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Active Alumni & Captains

The Saginaw Spirit have had 24 former players play at least one game in the National Hockey League. Currently there are nine Spirit alumni active on NHL rosters, including:

Brodie - Spirit
Chiarot - Spirit
Hronek - Spirit
McLeod - Spirit
Oleksiak- Spirit
Saad - Spirit
Stephens - Spirit
Tippett - Spirit
Trocheck - Spirit
Alumni

Below is a list of Spirit Alumni that are currently playing in various professional leagues.

American Hockey League (AHL)

Chris Breen (05/06 to 08/09) – Providence Bruins
DJ Busdeker (16/17 to 19/20) – Rockford IceHogs
Cole Coskey (15/16 to 19/20) – Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Evan Cormier (14/15 to 17/18) – Binghamton Devils
Tye Felhaber (14/15 to 16/17) – Texas Stars
Keaton Middleton (14/15 to 17/18) – Colorado Eagles
Nick Moutrey (11/12 to 14/15) – Texas Stars
Markus Niemelainen (15/16 & 16/17) – Bakersfield Condors
Ivan Prosvetov (18/19) – Tuscon Roadrunners
Michael Sgarbossa (09/10 – 10/11) – Hershey Bears

ECHL

Marcus Crawford (14/15 to 17/18) -Kansas City Mavericks
Hayden Hodgson (15/16 & 16/17) – Wheeling Nailers
Jimmy Lodge (11/12 to 14/15) – Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Justin Murray (18/19) – Worcester Railers
Jake Paterson (10/11 to 14/15) – Allen Americans
Garret Ross (09/10 to 12/13) – Kalamazoo Wings
Dylan Sadowy (12/13 to 15/16) – Orlando Solar Bears
Cody Sol (07/08 to 09/10)– Florida Everblades

European & Russian Professional Leagues

Tom Bappert (17/18) – Krefeld Pinguine (DEL)
Michal Birner (04/05 & 05/06) – Bili Tygri Liberac (Czech)
Anthony Camara (09/10 to 11/12) –Pardubice HC (Czech)
Nick Crawford (06/07 to 09/10) – Rodovre Mighty Bulls (Denmark)
Mitch Fillman (07/08 to 10/11) – BK Mlada Boleslav (Czech)
Peter Flache (02/03) – Regensburg EV (Germany)
Jesse Graham (13/14) – KalPa (Liiga)
Richard Jarusek (08/09) – HC Litvinov (Czech Republic)
Vladislav Kodola (14/15) – Severstal Cherepovets (KHL)
Marek Kvapil (04/05) – HC Sparta Praha (Czech)
Kirill Maksimov (15/16 & 16/17) – CSKA Moscow (KHL)
Patrick McNeill (03/04 to 06/07) – Augsburger Panther (DEL – Germany)
Albert Michnac (18/19) – Pizen HC (Czech)
Georgi Misharin (03/04) – Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo (KHL)
Jan Mursak (06/07 & 07/08) – Frolunda HC (SHL)
Ryan O’Connor (09/10 to 11/12) – Iserlohn Roosters (DEL)
Edward Pasquale (07/08 to 09/10) – Yaroslavl Lokomotiv (KHL)
Geoff Platt (02/03 & 03/04)– Ufa Salavat Yulayev (KHL)
Ilya Solovyov (19/20) – Minsk Dynamo (KHL)
Jakub Svoboda (08/09) – HC Prerov (Czech2)
Jordan Szwarz (07/08 to 10/11) – Mizhny Novgorod Torpedo (KHL)
Ivan Telegin (09/10 & 10/11) – CSKA Moscow (KHL – Russia)
Zack Torquato (05/06 & 06/07) –EHC Winterthur (SL)
Tomas Zaborsky (06/07 & 07/08) – SaiPa (Liiga)

Updated: 2/25/21

Captain

2019-2020: Damien Giroux
2018-2019: Damien Giroux
2017-2018: Keaton Middleton
2016-2017: Mitchell Stephens, Keaton Middleton
2015-2016: Connor Brown
2014-2015: Nick Moutrey, Connor Brown
2013-2014: Eric Locke
2012-2013: Vince Trocheck, Garret Ross
2011-2012: Ryan O’Connor, Brandon Saad
2010-2011: Jordan Szwarz
2009-2010: Tyler Murovich
2008-2009: Chris Chappell
2007-2008: Patrick Asselin, Ryan McDonough
2006-2007: Patrick McNeill
2005-2006: Patrick McNeill
2004-2005: Thomas Harrison
2003-2004: Paul Bissonnette
2002-2003: Chris Thorburn, Peter Flache