Plymouth Whalers Alumni – Where Are They In 2011-12?

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plymouth whalers ontario hockey league logoThe Plymouth Whalers franchise dates back to the 1990-91 Ontario Hockey League season. The began as the Detroit Compuware Ambassadors, transforming to the Junior Red Wings before becoming the Whalers. The team really is ‘America’s Team’ in the OHL, having gone to the Robertson Cup finals three times since 2000 and winning once. The Whalers went to the 2007 Memorial Cup, losing to the host Vancouver Giants in the semi-finals. The Giants went on to be crowned Memorial Cup champions.

Currently, there are 77 Plymouth Whalers alumni known to us to be still actively playing in the hockey world. There are former Whalers in 23 different leagues in 14 countries throughout the world. Fourteen Plymouth grads are currently playing in the National Hockey League, including Tyler Seguin of the Boston Bruins, Stephen Weiss of the Florida Panthers, David Legwand of the Nashville Predators and Michal Neuvirth of the Washington Capitals.

What follows is a list, current to December 21, 2011. Any player that has played at least one game with the Whalers, Junior Red Wings or Ambassadors is considered an alumnus.

 

Player Yrs w/Club 2011-12 Team 2011-12 League
Armstong, Matt 2002-2003  Melbourne Ice AIHL
Armstrong, John 2004-2007 Utah Grizzlies ECHL
Babenko, Yuri 1997-1998 Moscow Dynamo KHL
Bacashihua, Jason 2001-2002 Adirondack Phantoms AHL
Beardsmore, Colin 1995-1996 Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg DEL
Bellemore, Brett 2005-2008 Charlotte Checkers AHL
Boll, Jared 2005-2007 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL
Brathwaite, Fred 1992-1993 Adler Mannheim DEL
Brittain, Josh 2009-2010 Syracuse Crunch AHL
Brophey, Evan 2005-2007 Lake Erie Monsters AHL
Brown, Tyler 2007-2011 Adirondack Phantoms AHL
Campbell, Greg 2000-2002 Boston Bruins NHL
Caria, Matt 2008-2009 Lakehead CIS
Carnegie, Rane 2003-2004 Saint-Georges LNAH
Cescon, Craig 2003-2005 Bloomington Blaze CHL
Cooper, Vern 2006-2009 Missouri Mavericks CHL
Cunningham, Wes 2005-2008 Greenville Road Warriors ECHL
Czarnik, Robert 2009-2011 Manchester Monarchs AHL
Esche, Robert 1995-1998 Langnau Swiss A
Fiedler, Jonas 2001-2005 HC Havlickuv Brod Czech 2
Fletcher, Scott 2008-2009 Florida Everblades ECHL
Fournier, Andrew 2003-2008 Olofstroms IK Sweden Div 1
Gaynor, Joe 2005-2010 Acadia CIS
Geldart, Kaine 2006-2009 Brock CIS
Gervais, Stephane 2000-2001 Epinal Ligue Magnus
Hackett, Matt 2007-2010 Houston Aeros AHL
Hayes, Ryan 2007-2010 Trenton Titans ECHL
Jarrett, Cole 1999-2003 Graz EC EBEL
Jenks, A.J. 2006-2010 Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL
Jenner, Leo 2005-2010 Acadia CIS
Jinman, Lee 1995-1996 Sierre Swiss B
Jordan, Michal 2007-2010 Charlotte Checkers AHL
Kurka, Tomas 1999-2001 Slavia Praha HC Czech 1
Larose, Chad 2000-2003 Carolina Hurricanes NHL
Latal, Jan 2008-2009 Karlovy Vary HC Czech 1
Legwand, David 1997-1999 Nashville Predators NHL
Liffiton, Dave 2001-2004 Lake Erie Monsters AHL
Livingston, James 2009-2011 Worcester Sharks AHL
Looby, Mike 2004-2006 Eaters Geleen Netherlands
Lyle, Stevie 1997-1998 Cardiff Devils EIHL
McGinnis, Ryan 2003-2007 Syracuse Crunch AHL
McRae, Phil 2009-2010 Peoria Rivermen AHL
Meidl, Vaclav 2003-2006 HC Havlickuv Brod Czech 2
Mitchell, John 2001-2005 New York Rangers NHL
Neal, James 2003-2007 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL
Neilson, Corey 1995-1996 Nottingham Panthers EIHL
Neuvirth, Michal 2006-2008 Washington Capitals NHL
Nie, Ryan 2002-2006 Lillehammer GET-Ligaen
O’Connor, Sean 2006-2008 Evansville IceMen CHL
O’Nabigon, Nathan 2000-2001 Missouri Mavericks CHL
Otcenas, Ondrej 2005-2006 HKM Zvolen Slovakia 1
Peters, Justin 2005-2006 Carolina Hurricanes NHL
Ramsay, Ryan 2002-2004 Straubing Tigers DEL
Seguin, Tyler 2208-2010 Boston Bruins NHL
Sestito, Tim 2001-2005 New Jersey Devils NHL
Sestito, Tom 2004-2007 Adirondack Phantoms AHL
Shepley, Zach 2003-2007 Laurier CIS
Sladok, Jozef 2006-2008 Edinburgh Capitals EIHL
Smith, Jeremy 2005-2009 Milwaukee Admirals AHL
Steingraber, Christian 2007-2009 Windsor CIS
Sterling, Larry 2000-2001 Dayton Gems CHL
Stewart, Karl 2000-2003 Straubing Tigers DEL
Surma, Damian 1998-2002 Dayton Gems CHL
Tanaka, Cory 2004-2006 Saint Mary’s CIS
Terry, Chris 2005-2009 Charlotte Checkers AHL
Thorburn, Chris 2002-2003 Winnipeg Jets NHL
Valiquette, Brett 2006-2008 Knoxville Ice Bears SPHL
Vigilante, John 2002-2006 Asiago HC LIHG
Ward, Steve 2004-2007 Alaska Aces ECHL
Weiss, Stephen 1999-2002 Florida Panthers NHL
Whitely, Steve 2006-2007 Waterloo CIS
Williams, Justin 1998-2000 Los Angeles Kings NHL
Wiseman, Chad 2000-2001 Albany Devils AHL
Wisniewski, James 2000-2004 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL
Wray, Scott 1999-2000 Rapid City Rush CHL
Wren, Bob 1991-1994 Ravensburg Tower Stars 2.Bundesliga
Zepp, Rob 1998-2001 Eisbaren Berlin DEL


 


 

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