Hundreds Open NHL Camps
NCAA alumni vying for spots as training camps begin.

Zac Jones is one of 54 NCAA players from 2020-21 in NHL training camps this fall.

As NHL training camps opened across North America this week, more than 500 NCAA alumni took the ice vying for spots on the rosters of the 32 best teams in the world.

Sortable: NCAA Alumni in NHL Training Camps

Fifty-six schools have at least one alumnus in an NHL training camp, with eight schools – North Dakota, Minnesota, Boston College, Wisconsin, Boston University, Michigan, Notre Dame and Minnesota Duluth – boasting more than 20.

All 32 NHL teams have former collegians in camp, with Buffalo (31), Pittsburgh (27), Boston (25) and Nashville (25) featuring the most.

The 529 NCAA alumni in camps include 54 who played college hockey in 2020-21. Thirteen of those have already made their NHL debuts, appearing in the league last spring after their college seasons had concluded.