College Teams Developing Most Pros Since 2000

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  1. AmericanDream

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    I saw a thread on what CHL teams have developed the most/best pro players of all time a bit back, and I thought it would be curious to see what college program has developed the most/best professional players since 2000. I am making it 2000 to keep it more relevant with how a program has performed recently.

    Here is the criteria involved in this...

    A player must be either in the NHL, AHL, or ECHL only to be considered a pro for North American. I am sure there are many ex collegians playing pro in Europe, but it only counts if they play/or have played in the NHL, AHL, or ECHL.

    A player needs to be drafted in the year 2000 or above, cannot be a 1999 draft pick...So use only players drafted or signed to a pro contract from 2000-2010. Remember, they have to be playing pro, and not just drafted as there are many kids out there still in college, drafted very high that could be listed. I want pros only.

    A player can be drafted or a free agent sign as well to be considered for this.

    I have a hunch Michigan and Minnesota will be #1 and #2 for most players/high end as well. Though Boston University and Boston College are probably right there. I think North Dakota should be up there as well as Wisconsin. It will be interesting to see what program has truly developed the most or best players this past decade.
     
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    Michigan gets a nice little boost with how well both Steven Kampfer and Max Paccioretty have played this year, two very solid kids.
     
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    Michigan over the past decade has very few 1st round selections over the past decade compared to Minnesota. With the NDTP located in Ann Arbor, I would have figured the Michigan would have gotten more top end talent going to the school lately.
     
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    My top 5.

    1. Minnesota
    2. Michigan
    3. North Dakota (Last 5 years #2 spot)
    4. Boston College
    5. Boston University

    HM
    6. Wisconsin
    7. Denver University (Maybe)
     
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    you can look at eliteprospects for recent (closer than 2000) players and where they are now. for example Minnesota's history is pretty complete on EP

    http://eliteprospects.com/where_are_they_now.php?team=776

    other teams seem to be getting filled in as time goes by, but it's a place to start. as a note the "where are they now" feature also includes recruits coming to each said school in the future.
     
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    The state of Michigan loses a ton more players to the OHL than the state of Minnesota loses to the WHL.
     
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    I;m interested to see what the answers are, but I'm curious
    why you do not include European or Russian leagues?
     
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    which is why they should have MORE players taken in the 1st round then MN, OHL is one of the best if not the best development league in the world.
     
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    A know these players played at the U after 200 not sure on draft years for the first couple. Off the top of my head.

    Wyatt Smith ? may have been gone after 1999 season.
    Erik Westrum same as above

    Next 4 not sure on draft year they for sure played after 2000-2001
    Jordan Leopold
    Jeff Taffe
    Keith Ballard
    Paul Martin
    Matt Koalska
    Barry Tallackson
    Thomas Vanek
    Ryan Potulny
    Danny Irmen
    Alex Goligoski
    Derel Peltier
    Phil Kessel
    Erik Johnson
    Kyle Okposo
    Blake Wheeler
    Ryan Stoa
    Nick Leddy
    Jeff Frazee(suited up NHL, no game time i think)

    North Dakota has the high end, at least the best two

    Zack Parise
    Jon Toews
    Drew Stafford
    Travis Zajac
    TJ Oshie
    Brian Lee
    Talyor Chorney
    Matt Greene
    then i go blank

    Wisonsin has a nice top 2

    Dant Heatley
    Ryan Suter
    Tom Gilbert
    Adam Burish
    Joe Pavelski
    blank again
     
  10. Anchor Town*

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    The U is the University of Miami, not sure what you're talking about
     
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    Michigan Players playing pro hockey

    NHL (anyone who has been on a roster at any point this season)

    Jack Johnson
    Mike Cammalleri
    Mike Komisarek
    Max Pacioretty
    Mike Comrie
    Mike Knuble
    Matt Hunwick
    Marty Turco
    Al Montoya
    Chad Kolarik
    John Madden
    Brendan Morrison
    Kevin Porter
    Steve Kampfer
    Andrew Cogliano
    Chris Summers
    David Moss
    Eric Nystrom
    Jeff Tambellini
    TJ Hensick
    Andrew Ebbett

    AHL

    Jed Ortmeyer
    Danny Richmond
    Mark Mitera
    Aaron Pulashaj
    Travis Turnbull
    Brian Lebler
    Brandon Rogers
     
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    According to Elite Prospects, Boston University had these guys in the NHL at some point this season:

    NHL
    Colin Wilson (LW/C)
    Ryan Whitney (D)
    Kevin Shattenkirk (D)
    Adrian Aucoin (D)
    Brandon Yip
    Mike Grier (RW)
    Matt Gilroy (D)
    Tom Poti (D)
    John McCarthy
    Chris Drury
    David Van Der Gulik
    Freddy Meyer
    Colby Cohen
    Nick Bonino
    Rick DiPietro
     
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    Who decided this? Michael Irvin? Up here in flyover country, the U is maroon and gold.
     
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    Add Stepan, Skille and Reinprecht and Robbie Earl from drunken Sconny land.
     
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    I dont include it because I want to see how many of these players made it pro in North Amerca. There are probably upwards of another 50-70 that have played pro somewhere in a European league, but simply werent good enough to get a contract for a NHL team or AHL team. The list would get pretty long and pointless imo if we added all players in Euro leagues.
     
