Nearly 20 dudes in the American Hockey League this season have some sort of Alaska connections, so let's get right to it and identify those gentlemen:
Abbotsford Heat -- Former Alaska Aces (and they hope future) winger Tyler Ruegsegger.
Adirondack Phantoms -- Former Aces defenseman Zack FitzGerald.
Binghamton Senators -- Former UAA goaltender Nathan Lawson and former UAF defenseman Tyler Eckford.
Charlotte Checkers -- Winger Tim Wallace of Anchorage.
Connecticut Whale -- Former UAA winger Tommy Grant.
Grand Rapids Griffins -- Goaltender Jordan Pearce of Anchorage.
Hershey Bears -- Former Aces defenseman Patrick Wellar.
Manchester Monarchs -- Former UAA and Aces winger Justin Johnson of Anchorage.
Norfolk Admirals -- Former UAF defenseman Jordan Hendry.
Peoria Rivermen -- Former Aces forward Chris Bruton, former Aces winger Anthony Peluso and former Aces defenseman David Shields.
Portland Pirates -- Former UAF goaltender Chad Johnson.
Rockford IceHogs -- Former Anchorage Aces winger Wade Brookbank (Yeah, you read that correctly -- ANCHORAGE Aces, back in the 'ol WCHL. Brookbank played for the Aces in 1997-98 and 1998-99, and was a tad feisty, as evidenced by his combined 72 regular-season and playoff games and combined 550 penalty minutes. Has played 127 NHL games).
Springfield Falcons -- Former Aces winger Tim Spencer.
St. John's IceCaps -- Former UAA winger Kevin Clark. Head coach Keith McCambridge, the former Aces captain, assistant coach and head coach.
Syracuse Crunch -- Former Aces winger Eric Neilson.