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Black Hawks in the NHL

Since 2011, 22 former Black Hawks players have made their debuts in the NHL, with more on the way!

Names in bold have played in a 2021/22 regular season game. Each player’s NHL debut was made with the first team listed in the column on the far right.

Player Name Years in Waterloo NHL Debut NHL Team(s)
Bennett, Bill 1974/75 1978-12-12 Boston Bruins, Hartford Whalers
Sommer, Roy 1977/78 1981-01-28 Edmonton Oilers
Bissett, Tom 1983/84 to 1984/85 1990-11-14 Detroit Red Wings
Gruden, John 1989/90 1994-03-22 Boston Bruins, Ottawa Senators, Washington Capitals
Ferraro, Chris 1991/92 1996-04-08 New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Edmonton Oilers, New York Islanders, Washington Capitals
Ferraro, Peter 1991/92 1995-10-16 New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals
Roach, Andy 1991/92 to 1992/93 2005-10-05 St. Louis Blues
Blake, Jason 1992/93 to 1993/94 1999-04-18 Los Angeles Kings, New York Islanders, Toronto Maple Leafs, Anaheim Ducks
Eaton, Mark 1995/96 to 1996/97 1999-10-02 Philadelphia Flyers, Nashville Predators, Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Islanders
Alberts, Andrew 1999/00 to 2000/01 2005-10-05 Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, Carolina Hurricanes, Vancouver Canucks
Pavelski, Joe 2002/03 to 2003/04 2006-11-22 San Jose Sharks, Dallas Stars
Whitmore, Derek 2002/03 to 2003/04 2011-12-20 Buffalo Sabres
Smith, Craig 2006/07 to 2008/09 2011-10-07 Nashville Predators, Boston Bruins
Brown, J.T. 2008/09 to 2009/10 2012-03-31 Tampa Bay Lightning, Anaheim Ducks, Minnesota Wild
Billins, Chad 2007/08 2013-11-05 Calgary Flames
Wey, Patrick 2007/08 to 2008/09 2013-12-07 Washington Capitals
Hayes, Eriah 2008/09 2014-01-05 San Jose Sharks
Hinostroza, Vinnie 2010/11 to 2012/13 2015-10-17 Chicago Blackhawks, Arizona Coyotes, Florida Panthers, Buffalo Sabres
Sanford, Zach 2013/14 2016-10-13 Washington Capitals, St. Louis Blues, Ottawa Senators, Winnipeg Jets
Montour, Brandon 2013/14 to 2014/15 2016-12-29 Anaheim Ducks, Buffalo Sabres, Florida Panthers
Boeser, Brock 2014/15 2017-03-25 Vancouver Canucks
McCoshen, Ian 2010/11 to 2012/13 2017-04-06 Florida Panthers
Kloos, Justin 2010/11 to 2012/13 2017-10-24 Minnesota Wild, Anaheim Ducks
Hillman, Blake 2014/15 2018-03-30 Chicago Blackhawks
MacDonald, Jacob 2009/10 to 2010/11 2018-10-06 Florida Panthers, Colorado Avalanche
Petersen, Cal 2011/12 to 2013/14 2018-11-13 Los Angeles Kings
Russell, Patrick 2013/14 2018-11-17 Edmonton Oilers
Pitlick, Rem 2014/15 2019-03-25 Nashville Predators, Minnesota Wild, Montreal Canadiens
Friedman, Mark 2012/13 to 2013/14 2019-04-06 Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins
Anderson, Mikey 2015/16 to 2016/17 2020-02-29 Los Angeles Kings
Cates, Jackson 2016/17 to 2017/18 2021-04-23 Philadelphia Flyers
Novak, Tom 2014/15 2021-10-19 Nashville Predators
Drury, Jack 2016/17 to 2017/18 2021-12-16 Carolina Hurricanes
Samberg, Dylan 2016/17 2022-01-13 Winnipeg Jets