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    NHL
    Malone
    Nodl
    Cullen
    Hendricks
    xGordon

    AHL
    Gordon
    Parrish
    Borer
    Finger
    Conboy
    Stephenson

    ECHL
    xSwanson
    Francis
    Gaudet
    Goepfert
    Weslosky
     
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    Here is a quick list from 2000 and above for the colleges listed below. I am sure I forgot a few, but I would say Michigan might be the best with Minnesota right behind them. Or its the other way around, plenty of talent on both sides, very hard to judge.

    Michigan

    Al Montoya
    Mike Cammalleri
    Mike Komisarek
    Andrew Cogliano
    Eric Nystrom
    Mike Comrie
    Jack Johnson
    Kevin Porter
    Jeff Tambellini
    Chad Kolarik
    Max Pacioretty
    Andrew Ebbett
    Chris Summers
    Mark Mitera
    TJ Hensick
    Matt Hunwick
    Mike Brown
    Danny Richmond
    Dwight Helminen
    Jason Ryznar
    David Moss
    Andy Hilbert
    Jed Ortmeyer
    Steven Kampfer


    Minnesota

    Phil Kessel
    Jordan Leopold
    Jim O'brien
    Thomas Vanek
    Blake Wheeler
    Kyle Okposo
    Jeff Taffe
    Keith Ballard
    Paul Martin
    Barry Tallackson
    Ryan Potulny
    Danny Irmen
    Derek Peltier
    Alex Goligoski
    Erik Johnson
    Ryan Stoa
    Nick Leddy
    Jeff Frazee
    Mchael Carman
    Ryan Flynn
    Jordan Schroeder

    North Dakota

    Matt Jones
    Brian Lee
    Jonathan Toews
    Zach Parise
    Chris Porter
    Brendan Bochenski
    Ryan Bayda
    Matt Greene
    Jordan Parise
    Drew Stafford
    Paul Gaustad
    Taylor Chorney
    T.J Oshie
    Joe Finley
    Matt Smaby
    Travis Zajac
    Chris Vande Velde


    Boston College

    Patrick Eaves
    Benn Ferriero
    Nathan Gerbe
    Brooks Orpik
    Cory Schnieder
    Andrew Alberts
    Brian Boyle
    Stephen Gionta
    Peter Harrold
    Chuck Kobasew
    Ben Lovejoy
    Nick Petrecki
    Ryan Shannon
    Ben Smith
    Dave Spina
    Krys Kolanos
    Carl Sneep

    Boston University

    Nick Bonino
    Chris Bourque
    Colby Cohen
    Zach Cohen
    John Curry
    Rick Dipietro
    Matt Gilroy
    Eric Gryba
    JOHN mCcARTHY
    Freddy Meyer
    Kevin Shattenkirk
    Dan Spang
    Brian Strait
    Sean Sullivan
    David Van Der Guilk
    Ryan Whitney
    Colin Wilson
    Brandon Yip

    Michigan State

    Justin Abdelkader
    David Booth
    Duncan Keith
    John Michael Liles
    Drew Miller
    Corey Potter
    Jim Slater
    Jeff Petry

    Wisconsin

    Blake Geoffrion
    Derek Stepan
    Jack Skille
    Ryan Suter
    Brendan Smith
    Tom Gilbert
    Dany Heatley
    Robbie Earl
    Joe Pavelski
    Adam Burish
    Jake Dowell
    Jamie McBain
    Davis Drewski
    Brian Elliot
    Kyle Turris
    Rene Bourque
     
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    lovejoy shouldnt really count for BC as he left the Eagles and played the majority of his career @ Dartmouth, but I guess he technically played at BC =)

    also Sneep is misplaced he went to BC not BU
     
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    But if you play OHL you can't play NCAA
     
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    Wisconsin's list of NHL players that have played this year in the NHL. I think the Badgers are being short changed in the rankings.

    Dany Heatley
    Steve Reinprecht
    Rene Bourque (everyone seemed to forget him)
    Adam Burish
    Jake Dowell
    Davis Drewiske
    Robbie Earl
    Brian Elliott
    Brian Fahey
    Tom Gilbert
    Jamie McBain
    Ryan McDonaugh
    Joe Pavelski
    Jack Skille
    Derek Stepan
    Kyle Turris
    Brad Winchester
    Ryan Suter

    Wasn't going to go back to add guys that aren't playing anymore as a few came to mind.
     
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    In terms of players that played at least one NHL game last season, the numbers break down like this:

    Michigan 23
    Wisconsin 17
    Boston College 16
    Boston University 16
    Minnesota 14
    North Dakota 14
    Michigan State 12
    Clarkson 10

    And then 35 other schools with 1-9 players that played in an NHL game last year.
     
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    funny how Wisconsin and UND have an ass load of MN players that make it to the pro's.
     
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    well I mean it's universally accepted amongst well rounded American sports fans
     
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    its generally accepted by the general population because most Americans are football fans, but in all honesty any university can say they are the U, in MN we refer to the UofM as the U, at least for one of the nick names,
     
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    I go to IU and I know that the U of M is known as the U. It's more than just an accepted reference in Minnesota.
     

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