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Sarnia Sting in the NHL

The Sarnia Sting Hockey Club has had a tremendous record of developing players for National Hockey League success.

Most recently, the Sting have seen five members of their current roster drafted in the last two summers. Adam Ruzicka, Drake Rymsha, and Ryan McGregor were all chosen in the 2017 NHL Draft. Jordan Kyrou and Anthony Salinitri were both selected in the 2016 NHL Draft.

Since the club’s founding ahead of the 1994-1995 OHL season, the Sting are proud to have had fifteen alumni who were selected in the first round of National Hockey League drafts.

Sarnia has had two alumni chosen as first-overall NHL draft picks. Steven Stamkos went first to the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2008, and Nail Yakupov was selected first by the Edmonton Oilers in 2012.

The Sting are proud to have played a role in developing such talent, and look forward to welcoming many more players and their families in the years to come.

Sarnia Sting Alumni Currently in the NHL

First Name Last Name Year Drafted Seasons with Sting NHL Draft Team
Current NHL Team
Reid Boucher 2011* 2011-2013 New Jersey Devils Vancouver Canucks
Jakob Chychrun 2016 2014-2016 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes
Alexander Galchenyuk 2012 2010-2013 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens
Nikolay Goldobin 2014 2012-2014 San Jose Sharks Vancouver Canucks
Travis Konecny 2015* 2015-2016 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers
Matt Martin 2008 2006-2009 New York Islanders Toronto Maple Leafs
Connor Murphy 2011* 2011-2013 Phoenix Coyotes Chicago Blackhawks
Dalton Prout 2010* 2006-2008 Columbus Blue Jackets New Jersey Devils
Brett Ritchie 2011* 2009-2012 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars
Ryan Spooner 2010* 2011-2012 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins
Steven Stamkos 2008 2006-2008 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning
Nail Yakupov 2012 2010-2012 Edmonton Oilers Colorado Avalanche
Pavel Zacha 2015 2014-2016 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils

 

Sarnia Sting Alumni, First-Round NHL Draft Selections

First Name Last Name Seasons with Sting Year Drafted Overall NHL Team Drafted By
Jakob Chychrun 2014-2016 2016 16 Arizona Coyotes
Pavel Zacha 2014-2016 2015 6 New Jersey Devils
Travis Konecny 2015-2016 2015* 24 Philadelphia Flyers
Anthony DeAngelo 2011-2015 2014 19 Tampa Bay Lightning
Nikolay Goldobin 2012-2014 2014 27 San Jose Sharks
Nail Yakupov 2010-2012 2012 1 Edmonton Oilers
Alexander Galchenyuk 2010-2013 2012 3 Montreal Canadiens
Connor Murphy 2011-2013 2011* 20 Phoenix Coyotes
Steven Stamkos 2006-2008 2008 1 Tampa Bay Lightning
Matt Pelech 2003-2006 2005 26 Calgary Flames
Jeff Heerema 1997-2000 1998 11 Carolina Hurricanes
Patrick Desrochers 1995-1998 1998 14 Phoenix Coyotes
Mike Van Ryn 1999-2000 1998* 26 New Jersey Devils
Jeff Brown 1994-1997 1996 22 New York Rangers
Sean Brown 1995-1996 1995* 21 Boston Bruins

 

Sarnia Sting Alumni Drafted to the NHL (All-Time)

