Badgers in the NHL

  • 77 former Badgers have skated in the NHL all-time.
  • 21 Badgers skated in at least a game during 2013-14, the second most of any college program.
  • 20 former Badgers skated in the NHL in the 2013 season, the most of any collegiate team.
  • Jake McCabe made his NHL debut during the 2013-14 season.
  • Eight Badgers skated in the NHL playoffs through April 19, with 12 Badgers skating for playoff teams.
  • Seven NHL playoff teams boast Badgers.

Ryan Bourque
#17 | Rene Bourque (2000-2004)
Montreal Canadiens • LW • 6-2 • 211

NHL Experience: 9th season
Acquired: Trade (Jan. 12, 2012)

NHL Bio |  Video
Adam Burish
#37 | Adam Burish (2002-2006)
San Jose Sharks • RW • 6-1 • 195

NHL Experience: 8th season
Acquired: Free agent (July 2, 2012)

NHL Bio |  Video
Jake Dowell
#18 | Jake Dowell (2003-2007)
Minnesota Wild • C • 6-0 • 198

NHL Experience: 6th season
Acquired: Free agent

NHL Bio |  Video
Davis Drewiske
#44 | Davis Drewiske (2004-2008)
Montreal Canadiens • D • 6-1 • 220

NHL Experience: 6th season
Acquired: Free Agent (Apr. 1, 2008)

NHL Bio |  Video
Brian Elliott
#1 | Brian Elliott (2003-2007)
St. Louis Blues • G • 6-3 • 204

NHL Experience: 7th season
Acquired: Trade (Feb. 18, 2011)

NHL Bio |  Video
Blake Geoffrion
#51 | Jake Gardiner (2009-2011)  Toronto Maple Leafs • D • 6-2 • 184

NHL Experience: 3rd season
Acquired: 2008 NHL Draft (1st Round)

NHL Bio |  Video
Tom Gilbert
#77 | Tom Gilbert (2002-2006)
Florida Panthers • D • 6-2 • 206

NHL Experience: 9th season
Acquired: Free agent (Sept. 28, 2013)

NHL Bio |  Video
Cody Goloubef
#48 | Cody Goloubef (2007-2010)
Columbus Blue Jackets • D • 6-1 • 190

NHL Experience: 3rd season
Acquired: 2008 NHL Draft (2nd round)

NHL Bio |  Video
Dany Heatley
#15 | Dany Heatley (1999-2001)
Minnesota Wild • RW • 6-4 • 220

NHL Experience: 12th season
Acquired: Trade (July 5, 2011)

NHL Bio |  Video
Jamie McBain
#4 | Jamie McBain (2006-2009)
Buffalo Sabres • D • 6-2 • 200

NHL Experience: 5th season
Acquired: Trade (June 30, 2013)

NHL Bio |  Video
Jake McCabe
#29 | Jake McCabe (2011-2014)
Buffalo Sabres • D • 6-1 • 205

NHL Experience: 1st season
Acquired: 2012 NHL Draft (2nd round)

NHL Bio |  Video
Ryan McDonagh
#27 | Ryan McDonagh (2007-2009)
New York Rangers • D • 6-1 • 213

NHL Experience: 4th season
Acquired: Trade (June 30, 2009)

NHL Bio |  Video
Joe Pavelski
#8 | Joe Pavelski (2004-2006)
San Jose Sharks • C • 5-11 • 195

NHL Experience: 8th season
Acquired: 2003 NHL Draft (7th round)

NHL Bio |  Video
Joe Piskula
#47 | Joe Piskula (2004-2007)
Nashville Predators • D • 6-3 • 208

NHL Experience: 3rd season
Acquired: Trade (Feb. 28, 2013)

NHL Bio |  Video
Justin Schultz
#19 | Justin Schultz (2009-2012)
Edmonton Oilers • D • 6-2 • 185

