They played here and they’re available
Here are players who have played in St. John’s, along with the three Newfoundlanders, who have been exposed for Wednesday’s expansion draft. Granted, in a few cases, the local connection is tenuous at best — John Mitchell, for example, played two games for the AHL Leafs in 2004-05 — but the majority have played at least the better part of an AHL season at Memorial Stadium and or Mile One Centre.
The players’ present NHL organizations are in brackets.
St. John’s Icecaps (as a Montreal affiliate)
G Dustin Tokarski (Anaheim), F Alexander Burmistrov and D Jarred Tinordi (Arizona), D Philip Samuelsson (Carolina), D Mark Barberio (Colorado), D Greg Pateryn (Dallas), F Tim Bozon (Florida), D Victor Bartley (Minnesota), F Daniel Carr, D Connor Crisp, F Jacob de la Rose, F Bobby Farnham, F Max Friberg, F Charles Hudon, F Stefan Matteau, F Chris Terry, D Keegan Lowe, D Zach Redmond, D Dalton Thrower (Montreal), D Morgan Ellis (St. Louis), F Michael Bournival, F Gabriel Dumont, F Stefan Fournier, D Jonathan Racine and G Peter Budaj (Tampa Bay), D Darren Dietz (Washington)
St. John’s Icecaps (as a Winnipeg affiliate)
F Eric Tangradi (Detroit), G Eddie Pasquale (Detroit), Carl Klingberg (New York Rangers), Will O’neill (Philadelphia), F Scott Kosmachuk, F JC Lipon, F Ryan Olsen, D Ben Chiarot, D Brenden Kichton, D Julian Melichiori, D Paul Posta and G Michael Hutchinson (Winnipeg)
St. John’s Maple Leafs
F Matt Stajan (Calgary), F John Mitchell (Colorado), F Shawn Thornton (Florida)
St. John’s Fog Devils (QMJHL)
D TJ Brennan (Philadelphia)
F Teddy Purcell (Los Angeles), Adam Pardy (Nashville), Colin Greening (Toronto)