Nine former Moose Jaw Warriors made NHL Phase 4 rosters and will be headed to Edmonton and Toronto as they prepare for games starting Saturday, August 1st.
Brayden Burke (Arizona Coyotes)
Burke joined the Warriors early in the 2015 – 2016 season, he would go on to play 107 games with the Warriors and had 46 goals, 125 assists, and 171 points. In his final season in the WHL (2017 – 2018), he had 31 goals, 82 assists, and 113 points and finished 4th in WHL scoring.
Burke has played the last two seasons with the Tucson Roadrunners, Arizona’s American Hockey League affiliate, this season he had 21 goals, 31 assists, and 52 points in 51 games.
Joel Edmundson (Carolina Hurricanes)
Selected in the 6th round, 121st overall, at the 2008 WHL Bantam Draft, Edmundson went on to play 156 games with the Warriors from 2010 to 2013. He finished his time in Moose Jaw with eight goals, 43 assists, 51 points, and 256 penalty minutes.
Edmundson has played 337 NHL games in the last five years and was a member of the St. Louis Blues Stanley Cup Championship team last season.
He was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes this season and had seven goals, 13 assists, and 20 points in 68 games.
Dryden Hunt (Florida Panthers)
Hunt joined the Warriors at the start of the 2015 – 2016 season and went on to score 58 goals, picked up 58 assists, and finished with 116 points. He became the first Warrior in ten years to reach the 100-point milestone and the first in 21 years to score 50 goals in a season. He became the first Warrior to capture the Four Broncos Memorial Trophy (WHL Player of the Year).
Hunt has spent the last four years between the Florida Panthers and their AHL affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds. He has played in 21 games with the Panthers this season and has four assists.
Johnny Boychuk (New York Islanders)
Boychuk joined the Warriors during the 2001 – 2002 season, he went on to play with the Warriors until 2004 and had 18 goals, 37 assists, 55 points, and 103 penalty minutes in 89 games.
Boychuk has spent the last 13 years in the NHL and has played 725 games and has 54 goals, 152 assists, and 206 points. He won the Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruins in 2011.
He has played with the Islanders for the last six years, this season, he had two goals, nine assists, and 11 points in 64 games.
Brett Howden (New York Rangers)
Selected 5th overall in the 1st round of the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft, Howden went on to play 248 games in a Warriors jersey from 2013 to 2018. Howden had 109 goals, 158 assists, and 267 points and sits 5th on the Warriors All-Time scoring list.
Brett was originally drafted by the Tampa Lightning in the 1st round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft and was later traded to the New York Rangers during the 2017 – 2018 season.
He has spent the last two seasons with the Rangers, this season, he had nine goals, ten assists, and 19 points in 70 games.
Troy Brouwer (St. Louis Blues)
Selected in the 7th round, 115th overall, at the 2000 WHL Bantam Draft, Brouwer went on to play 287 games with the Warriors from 2001 to 2006. In 2005 – 2006, he had 49 goals, 53 assists, and 102 points and captured the WHL Scoring Title. He finished his WHL career with 103 goals, 116 assists, and 219 points.
Brouwer has spent the last 14 seasons in the NHL with Chicago, Washington, Calgary, Florida, and St. Louis, he has played in 851 NHL games and has 182 points, 181 assists, and 363 points. He was a member of the Chicago Blackhawks 2010 Stanley Cup Championship team.
This season with the Blues, Brouwer has one goal in 13 games.
Brayden Point (Tampa Bay Lightning)
Drafted 14th overall in the 1st round of the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft, Point went on to play 252 games for the Warriors from 2011 to 2016. He finished with 134 goals, 190 assists, and 324 points which ranks 3rd on the Warriors All-Time scoring list.
Point was selected by the Lightning in the 3rd round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. He’s spent the last four years with Tampa Bay and has 116 goals, 146 assists, and 262 points in 295 games.
This season, Point has 25 goals, 39 assists, and 64 points in 66 games.
Morgan Rielly (Toronto Maple Leafs)
Rielly was drafted 2nd overall in the 1st round of the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft. He went on to play 143 games with the Warriors from 2010 to 2013, he finished with 21 goals, 79 assists, and 100 points. He was drafted 5th overall in the 1st round by the Leafs at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and is the highest-drafted Warrior.
Rielly has played the last seven years with the Leafs and has 54 goals, 216 assists, and 270 points in 517 games. In 2018 – 2019, he scored 20 goals, which was the most among NHL Defenceman.
This season with Toronto, Rielly has three goals, 24 assists, and 27 points in 47 games.
Deryk Engelland (Vegas Golden Knights)
Engelland suited up in 243 games for the Warriors from 1998 to 2003, he finished with 14 goals, 34 assists, 48 points and 520 penalty minutes.
Engelland has spent 11 seasons in the NHL with Pittsburgh, Calgary, and Vegas. He has played in 671 games and has 30 goals, 97 assists, 127 points, and 579 penalty minutes. In 2017 – 2018, he won the NHL Mark Messier Leadership Award.
He has been with Vegas for the last three years, this season, he has one goal, five assists, and six points in 49 games.