We’ve taken a look at diversity in the National Hockey League at the start of the 2016-17 season. Now let’s take a peek at the future.
A growing number of players color have been drafted by NHL teams in recent years. Several of them are currently playing for the minor league affiliates of the NHL teams that drafted them or skating for the major junior teams they were chosen from.
Some players drafted between 2012 and 2016, like defensemen Seth Jones and Darnell Nurse, have made to the NHL.
A few – like goaltender Malcolm Subban, forwards Jujhar Khaira and Justin Bailey, and defenseman Oliver Kylington – have logged a few NHL games.
And others, like forward Joshua Ho-Sang, have the potential to be called up to the parent club this season. So here’s a look at NHL diversity, the next generation.
Oliver Kylington, D, Calgary Flames 2015 2nd-round pick.
Jujhar Khaira, F, Edmonton Oilers, 3rd-round, 2012.
Gemel Smith, F, Dallas Stars, 4th-round, 2012.
Malcolm Subban, G, Boston Bruins, 1st-round, 2012.
Tyrell Goulbourne, F, Philadelphia Flyers, 3rd-round, 2013.
Jonathan Ang, F, Florida Panthers, 4th-round, 2016.
Givani Smith, F, Detroit Red Wings, 2nd-round, 2016.
Evan Rodrigues, F, Buffalo Sabres, free agent signee 2015-16.
Cliff Pu, F, Buffalo Sabres, 3rd-round, 2016.
Nicholas Baptiste, F, Buffalo Sabres, 3rd-round, 2013.
Justin Bailey, F, Buffalo Sabres, 2nd-roound, 2013.
Jonathan-Ismael Diaby, D, Nashville Predators, 3rd-round, 2013.
Jordan Subban, D, Vancouver Canucks, 4th-round, 2013.
Madison Bowey, D, Washington Capitals, 2md-round, 2013.
Joshua Ho-Sang, F, New York Islanders, 1st-round, 2014.
Brandon Montour, D, Anaheim Ducks, 2nd-round, 2014.
Bokondji Imama, F, Tampa Bay Lightning 6th-round, 2015.
Ethan Bear, D, Edmonton Oilers 5th-round, 2015.
Devante Stephens, D, Buffalo Sabres 5th-round, 2015.
Caleb Jones, D, Edmonton Oilers 4th-round pick, 2015.
Mathieu Joseph, F, Tampa Bay Lightning 4th-round pick, 2015.
Keegan Kolesar, F, Columbus Blue Jackets 3rd-round pick, 2015.