The MJHL has eight alumni members on NHL rosters, according to the Canadian Junior Hockey League. In total, there are 144 former CJHL players currently competing in the 30-team NHL, according to the CJHL.
That number is based on those active NHL players that played at least one regular season game throughout any of the 10 leagues that comprise the CJHL.
Representing the MJHL are: Matt Calvert (Winkler/Colorado), Joel Edmundson (Dauphin/St. Louis), Michael Ferland (Beausejour Blades/Calgary), Ryan Garbutt (Winnipeg South Blues/Anaheim), Travis Hamonic (Winnipeg Saints/New York Islanders), Cody McLeod (Wayway/Colorado), Jordin Tootoo (OCN/Chicago) and Travis Zajac (St. James Canadians/New Jersey).
In breaking down the group of 144, there are 88 forwards, 44 defencemen and 12 goaltenders.
Of note, every NHL team has at least one CJHL alumnus on their present roster.
The St. Louis Blues boast the most ex-CJHLers as part of their line-up with nine. Next are the Columbus Blue Jackets, Edmonton Oilers, New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers with eight each while the Anaheim Ducks and Ottawa Senators are sporting seven CJHL alumni apiece.
Impressively, all of the 10 leagues from across the country that form the CJHL have at least one of its former players on a NHL squad.
“The ever-increasing number of our alumni on NHL clubs is a tremendous testament to the development of our players as well as to the preparation and commitment put forth by each of our 10 member leagues and their respective teams,” stated CJHL Chairman Kirk Lamb.
Please click here to view the complete list of the 144 CJHL alumni on current NHL rosters.