A rundown of former Winterhawks in the NHL
The NHL regular season ended on Sunday, and the Stanley Cup playoffs begin on Wednesday. Here are statistics for the 20 former Winterhawks who played in the NHL this season (with years in Portland in parenthesis).
Also of note, former assistant coach Travis Green, who filled in for Mike Johnston during the Hawks' run to the 2013 Western Hockey League championship, finished 31-40-11 in his first season as coach of the rebuilding Vancouver Canucks.
Sven Baertschi (2010-12), LW, Vancouver. Had 14 goals and 15 assists in 53 games. In 259 NHL games, has 57 goals and 65 assists for Calgary and Vancouver. Missed last month of season with shoulder injury. Canucks finished 14th in the Western Conference and missed playoffs.
Oliver Bjorkstrand (2012-15), RW, Columbus. Had 11 goals and 29 assists and played in all 82 games in first full NHL season. The Blue Jackets (45-30-7) finished fourth in the Metropolitan Division and will face the Washington Capitals to open the playoffs.
Braydon Coburn (2000-05), D, Tampa Bay. Had one goal and 14 assists in 72 games. Has played in 850 NHL regular-season games and 115 career playoff games. The Lightning (54-23-5) had the best record in the Eastern Conference and open the playoffs against New Jersey.
Brandon Dubinsky (2002-06), C, Columbus. Had six goals and 10 assists in 62 games for the Eastern Conference wild-card team. In 762 NHL games, has 147 goals and 277 assists.
Matt Dumba (2013-14), D, Minnesota. Played in all 82 games and had 14 goals and 36 assists. On March 29, had a goal and three assists in win over Dallas. In 310 NHL games, has 44 goals and 84 assists. The Wild (45-26-11) finished third in the Central Division and will face Winnipeg in first playoff round.
Jannik Hansen (2005-06), RW, San Jose. After being in a mostly limited role, scored his first two goals of the season in late March. In 46 games, also had 12 assists. In 626 NHL games, most with Vancouver, has 109 goals and 147 assists. The Sharks finished third in the Pacific Division and face Anaheim in the first playoff round.
Adin Hill (2014-16), G, Arizona. Recorded his first NHL win on March 13. It came via shootout against the Los Angeles Kings. Played in four NHL games this season (three in October), with a goals-against average of 3.49 and a save percentage of .891. Played 34 games with Tucson of the AHL this season, with 2.36 goals-against average.
Ryan Johansen (2009-11), C, Nashville. Had 15 goals and 39 assists in 79 games and is an alternate captain for the Predators. The 2018 Western Conference champions (53-18-11) won the President's Trophy with the best regular-season record in the NHL and open the playoffs against Colorado. In 512 NHL games with Columbus and Nashville, has 116 goals and 224 assists.
Seth Jones (2012-13), D, Columbus. An All-Star for the second time this season, had 16 goals and 41 assists in 78 games. In 391 NHL games with Nashville and Columbus, has 45 goals and 134 assists.
Taylor Leier (2011-14), LW, Philadelphia. Played in a career-high 39 games as a checking forward. Had one goal and four assists. Has not played since March 4. The Flyers (42-26-14), who finished third in the Metropolitan Division and open the playoffs against Pittsburgh. In 55 NHL career games, has two goals and five assists.
Brendan Leipsic (2010-14), LW, Vancouver. Had five goals and 17 assists in 58 NHL games. Played 44 games for Vegas and was traded to Vancouver, where had three goals and six assists in 14 games. Two goals came on March 5 against the Islanders and included the game-winner. Last Thursday, scored with a spin-o-rama back-hand shot in the third period to tie a game with Arizona that the Canucks (31-40-11, missed playoffs) won in overtime.
Cody McLeod (2001-05), LW, New York Rangers. Veteran checking forward has one goal and three assists in 48 games between Nashville and the New York Rangers, who missed playoffs. In 738 NHL games, has 71 goals, 55 assists and 1,563 penalty minutes.
Joe Morrow (2008-12), D, Winnipeg. Had six goals and 10 assists in career-high 56 games between Montreal and Winnipeg. In 121 career NHL games, has eight goals and 17 assists. The Jets (52-20-20) finished second in the Central Division and face Minnesota in the first playoff round
Nino Niederreiter (2009-11), RW, Minnesota. Had 18 goals and 14 assists in 63 games. Missed 19 games because of injury. In 452 NHL games, has 103 goals and 105 assists.
Nic Petan (2010-15), LW, Winnipeg. Had two goals in 15 games this season for the Jets. Most recently appeared in nine games during February. Spent most of this season with Manitoba in the AHL (51 games, 15 goals, 37 assists). In 95 career NHL games, has five goals and 16 assists.
Derrick Pouliot (2009-13), D, Vancouver. Traded early this season from Pittsburgh, played a career-high 71 games and had three goals and 19 assists. In 138 NHL games, has five goals and 31 assists.
Ty Rattie (2008-13), RW, Edmonton. Had five goals and four assists in 14 games with his third NHL franchise. Spent much of season with Bakersfield in the AHL (21 goals, 22 assists in 53 games). In 49 career NHL games, has nine goals and 10 assists. Edmonton missed the playoffs.
Luca Sbisa (2009-10), D, Vegas. Had two goals and 12 assists in 30 games. Hasn't played since Feb. 27 because of an undisclosed injury. In 495 career NHL games, has 18 goals and 84 assists. The Golden Knights (51-24-7) won the Pacific Division and had the second-best record in the West. Will open the playoffs against the Los Angeles Kings.
Colton Sceviour (2004-08), C, Florida. Had 11 goals and 13 assists in 76 games in second season with Florida. In 321 NHL career games, has 46 goals and 59 assists. The Panthers (44-30-8) finished just outside of the playoffs.
Dominic Turgeon (2012-16), C, Detroit. Played his first five NHL games in January, but did not score in limited ice time. In 69 games with Grand Rapids of the AHL, had 14 goals and 18 assists.