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7 Winterhawks Alumni to Compete in 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs

April 20, 2024 - Western Hockey League (WHL)
Portland Winterhawks News Release

Portland, Ore. - Seven Portland Winterhawks alumni will compete in the National Hockey League's 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs, beginning Saturday, April 20. Eleven alumni have lifted Lord Stanley's Cup - most recently goaltender Adin Hill last season with Vegas - and 133 Winterhawks have laced up and played in the NHL, showcasing the strength of the 'Portland to the Pros' connection as one of the top developing programs.

The seven alumni (alphabetically) playing in the Stanley Cup Playoffs are:

Matt Dumba - Tampa Bay Lightning

Cody Glass - Nashville Predators

Adin Hill - Vegas Golden Knights

Seth Jarvis - Carolina Hurricanes

Caleb Jones - Colorado Avalanche

Nino Niederreiter - Winnipeg Jets

Derrick Pouliot - Dallas Stars

Dumba, 29, was acquired by the Tampa Bay Lightning ahead of the NHL's trade deadline and he laced up in 17 games with the Lightning. After a ten-year career with the Minnesota Wild, Dumba split this season between Arizona and Tampa and recorded 11 points in 75 games. The Regina, Sask. native has played in 673 career NHL games and will appear in the Stanley Cup Playoff for his fifth consecutive season. Dumba played with Portland during the 2013-14 campaign and produced 42 points in 47 combined WHL regular season and playoff games with the Hawks, helping them to a 2014 Western Conference Championship.

Glass, 25, is preparing for his third Stanley Cup Playoff appearance after previously skating in the 2021 and 2022 postseasons. Glass recorded 13 points in 41 games this season with Nashville and has skated in 187 career NHL regular season games with Vegas and Nashville. The former first-round NHL Draft selection has yet to record a Stanley Cup Playoff point, but will have a chance to do so against the Vancouver Canucks in round one. Glass was a three-time WHL Western Conference First Team All-Star and his 292 career points rank 13th all-time in Winterhawks history.

Reigning Stanley Cup Champion Vegas Golden Knights are back in the playoffs and Adin Hill looks to lead Vegas on another memorable run. Hill, 27, owned the starter's net for much of the season and posted a 19-11-2 record with two shutouts, a 2.70 goals-against average, and a .910 save percentage. Following an impressive performance in the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs where he led the league with a .932 playoff save percentage, the Winterhawks number one netminder from 2014-16 is ready to go this weekend.

Jarvis, 22, enjoyed a career year in Raleigh, N.C., scoring 33 goals and 67 points in 81 games. Only Sebastian Aho had better offensive numbers with the Hurricanes than Jarvis. Despite his youth, Jarvis has appeared in 29 Stanley Cup Playoff games and looks to be a contender once again with the Carolina. He skated 154 games with the Winterhawks from 2018-21 and enjoyed a 98-point campaign during the 2019-20 season to help Portland claim the Scotty Munro Trophy as regular season champions.

The Carolina Hurricanes won the Metropolitan Division with 52 wins and 113 points all while getting healthy production from second-year forward Seth Jarvis. During his sophomore season, the 21-year-old winger produced 39 points while playing in all 82 regular season games. During his first taste of the Stanley Cup Playoff in 2022, Jarvis recorded eight points in 14 playoff games with the 'Canes. Now, the Winterhawks' 2021 Team MVP looks to claim his first hardware in the National League.

After a two-year stint with the Chicago Blackhawks, Jones returns to the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2020. Jones, 26, appeared in 24 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, splitting time between the NHL and Colorado's American Hockey League affiliate Colorado Eagles. The Arlington, Texas native played in 135 games in the Rose City from 2015-17.

Niederreiter, 31, is set to compete in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with the Winnipeg Jets for his second straight season. Niederreiter surpassed 30 points for his fourth consecutive season, finishing with 18 goals and 15 assists with the Jets. The Swiss forward has dressed in 887 career NHL regular season games and will embark on a quest for the Cup for a sixth consecutive year. During his junior days, Niederreiter helped the Winterhawks advance to the WHL Finals and was recognized as a second-team WHL Western Conference All-Star following a 36-goal and 60-point rookie campaign.

Pouliot, 30, earned the call-up to Dallas for the postseason following a stellar season with the Texas Stars (AHL), in which he ranked fourth among league defensemen in assists (37) and points (46) in 64 games played. The Estevan, Sask. native spent four full seasons in the Rose City as a premier defenseman in the WHL, helping the Hawks to four consecutive WHL Championship appearances during his junior career. A WHL Champion in 2013 and named CHL & WHL Defenseman of the Year in 2014, Pouliot was selected eighth overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2012 NHL Draft.

The Hawks would like to congratulate our NHL alumni on terrific regular seasons and we wish them good luck in this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs!

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