In The NHL

18 former Storm players have reached the NHL, the highest level of hockey in the world. Bill Thomas was the first to appear, making his debut with the Phoenix Coyotes in 2007. Thomas played for Phoenix, Pittsburgh, and Florida from 2007-09 and 2010-12. Forward Jaden Schwartz (TC: 2009-10) played in 449 NHL games from 2011-present, the longest a former Storm player has skated in the NHL. Schwartz, a 2010 first-round pick of the St. Louis Blues, has scored the most goals and points of any past Tri-City player to make the NHL. Nico Sturm is the latest Storm player to debut, playing his first NHL game on April 4, 2019, for the Minnesota Wild. 

 

 

F Bill Thomas (Storm, 2002-04: 120 GP, 60 G, 59 A, 119 Pts.) 
NHL Debut: Phoenix Coyotes, 3/28/2006 - Nashville at Phoenix
First Point: 4/1/2006 (2nd game) - Phoenix at San Jose
First Goal: 4/8/2006 (4th game) - Dallas at Phoenix
NHL Teams/Career Stats: Phoenix (2005-08), Pittsburgh (2008-09), Florida (2010-12):  87 GP, 16 G, 12 A, 28 Pts.
College: University of Nebraska-Omaha

 

 

   
 

D Steve Wagner (Storm, 2002-04: 70 GP, 3 G, 24 A, 27 Pts.)
NHL Debut:
 St. Louis Blues, 10/4/2007 - St. Louis at Phoenix
First Point: 10/6/2007 (2nd game) - St. Louis at Arizona
First Goal: 10/20/2007 (6th game) - Minnesota at St. Louis
NHL Teams/Career Stats: St. Louis (2007-09): 46 GP, 4 G, 8 A, 12 Pts. 
College: Minnesota State

 
   
 

D Jack Hillen (Storm, 2003-04: 21 GP, 2 G, 2 A, 4 Pts.)
NHL Debut:
 New York Islanders, 4/3/2008 - New York Rangers at New York Islanders
First Point: 4/4/2008 (2nd game) - Islanders at Rangers
First Goal: 3/5/2009 (24th game) - Rangers at Islanders
NHL Teams/Career State: New York Islanders (2007-2011) 175 GP, 8 G, 42 A, 50 Pts., Nashville (2011-12) 55 GP, 2 G, 4 A, 6 Pts., Washington (2012-15) 71 GP, 3 G, 11 A, 14 Pts. Carolina (2015) 3 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 Pts.  

                                                                         College: Colorado College

 
   
 

G Peter Mannino (Storm, 2003-04: 38 GP, 26-7-0, 2.11 GAA, .908 sv. %)
NHL Debut:
 New York Islanders, 11/28/2008 - New York Islanders at Boston
First Win: 3/15/2009 (2nd game) - Islanders at Chicago (40 saves, 42 shots)
NHL Teams/Career Stats: New York Islanders (2008-09), Atlanta (2010-11),  Winnipeg (2011-12): 6 GP, 1-1-0, 3.98 GAA
College: Denver (2005 National Championship)

 
   
 

F Christian Hanson (Storm, 2003-05: 118 GP, 30 G, 41 A, 71 Pts.) 
NHL Debut:
 Toronto Maple Leafs, 4/3/2009 - Toronto at Philadelphia
First Point: 4/7/2009 (3rd game) - Maple Leafs at New Jersey
First Goal: 4/7/2009 (3rd game) - Maple Leafs at New Jersey
NHL Teams/Career Stats: Toronto (2008-11): 42 GP, 3 G, 6 A, 9 Pts.
College: Notre Dame

 
   
  F Scott Parse (Storm, 2002-03: 48 GP, 21 G, 23 A, 44 Pts.)
NHL Debut:
 Los Angeles Kings, 10/24/2009 - Los Angeles at Phoenix
First Point: 10/24/2009 (1st game) - Los Angeles at Phoenix
First Goal: 10/29/2009 (4th game) - Vancouver at Los Angeles
NHL Teams/Career State: Los Angeles (2009-12): 73 GP, 14 G, 16 A, 30 Pts.
College: University of Nebraska-Omaha (Captain 2006-07)
 
   
 

F Jarod Palmer (Storm, 2004-06: 110 GP, 30 G, 63 A, 93 Pts.)
NHL Debut:
 Minnesota Wild, 12/17/2011 - New York Islanders at Minnesota
First Point: 12/29/2011 (6th and final game) - Edmonton at Minnesota
First Goal: 12/29/2011 (6th and final game) - Edmonton at Minnesota
NHL Teams/Career State: Minnesota (2011-12): 6 GP, 1 G, 0 A, 1 Pts.
College: Miami University

 
   
