Black Hawks in the NHL

Since 2011, seven former Black Hawks players have made their debuts in the NHL, with more on the way!

Player Name Years in Waterloo NHL Debut NHL Team(s)
Bill Bennett 1974/75 NA Boston Bruins, Hartford Whalers
Tom Bissett 1983/84 to 1984/85 November 14, 1990 Detroit Red Wings
John Gruden 1989/90 March 22, 1994 Boston Bruins, Ottawa Senators, Washington Capitals
Chris Ferraro 1991/92 April 8, 1996 New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Edmonton Oilers, New York Islanders, Washington Capitals
Peter Ferraro 1991/92 October 16, 1995 New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals
Andy Roach 1991/92 to 1992/93 October 5, 2005 St. Louis Blues
Jason Blake 1992/93 to 1993/94 April 18, 1999 Los Angeles Kings, New York Islanders, Toronto Maple Leafs, Anaheim Ducks
Mark Eaton 1995/96 to 1996/97 October 2, 1999 Philadelphia Flyers, Nashville Predators, Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Islanders
Andrew Alberts 1999/00 to 2000/01 October 5, 2005 Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, Carolina Hurricanes, Vancouver Canucks
Joe Pavelski 2002/03 to 2003/04 November 22, 2006 San Jose Sharks
Derek Whitmore 2002/03 to 2003/04 December 20, 2011 Buffalo Sabres
Craig Smith 2006/07 to 2008/09 October 7, 2011 Nashville Predators
Chad Billins 2007/08 November 5, 2013 Calgary Flames
Patrick Wey 2007/08 to 2008/09 December 7, 2013 Washington Capitals
J.T. Brown 2008/09 to 2009/10 March 31, 2012 Tampa Bay Lightning
Eriah Hayes 2008/09 January 5, 2014 San Jose Sharks
Vince Hinostroza 2010/11 to 2012/13 October 17, 2015 Chicago Blackhawks

Names in bold have been active on an NHL roster during the 2015/16 regular season. Each player’s NHL debut was made with the first team listed in the column on the far right.