Minnesotans In The NHL

There are 31 Minnesota born players on NHL opening day rosters. This list does not include players such as T.J. Oshie, Tucker Poolman, Jake Gentzel, and Neal Pionk, who spent portions (or most) of their hockey development in Minnesota. The Wild, Rangers, Islanders, and the Hurricanes each have three Minnesotans on their rosters and 20 NHL teams have at least one Minnesotan.

PlayerPositionTeamBorn
Mikey AndersonDKingsFridley
Nick BjugstadCWildBlaine
Brock BoeserRWCanucksBurnsville
Will BorgenDKrakenMoorhead
Travis BoydCCoyotesHopkins
Justin BraunDFlyersMinneapolis
Justin FaulkDBluesSouth St. Paul
Derek ForbortDBruinsDuluth
Jake GardinerDHurricanesMinnetonka
Alex GoligoskiDWildGrand Rapids
Justin HollDMaple LeafsTonka Bay
Nick JensenDCapitalsRodgers
Erik JohnsonDAvalancheBloomington
Karson KuhlmanCBruinsEsko
Nick LeddyDRed WingsEden Prairie
Anders LeeLWIslandersEdina
Ryan LindgrenDRangersBurnsville
Blake LizotteCKingsLindstrom
Ryan McDonaghDLightningSt. Paul
K’Andre MillerDRangersSt. Paul
Casey MittelstadtCSabresEden Prairie
Brock NelsonCIslandersWarroad
Kyle OkposoRWSabresSt. Paul
Zach PariseLWIslandersMinneapolis
Rem PitlickCWildPlymouth
Tyler PitlickCFlamesMinneapolis
Nate SchmidtDJetsST. Cloud
Brady SkjeiDHurricanesLakeville
Derek StepanCHurricanesHastings
Jarred TinordiDRangersBurnsville
Blake WheelerRWJetsPlymouth