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BY PAUL DANZER/PORTLAND TRIBUNE/Ten of 22 who used to play hockey in Portland in NHL postseason

PMG FILE PHOTO - Seth Jones, who starred on defense for the Portland Winterhawks, is a key performer in the NHL playoffs with the Columbus Blue Jackets.Twenty-two former Portland Winterhawks played in the NHL during the 2018-19 season.

Ten are with teams competing in the Stanley Cup playoffs, and six have played in the postseason.

Here's a rundown on how each player did or is doing (years with the Hawks in parenthesis, *-in playoffs):

Sven Baertschi, LW (2010-12)

Vancouver Canucks

Baertschi, 26, had nine goals and five assists in an injury-shortened season. This was the eighth year he has played in an NHL game. In 285 career regular-season games, he has 66 goals and 70 assists. The rebuilding Canucks (35-36-11) finished 12th out of 15 teams in the Western Conference and missed the playoffs.

*-Oliver Bjorkstrand, RW (2012-15)

Columbus Blue Jackets

Bjorkstrand, 24, had 23 goals and 13 assists in 77 games in his second full NHL season. Columbus (47-31-4) finished eighth in the Eastern Conference and as of Monday was on the verge of eliminating top seed Tampa Bay. Bjorkstrand had a goal and assist through the first three playoff games.

Dennis Cholowski, D (2017-18)

Detroit Red Wings

Cholowski, 21, had seven goals and nine assists in 52 games in his rookie season with the Red Wings. He also had 12 assists in 25 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League. Detroit (32-40-10) finished 14th in the 16-team NHL East and did not make the playoffs. Grand Rapids opens the AHL Calder Cup playoffs on Friday against the Chicago Wolves.

*-Braydon Coburn, D (2000-05)

Tampa Bay Lightning

Coburn, 34, had four goals and 19 assists in 74 regular-season games. He has played in 924 NHL regular-season games and 133 career playoff games (through last week). Tampa Bay (62-16-4) had the best record in the NHL but through Monday was trailing Columbus 3-0 in the first round of the playoffs. Coburn played 15 minues, 38 seconds over 22 shifts in Game 3 after not playing in the first two games.

Chase De Leo (2011-15)

Anaheim Ducks

De Leo, 23, appeared in one NHL game this season, the third of his career. In 66 games with the AHL's San Diego Gulls, he had 20 goals and 35 assists. The Gulls opened the Calder Cup playoffs Wednesday against the San Jose Barracuda.

*-Brandon Dubinsky, C (2002-06)

Columbus Blue Jackets

Dubinsky, 32, had six goals and eight assists in 61 games. In 823 NHL regular-season games, he has 153 goals and 285 assists. He played in the first three playoff games as Columbus took a 3-0 lead on Tampa Bay.

Matt Dumba, D (2013-14)

Minnesota Wild

Dumba, 24, had 12 goals and 10 assists in 32 games before a biceps injury suffered during a fight ended his season in December. Dumba was leading the NHL in goals by a D-man. In 342 NHL regular-season games, he has 56 goals and 94 assists. The Wild (37-36-9) finished 11th in the West and failed to make the playoffs.

Adin Hill, G (2014-16)

Arizona Coyotes

Hill, 22, played in 13 NHL games this season, posting a 7-5 record with one shutout. He had a 2.76 goals-against average and .901 save percentage. He played 36 games with Tucson of the AHL this season (16-15-4-2, 2.61, .906).

*-Ryan Johansen, C (2009-11)

Nashville Predators

Johansen, 26, is an alternate captain for the Predators. In his ninth NHL season, he had 14 goals and 50 assists in 80 games in the regular season. Nashville (47-29-6) had the third-best record in the West and is facing Dallas in the first playoff round. Johansen had no points in the first three games, but did block six shots in Monday's win that put the Predators up 2-1. In 592 NHL regular-season games with Columbus and Nashville, Johansen has 130 goals and 276 assists.

Henri Jokiharju, D (2016-18)

Detroit Red Wings

Jokiharju, 19, played in 38 games as a NHL rookie and had 12 assists. He also played 30 games with the AHL's Rockford IceHogs and has two goals and 15 assists. Chicago (36-34-12) finished 10th in the West and missed the playoffs.

