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Once again the NHL draft has featured a plethora of players who are sons of NHL'94 players.

Keeping track...

Bold for players who've made it to the NHL (roughly defined as was in the lineup consistently for a season).

Grey for players drafted 4th round or later.

1989

#114 STL->EDM->VAN - David Roberts (LW) - Nephew of Gordie Roberts

2004

#33 WSH - Chris Bourque (LW/RW) - Son of Ray Bourque

2007

#11 CAR->PIT->VAN - Brandon Sutter (C/RW) - Son of Brent Sutter... etc
#6 EDM->ARI->PHI->CBJ>VAN->EDM - Sam Gagner (C/RW) - Son of Dave Gagner
#103 ARI Vladimir Ruzicka (C ) - Son of Vladimir Ruzicka

#29 TB->TOR->KHL - Carter Ashton (RW/LW) - Son of Brent Ashton
#32 DET->BOS->MIN - Landon Ferraro (C/W) - Son of Ray Ferraro
#77 MIN->BUF - Matt Hackett (G) - Nephew of Jeff Hackett
#61 PIT->ARI->CAR - Philip Samuelsson (D) - Son of Ulf Samuelsson
#80 NYR - Ryan Bourque (C/LW) - Son of Ray Bourque
#188 TOR -> Barron Smith (D) - Son of Steve Smith
 
#30 NYI - Brock Nelson (C/LW) - Nephew of Dave Christian
#34 CBJ - Dalton Smith (LW) - Nephew of Keith Primeau (and son of Derrick Smith (NHL 84-94) and nephew of Wayne Primeau (NHL 94-10), neither in the video game)
#63 TB - Brock Beukeboom (D) - Son of Jeff Beukeboom
#22 MTL->ARI - Jarred Tinordi (D) - Son of Mark Tinordi
#40 NYR->MTL->ARI - Christian Thomas (LW/RW) - Son of Steve Thomas
 
#20 ARI - Connor Murphy (D) - Son of Gord Murphy
#31 EDM - David Musil (D) - Son of Frantisek "Frank" Musil, Nephew of Bobby Holik, Brother of 2015 #94 Adam Musil
#51 ARI - Alexander Ruuttu (C/W) - Son of Christian Ruuttu
#67 WPG - Adam Lowry (LW/C) - Son of Dave Lowry
#73 CAR->ARI - Keegan Lowe (D) - Sone of Kevin Lowe
 

#27 ARI - Henrik Samuelsson (C/W) - Son of Ulf Samuelsson
#29 NJ->MTL - Stefan Matteau (LW) - Son of Stéphane Matteau
#39 WPG - Lukas Sutter (C ) - Son of Rich Sutter (and Nephew of Ron and Brent Sutter and a bunch of other Sutters not in '94) (Re-drafted #200 2014 by NYI)
#79 CHI - Chris Calnan (RW) - Nephew of Jeremy Roenick

2013

#12 ARI->MTL - Max Domi (LW/C) - Son of Tie Domi
#19 CBJ -> TOR - Kerby Rychel (LW/RW) - Son of Warren Rychel
#85 VAN - Cole Cassels (C/RW) - Son of Andrew Cassels
UND TOR - Mason Marchment (LW) - Son of Bryan Marchment (undrafted, playing for TOR AHL team)

 

2014

#8 TOR - William Nylander (C/W) - Son of Michael Nylander (and brother of 2016 #8 pick Alexander Nylander)
#31 BUF - Brendan Lemieux (LW) - Son of Claude Lemieux, Nephew of Jocelyn Lemieux
#43 ARI->CBJ - Ryan MacInnis (C/LW) - Son of Al MacInnis
#56 BOS - Ryan Donato (C ) - Son of Ted Donato
#63 DET - Dominic Turgeon (C ) - Son of Pierre Turgeon
#157 LA - Jake Marchment (C ) - Nephew of Bryan Marchment
#208 CHI - Jack Ramsey (RW) - Son of Mike Ramsey

