UND Hockey is Well-Represented on NHL Camp Rosters
Training camps began throughout the National Hockey League this week and the University of North Dakota has produced 29 of those players on official camp rosters.
As KFGO reports, the list of UND's participants on NHL camp rosters includes four players from last year's team: defensemen Gage Ausmus (Colorado) and Tucker Poolman (Winnipeg), along with forwards Tyson Jost (Colorado) and Brock Boeser (Vancouver).
UND's championship team is also well-represented with nine players in training camps. Luke Johnson (Chicago), Drake Caggiula (Edmonton), Nick Schmaltz (Chicago), Keaton Thompson (Anaheim), Paul LaDue (Los Angeles), Drake Caggiula (Edmonton), and Troy Stecher (Vancouver), along with the aforementioned Ausmus, Poolman, and Boeser.
Last year was a record-setting season for UND products on NHL teams with 22 total (11 made their debut).
Here's the full list of UND's NHL Training Camp participants, as well as captain status:
Anaheim: D Keaton Thompson
Boston: G Zane McIntyre, F Chris Porter
Chicago: F Luke Johnson, F Nick Schmaltz, F Jonathan Toews (C)
Colorado: D Gage Ausmus, F Rocco Grimaldi, F Tyson Jost
Edmonton: F Drake Caggiula, F Brad Malone, D Dillon Simpson
Los Angeles: D Derek Forbort, D Paul Ladue
Minnesota: F Zach Parise (A)
New Jersey: F Drew Stafford, F Travis Zajac (A)
NY Islanders: F Brock Nelson
NY Rangers: F Adam Tambellini
Ottawa: F Chris VandeVelde
Philadelphia: F Corban Knight
Pittsburgh: F Carter Rowney
San Jose: G Aaron Dell
St. Louis: D Jordan Schmaltz
Vancouver: F Brock Boeser, D Troy Stecher
Washington: D Taylor Chorney, F T.J. Oshie
Winnipeg: D Tucker Poolman