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Alumni

The Mustangs are very proud of our Alumni who have moved on to playing careers at the University, College and Pro level. Many of our Alumni have also received their diplomas or degrees after furthering their education on hockey scholarships, and are now enjoying successful careers in the business community. Since inception, the Royals/Mustangs organization has placed well over 100 players into post secondary situations.

This includes:
• over 90 student athletes who have committed to or are currently attending NCAA Division I, II or III U.S. Colleges/Universities.
• over 40 student athletes who have committed to or are currently attending USports (CIS), BCIHL or CCAA Colleges/Universities.
• a number of players who have gone on to have successful business careers in Calgary and all across Canada.
• a number of players who have gone on to play professional in Europe or semi-pro hockey in North America.
• 13 players from our program who have been drafted into the National Hockey League

Former Royals/Mustangs players who have been selected in the National Hockey League Entry Draft

2014: Mackenze Stewart - Vancouver Canucks (7th round, 186th overall)

2009: Brandon Kozun - Los Angeles Kings (6th round, 179th overall)

2007: T.J. Galiardi - Colorado Avalanche (2nd Round, 55th overall)

2002: Connor James  - Los Angeles Kings (9th Round, 279th overall)

2000: Krys Kolanos -  Phoenix Coyotes (1st Round, 19th overall)

2000: Ben Knopp - Columbus Blue Jackets (3rd Round, 69th overall)

1999: Jesse Cook -  Calgary Flames (5th Round, 153rd overall)

1995: Mike Laplante - Anaheim Mighty Ducks (7th Round, 159th overall)

1993: Warren Luhning -  New York Islanders (4th Round, 92nd overall)

1993: Jason Smith -  Calgary Flames (4th Round, 95th overall)

1993: Chris Davis  - Buffalo Sabres (10th Round, 246th overall)

1992: Cale Hulse  - New Jersey Devils (3rd Round, 66th overall)

1992: Mickey Elick - New Your Rangers (8th round, 192nd overall)

List of Notable Calgary Mustangs Alumni

Years

(Position) Name

[Year of Commit] Postsecondary

Career Background

2015-18

(F) Yuri Chernichko

[18-19] Marian University (NCAA III)

 

2015-18

(D) Salvatore Scalise

[18-19] Marian University (NCAA III)

 

2015-18

(F) Ryan Stoynich

[18-19] Saint Mary’s Minnesota (NCAA III)

 

2015-18

(D) Nathan Walker

[18-19] Marian University (NCAA III)

 

2018-18

(C) Ryley Smith

[18-19] Red Deer College (CCAA)

 

2013-17

(D) Brad Forrest

[18-19] York University (USports)

-played 150 WHL games

2016-17

(G) Michael Barabash

[17-18] Grand Canyon U. (ACHA II)

 

2013-16

(F) Vincent Paquette

[16-17] Adrian College (NCAA III)

 

2011-15

(F) Joe Mahon

 

-played 97 WHL Games

2013-15

(F) Scott Salberg

[15-16] Marian University (NCAA III)

 

2014-15

(F) Mason Mitchell

[15-16] U. of Alaska-Anchorage (NCAA)

-2017: signed a 2-year ELC with the Washington Capitals

-last played for the Hershey Bears (AHL)

2014-15

(F) Adam Berg

 

-played 133 WHL Games

2010-14

(D) Jared van Ree

[14-15] Mount Royal University (USports)

 

2011-14

(F) Jamie King

[14-15] Mount Royal University (Usports)

 

2013-14

(F) Riley McDougall

[14-15] U. of Massachusetts-Amherst (NCAA)

 

2013-14

(F) Connor Collett

[14-15] Mount Royal University (Usports)

 

2013-14

(D) Phelan Shaw

[16-17] U. of Minnesota-Duluth (NCAA)

 

2011-13

(F) David Norris

[13-14] American International College (NCAA)

-2014-15: transferred to Arizona State (ACHA-NCAA)

2012-13

(F) Blair Wentworth

[13-14] Queen’s University (Usports)

 

2012-13

(D) Mackenze Stewart

 

-played 163 WHL games

-drafted 7th round, 186th overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the Vancouver Canucks

-last played for the Utica Comets (AHL)

2009-12

(F) Corey Scott

[12-13] York University (Usports)

 

2010-12

(D) Ryan Wilkinson

[12-13] SUNY-Fredonia (NCAA III)

 

2011-12

(D) Matthew Brown

[12-13] Wilfrid Laurier University (Usports)

 

2009-11

(F) Liam Norris

[11-12] Arizona State University (ACHA)

-2015-16: joined NCAA as part of Arizona State U.

2010-11

(F) Alexander MacMillan

[11-12] American International College (NCAA)

 

2010-11

(F) Tyler Eskesen

[11-12] Mount Royal University (Usports)

 

2007-10

(D) Jeff Collett

[10-11] Colorado College (NCAA)

 

2007-10

(F) Brandon Nowakowski

[10-11] St. Scholastica (NCAA III)

 

2007-10

(D) Brad Drobot

[10-11] SAIT (CCAA)

 

2009-10

(F) John Lidgett

[11-12] Colgate University (NCAA)

 

2009-10

(F) Chris Draper

[11-12] Brown University (NCAA)

 

2009-10

(F) Adam Stuart

[10-11] York University (Usports)

 

2009-10

(D) Matt Brown

[10-11] Marian University (NCAA III)

 

2009-10

(F) Cameron Lamoureux

[10-11] U. of Lethbridge (Usports)

 

2009-10

(G) Evan Smith

[10-11] Utica College (NCAA III)

 

2008-09

(F) Travis Bradshaw

[09-10] SAIT (CCAA)

 

2005-08

(D) Brady Lamb

[08-09] U. of Minnesota-Duluth (NCAA)

-2012: signed a 1-year ELC with the Calgary Flames

-spent 2 seasons with the Abbotsford Heat (AHL)

-last played for Ausburger Panther (DEL)

2005-08

(F) Sean Goodwin

[08-09] SAIT (CCAA)

 

2006-08

(G) Dan Bakala

[08-09] Bemidji State University (NCAA)

 

2006-08

(D) John Malin

[08-09] SAIT (CCAA)

 

2007-08

(F) Joe Vetere

[08-09] Mount Royal College (CCAA)

 

2007-08

(F) Cole Westersund

[09-10] University of Victoria (BCIHL)

 

2004-07

(F) Shane Lust

[07-08] SAIT (CCAA)

 

2004-07

(D) Ryan Corry

[07-08] SUNY-Plattsburgh (NCAA III)

 

2005-07

(F) Austin Davenport

[07-08] U. of Lethbridge (Usports)

 

2006-07

(F) Scott Carpenter

[07-08] Robert Morris U. (NCAA)

 

2006-07

(F) Brandon Kozun

 

-drafted 6th round, 179th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings

-played 217 WHL games

-played 20 NHL games with the Toronto Maple Leafs

-won a Bronze Medal with the 2018 Team Canada Winter Olympics roster

-last played with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL)

2006-07

(G) Steven Stanford

 

-played 168 WHL games

2003-06

(D) Jeff MacPhee

[06-07] SUNY-Geneseo (NCAA III)

 

2004-06

(G) Brett Dreger

[06-07] Concordia U. College (CCAA)

 

2004-06

(F) Jon Leinweber

[06-07] SAIT (CCAA)

 

2005-06

(F) T.J. Galiardi

[06-07] Dartmouth College (NCAA)

-drafted 2nd round, 55th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche

-played 321 NHL games with the Colorado Avalanche, San Jose Sharks, Calgary Flames, and Winnipeg Jets

-last played for Dinamo Riga (KHL)

2002-05

(F) Brett Wilson

[05-06] Princeton University (NCAA)

 

2002-05

(F) Mike Kneeland

[05-06] Lake Forest College (NCAA III)

 

2003-05

(F) Jay Beagle

[05-06] U. of Alaska-Anchorage (NCAA)

-played 469 NHL games (and counting) with the Washington Capitals

2003-05

(D) Mat Robinson

[05-06] U. of Alaska-Anchorage (NCAA)

-won a Bronze Medal with the 2018 Team Canada Winter Olympics roster

-last played for CSKA Moscow (KHL)

2003-05

(D) John Gibson

[05-06] Dartmouth College (NCAA)

 

2002-04

(F) Grant Farrell

[04-05] U. of Mass.-Lowell (NCAA)

-2006-07: transferred to Merrimack College (NCAA)

2002-04

(F) Brian Lee

[04-05] Lake Forest College (NCAA III)

 

2002-04

(F) Blaine Larson

[04-05] U. of Alberta-Augustana (CCAA)

 

2003-04

(F) Matt Isbister

[04-05] Clarkson University (NCAA)

 

2003-04

(D) Ryan Kautz

[04-05] University of Calgary (USports)

 

2003-04

(D) David Shillington

[04-05] University of Ottawa (USports)

 

2001-03

(D) Mark Matheson

[03-04] U. of Mass.-Amherst (NCAA)

-played 387 AHL games

-last played for the Sheffield Steelers (England)

2002-03

(F) Kurtis Kisio

[03-04] Minnesota St.-Mankato (NCAA)

 

2002-03

(F) Matt Williams-Kovacs

[03-04] U. of Notre Dame (NCAA)

 

2002-03

(F) Craig Westlake

[03-04] SAIT (CCAA)

 

2002-03

(F) Matt Forsyth

[03-04] Lake Forest College (NCAA III)

 

2002-03

(D) Craig Lineker

 

-played 178 WHL games

2002-03

(D) Nathan Fornataro

[03-04] U. of Alaska-Fairbanks (NCAA)

 

2002-03

(F) Curtis Billsten

 

-played 279 WHL games

2001-02

(F) Mark Kolanos

[02-03] U. of New Hampshire (NCAA)

 

2001-02

(F) Charlie Johnson

[02-03] Harvard University (NCAA)

 

2001-02

(D) Matt Fornataro

[04-05] U. of New Hampshire (NCAA)

 

2001-02

(F) Brad King

[02-03] U. of Mass.-Lowell (NCAA)

 

2001-02

(G) Stephen Siwiec

[02-03] Boston University (NCAA)

 

2001-02

(F) Tyler Steen

[02-03] Lake Forest College (NCAA III)

 

2001-02

(F) Cory Wilson

[02-03] Lake Forest College (NCAA III)

 

2001-02

(D) Chris Niemiec

[02-03] U. of Wisc.-Superior (NCAA III)

 

2000-01

(F) Mike Wiggins

[01-02] U. of Wisc.-Superior (NCAA III)

 

2000-01

(F) Brad Olson

[01-02] Manhattanvile Col. (NCAA III)

 

2000-01

(F) Scott Douglas

[01-02] Lake Forest College (NCAA III)

 

1998-00

(D) Tyler Sloan

 

-played 140 WHL games

-played 99 NHL games with the Washington Capitals

1999-00

(F) Connor James

[00-01] University of Denver (NCAA)

-drafted 9th round, 279th overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings

1999-00

(D) Kurt Goodjohn

[00-01] Union College (NCAA)

 

1999-00

(F) Chris Martini

[00-01] Iona College (NCAA)

-2001-02: transferred to the U. of Alabama-Huntsville (NCAA)

1999-00

(F) Aaron Decoste

[00-01] Wentworth I. of Tech. (NCAA III)

 

1999-00

(D) Ryan Bachmeier

[00-01] Bemidji State University (NCAA)

 

1999-00

(G) Peter Dobrowolski

[00-01] Yale University (NCAA)

 

1998-99

(C) Krys Kolanos

[99-00] Boston College (NCAA)

-drafted 1st round. 19th overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the Phoenix Coyotes

-played 149 NHL games with the Phoenix Coyotes, Edmonton Oilers, Minnesota Wild, and Calgary Flames

1998-99

(F) Scott Meyerhoff

[99-00] Iona College (NCAA)

 

1998-99

(F) Scooter Smith

[99-00] Colgate University (NCAA)

-Scored 7 shorthanded goals in 1998-99; tied for 4th all-time in the AJHL by one player in one season

1998-99

(F) David Evans

[99-00] Lake Forest College (NCAA III)

 

1998-99

(F) Ben Knopp

 

-drafted 3rd round, 69th overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets

-played 208 WHL games

1996-98

(D) Jesse Cook

[98-99] University of Denver (NCAA)

-drafted 5th round, 153rd overall in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft by the Calgary Flames

1996-98

(F) Brad Olsen

[98-99] Mercyhurst College (NCAA II)

-2000-01: joined NCAA as part of Mercyhurst College

1994-97

(F) Alex Halat

[98-99] St. Mary’s University (USports)

 

1996-97

(F) Andrew Bogle

[97-98] Michigan State U. (NCAA)

 

1996-97

(F) David Nagel

[97-98] University of Calgary (USports)

 

1994-96

(D) Sean Maduck

[96-97] Dartmouth College (NCAA)

 

1994-96

(F) Fedor Zakusilo

[96-97] Mercyhurst College (NCAA II)

 

1994-96

(F) Greg Olsen

[96-97] University of Calgary (USports)

 

1994-96

(G) Paul Klemke

[96-97] Mount Royal College (CCAA)

 

1994-96

(D) Jaret Sledz

 

-played 79 WHL games

1995-96

(F) Brett Mills

[96-97] Western Michigan U. (NCAA)

 

1993-95

(D) Mike LaPlante

[95-96] University of Wisconsin (NCAA)

-drafted 7th round, 159th overall in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks

1994-95

(F) Scott King

[95-96] Boston University (NCAA)

 

1994-95

(D) George Murray

[95-96] R.P.I. (NCAA)

 

1994-95

(D) Jackson Hegland

[95-96] Princeton University (NCAA)

 

1994-95

(G) Joe Kennedy

[95-96] St. Norbert College (NCAA III)

 

1994-95

(D) Ryan Barrett

[95-96] Mount Royal College (CCAA)

 

1993-94

(F) Conrad Sterling

[95-96] U. of Alaska-Anchorage (NCAA)

 

1993-94

(F) Jordan Grant

[94-95] Clarkson University (NCAA)

 

1993-94

(F) Charlie Moxham

[94-95] Union College (NCAA)

 

1993-94

(D) Ryan Boyd

[95-96] Union College (NCAA)

 

1993-94

(D) Daniel Hruban

[94-95] Mercyhurst College (NCAA II)

 

1993-94

(D) Colin Strom

[94-95] Mercyhurst College (NCAA II)

-1997-98: transferred to the U. of Nebraska-Omaha (NCAA)

1993-94

(G) Des Christopher

[94-95] Minnesota-Mankato (NCAA II)

-1996-97: joined NCAA as part of Minnesota State-Mankato

1993-94

(F) Curtis Sorochan

[94-95] SAIT (CCAA)

 

1993-94

(D) Jay Pylypuik

[94-95] U. of Wisc.-Eau Claire (NCAA III)

 

1993-94

(D) Craig Stenhouse

[94-95] University of Calgary (USports)

 

1993-94

(F) Ryan Tobler

 

-played 165 WHL games

1992-93

(F) Warren Luhning

[93-94] University of Michigan (NCAA)

-drafted 4th round, 92nd overall in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders

1992-93

(G) Chris Davis

[93-94] U. of Alaska-Anchorage (NCAA)

-drafted 10th round, 246th overall in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres

1992-93

(F) Ed Melville

[93-94] Bemidji St. University (NCAA II)

 

1992-93

(F) Jeff Sobb

[93-94] Bemidji St. University (NCAA II)

 

1992-93

(F) Darren Morrison

[93-94] University of Calgary (USports)

 

1992-93

(F) Jason Kaiser

[93-94] Mount Royal College (CCAA)

 

1990-92

(D) Scott Boyd

[92-93] Union College (NCAA)

 

1991-92

(D) Jason Smith

[92-93] Princeton University (NCAA)

-drafted 4th round, 95th overall in the 1993 NHL Entry draft by the Calgary Flames

1991-92

(D) Mickey Elick

[92-93] University of Wisconsin (NCAA)

-drafted 8th round, 192nd overall in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers

1991-92

(F) Teeder Wynne

[92-93] U. of North Dakota (NCAA)

 

1991-92

(F) Sean Beswick

[92-93] U. of North Dakota (NCAA)

 

1991-92

(F) Joe Ciccarello

[92-93] U. of Minnesota-Duluth (NCAA)

 

1991-92

(F) Kirk MacDonald

[92-93] U. of Alaska-Anchorage (NCAA)

 

1991-92

(D) Lindsey Braun

[92-93] U. of Wisc.-Superior (NCAA III)

 

1991-92

(D) Brad Parascak

[92-93] Canisius College (NCAA III)

 

1991-92

(F) Mike Shemko

[92-93] U. of British Columbia (USports)

 

1991-92

(F) Colin Petryk

[92-93] University of Calgary (USports)

 

1991-92

(D) Neil Hawryluk

[93-94] University of Calgary (USports)

 

1991-92

(F) Jeff Freeman

[92-93] Mount Royal College (CCAA)

 

1991-92

(F) Gary Reilly

[92-93] Mount Royal College (CCAA)

 

1990-91

(F) Bret Hryniuk

[91-92] U. of North Dakota (NCAA)

 

1990-91

(F) Nick Poole

[91-92] U. of New Hampshire (NCAA)

 

1990-91

(D) Dean Goulet

[91-92] Union College (NCAA)

 

1990-91

(D) Cale Hulse

 

-drafted 3rd round, 66th overall in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft by the New Jersey Devils

-played 142 WHL games

-played 619 HNL games with the New Jersey Devils, Calgary Flames, Nashville Predators, Phoenix Coyotes, and Columbus Blue Jackets

1990-91

(F) Chris Wells

 

-played 265 WHL games

-played 195 NHL games with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Florida Panthers

1990-91

(F) Vance Mattson

[91-92] U. of Wisc.-Superior (NCAA III)

 

1990-91

(G) Jaret Burgoyne

[91-92] University of Calgary (USports)

 

1990-91

(F) Bruce Brown

[91-92] SAIT (CCAA)

 

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