Dustin Penner of the Stanley Cup champion LA Kings is one of five former University of Maine Black Bears on a NHL roster as the new 48-game season begins. Among Hockey East schools, Maine has the third most players in the NHL.

Jimmy Howard is the starting goalie for the Detroit Red Wings. Ben Bishop is a goalie with the Ottawa Senators and Mike Lundin is a defenseman for the Sens. Teddy Purcell is a forward with Tampa Bay.

Boston College leads HE programs with 17 former players on a NHL roster. Boston University is second with 12.

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