29 UND products at NHL training camps

29 UND products at NHL training camps Click to Enlarge

With National Hockey League training camps underway this week, 29 former University of North Dakota standouts are vying for spots with their respective organizations heading into the 2018-19 season.

The 29 camp participants include four members of the 2017-18 Fighting Hawks squad who are attending their first NHL training camps: goaltender Cam Johnson (New Jersey), defenseman Christian Wolanin (Ottawa), and forwards Shane Gersich (Washington) and Austin Poganski (St. Louis). Both Wolanin and Gersich made their NHL debuts last year following the conclusion of North Dakota’s season.

A school-record-tying 22 UND alumni played in the NHL last season, the most of any National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) program. When Gersich debuted with the Capitals on March 28, he became the 100th product of UND to play in the NHL, second-most in the entire nation behind only Minnesota.

The NHL regular season opens on Wednesday, Oct. 3.

UND’s NHL Training Camp Participants

Anaheim: F Carter Rowney, D Keaton Thompson

Boston: G Zane McIntyre

Chicago: F Luke Johnson, F Nick Schmaltz, F Jonathan Toews

Colorado: F Tyson Jost

Columbus: D Dillon Simpson

Edmonton: F Drake Caggiula, F Brad Malone

Los Angeles: D Derek Forbort, D Paul LaDue

Minnesota: F Zach Parise

Nashville: F Rocco Grimaldi

New Jersey: G Cam Johnson, F Drew Stafford, F Travis Zajac

New York Islanders: F Brock Nelson

Ottawa: F Adam Tambellini, D Christian Wolanin

Philadelphia: F Corban Knight

St. Louis: F Austin Poganski, D Jordan Schmaltz

San Jose: G Aaron Dell

Vancouver: F Brock Boeser, D Troy Stecher

Washington: F Shane Gersich, F T.J. Oshie

Winnipeg: D Tucker Poolman

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