More than 80 former Wisconsin Badgers hockey players have skated in the NHL, including 15 currently on rosters. FOX Sports Wisconsin takes a look at these players, who include a defending-Stanley Cup champion and several All-Stars.
Notable: On his seventh NHL team, after starting career with the Chicago Blackhawks. . . . Best season came in 2010-11 when he scored 27 goals and notched 23 assists in 80 games for the Calgary Flames. . . . Appeared in playoffs three times, most recently with the Montreal Canadiens in 2013-14 when he scored eight goals in 17 games.
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NHL stats: 324 games (295 starts), 165-100-32, 2.41 GAA, .914 Sv%, 34 SO
Notable: Struggled in 2016-17 debut Oct. 12, allowing six goals on 27 shots in a loss to the Edmonton Oilers. . . . Started 18 games for the St. Louis Blues last postseason, helping the team to the Western Conference Finals.
Notable: Scored the winning goal for the Badgers in the 2006 national championship game. . . . Best NHL season came in 2007-08, when he scored 13 goals and notched 20 assists in 82 games with Edmonton. . . . Played in 17 career playoff games, including 17 for Montreal in 2014-15.
Notable: Made his first playoff appearance last season as a member of the Los Angeles Kings. . . . Has played for four teams during his eight NHL seasons, including the Carolina Hurricanes, Buffalo Sabres, Kings and Arizona Coyotes. . . . Best season came in 2011-12 with Carolina, when he played in 76 games, scored eight goals and notched 19 assists.
Notable: Was a second-round pick by the Sabres in 2012, with whom he signed a three-year contract extension this past offseason. . . . Played 77 games with the Sabres in 2015-16, scoring four goals and notching 10 assists.
Notable: 12th overall pick by Montreal in 2007 but was traded to the New York Rangers in 2009. Has since become one of the Rangers' top defensemen, helping the team to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2014. . . . Named captain of the Rangers in October 2014.
Notable: Second-round pick by Anaheim in 2008 but signed with Edmonton in 2012. . . . Traded to Pittsburgh last February and helped the Penguins win the Stanley Cup, notching four assists in 15 playoff games.
Notable: Madison native, was seventh overall pick in 2005 draft by Blackhawks. . . . Has played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers and Columbus Blue Jackets in addition to Vancouver. . . . Signed with the Canucks as free agent this past summer.
Notable: Was a first-round pick by the Red Wings in 2007 and a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award in 2010. . . . Had his best NHL season in 2013-14, playing 71 games, scoring five goals and notching 14 assists.
Notable: Second-round pick by the Rangers in 2008. . . . Scored a hat trick in his NHL debut. . . . Scored a career-high 22 goals in 72 games for the Rangers last season.
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Ryan Suter, D, Minnesota Wild
Wisconsin stats (2003-04): 39 games, three goals, 16 assists
NHL stats: 832 games, 61 goals, 342 assists
Notable: Was the seventh overall pick in the 2003 draft by the Nashville Predators, with whom he played seven seasons. . . . Has made the playoffs in nine seasons, scoring five goals and notching 21 assists in 73 games.