2015

#14 BOS - Jake DeBrusk (LW) - Son of Louie DeBrusk
#53 CGY - Rasmus Andersson (D) - Son of Peter Andersson
#94 STL - Adam Musil (C ) - Son of Frantisek "Frank" Musil, Nephew of Bobby Holik, Brother of 2011 #31 David Musil
#107 OTT - Christian Wolanin (D) - Son of Craig Wolanin
#126 CAR - Luke Stevens (LW) - Son of Kevin Stephens

2016

#6 CGY - Matthew Tkachuk (LW) - Son of Keith Tkachuk (and brother of 2018 #4 pick Brady Tkachuk)
#8 BUF - Alexander Nylander (RW/LW) - Son of Michael Nylander (and brother of 2014 #8 pick William Nylander)
#11 OTT - Logan Brown (C ) - Son of Jeff Brown
#16 ARI - Jakob Chychrun (D) - Nephew of Luke Richardson (and son of Jeff Chychrun, who played 262 games in the NHL from 86-94 but was not in the game)
#19 NYI - Kieffer Bellows (LW/C) - Son of Brian Bellows
#26 STL->BUF - Tage Thompson (C/RW) - Son of Brent Thompson
#42 OTT - Jonathan Dahlen (C/LW) - Son of Ulf Dahlen
#74 CAR - Hudson Elyniuk (LW/C) - Son of Pat Elyniuk
#75 CAR - Jack Lafontaine (G) - Nephew of Brian Bradley (or, distant cousin, as per EliteProspects.com)
#86 BUF - Casey Fitzgerald (D) - Son of Tom Fitzgerald
#87 WSH - Garrett Pilon (C ) - Son of Rich Pilon
#201 NYR - Ty Ronning (RW) - Son of Pixelated Heroes star Cliff Ronning

2017

#2 PHI - Nolan Patrick (C ) - Nephew of James Patrick
#7 NYR - Lias Andersson (C/LW) - Nephew of Mikael Andersson (NYR trade up to #7 pick to pick a player not ranked higher than 12th online....)
#14 TB - Callan Foote (D) - Son of Adam Foote
#62 VEG - Jake Leschyshyn (C ) - Son of Curtis Leschyshyn
#121 OTT - Drake Batherson (C ) - Nephew of Dennis Vial (OTT)
#177 EDM - Skyler Brind'Amour (C) - Son of Rod Brind'Amour
#199 MTL - Cayden Primeau (G) - Son of Keith Primeau (and nephew of Wayne Primeau (NHL 94-10), not in the video game)

 

2018

#4 OTT Brady Tkachuk (LW) Son of Keith Tkachuk (and brother of 2016 #6 pick Matthew Tkachuk)
#32 BUF Mattias Samuelsson (D) Son of Kjell Samuelsson

#4 OTT - Brady Tkachuk (LW) - Son of Keith Tkachuk (and brother of 2016 #6 pick Matthew Tkachuk)
#32 BUF - Mattias Samuelsson (D) - Son of Kjell Samuelsson
#47 WSH - Kody Clark (RW) - Son of Wendel Clark
#63 MIN - Jack McBain (C) - Son of Andrew McBain (OTT)
#93 WSH - Riley Sutter (RW) - Son of Ron Sutter, Nephew of Brent and Rich
#103 NYI - Jacob Pivonka (C) - Son of Michal Pivonka
#171 COL - Nikolai Kovalenko (RW) - Son of Andrei Kovalenko. In case you are wondering, Nikolai is listed as 174lbs. And Andrei is listed as.. TWO HUNDRED TWENTY SEVEN POUNDS WHAT?!
#196 NYI - Christian Krygier (D) - Son of Todd Krygier, and twin brother of 2018 #201 Cole Krygier
#201 FLA - Cole Krygier (D) - Son of Todd Krygier, and twin brother of 2018 #196 Christian Krygier

 

Let me know who I'm missing! Please use the format I used so it's easy/quick for me to add!

