NHL Return to Play: QMJHL alumni on Eastern Conference rosters


A total of 48 QMJHL alumni have been invited to training camps in the NHL’s Eastern Conference as teams were permitted to resume practicing back on July 13 in preparation for the fourth phase of the NHL’s Return to Play plan.

Teams from the Eastern Conference set to compete in the 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers include the Boston Bruins, Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs and Washington Capitals.

These Eastern Conference playoff teams include representatives from all 18 of the current QMJHL franchises, as well as players who suited up for the following teams that have since been dissolved, relocated or renamed; the Lewiston MAINEiacs, the Montreal Juniors and the P.E.I. Rocket.

With a total of eight skaters currently at camp, the Boston Bruins have the most QMJHL alumni on their roster. On the flip side, the Carolina Hurricanes have no ex-QMJHL players attending camp.

With the Stanley Cup Qualifiers scheduled to kick off on August 1, Eastern Conference teams are getting ready to travel to Toronto, Ontario on July 26th to officially launch Phase 4.

Below is a full list of the QMJHL alumni on the 12 Eastern Conference teams getting ready for the 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers. Both NHL teams and their players are listed in alphabetical order.


Boston Bruins (8):
Patrice Bergeron – Acadie-Bathurst
Charlie Coyle – Saint John
Jaroslav Halak – Lewiston
David Krejci – Gatineau
Maxime Lagacé – P.E.I. / Cape Breton / Shawinigan / Sherbrooke
Jeremy Lauzon – Rouyn-Noranda
Brad Marchand – Moncton / Val-d’Or / Halifax
Jakub Zboril – Saint John

Carolina Hurricanes (0)

Columbus Blue Jackets (3):
Pierre-Luc Dubois – Cape Breton / Blainville-Boisbriand
Stefan Matteau – Blainville-Boisbriand
David Savard – Baie-Comeau / Moncton

Florida Panthers (6):
Philippe Desrosiers – Rimouski
Mike Hoffman – Gatineau / Drummondville / Saint John
Jonathan Huberdeau – Saint John
Samuel Montembeault – Blainville-Boisbriand
MacKenzie Weegar – Halifax
Keith Yandle – Moncton

Montreal Canadiens (5):
Paul Byron – Gatineau
Phillip Danault – Victoriaville / Moncton
Jonathan Drouin – Halifax
Charles Hudon – Chicoutimi / Baie-Comeau
Xavier Ouellet – Montreal / Blainville-Boisbriand

New York Islanders (5):

Anthony Beauvillier – Shawinigan
Derick Brassard – Drummondville
Noah Dobson – Acadie-Bathurst / Rouyn-Noranda
Ross Johnston – Moncton / Victoriaville / Charlottetown
Jean-Gabriel Pageau – Gatineau / Chicoutimi

New York Rangers (1):
Julien Gauthier – Val-d’Or / Saint John

Philadelphia Flyers (6):
Nicolas Aubé-Kubel – Val-d’Or
Sean Couturier – Drummondville
Claude Giroux – Gatineau
Philippe Myers – Rouyn-Noranda
German Rubtsov – Chicoutimi / Acadie-Bathurst
Jakub Voracek – Halifax

Pittsburgh Penguins (5):
Sidney Crosby – Rimouski
Alex D’Orio – Baie-Comeau / Saint John
Samuel Poulin – Sherbrooke
Pierre-Olivier Joseph – Charlottetown / Drummondville
Kristopher Letang – Val-d’Or

Tampa Bay Lightning (6):
Alex Barré-Boulet – Drummondville / Blainville-Boisbriand
Yanni Gourde – Victoriaville
Mathieu Joseph – Saint John
Nikita Kucherov – Quebec / Rouyn-Noranda
Ondrej Palat – Drummondville
Cédric Paquette – Blainville-Boisbriand

Toronto Maple Leafs (1):

Frédérik Gauthier – Rimouski

Washington Capitals (2):
Philippe Maillet – Victoriaville
Daniel Sprong – Charlottetown

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