NHL Experience: 2nd season
Acquired: Free Agent

NHL Bio |  Video
Jack Skille
#5 | Jack Skille (2005-2007)
Columbus Blue Jackets • RW • 6-1 • 219

NHL Experience: 7th season
Acquired: Free agent (July 7, 2013)

NHL Bio |  Video
Jack Skille
#2 | Brendan Smith (2007-2010)
Detroit Red Wings • D • 6-2 • 198

NHL Experience: 3rd season
Acquired: 2007 NHL Draft (1st round)

NHL Bio |  Video
Jack Skille
#15 | Craig Smith (2009-2011)
Nasvhille Predators • C • 6-1 • 202

NHL Experience: 3rd season
Acquired: 2009 NHL Draft (4th round)

NHL Bio |  Video
Derek Stepan
#21 | Derek Stepan (2008-2010)
New York Rangers • C • 6-0 • 196

NHL Experience: 4th season
Acquired: 2008 NHL Draft (2nd Round)

NHL Bio |  Video
Ryan Suter
#20 | Ryan Suter (2003-2004)
Minnesota Wild • D • 6-1 • 198

NHL Experience: 9th season
Acquired: 2003 NHL Draft (1st round)

NHL Bio |  Video
Ben Street
#38 | Ben Street (2005-2010)
Calgary Flames • C • 5-11 • 185

NHL Experience: 2nd season
Acquired: Free Agent (July 2, 2012)

NHL Bio
Kyle Turris
#7 | Kyle Turris (2007-2008)
Ottawa Senators • C • 6-1 • 193

NHL Experience: 6th season
Acquired: Trade (Dec. 17, 2011)

NHL Bio |  Video

 

 

 

 

Past Badgers in the NHL

Steve Alley
Steve Alley (1972-75, 1976-77)
LW • 6-0 • 185

NHL Experience: Two seasons
Teams: Hartford Whalers
Marc Behrend
Marc Behrend (1979-83)
G • 6-1 • 185

NHL Experience: Three seasons
Teams: Winnipeg Jets
Mike Blaisdell
Mike Blaisdell (1979-80)
RW • 6-1 • 200

NHL Experience: Nine seasons
Teams: Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Maple Leafs
Alex Brooks
Alex Brooks (1997-2001)
D • 6-1 • 195

NHL Experience: One season
Teams: New Jersey Devils
John Byce
John Byce (1986-90)
RW • 6-1 • 180

NHL Experience: Three seasons
Teams: Boston Bruins
Jim Carey
Jim Carey (1992-94)
G • 6-2 • 190

NHL Experience: Five seasons
Teams: Washington Capitals, Boston Bruins, St. Louis Blues
Chris Chelios
Chris Chelios (1981-83)
D • 6-1 • 190

NHL Experience: 26 seasons
Teams: Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Atlanta Thrashers
Steve Clippingdale
Steve Clippingdale (1973-74)
LW • 6-2 • 195

NHL Experience: Two seasons
Teams: Los Angeles Kings, Washington Capitals
Jake Dowell
Jake Dowell (2003-2007)
C • 6-0 • 198

NHL Experience: 5th season
Acquired:

NHL Bio |  Video
Bruce Driver
Bruce Driver (1980-83)
D • 6-0 • 185

NHL Experience: 15 seasons
Teams: New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers
Robbie Earl
Robbie Earl (2003-2006)
LW • 6-1 • 195

NHL Experience: 3 seasons
Acquired: Trade (Jan. 21, 2009)

NHL Bio |  Video
Mike Eaves
Mike Eaves (1974-78)
F • 5-10 • 180

NHL Experience: Eight seasons
Teams: Minnesota North Stars, Calgary Flames
Brian Engblom
Brian Engblom (1973-75)
D • 6-2 • 200

NHL Experience: 11 seasons
Teams: Montreal Canadiens, Washington Capitals, Los Angeles Kings, Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames
Brian Fahey
Brian Fahey (1999-2003)
D • 6-1 • 216

NHL Experience: 1st season
Acquired: 2000 NHL Draft (4th round)

