80 Kitchener Rangers Alumni Active During The 2010-11 Season

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A member of the Ontario Hockey League since the 1963-64 season, the Kitchener Rangers have consistently pumped out NHL calibre players. This, of course, is a tradition that was started when the franchise was located in Guelph and was known as the Biltmore Mad Hatters and Royals.

kitchener rangers ontario hockey leagueIn 2010-11, 80 players that had dressed for at least one game with the Kitchener Rangers were still actively playing. There were Kitchener Rangers alumni in 21 different leagues across eleven countries worldwide. 16 former Rangers played in the NHL with a grad on fourteen of the thirty teams. Eleven players took advantage of the Ontario Hockey League’s strong scholarship program and were playing university hockey in Canada.

Jason Morgan was the senior Kitchener alumnus, having played his first year in a Rangers uniform back in 1993-94. Morgan played the 2010-11 season in Norway’s GET-Ligaen with Stjernen. Jason will play 2011-12 with the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL. On the other end of the spectrum, recent grad Jeff Skinner, who is still eligible for junior hockey, took the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie.

What follows is an alphabetical list of the 80 Kitchener Rangers alumni who were active in 2010-11. Some players appeared on multiple teams. Only their main team or final team is listed.

Player Yrs w/Club 2010-11 Team 2010-11 League
Andersson, Patrik 2009-2010 Mora Elitserien
Armstrong, Matt 1999-2001 Melbourne Ice AIHL
Auffrey, Matt 2005-2007 Augusta RiverHawks SPHL
Azevedo, Justin 2004-2008 Manchester Monarchs AHL
Battani, T.J. 2007-2009 Alaska Aces ECHL
Benoit, Andre 2000-2005 Binghamton Senators AHL
Boedker, Mikkel 2007-2008 Phoenix Coyotes NHL
Bortuzzo, Robert 2006-2009 W.B. Scranton Penguins AHL
Brassard, Chris 1994-1995 Texas Brahmas CHL
Campbell, Gregory 2002-2003 Boston Bruins NHL
Chapman, Travis 2000-2002 Clarenville Caribous WCSHL
Cimadamore, Julian 2008-2010 UWO CIS
Clarkson, David 2002-2005 New Jersey Devils NHL
Combs, Jack 2004-2005 Tulsa Oilers CHL
Davis, Patrick 2003-2006 Worcester Sharks AHL
Dostoinov, Alexi 2007-2009 Lausanne Swiss-B
Downie, Steve 2006-2007 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL
Duco, Mike 2003-2008 Rochester Americans AHL
Duff, Nick 2002-2004 Toledo Walleye ECHL
Dvorak, Michal 1996-1999 HC Plzen Czech Extraliga
Dzielski, Alex 2007-2009 Alaska Aces ECHL
Eminger, Steve 1999-2003 New York Rangers NHL
Fergus, Cam 2002-2004 Saint Mary’s CIS
Fraser, Mark 2004-2006 New Jersey Devils NHL
Halischuk, Matt 2006-2008 Nashville Predators NHL
Halkidis, George 2002-2003 Björklöven SWE Div-1
Harrison, Tom 2001-2004 Norwood Vipers MLH
Henderson, Kevin 2004-2007 Worcester Sharks AHL
Hoffman, Mike 2006-2007 Binghamton Senators AHL
Kadri, Nazem 2006-2008 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL
Kanko, Petr 2001-2004 Slovan Ustecti Lvi  Czech 2
Keefe, Adam 2001-2005 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL
Kelly, Dan 2005-2010 Albany Devils AHL
Kindl, Jakub 2004-2007 Detroit Red Wings NHL
Knudson, Tim 1997-1998 HYS The Hague Netherlands
Konecny, Cory 2005-2006 Ryerson CIS
Lashoff, Matt 2003-2006 Toronto Marlies AHL
Lavigne, Charles 2006-2007 St. Thomas CIS
Lomas, David 2005-2006 Edinburgh Capitals EIHL
Manderson, Denver 2006-2009 HeKi Mestis
Martynowsky, Rafal 2001-2004 Cracovia Krakow Poland
Mashinter, Brandon 2007-2009 Worcester Sharks AHL
Mason, Steve 2007-2008 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL
McCann, Joe 2003-2005 Columbus Cottonmouths SPHL
McGrath, Evan 2002-2006 Vasteras Elitserien
McMorrow, Sean 1999-2000 Saguenay Marquis LNAH
Milanovic, Ryan 1996-2000 Ryerson CIS
Moore, John 2009-2010 Springfield Falcons AHL
Morgan, Jason 1993-1995 Stjernen GET-Ligaen
Morin, Jeremy 2009-2010 Rockford IceHogs AHL
Murray, John 2006-2007 HK Partizan Beograd Slovakia
O’Nabigon, Nathan 2002-2004 Missouri Mavericks CHL
Oreskovich, Victor 2005-2007 Vancouver Canucks NHL
Payer, Serge 1995-2000 Valerenga GET-Ligaen
Pelech, Michael 2005-2006 Ontario Reign ECHL
Pepe, Matt 2003-2008 UBC CWUAA
Peters, Andrew 1999-2000 Rochester Americans AHL
Pototschnik, Anthony 2003-2004 Fayetteville FireAntz SPHL
Ramsay, Ryan 2000-2002 Kolner Haie DEL
Richards, Mike 2001-2005 Philadelphia Flyers NHL
Rizk, Jean-Michel 2004-2007 Wheeling Nailers ECHL
Roy, Derek 1999-2003 Buffalo Sabres NHL
Schram, Josh 2007-2009 Brock CIS
Skinner, Ben 2008-2009 Laurier CIS
Skinner, Jeff 2008-2010 Carolina Hurricanes NHL
Smyth, Sean 2005-2006 Ottawa CIS
Spaling, Nick 2005-2008 Nashville Predators NHL
Szwez, Jeff 2001-2002 Augsburg Panthers DEL
Tarasuk, Steven 2006-2008 Kalamazoo Wings ECHL
Thomson, Matt 2005-2006 York CIS
Timmins, Scott 2006-2009 Rochester Americans AHL
Traynor, Paul 1994-1997 Wolfsburg DEL
Tregunna, Scott 2007-2008 Acadia CIS
Tsimikalis, Peter 2006-2007 Bjorkloven SWE Div-1
Tuomi, Mike 2004-2005 Knoxville Ice Bears SPHL
Turple, Dan 2004-2006 Dundas Real McCoys MLH
Unice, Josh 2007-2009 UWO CIS
Valabik, Boris 2003-2006 Providence Bruins AHL
Weber, Yannick 2006-2008 Montreal Canadiens NHL
Wehrstedt, Mike 1998-2000 Kaufbeuren 2.Bundesliga

Glossary of leagues:

2. Bundesliga – Germany’s tier 2

AHL – American Hockey League

AIHL – Australian Ice Hockey League

CHL – Central HockeyLeague

CIS – Canadian Universities

Czech 2 – Czech Extraliga Tier 2

Czech Extraliga – Czech Republic Elite

DEL – Deutsche Eishockey Liga in Germany

ECHL – East Coast Hockey League

Elitserien – Sweden’s elite league

GET-Ligaen – Norway’s elite league

LNAH – Quebec senior hockey

Mestis – Finland’s tier 2

MLH – Ontario senior hockey

Netherlands – Dutch elite league

NHL – National Hockey League

Poland – Polish elite league

Slovak Extraliga – Slovakia’s elite league

SPHL – Southern Professional Hockey League

Sweden Div-1 – Sweden’s tier 3

Swiss-B – Switzerland’s tier 2

 

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