  F Jaden Schwartz (Storm, 2009-10: 60 GP, 33 G, 50 A, 83 Pts.)
NHL Debut:
 St. Louis Blues, 3/17/2012 - St. Louis at Tampa Bay
First Point: 3/17/2012 (GWG in first game) - St. Louis at Tampa Bay
First Goal: 3/17/2012 (GWG in first game) - St. Louis at Tampa Bay​
NHL Teams/Career State: St. Louis Blues (2012 - present): 318 GP, 89 G, 123 A, 212 Pts. | Playoffs: 38 GP, 6 G, 15 A, 21 Pts. (as of 4/12/2017)
College: Colorado College
 
   
  F Mark Van Guilder (Storm, 2002-04: 119 GP, 28 G, 30 P, 58 Pts.) 
NHL Debut:
 Nashville Predators, 3/30/2014 - Washington at Nashville
NHL Teams/Career State: Nashville (2014): 1 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 Pts.
College: Notre Dame (Captain, 2008)
 
   
  D Bobby Robins (Storm, 2001-02: 60 GP, 16 G, 14 A, 30 Pts.)
NHL Debut:
 Boston Bruins, 10/8/2014 - Philadelphia at Boston
NHL Teams/Career State: Boston Bruins (2014-15): 3 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 P, 14 PIM
College: UMass-Lowell (Captain, 2006)
 
 
G Pheonix Copley (Storm, 2011-12: 25 GP, 9-13-0, 3.14 GAA, .905 sv. %)
NHL Debut:
 St. Louis Blues, 2/27/2016 - St. Louis at Nashville
NHL Teams/Career Stats: St. Louis Blues (2016, 2017): 2 GP, 0-1-0, 4.34 GAA, .829 sv.%
Washington Capitals (2018-present): 27 GP, 16-7-3, 2.90 GAA, .905 sv. % (as of 6/25/2019)
College: Michigan Tech
 
 
F Nick Lappin (Storm, 2010-12: 101 GP, 36 G, 36 A, 72 Pts.)
NHL Debut:
 New Jersey Devils, 10/28/2016 - Chicago at New Jersey
First Point: 10/29/2016 (2nd game) - Tampa Bay at New Jersey
First Goal: 11/8/2016 (6th game) - Carolina at New Jersey
NHL Teams/Career State: New Jersey Devils (2016-present): 60 GP, 5 G, 3 A, 8 Pts. (as of 6/25/2019)
College: Brown
 
 
F Blake Coleman (Storm, 2009: 22 GP, 2 G, 10 A, 12 Pts.)
NHL Debut:
 New Jersey Devils, 1/12/2017 - New Jersey at Edmonton
First Point: 1/17/2017 (4th game) - New Jersey at Minnesota
First Goal: 3/26/2017 (17th game) - Dallas at New Jersey
NHL Teams/Career State: New Jersey Devils (2017 - present): 23 GP, 1 G, 1 A, 2 Pts. (as of 4/12/2017)
College: Miami University
 
F Mike Vecchione (Storm, 2011-13: 112 GP, 36 G, 63 A, 89 Pts.)
NHL Debut:
 Philadelphia Flyers, 4/4/2017 - Philadelphia at New Jersey
NHL Teams/Career State: Philadelphia Flyers (2017 - present): 2 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 Pts. (as of 4/12/2017)
College: Union College (Captain 2015-17)
 
F Mason Appleton (Storm, 2014-15: 54 GP, 12 G, 28 A, 40 Pts.)
NHL Debut:
 Winnipeg Jets, 12/1/2018 - Winnipeg at New Jersey
NHL Teams/Career State: Winnipeg (2018 - present): 36 GP, 3 G, 7 A, 10 Pts. (as of 6/24/2019)
College: Michigan State 

F Trevor Moore (Storm, 2011-13: 111 GP, 32 G, 63 A, 95 Pts.)
NHL Debut:
 Toronto Maple Leafs, 12/23/2018 - Detroit at Toronto
NHL Teams/Career State: Toronto (2018 - present): 25 GP, 2 G, 6 A, 8 Pts. (as of 6/24/2019)
College: University of Denver

 

F Joel L'Esperance (Storm, 2011-14: 86 GP, 31 G, 22 A, 53 Pts.)
NHL Debut:
 Dallas Stars, 2/14/2019 - Dallas at Carolina
NHL Teams/Career State: Dallas (2019 - present): 18 GP, 2 G, 0 A, 2 Pts. (as of 6/24/2019)
College: Michigan Tech


F Nico Sturm (Storm, 2015-16: 57 GP, 14 G, 25 A, 39 Pts.)
NHL Debut:
 Minnesota Wild, 4/4/2019 - Boston at Minnesota
NHL Teams/Career State: Minnesota (2019 - present): 2 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 Pts. (as of 6/24/2019)
College: Clarkson 

 
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