NHL Bio 
Kelly Fairchild
Kelly Fairchild (1991-94)
C • 5-11 • 195

NHL Experience: Five seasons
Teams: Toronto Maple Leafs, Dallas Stars, Colorado Avalanche
Patrick Flatley
Patrick Flatley (1981-83)
RW • 6-2 • 195

NHL Experience: 14 seasons
Teams: New York Islanders, New York Rangers
Blake Geoffrion
Blake Geoffrion (2006-2010)
C • 6-1 • 192

NHL Experience: 2nd season
Teams: Nashville Predators, Montreal Canadiens
NHL Bio |  Video
Tony Granato
Tony Granato (1983-87)
LW • 5-10 • 185

NHL Experience: 13 seasons
Teams: New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks
Sean Hill
Sean Hill (1988-91)
D • 6-0 • 203
NHL Experience: 17 seasons
Teams: Montreal Canadiens, Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Ottawa Senators, Carolina Hurricanes, St. Louis Blues, Florida Panthers, New York Islanders, Minnesota Wild
Paul Houck
Paul Houck (1981-85)
RW • 6-0 • 185

NHL Experience: Three seasons
Teams: Minnesota North Stars
Matt Hussey
Matt Hussey (1998-2002)
C • 6-1 • 210

NHL Experience: Three seasons
Teams: Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red Wings
John Johannson
John Johannson (1980-84)
F • 6-1 • 175

NHL Experience: One season
Teams: New Jersey Devils
Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson (1976-79)
F • 5-9 • 160

NHL Experience: 11 seasons
Teams: Pittsburgh Penguins, Minnesota North Stars, Hartford Whalers, St. Louis Blues, New Jersey Devils
Curtis Joseph
Curtis Joseph (1988-89)
G • 5-11 • 188
NHL Experience: 19 seasons
Teams: St. Louis Blues, Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, Phoenix Coyotes, Calgary Flames
Dany Heatley
Andrew Joudrey (2003-2007)
C • 5-10 • 185

NHL Experience: 1st season
Acquired: 2003 NHL Draft (8th round)
NHL Bio |  Video
Terry Kleisinger
Terry Kleisinger (1980-84)
G • 6-1 • 190

NHL Experience: One season
Teams: New York Rangers
Doug MacDonald
Doug MacDonald (1988-92)
C • 6-0 • 198

NHL Experience: Three seasons
Teams: Buffalo Sabres
Dave Maley
Dave Maley (1982-86)
LW • 6-2 • 195

NHL Experience: Nine seasons
Teams: Montreal Canadiens, New Jersey Devils, Edmonton Oilers, San Jose Sharks, New York Islanders
Mike Meeker
Mike Meeker (1975-78)
F • 5-11 • 185

NHL Experience: One season
Teams: Pittsburgh Penguins
Scott Mellanby
Scott Mellanby (1984-86)
RW • 6-1 • 199

NHL Experience: 21 seasons
Teams: Philadelphia Flyers, Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, St. Louis Blues, Atlanta Thrashers
Brian Mullen
Brian Mullen (1980-82)
F • 5-10 • 180

NHL Experience: 11 seasons
Teams: Winnipeg Jets, New York Rangers, San jose Sharks, New York Islanders
John Newberry
John Newberry (1980-82)
F • 6-0 • 195

NHL Experience: Four seasons
Teams: Montreal Canadiens, Hartford Whalers
Craig Norwich
Craig Norwich (1974-77)
D • 5-11 • 175

NHL Experience: Two seasons
Teams: Winnipeg Jets, St. Louis Blues, Colorado Rockies
Mark Osiecki
Mark Osiecki (1987-90)
D • 6-2 • 200

NHL Experience: Two seasons
Teams: Calgary Flames, Ottawa Senators, Winnipeg Jets, Minnesota North Stars
Joe Pavelski
Joe Piskula (2004-2007)
D • 6-3 • 208