First Name Last Name Year Drafted Team Drafted By Round Overall
Adam Ruzicka 2017 Calgary Flames 4 109
Drake Rymsha 2017 Los Angeles Kings 5 138
Ryan McGregor 2017 Toronto Maple Leafs 6 172
Sasha Chmelevski 2017* San Jose Sharks 6 185
Jakob Chychrun 2016 Arizona Coyotes 1 16
Jordan Kyrou 2016 St. Louis Blues 2 35
Anthony Salinitri 2016 Philadelphia Flyers 6 172
Filip Helt 2016* St. Louis Blues 7 211
Pavel Zacha 2015 New Jersey Devils 1 6
Travis Konecny 2015* Philadelphia Flyers 1 24
Nikita Korostelev 2015 Toronto Maple Leafs 7 185
Anthony DeAngelo 2014 Tampa Bay Lightning 1 19
Nikolay Goldobin 2014 San Jose Sharks 1 27
Joshua Jacobs 2014* New Jersey Devils 2 41
Jaden Lindo 2014* Pittsburgh Penguins 6 173
Matthew Mistele 2014* Los Angeles Kings 6 180
Ryan Kujawinski 2013* New Jersey Devils 3 73
Nail Yakupov 2012 Edmonton Oilers 1 1
Alexander Galchenyuk 2012 Montreal Canadiens 1 3
Connor Murphy 2011* Phoenix Coyotes 1 20
Brett Ritchie 2011 Dallas Stars 2 44
Reid Boucher 2011* New Jersey Devils 4 99
Ludvig Rensfeldt 2010* Chicago Blackhawks 2 35
Ryan Spooner 2010* Boston Bruins 2 45
Gregg Sutch 2010* Buffalo Sabres 5 143
Joe Rogalski 2010 Pittsburgh Penguins 6 152
Dalton Prout 2010* Columbus Blue Jackets 6 154
Brandon Maxwell 2009* Colorado Avalanche 6 154
Kyle Neuber 2009* Columbus Blue Jackets 7 197
Steven Stamkos 2008 Tampa Bay Lightning 1 1
Jamie Arniel 2008 Boston Bruins 4 97
Matt Martin 2008 New York Islanders 5 148
Justin DiBenedetto 2008 New York Islanders 6 175
Mark Katic 2007 New York Islanders 3 62
Michael Neal 2007* Dallas Stars 5 149
Aaron Snow 2006* Dallas Stars 3 90
Harrison Reed 2006 Carolina Hurricanes 3 93
Devin DiDiomete 2006* Calgary Flames 7 187
Matt Pelech 2005 Calgary Flames 1 26
Richard Clune 2005 Dallas Stars 3 71
Tomas Pospisil 2005* Atlanta Thrashers 5 135
Nick Tuzzolino 2005 New York Islanders 7 196
Chad Painchaud 2004* Atlanta Thrashers 4 106
Trevor Kell 2004* Chicago Blackhawks 5 131
Dan Fritsche 2003 Columbus Blue Jackets 2 46
Daniel Carcillo 2003 Pittsburgh Penguins 3 73
Ryan Munce 2003 Los Angeles Kings 3 82
Stefan Blaho 2003* New York Islanders 4 120
Joey Tenute 2003 New Jersey Devils 8 261
John Hecimovic 2003 Florida Panthers 9 264
Anton Kadeykin 2002* New Jersey Devils 2 51
Marek Chvatal 2002* New Jersey Devils 3 84
Kris Newbury 2002 San Jose Sharks 5 139
Robert Gherson 2002 Washington Capitals 5 145
Colt King 2001* Colorado Avalanche 4 130
Eric Himelfarb 2001 Montreal Canadiens 6 171
Juris Stals 2001* New York Rangers 9 269
Tyler Hanchuck 2000* Montreal Canadiens 3 79
Mike Danton 2000* New Jersey Devils 5 135
Scott Heffernan 2000 Columbus Blue Jackets 5 138
Chris Berti 2000 Boston Bruins 7 204
Sean McMorrow 2000* Buffalo Sabres 8 258
Alexander Buturlin 1999* Montreal Canadiens 2 39
Cory Campbell 1999* Los Angeles Kings 3 92
Preston Mizzi 1999* Phoenix Coyotes 4 123
Dusty Jamieson 1999 Montreal Canadiens 5 136
Maxim Rybin 1999* Anaheim Mighty Ducks 5 141
Jeff Heerema 1998 Carolina Hurricanes 1 11
Patrick Desrochers 1998 Phoenix Coyotes 1 14
Mike Van Ryn 1998* New Jersey Devils 1 26
Andy Burnham 1998* New York Islanders 4 95
Ryan Van Buskirk 1998 Phoenix Coyotes 4 100
Jeff Zehr 1997* New York Islanders 2 31
Curtis Cruickshank 1997* Washington Capitals 4 89
Ivan Novoseltsev 1997* Florida Panthers 4 95
Lucas Nerhling 1997 New Jersey Devils 4 104
Peter Sarno 1997* Edmonton Oilers 6 141
Andrew Proskurnicki 1997 New York Rangers 8 210
Greg Willers 1997* Detroit Red Wings 9 239
Jeff Brown 1996 New York Rangers 1 22
Marek Posmyk 1996* Toronto Maple Leafs 2 36
Wes Mason 1996 New Jersey Devils 2 38
Jonathan Sim 1996 Dallas Stars 3 70
Kurt Walsh 1996* Buffalo Sabres 4 87
Peter Cava 1996* Toronto Maple Leafs 5 110
Todd Miller 1996 New York Islanders 6 138
Darren Mortier 1996 Buffalo Sabres 6 161
Eoin McInerney 1996* Dallas Stars 7 166
Trevor Letowski 1996 Phoenix Coyotes 7 174
Tom Brown 1996 Boston Bruins 7 182
Chad Cavanagh 1996* Washington Capitals 9 232
Sean Brown 1995* Boston Bruins 1 21
Shane Kenny 1995* Philadelphia Flyers 2 48
Richard Rochefort 1995* New Jersey Devils 7 174
Milan Kostolny 1995* Hartford Whalers 8 191
Chris George 1995 Colorado Avalanche 9 228
Scott Cherrey 1994* Washington Capitals 2 41
David Nemirovsky 1994* Florida Panthers 4 84
Kam White 1994* Toronto Maple Leafs 6 152
Rob Guinn 1994* Edmonton Oilers 8 185
Eric Boulton 1994* New York Rangers 9 234
Ryan Tocher 1993* Quebec Nordiques 4 101
Larry Courville 1993* Winnipeg Jets 5 119
Allan Letang 1993* Montreal Canadiens 8 203
Jeff Salajko 1993* San Jose Sharks 10 236
Dennis Maxwell 1992* Tampa Bay Lightning 8 170
Andy Delmore Undrafted
Trevor Gillies Undrafted
Micheal Haley Undrafted
Drew Larman Undrafted
Jamie Fraser Undrafted
Brandon Mashinter Undrafted
Ryan Wilson Undrafted

*Indicates the player was drafted while with an organization outside the Sarnia Sting Hockey Club.