Current, Former Collegians Traded At NHL Trade Deadline


NHL Trade Deadline day is almost like Christmas for NHL fans, even if your team doesn’t make a move. Although the anticipation always seems to exceed the payoff, looking at all the names that change places is a fun exercise for NHL fans, and it is especially a fun exercise for college hockey fans, as players who got their start in places like Ann Arbor, Chestnut Hill and Grand Forks get traded away at the deadline.

It started a couple days ago when the Pittsburgh Penguins acquired former Hobey Baker winner Jordan Leopold from Florida. 16 additional former collegians were traded away today

Ryan Whitney (BU)

Matt Rust (Michigan)

Andrew Alberts (Boston College)

Joe Corvo (Western Michigan)

Brian Pothier (RPI)

Lee Stempniak (Dartmouth)

Curtis McElhinney (Colorado College)

Jeff Halpern (Princeton)

Ted Purcell (Maine)

Kevin Porter (Michigan)

Yan Stastny (Notre Dame)

Aaron Ward (Michigan)

Craig Weller (Minnesota-Duluth)

Byron Bitz (Cornell)

Aaron Palushaj (Michigan)

Chad Kolarik (Michigan)

In addition, current collegians Chris Peluso (Bemidji State) and Matt Bartkowski (Ohio State) were dealt.