GTHL grads set to drop the puck
Each of the six National Hockey League teams dropping the puck to open the 2013-14 season will have a Greater Toronto Hockey League alumni in their lineup.
Nine former GTHL players are listed on the Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Blackhawks, Washington Capitals, Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets rosters.
Toronto Maple Leafs
David Clarkson (Born 1984) – Markham Islanders
*Dave Bolland (Born 1986) – Toronto Red Wings
*Bryan Bickell (Born 1986) – Toronto Red Wings
Tom Wilson (Born 1994) – Toronto Jr. Canadiens
Joel Ward (Born 1980) – Don Mills Flyers, North York Canadiens and Hillcrest AA
Luke Gazdic (Born 1989) – North York Rangers
Sam Gagner (Born 1989) – Toronto Marlboros
Matt Halischuk (Born 1988) – Toronto Jr. Canadiens
* Denotes Stanley Cup champion.