ARI has drafted 6 Sons of '94 (or nephews). Further, they've traded for 4 more. Now they've traded 3 away (including a 94-for-94 P.Samuelsson for Keegan Lowe trade). Very weird. 

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Ray Ferraro and Landon Ferraro (drafted by red wings in 2009 #32 overall, but now plays for Boston)

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And there's some Sutters and sons. Boom!

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cause real hockey is a bullshit game that only rich kids can play

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cause real hockey is a bullshit game that only rich kids can play

Yup and nepotism is insanely strong. As seen from these picks.

This goes through all levels of junior hockey.

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Kerby Rychel traded to the Leafs...

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Yup and nepotism is insanely strong. As seen from these picks.

This goes through all levels of junior hockey.

Yeah David Perron used to play Midget B before he played in the QJMHL because his federation director didnt like him or some dumb s**t

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Brandon Sutter, son of Brent, is a player for the Vancouver Canucks. He was drafted 11th overall, the highest of the second-generation Sutters, in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Carolina Hurricanes. During the 2012 NHL Draft, he was traded to the Penguins, with Brian Dumoulin and the 8th overall pick, for Jordan Staal.[5]

Lukas Sutter, Rich's son, was born in St. Louis and currently plays for the Red Deer Rebels in the WHL. He was originally drafted by the Winnipeg Jets with the 39th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, but did not sign with the club.[7] He was later drafted again, this time by the New York Islanders, with the 200th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

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lukas sutter added, will work back into older drafts later, thanks Hali

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Jack Laftontaine, drafted 75th overall by Carolina, is the nephew of Brian Bradley.

http://www.mississauga.com/sports-story/6741293-jack-lafontaine-hopes-to-continue-family-s-hockey-success/

Weird, Elite Prospects has them listed as "distant cousins" http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=234448

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Craig Wolanin's son Christian Wolanin was drafted by Ottawa, 107th in 2015.

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K, thanks!

Guys drafted outside the top 3 rounds, I put them in grey since A) very little chance they make it to the NHL and B ) I didn't even look outside the top 3 rounds when generating the lists.

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I missed 2011 #31 David Musil. He also has a brother, 2015 #94 Adam Musil.

Sons of Frantisek Musil

Nephews of Bobby Holik

Additional Pittsburgh Penguin '94 family ties:

Luke Stevens (Son of Kevin)

Jack Ramsey (son of Mike)

A couple unrelated Samuelssons coming in 2018 draft

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Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks additions
1989
#114 STL->EDM->VAN - David Roberts (LW) - Nephew of Gordie Roberts

2004

#33 WSH - Chris Bourque (LW/RW) - Son of Ray Bourque

2007
#11 CAR->PIT->VAN - Brandon Sutter (C/RW) - Son of Brent Sutter
#103 ARI Vladimir Ruzicka (C ) - Son of Vladimir Ruzicka
2009
#29 TB->TOR->KHL - Carter Ashton (RW/LW) - Son of Brent Ashton
#80 NYR - Ryan Bourque (C/LW) - Son of Ray Bourque
#188 TOR -> Barron Smith (D) - Son of Steve Smith
2010
#30 NYI - Brock Nelson (C/LW) - Nephew of Dave Christian
#40 NYR->MTL->ARI - Christian Thomas (LW/RW) - Son of Steve Thomas
2011
#51 ARI - Alexander Ruuttu (C/W) - Son of Christian Ruuttu
2012
#79 CHI - Chris Calnan (RW) - Nephew of Jeremy Roenick

2014

#157 LA - Jake Marchment (C ) - Nephew of Bryan Marchment

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Not that they will ever play in the NHL, but the Senators AHL affiliate just signed the sons of NHL 94 greats Darrin Rumble and Mike Krushelnyski. I think with these signings, it has become obvious that some teams are just reaching to make any connections with this iconic game we all know and love (NHL 94!).

http://www.hockeyfights.com/news/214491

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Smaller set of '94 progeny this year:

2017

#2 PHI - Nolan Patrick (C ) - Nephew of James Patrick

#7 NYR - Lias Andersson (C/LW) - Nephew of Mikael Andersson (NYR trade up to #7 pick to pick a player not ranked higher than 12th online....)

