2011 NHL Playoffs: Connecticut Connections

Jeff Reese (Upper Deck), Chris Higgins (Rich Lam/Getty Images), Chris Pronger (Isportacus)


A look down the rosters of the eight remaining teams in the 2011 NHL playoffs reveals several players with ties to Connecticut:

TEAM PLAYER POSITION CONNECTICUT CONNECTION
Boston Bruins Doug Jarvis Assistant Coach Hartford Whalers (1985 – 1988)
Detroit Red Wings Brad McCrimmon Assistant Coach Hartford Whalers (1993 – 1996)
Nashville Predators Colin Wilson Forward Born in Greenwich, CT. Son of former Hartford Whaler Carey Wilson
Philadelphia Flyers Chris Pronger Defense Hartford Whalers (1993 – 1995), Selected by Hartford Whalers #2 overall in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft
Philadelphia Flyers Jeff Reese Assistant Coach Hartford Whalers (1993 – 1996)
Vancouver Canucks Chris Higgins Forward Avon Old Farms, Yale University
Washington Capitals Dean Evason Assistant Coach Hartford Whalers (1984 – 1991)