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Saint4Life Alumni Report - 5/14/21

By Jordan Kuhns, 05/14/21, 9:00AM CDT

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With the Stanley Cup Playoffs field set, the following Fighting Saints alumni will take part in the battle for the most coveted trophy in sports.

CAROLINA HURRICANES: D Joakim Ryan
NASHVILLE PREDATORS: D Matt Benning
BOSTON BRUINS: F Karson Kuhlman
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS: D Mike Matheson
EDMONTON OILERS: D William Lagesson

Forward Eric Robinson will represent the United States in the upcoming IIHF World Hockey Championships in Riga, Latvia and Minsk, Belarus.

40 Fighting Saints alumni played in the top four professional leagues in North America this past season:

NHL: Johnny Gaudreau, Zemgus Girgensons, Tyce Thompson, Hunter Miska, Joakim Ryan, Karson Kuhlman, Mike Matheson, Matt Benning, William Lagesson, Eric Robinson, Dylan Gambrell
AHL: Gordie Green, Zach Solow, Riley Barber, Patrick Holway, Michael O'Leary, James Sanchez, Austin Rueschhoff, Hayden Shaw, Nathan Sucese, John Stevens, Josh Maniscalco, Joey Keane
ECHL: Frank DiChiara, Michael Downing, Ryan Zuhlsdorf, Seamus Malone, Mike Szmatula, Peter Quenneville, Blake Hillman, Jordan Klimek, Casey Johnson, Robby Jackson, Charlie Combs
SPHL: Rob Darrar, Carson Vance, Kyle McKenzie, Hayden Stewart, Jacob Benson, Brian Bowen

15 Fighting Saints staff alumni continue to work in hockey development since moving on from the USHL:

Jim Montgomery, assistant coach, St. Louis Blues (NHL)
Matt Millar, goaltending development, LA Kings (NHL)
Jeremiah Crowe, director of pro scouting, Buffalo Sabres (NHL)
Bobby Kinsella, scout, Montréal Canadiens (NHL)
Patrik Jonsson, scout, Vancouver Canucks (NHL)
Brooks Bertsch, scout, LA Kings (NHL)
Sean Murdoch, assistant athletic trainer, New York Rangers (NHL)
Trevor Heinzerling, equipment assistant, Dallas Stars (NHL)
Zack Fisch, manager of broadcasting & media relations, Hershey Bears (AHL)
Jason Lammers, head coach, Niagara University (NCAA)
Paul Kirtland, assistant coach, Yale University (NCAA)
J.B. Bittner, assistant coach, Ohio State University (NCAA)
Mike Field, assistant coach, Arizona State University (NCAA)
Lucas Stern, assistant hockey director & goalie coach, Total Package Hockey, Huntsville, Alabama
Brian Stoya, equipment manager, Columbus River Dragons (FPHL)