Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 06/27/13 at 10:20 AM ET
More than 20 prospects have ties to current or former NHLers:
Patrik Bartosak (No. 8-ranked North American Goalie)
His uncle, Radek Bonk, was drafted third overall in 1994 by the Senators and played 14 NHL seasons for Ottawa, Montreal and Nashville.
Tyler Bertuzzi (No. 207-ranked North American Skater)
His uncle, Todd, was selected 23rd overall in 1993 by the Islanders and has played 1,100 NHL games for the NY Islanders, Vancouver, Florida, Anaheim and Detroit.
Erik Bradford (No. 145-ranked North American Skater)
He is the younger cousin of Jamie McGinn, selected 36th overall in 2006 by the Sharks, and Tye McGinn, selected 119th overall in 2010 by the Flyers.
Andre Burakovsky (No. 6-ranked European Skater)
His father, Robert, was selected 217th overall in 1985 by the Rangers and played 23 games for Ottawa in 1993-94.
Brendan Burke (No. 13-ranked North American Goalie)
His father, Sean, was selected 24th overall in 1985 by the Devils. He played 17 NHL seasons with nine teams and is currently the assistant to the general manager and goaltender coach of the Coyotes.
Cole Cassels (No. 120-ranked North American Skater)
His dad, Andrew, was selected 17th overall in 1987 by the Canadiens and played 1,015 NHL games for six teams (Montreal, Hartford, Calgary, Vancouver, Columbus and Washington).
Gregory Chase (No. 153-ranked North American Skater)
His uncle, Kelly, an undrafted forward, played 458 NHL games and amassed 2,017 penalty minutes for St. Louis, Hartford and Toronto.
Eric Comrie (No. 2-ranked North American Goalie)
His half-brothers, Mike and Paul, both played in the NHL. Mike, selected 91st overall in 1999 by the Oilers, recorded 365 points (168-197—365) in 589 games with Edmonton, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Ottawa, NY Islanders and Pittsburgh. Paul, selected 224th overall in 1997 by the Lightning, played four years at the University of Denver and 15 games for Edmonton in 1999-00.
Alex Coulombe (No. 68-ranked North American Skater)
His great-uncle, Claude Provost, won nine Stanley Cups with the Canadiens between 1955 and 1969 and the first-ever Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (awarded for perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey) in 1968.
Max Domi (No. 19-ranked North American Skater)
His father, Tie, was selected 27th overall in 1988 by the Maple Leafs and played parts of six seasons with the NY Rangers and Winnipeg before playing his final 11 seasons with Toronto. He recorded 3,515 penalty minutes in 1,020 career NHL games.
Ryan Fitzgerald (No. 56-ranked North American Skater)
His father, Tom, suited up for seven NHL teams (NY Islanders, Florida, Colorado, Nashville, Chicago, Toronto and Boston) during an 18-season career and is now the assistant to the general manager of the Penguins.
Jackson Houck (No. 65-ranked North American Skater)
His father, Paul, was drafted 71st overall in 1981 by the Oilers and played four years at the University of Wisconsin (1980-1984) before competing in 16 games for the Minnesota North Stars.
Daniel LaFontaine (No. 195-ranked North American Skater)
His father, Pat, a Hockey Hall of Fame inductee (2003), was selected third overall in 1983 by the Islanders and went on to record 1,013 points (468-545—1013) in 865 games for the NY Islanders, Buffalo and NY Rangers.
Elias Lindholm (No. 3-ranked European Skater)
His father, Mikael, was selected 237th overall in 1987 by the Kings and played 18 games for Los Angeles during the 1989-90 season. His cousin, Detroit prospect Calle Jarnkrok, was drafted 51st overall in 2010.
Trent Lofthouse (No. 126-ranked North American Skater)
His father, Mark, was selected 21st overall in 1977 by the Capitals and played for Washington and Detroit.
Anthony Mantha (No. 10-ranked North American Skater)
His grandfather is four-time Stanley Cup champion Andre Pronovost – he played 556 games for Montreal, Boston, Detroit and Minnesota between the 1956-57 and 1967-68 seasons.
Peter Quenneville (No. 130-ranked North American Skater)
He is the second cousin of Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup-winning coach Joel Quenneville and Boston Bruins defenseman, Johnny Boychuk, is his uncle by marriage.
Kerby Rychel (No. 17-ranked North American Skater)
His father, Warren, was never drafted, but earned his way to the NHL through the now-defunct International Hockey League. He played for Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto, Colorado and Anaheim – winning a Stanley Cup with the Avalanche in 1996 – and finished his NHL career with 1,422 penalty minutes in 406 games. He is now the part-owner and general manager of the Windsor Spitfires (OHL).
Ty Stanton (No. 78-ranked North American Skater)
His brother, Ryan, an undrafted defenseman, was signed by the Blackhawks in 2010 and competed in the American Hockey League for the Rockford Icehogs in 2012-13.
John Stevens (No. 182-ranked North American Skater)
His father, John, was selected 47th overall in 1984 by the Flyers and is currently an assistant coach with Los Angeles.
Jordan Subban (No. 55-ranked North American Skater)
His brother P.K., selected 43rd overall in 2007, completed his third NHL season with the Canadiens in 2012-13, winning the Norris Trophy as the League’s best defenseman. His brother Malcolm, a Belleville Bulls (OHL) goaltender and teammate, was selected 24th overall in 2012 by the Bruins.
Adam Tambellini (No. 42-ranked North American Skater)
His father, Steve, was selected 15th overall in 1978 by the Islanders. He won a Stanley Cup with the Islanders in 1980 and went on to play for the Colorado Rockies, New Jersey, Calgary and Vancouver. His brother, Jeff, was selected 27th overall in 2003 by the Kings and played 242 NHL games for Los Angeles, NY Islanders and Vancouver; he competed in Switzerland in 2012-13.
Miles Wood (No. 138-ranked North American Skater)
His father, Randy, an undrafted forward, played 741 NHL games for the NY Islanders, Buffalo, Toronto and Dallas between 1986-87 and 1996-97.
Tyler Wood (No. 206-ranked North American Skater)
The older brother of Miles, his father, Randy, played 741 NHL games for the NY Islanders, Buffalo, Toronto and Dallas.
2013 NHL DRAFT
The 2013 NHL Draft will be held on Sunday, June 30, at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., beginning at 3:00 p.m. All seven rounds of the draft will be conducted on the same day for the first time since 2006. TSN will televise the event live in Canada and RDS will present exclusive French-language coverage. In the U.S., NBC Sports Network will present live coverage from 3:00-8:00 p.m., after which NHL Network will provide continuing coverage.
The above information was provided by the NHL PR group.
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