NHL Experience: 2nd season
Acquired: Free Agent (Jan. 7, 2011)

NHL Bio |  Video
Dan Plante
Dan Plante (1990-93)
RW • 5-11 • 190

NHL Experience: Five seasons
Teams: New York Islanders
Vic Posa
Vic Posa (1984-85)
D • 6-0 • 193

NHL Experience: One season
Teams: Chicago Blackhawks
Brian Rafalski
Brian Rafalski (1991-1995)
D • 5-10 • 194

NHL Experience: 11 seasons
Teams: New Jersey, Detroit

NHL Bio |  Video
Paul Ranheim
Paul Ranheim (1984-88)
LW • 6-1 • 210

NHL Experience: 15 seasons
Teams: Calgary Flames, Hartford Whalers, Carolina Hurricanes, Philadelphia Flyers, Phoenix Coyotes
Reinprecht
Steve Reinprecht(1996-2000)
C • 6-0 • 195

NHL Experience: 12 seasons
Acquired: Trade (Oct. 22, 2011)

NHL Bio |  Video
Barry Richter
Barry Richter (1989-93)
D • 6-2 • 203

NHL Experience: Five seasons
Teams: New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, New York Islanders, Montreal Canadiens
Mike Richter
Mike Richter (1985-87)
G • 5-11 • 185

NHL Experience: 15 seasons
Teams: New York Rangers
Shaun Sabol
Shaun Sabol (1986-88)
D • 6-3 • 215

NHL Experience: One season
Teams: Philadelphia Flyers
Peter Scamurra
Peter Scamurra (1973-74)
D • 6-3 • 185

NHL Experience: Four seasons
Teams: Washington Capitals
Steve Short
Steve Short (1972-73)
D • 6-2 • 210

NHL Experience: Two seasons
Teams: Los Angeles Kings, Detroit Red Wings
Gary Shuchuk
Gary Shuchuk (1986-90)
C • 5-10 • 190

NHL Experience: Five seasons
Teams: Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings
Paul Stanton
Paul Stanton (1985-89)
D • 6-0 • 193

NHL Experience: Five seasons
Teams: Pittsburgh Penguins
Gary Suter
Gary Suter (1983-85)
D • 6-0 • 205

NHL Experience: 17 seasons
Teams: Calgary Flames, Chicago Blackhawks, San Jose Sharks
John Taft
John Taft (1972-75, 1976-77)
D • 6-2 • 194

NHL Experience: One season
Teams: Detroit Red Wings
Dean Talafous
Dean Talafous (1971-74)
F • 6-4 • 180

NHL Experience: Eight seasons
Teams: Atlanta Flames, Minnesota North Stars, New York Rangers
David Tanabe
David Tanabe (1998-99)
D • 6-1 • 212

NHL Experience: Eight seasons
Teams: Carolina Hurricanes, Phoenix Coyotes, Boston Bruins
Chris Tancill
Chris Tancill (1986-1990)
RW • 5-10 • 185

NHL Experience: Eight seasons
Teams: Hartford Whalers, Detroit Red Wings, Dallas Stars, San Jose Sharks
Wayne Thomas
Wayne Thomas (1968-70)
G • 6-1 • 205

NHL Experience: Nine seasons
Teams: Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers
Steve Tuttle
Steve Tuttle (1984-88)
RW • 6-1 • 197

NHL Experience: Three seasons
Teams: St. Louis Blues
Andy Wozniewski
Andy Wozniewski (2001-04)
D • 6-5 • 227

NHL Experience: Four seasons
Teams: Toronto Maple Leafs, St. Louis Blues, Boston Bruins
Brad Winchester
Brad Winchester (1999-2003)
LW • 6-5 • 230

NHL Experience: 7th season
Acquired: Trade (Oct. 3, 2011)

NHL Bio |  Video
Jason Zent
Jason Zent (1990-94)
LW • 5-11 • 204

NHL Experience: Three seasons
Teams: Philadelphia Flyers
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