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Six Warriors alumni crack NHL opening-night rosters

With the National Hockey League’s regular season set to open on Tuesday night, the Moose Jaw Warriors are well represented on opening night rosters across the league with six alumni suiting up.

Brayden Point leads the pack as he prepares for his seventh season with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Point is now a two-time Stanley Cup champion after winning the title with the Lightning in 2020-21.

In 351 career games, Point has 139 goals, 171 assists and 310 points.

Brett Howden is entering his fourth season in the NHL and his first with the Vegas Golden Knights after being traded from the New York Rangers ahead of this summer’s expansion draft.

Howden has 16 goals, 33 assists and 49 career points in 178 games in the NHL.

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Morgan Rielly is heading into his ninth season with the Toronto Maple Leafs after being selected fifth overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Rielly has played 572 career games, posting 59 goals, 246 assists and 305 points.

Dryden Hunt is preparing for his first season with the New York Rangers after spending last season with the Arizona Coyotes. Hunt started his NHL career with the Florida Panthers.

In 89 career games, Hunt has six goals, 17 assists and 23 points.

Dec15_JeannotTanner Jeannot will be on the Nashville Predators’ opening night roster for the first time in his career after making the jump to the NHL level late last season.

Jeannot, an undrafted player, has five goals, two assists for seven points over 15 games in the NHL. 

Joel Edmundson is heading into his second season with the Montreal Canadiens after helping the team to the Stanley Cup Final last season. This will be Edmundson’s seventh season in the NHL.

In 392 career games, Edmundson has posted 23 goals, 62 assists and 85 points.

The Warriors also have five players on this year’s team that have been drafted into the NHL, including Martin Rysavy, Ryder Korczak, Daemon Hunt, Max Wanner and Cole Jordan.

The NHL regular season opens on Tuesday night when Point and the Lightning host the Pittsburgh Penguins, while Howden and the Golden Knights take on the Seattle Kraken.

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