Caleb Jones, D (2015-17)

Edmonton Oilers

Jones, 21, played in 17 NHL games and had one goal and five assists. In 50 games with the Bakersfield Condors of the AHL, he had six goals and 23 assists. Bakersfield opens the Calder Cup playoffs Friday against the Colorado Eagles.

*-Seth Jones, D (2012-13)

Columbus Blue Jackets

Jones, 24, was an NHL All-Star for the third year in a row. He had nine goals and 37 assists in 75 games. He scored the winning goal in Game 1 against Tampa Bay and assisted on a goal in Game 3. In 468 regular-season games with Nashville and Columbus, Jones has 54 goals and 174 assists. Columbus (47-31-4) was eighth in the East and took a 3-0 lead in the first-round series against the top-seeded Lightning.

Brendan Leipsic, LW (2010-14)

Los Angeles Kings

Leipsic, 24, had seven goals and 16 assists in 62 NHL games. He played 17 games for Vancouver (two goals, three assists) and was claimed on Dec. 3 off waivers by Los Angeles, where he had five goals and 13 assists in 45 games. The Kings (31-42-9) finished last in the West.

*-Cody McLeod, LW (2001-05)

Nashville Predators

McLeod, 34, had one goal and no assists in 31 games for the New York Rangers. The checking forward played seven games with Nashville late in the season, but did not play in the Predators' first three playoff games. In 775 NHL regular-season games, he has 72 goals, 55 assists and 1,628 penalty minutes.

*-Joe Morrow, D (2008-12)

Winnipeg Jets

Morrow, 26, had one goal and six assists in 41 regular-season games. In 162 career NHL games, he has nine goals and 23 assists. The Jets (47-30-5) finished fourth in the West and are facing St. Louis in the first playoff round. Morrow did not play in the first three games.

*-Nino Niederreiter, RW (2009-11)

Carolina Hurricanes

Niederreiter, 26, posted 23 goals and 30 assists in 82 games. He had 14 goals and 16 assists in 36 games for the Hurricanes after being traded in January from Minnesota, where he spent five-plus seasons. In 534 NHL regular-season games, he has 126 goals and 135 assists. Carolina (46-29-7) was seventh in the East and is facing Boston in the first playoff round. Niederreiter played regular shifts in the first three games.

*-Nic Petan, LW (2010-15)

Toronto Maple Leafs

Petan, 24, had one goal and two assists in 18 NHL games this season with Winnipeg and Toronto. He scored once in five games with the Maple Leafs. In 113 career NHL regular-season games, he has six goals and 18 assists. Petan did not play in the first three playoff games against Boston, but last month signed a two-year contract extension with Toronto.

Derrick Pouliot, D (2009-13)

Vancouver Canucks

Pouliot, 25, had three goals and nine assists in 62 regular-season games. In 200 NHL regular-season games, he has eight goals and 40 assists. Vancouver (35-36-11) finished 13th in the West and missed the playoffs.

Ty Rattie, RW (2008-13)

Edmonton Oilers

Rattie, 26, had four goals and seven assists in 50 regular-season games with Edmonton. In 99 career NHL regular-season games, he has 13 goals and 17 assists. Edmonton (35-38-9) finished 15th in the West.

*-Luca Sbisa, D (2009-10)

New York Islanders

Sbisa, 29, had one assist in nine games this season. In 504 career NHL games, he has 18 goals and 85 assists. The Islanders (48–27-7) were fourth in the East and are facing Toronto in the first playoff round. Sbisa did not play in the first three games.

Colton Sceviour, C (2004-08)

Florida Panthers

Sceviour, 29, had five goals and 10 assists in 59 games in his third season with Florida. In 385 NHL career games, he has 53 goals and 72 assists. Florida (36-32-15) placed 10th in the East and missed the playoffs.

Dominic Turgeon, C (2012-16)

Detroit Red Wings

Turgeon, 23, played in four NHL games this season giving him nine NHL games over two pro seasons. In 72 games with AHL Grand Rapids, he has six goals and 14 assists. Grand Rapids opens the playoffs Friday against Chicago.

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