The National Hockey League’s 31 teams have set their rosters ahead of the 2018-19 season’s opening day Wednesday.
Some 33 payers of color have made the cut to opening day. The league welcomes some fresh new faces, like diminutive scoring dynamo Kailer Yamamoto of the Edmonton Oilers, while familiar veterans like Nashville Predators defenseman and EA Sports NHL 19 cover athlete P.K. Subban, return to their teams.
Some are goal-scorers, some are goaltenders, some are grinders. Here’s a look at some of the NHL players of color you’ll see this season.
Note: Some players, such as Columbia Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones and New York Rangers center Cristoval “Boo” Nieves won’t be on the ice for a while. Jones is out with a knee injury. Nieves is recovering from a concussion: