 world cup generation yes, but these kids born in 1980 will change that. Minnesota beats Michigan in quantity and quality.

Zach Parise, Blake Wheeler, David Backes, Kyle Okposo, Erik Johnson, T.J. Oshie (he's not from Minnesota, but he's a product of MNHS), Paul Martin, Keith Ballard, Tom Gilbert, Peter Mueller, Dustin Byfuglien, Mark Stuart, Matt Niskanen, Jeff Frazee, and up and coming draft pick Jordan Schroeder is a pretty good group for Minnesota.
Matt Cullen, Jordan Leopold, Alex Goligoski, Andrew Alberts, Jason Blake, Jamie Lanenbrunner, were NHL regulars last year

Casey Borer, Tim Conboy, Derek Peltier, Jack Hillen, Mark Parrish, Matt Smaby, Jeff Taffe all saw NHL time.

Ben Clymer, John Pohl, Erik Westrum, Wyatt Smith have been in the NHL recently.

Ryan Stoa signed with COL.

Ryan McDonaugh, Jake Gardiner, Aaron Ness, Jim O'Brian, Pat White, David Fischer, Nicco Sacchetti, Mike Hoeffel, Carl Sneep, Jamie McBain. All recent top two round picks.

Zack Buddish, Nick Leddy as possible top picks this year.

Brian Lee played MN high school. Born in Nodak.

If only we could count the players that have gone trough Shattucks. Then MN could compete with any state or province.

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Homer pick - Massachusetts

Should probably add Tony Amonte to the MA list.

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Michigan
Minnesota
New York
Massachusetts
Connecticut

Hah, Homer vote to CT.

I grew up playing at the same rink as Chris Drury. Pretty cool.
I never knew Quick was American, let alone came from Connecticut.

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NHL.com, Hockey-Reference and hockeydb all say Winthrop, MA. Wikipedia is the only source I've found that says Lewiston, ME.
He's from Maine. He grew up in Winthrop, but was born in Maine. A lot of times players list their hometown, not birthplace as where they're from.

Ricky has mentioned it in countless interviews and whatnot, so you can't always take those websites as a concrete source.

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massachusets should not be in the discussion for #1 in any way

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In a few years NJ will have more NHLers. There are already quite a few prospects waiting for their chance.

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NY has Kane, Connolly, Bogosian, Callahan, D. Brown right now. NY has the potential to have a couple superstar NHL players.

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Jim Dowd had a solid NHL career....from Brick Township, NJ......

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He's from Maine. He grew up in Winthrop, but was born in Maine. A lot of times players list their hometown, not birthplace as where they're from.

Ricky has mentioned it in countless interviews and whatnot, so you can't always take those websites as a concrete source.
I was born in NY, moved to CT when I was 1 year old. So I guess I'm technically a New Yorker? DAMN!

Also, 3 of the top 30 draft picks for goaltenders from North America are playing high school hockey in CT right now. Including #6, Matt Vazzano. I hope he makes it, he's a good kid.

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I was born in NY, moved to CT when I was 1 year old. So I guess I'm technically a New Yorker? DAMN!
Sure, why not. Same situation as DiPietro I guess, but I don't know when he moved to MA. Either way, sometimes players are born in a town, but list the town they grew up in instead. Patrick O'Sullivan is another good example. Born in Toronto, raised in Winston-Salem, and he claims Winston-Salem.
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Also, 3 of the top 30 draft picks for goaltenders from North America are playing high school hockey in CT right now. Including #6, Matt Vazzano. I hope he makes it, he's a good kid.
I think you mean Alex Vazzano.

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Oooops. Matt Vazzano was another hockey friend of mine. Alex's older brother John is playing at UVM as well. Well, I wouldn't saying he's playing a whole lot...

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No disrespect to Michigan, New York or Massachusetts because they are all great Hockey states and should be proud of their hockey heritage but the number state is Minnesota. At every level from youth to high school to college Minnesota is just a little better then the aforementioned states and you can see the results by how many players are in the NHL from Minnesota. I don't have the numbers but I would be interested to see what kind of percentages of the population play youth hockey in each state or see attendance numbers for state high school games because I think those are more meaningful for how deep hockey runs in each state and I would be shocked if Minnesota didn't lead those sorts of categories too. But again states like Michigan, New York and Massachusetts are definitely representing hockey very well and I'm glad there are at least a couple other states out there that are as passionate about hockey as Minnesota.

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Brian Leetch is a pretty big omission from the CT list. He only spent the first 3 months of his life in Texas.
And who can forget Craig Janney, well, I didn't anyways

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