#14 TB - Callan Foote (D) - Son of Adam Foote

#62 VEG - Jake Leschyshyn (C ) - Son of Curtis Leschyshyn

#177 EDM - Skyler Brind'Amour (C) - Son of Rod Brind'Amour

#199 MTL - Cayden Primeau (G) - Son of Keith Primeau (and nephew of Wayne Primeau (NHL 94-10), not in the video game)

 

These players graduated to the NHL in the 2016-17 season:

2016

#6 CGY - Matthew Tkachuk (LW) - Son of Keith Tkachuk

#16 ARI - Jakob Chychrun (D) - Nephew of Luke Richardson (and son of Jeff Chychrun, who played 262 games in the NHL from 86-94 but was not in the game)

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2018 Set

2018

#4 OTT - Brady Tkachuk (LW) - Son of Keith Tkachuk (and brother of 2016 #6 pick Matthew Tkachuk)
#32 BUF - Mattias Samuelsson (D) - Son of Kjell Samuelsson
#47 WSH - Kody Clark (RW) - Son of Wendel Clark
#63 MIN - Jack McBain (C) - Son of Andrew McBain (OTT)
#93 WSH - Riley Sutter (RW) - Son of Ron Sutter, Nephew of Brent and Rich
#103 NYI - Jacob Pivonka (C) - Son of Michal Pivonka
#171 COL - Nikolai Kovalenko (RW) - Son of Andrei Kovalenko. In case you are wondering, Nikolai is listed as 174lbs. And Andrei is listed as.. TWO HUNDRED TWENTY SEVEN POUNDS WHAT?!
#196 NYI - Christian Krygier (D) - Son of Todd Krygier, and twin brother of 2018 #201 Cole Krygier
#201 FLA - Cole Krygier (D) - Son of Todd Krygier, and twin brother of 2018 #201 Christian Krygier

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Mason Marchment is a good story

Left winger, went undrafted, never even scored a point-per-game in the OHL even in his age-20 year.

Signed to an ATO (amateur try out) by the Leafs, went to the ECHL and played for the Orlando Solar Bears. Worked hard with all the trainers available to him in the Leafs system. Finished the year strong with 5 points in 7 playoff games.

Made the Marlies (AHL) last year. 11-15-26 in 44GP, then 6-3-9 in 20GP in the playoffs, including 2 goals in game 7 of the AHL playoff finals (admittedly the 2nd goal was a total fluke in the last minute of a 6-1 game).

Earned himself a 2-year entry-level contract with the Leafs. Might see a game or two in the NHL next year.

https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/208693/mason-marchment

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Drake Batherson (Sens draft pick) is the nephew of former Sens tough guy Dennis Vial. 

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I think you can bold a few more guys that have made the NHL:

Brendan Lemieux (played all season so far with Winnipeg)

Tage Thompson (played all season with Buffalo)

Christian Wolanin (played 10 games last season, and recently called up to Ottawa and stayed in the lineup despite return of Chabot and other D-men from injury).

Lias Andersson (played parts of this season and last with NYR)

Rasmus Andersson (played all season with Calgary)

 

If "made it to the NHL" means played 1 or more games, there are lots of others that should be bolded:

Logan Brown, Chris Bourque, Carter Ashton, Matt Hackett, Philip Samuelsson, Ryan Bourque, Jarred Tinordi, Christian Thomas, Alexander Nylander  etc.

 

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Great, thanks

I'll generally only update it after the draft each year.

For "made it to the NHL" the intention is that they became (or are a sure thing to become) regulars. So a guy like  Kerby Rychel doesn't get bolded.

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Ok, so probably just those first 5 guys I listed that are now NHL regulars. 

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