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There are 30 former OHLers at the Olympics

Former OHLer Michal Jordan is one of 30 former OHLers suiting up at the Olympics games in Pyeongchang. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images.

OHL fans will find a fair bit of familiarity when watching men’s hockey at the Pyeongchang Olympics, with 30 former OHLers competing for gold. In fact, there’s an OHL graduate on 11 of the 12 teams, with Sweden being the only exception.

Canada leads the way with six alumni, followed by the Czech Republic with four, USA, Sweden, Slovakia and South Korea each have three graduates of the league.

Here’s a team-by-team break down of the 30 former OHLers at the Olympics:

Canada (6)

Justin Peters – Cologne Sharks (DEL) | Toronto St. Michael’s Majors, Plymouth Whalers (2002-06)
Chris Kelly – Belleville Senators (AHL) | London Knights, Sudbury Wolves (1997-01)
Eric O’Dell – HC Sochi (KHL) | Sudbury Wolves (2007-11)
Derek Roy – HC Linkopings (SHL) | Kitchener Rangers (1999-03)
Christian Thomas – Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL) | London Knights, Oshawa Generals (2008-12)
Wojtek Wolski – Metallurg Magnitogorsk (KHL) | Brampton Battalion (2002-06)


Czech Republic (4)

Michal Jordan – Amur Khabarovsk (KHL) | Windsor Spitfires, Plymouth Whalers (2007-2010)
Michal Birner – HC Fribourg-Gottéron (NLA) | Barrie Colts, Saginaw Spirit (2004-2006)
Dominik Kubalik – HC Plzen (Czech) | Sudbury Wolves, Kitchener Rangers (2012-2014)
Jiri Sekac – Ak Bars Kazan (KHL) | Peterborough Petes (2009-2010)


USA (3)

Brandon Maxwell – BK Mlada Boleslav (Czech) | Kitchener Rangers, Sarnia Sting, Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors (2009-12)
Bobby Sanguinetti – HC Lugano (NLA) | Owen Sound Attack, Brampton Battalion (2004-08)
James Wisniewski – EC Kassel Huskies (DEL2) |Plymouth Whalers (2000-04)


Slovakia (3)

Michal Cajkovsky – Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg (KHL) | Kingston Frontenacs (2010- 2013)
Tomas Marcinka – HC Ocelari Trinec (Czech) | Barrie Colts (2006-2008)
Matej Paulovic – HK Nitra (Slovakia) | Peterborough Petes (2013-2014)


Slovenia (3)

Jan Mursak – Frölunda HC (SHL) | Saginaw Spirit, Belleville Bulls (2006-2008)
Ziga Pance – Dornbirner EC (EBEL) | Oshawa Generals (2006-2008)
Marcel Rodman – Tölzer Löwen (DEL2) | Peterborough Petes (1999-2001)


Switzerland (3)

Dennis Hollenstein – ZSC Lions (NLA) | Guelph Storm (2007-2009)
Vincent Praplan – EHC Kloten (NLA) | North Bay Battalion (2013-2014)
Pius Suter – ZSC Lions (NLA) | Guelph Storm (2013-2015)


South Korea (3)

Eric Regan – Anyang Halla (Asia League) | Erie Otters, Oshawa Generals (2004-2008)
Bryan Young – Daemyung Killer Whales (Asia League) | Peterborough Petes (2002-2006)
Michael Swift – Gangwon High1 (Asia League) | Mississauga/Niagara IceDogs (2003-2008)


Germany (2)

Björn Krupp – Grizzlys Wolfsburg (DEL) | Belleville Bulls (2008-2011)
Dominik Kahun – EHC München (DEL) | Sudbury Wolves (2012-2014)


Russia (1)

Ivan Telegin – CSKA Moskva (KHL) | Saginaw Spirit, Barrie Colts (2009-2012)


Finland (1)

Oskar Osala – Metallurg Magnitogorsk (KHL) | Mississauga IceDogs (2005-2007)


Norway (1)

Mathis Olimb – Linköping HC (SHL) | London Knights, Sarnia Sting (2004-2005)

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