15 former Rockets crack NHL rosters

15 former Kelowna Rockets will be on NHL rosters, as the league kicks off its regular season this week.

Those 15 players are:

Arizona Coyotes 
Luke Schenn, D

Buffalo Sabres 
Josh Gorges, D 

Calgary Flames
Mikael Backlund, C 

Chicago Blackhawks
Duncan Keith, D 

Colorado Avalanche
Blake Comeau, LW
Tyson Barrie, D

Dallas Stars  
Jamie Benn, LW 

Edmonton Oilers
Leon Draisaitl, C 

Montreal Canadiens  
Shea Weber, D

Nashville Predators
Colton Sissons, C 

New Jersey Devils
Damon Severson, D  

San Jose Sharks
Rourke Chartier, C *injured

Vancouver Canucks
Alexander Edler, D

Winnipeg Jets
Josh Morrissey, D
Tyler Myers, D

142 former WHLers are on NHL rosters this season - only Portland's 18 players is more than Kelowna.

The Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Montreal Canadiens and Philadelphia Flyers all have eight WHL-ers on their rosters.