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Thirteen Winterhawks Named on NHL Opening Night Rosters

Portland, Ore. –  The Portland Winterhawks, proud member club of the Western Hockey League, are proud to share today that 13 Winterhawks are listed on NHL opening night rosters for the 2021-22 regular season.

Among WHL teams, Portland has the second most players starting the season in the NHL.  Notably, Winterhawks 2020-21 alternate captain Seth Jarvis made the Carolina Hurricanes opening night roster as a 19-year-old player.

The Winterhawks are represented on ten of the 32 NHL teams, including the newest franchise the Seattle Kraken. The Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks and Nashville Predators each have two roster players with Winterhawks connections.

Henri Jokiharju – Buffalo Sabres
Seth Jarvis^* – Carolina Hurricanes
Nino Niederreiter – Carolina Hurricanes
Caleb Jones – Chicago Blackhawks
Seth Jones – Chicago Blackhawks
Oliver Bjorkstrand – Columbus Blue Jackets
Johnny Ludvig+ – Florida Panthers
Matt Dumba – Minnesota Wild
Cody Glass – Nashville Predators
Ryan Johansen – Nashville Predators
Adin Hill – San Jose Sharks
Dennis Cholowski – Seattle Kraken
Nic Petan – Vancouver Canucks

* – played in the WHL during 2020-21
^ – eligible to return to WHL for 2021-22
+ – denoted injured/non-roster players

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