14 Kelowna Rockets Alum on NHL Rosters For 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers And Playoffs
With the NHL 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers And Playoffs starting on Saturday, Aug. 1, the NHL announced the Phase 4 player rosters for the 24 clubs on Sunday, including 14 Kelowna Rockets alum.
Under the Return To Play Plan, each team is permitted to bring a maximum of 31 players into the Secure Zones in the hub cities of Edmonton and Toronto for Phase 4 of the competition.
Seventeen former Rockets participated in NHL camps over the last two weeks. Kole Lind (Vancouver), Cal Foote (Tampa Bay) and Carsen Twarynski (Philadelphia) took part in camps but were not included on final rosters.
The top four teams in each conference, based on points percentage, will play a three-game round-robin, and the No. 5-12 seeds will play in eight best-of-5 series. The winners of those series will advance to the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the four teams from the round-robin.
There will be three days of exhibition games starting on July 28, while the qualifiers begin Saturday, August 1.
ROCKETS ALUM ON PHASE 4 ROSTERS
Calgary Flames: Mikael Backlund, Dillon Dube
Chicago Blackhawks: Duncan Keith
Dallas Stars: Jamie Benn, Blake Comeau
Edmonton Oilers: Leon Draisaitl
Montreal Canadiens: Shea Weber
Nashville Predators: Colton Sissons
Tampa Bay Lightning: Luke Schenn
Toronto Maple Leafs: Tyson Barrie
Vancouver Canucks: Alexander Edler, Tyler Myers
Vegas Golden Knights: Gage Quinney
Winnipeg Jets: Josh Morrissey
All NHL teams arrived in their respective hub cities on Sunday, July 26. The Eastern Conference will play at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto while the Western Conference will play at Rogers Place in Edmonton, the Stanley Cup Finals will be held in Edmonton.
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