Medicine Hat, AB — The Medicine Hat Tigers, along with the Western Hockey League are proud to announce that 8 former Tigers are among the 129 WHL Alumni that are listed on NHL opening day rosters for the start of the 2017-18 Season.
Tyler Pitlick, C – Dallas Stars
Darren Helm, LW – Detroit Red Wings
Kris Russell, D – Edmonton Oilers
Tyler Ennis, LW – Minnesota Wild
Jason Chimera, LW – New York Islanders
Clarke MacArthur, LW – Ottawa Senators
Jay Bouwmeester, D – St. Louis Blues
Derek Dorsett, RW – Vancouver Canucks
* Denotes player on injured reserve
About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 375 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.