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Beanpot alums in the NHL: Boston College leads the way with 23

43 Beanpot alums have skated in the NHL this season.

Harvard alum Craig Adams
Harvard alum Craig Adams
Nick Laham

BOSTON -- With his NHL team in town to face the Bruins, Florida Panthers defenseman and Boston College alum Mike Mottau spoke at the Beanpot Luncheon last Tuesday. He's one of many Beanpot alums to be skating in the National Hockey League this season.

Boston College has 23 alums in the NHL this season while Boston University is second most with 14. Harvard has four and Northeastern has two.

Craig Adams is the oldest player still playing in the NHL from a Beanpot school. The Harvard alum graduated in 1999.

Eight Beanpot alums have suited up alongside Sidney Crosby for the Pittsburgh Penguins this season.

Boston College

Player Position Years at BC 2013-14 NHL Team
Andrew Alberts D 2001-2005 Vancouver Canucks
Cam Atkinson F 2008-2011 Columbus Blue Jackets
Brian Boyle F 2003-2007 New York Rangers
Scott Clemmensen G 1997-2001 Florida Panthers
Brian Dumoulin D 2009-2012 Pittsburgh Penguins
Patrick Eaves F 2002-2005 Detroit Red Wings
Benn Ferriero F 2005-2009 Vancouver Canucks
Nathan Gerbe F 2005-2008 Carolina Hurricanes
Brian Gibbons F 2007-2011 Pittsburgh Penguins
Brian Gionta F 1997-2001 Montreal Canadiens
Stephen Gionta F 2002-2006 New Jersey Devils
Peter Harrold D 2002-2006 New Jersey Devils
Jimmy Hayes F 2008-2011 Florida Panthers
Chris Kreider F 2009-2012 New York Rangers
Chuck Kobasew F 2000-2001 Pittsburgh Penguins
Mike Mottau D 1996-2000 Florida Panthers
Brooks Orpik D 1998-2001 Pittsburgh Penguins
Philip Samuelsson D 2009-2011 Pittsburgh Penguins
Cory Schneider G 2004-2007 New Jersey Devils
Rob Scuderi D 1997-2001 Pittsburgh Penguins
Ben Smith F 2006-2010 Chicago Blackhawks
Patrick Wey D 2009-2013 Washington Capitals
Joe Whitney F 2007-2011 New Jersey Devils

Boston University

Player Position Years at BU 2013-14 NHL Team
Nick Bonino F 2007-2010 Anaheim Ducks
Alex Chiasson F 2009-2012 Dallas Stars
Charlie Coyle F 2010-2011 Minnesota Wild
Matt Gilroy D 2005-2009 Florida Panthers
Eric Gryba D 2006-2010 Ottawa Senators
John McCarthy F 2005-2009 San Jose Sharks
Matt Nieto F 2010-2013 San Jose Sharks
Kevin Shattenkirk D 2007-2010 St. Louis Blues
Brian Strait D 2006-2009 Pittsburgh Penguins
David Van Der Gulik F 2002-2006 Colorado Avalanche
David Warsofsky D 2008-2011 Boston Bruins
Ryan Whitney D 2001-2004 Florida Panthers
Colin Wilson F 2007-2009 Nashville Predators
Brandon Yip F 2005-2009 Phoenix Coyotes


Player Position Years at Harvard 2013-14 NHL Team
Craig Adams F 1995-1999 Pittsburgh Penguins
Alex Killorn F 2008-2012 Tampa Bay Lightning
Louis Leblanc F 2009-2010 Montreal Canadiens
Dominic Moore F 1999-2003 New York Rangers


Player Position Years at NU 2013-14 NHL Team
Jamie Oleksiak D 2010-2011 Dallas Stars
Joe Vitale F 2005-2009 Pittsburgh Penguins

Jeff Cox covers college, junior and high school hockey, NCAA recruiting and NHL Draft prospects for SBNation. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSBNation.