FORMER BIG RED SKATERS ON THE ICE
We like to keep track of former Big Red skaters playing in the professional leagues. Here is a compilation of players with their Cornell number and years on the Hill, current photo and link to current team and stats linked to HockeyDB.com.
Current as of December 2019.
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Drafted by Pittsburgh Penguins, 5th Round, #145 overall 2014 NHL Entry Draft. He has played with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins for three years. In February 2020, he made his debut with the parent team and continues to play in Pittsburgh.
Cole Bardreau #22 | 2011 – 2015
Played three years on U.S. National Development teams prior to four years at Cornell. After five years in Allentown with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Cole moved to the NY Islanders and their AHL affiliate, Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Cole scored his first NHL goal November 5th on a penalty shot for the Islanders. He moved back to Bridgeport for a spell but as of February 14th he is back with the parent team for a four-game roadtrip.
Sean Collins #12 | 2008 – 2012
Drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets, Round 7, #187 overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Since graduation in 2012, Sean has played with several AHL, NHL and KHL teams. Currently, he is playing for Sochi HC in Russia.
Mitch Gillam #32 | 2013 – 2017
Following graduation in 2017, Mitch has played in the ECHL and AHL. Currently, he is goaltending with the Wichita Thunder (ECHL).
Kirill Gotovets #24 | 2010 – 2014
Drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in Round 7, #183 overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Since graduation, Kirill has played in the AHL, ECHL, and KHL. Currently, he is a defenseman for the Minsk Dynamo.
Christian Hilbrich #9 | 2012 – 2016
After graduation in 2016, Christian played for several ECHL and AHL teams before moving to Germany where he now a forward (striker) for the Fischtown Penguins.
Yanni Kaldis #8 | 2016-02020
After graduation, Yanni signed a two-year professional contract with the American Hockey League’s Bakersfield Condors.
Justin Krueger #5 | 2006 – 2010
Drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes in Round 7, #213 overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. After graduation played for the Charlotte Checkers (AHL) before moving to Switzerland where he plays for the Bern SC team.
Jeff Kubiak #26 | 2013 – 2017
For the past three seasons, Jeff has moved between the Worcester Railers and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, where he is currently playing center.
Joel Lowry #28 | 2011 – 2015
Drafted by Los Angeles Kings – round 5 #140 overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Since graduation, Joel has played in the ECHL and AHL, currently a forward with the Springfield Thunderbirds.
Jacob MacDonald #23 | 2011-2015
Jacob has played the past five seasons with several ECHL and AHL teams. He is now a defenseman with the Colorado Eagles (AHL).
Jeff Malott #22 | 2016- 2020
After graduation Jell signed a professional contract for the 2020-21 season with the American Hockey League’s Manitoba Moose.
John McCarron #14 | 2011-2015
Drafted by Edmonton Oilers in round 6, #153 overall 2012 NHL Entry Draft. John has played the past five seasons in the ECHL and AHL. Currently, he is a forward with the Florida Everblades.
Patrick McCarron #27 | 2013-2017
Since graduation, Patrick has played in the AHL with the Grand Rapids Griffins and is currently in his second season with the Florida Everblades (ECHL).
Alec McCrea #29 | 2015-2019
After graduation, Alec started with the Toledo Walleye (ECHL) but has since moved up to the Grand Rapid Griffins (AHL).
Matt Moulson #24 | 2002-2006
Drafted by Pittsburgh Penguins in round 9, #263 overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Matt has played 14 years in the professional leagues including time with the Los Angeles Kings, NY Islanders and Buffalo Sabres. He is now playing with the Hershey Bears (AHL).
Brendon Nash #24 | 2006-2010
Since graduation, Brendon has played for several AHL teams and is now playing in Europe for Klsdno in the Czech hockey league.
Riley Nash #14 | 2006-2010
Drafted by Edmonton Oilers in round 1, #21 overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He played initially with the Carolina Hurricanes, moved to the Boston Bruins for two seasons and is currently playing for the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Matt Nuttle #5 | 2015-2019
After graduation, Matt joined the South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL).
Alex Rauter #4 | 2014-2018
Since graduation, Alex has played for several ECHL teams and is currently with the Indy Fuel.
Joakim Ryan #5 | 2012-2015
Drafted by San Jose Sharks in round 7, #198 overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. After several seasons with the San Jose Barracuda (AHL), Joakie moved to the NHL SJ Sharks for two seasons and is now playing defense for the Los Angeles Kings.
Brendan Smith #2 |2015-2019
After graduation, Brendan joined the Wichita Thunder (ECHL).
Beau Starrett #10 |2015-2019
Drafted by Chicago Blackhawks in round 3, #88 overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. He is starting his professional career with the Wichita Thunder (ECHL) in the Edmonton Oilers organization.
Hayden Stewart #31 | 2014-2018
After graduation, Hayden played goalie in the ECHL for several teams and is now in with the Knoxville Ice Bears (SPHL).
Mitch Vanderlaan #14 | 2015-2019
After graduation, Mitch played for the Utica Comets, started the 2019-20 season with the South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL) and was traded to the Kansas City Mavericks (ECHL) in February where he may get more ice time.
Jake Weidner #7 | 2013 – 2017
Jake has played three seasons since graduation with the Iserlohn Roosters (DEL) in Germany.
Reece Willcox #3 | 2012-2016
Drafted by Philadelphia Flyers in round 5, #141 overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Reece has played for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL) in the Flyers organization since graduation.