SIOUX FALLS, SD -- The Sioux Falls Stampede are proud to announce that nine former Stampede players are on NHL opening day rosters. The NHL officially kicked off the 2012-13 season Saturday afternoon.

Below is a list of the players who have made the NHL opening day rosters and the years they played in Sioux Falls:

Buffalo: Thomas Vanek (1999-2002)
Carolina: Chad LaRose (1999-2001)
Dallas: Alex Goligoski (2003-04)
Minnesota: Nate Prosser (2003-06)
New York Islanders: Joe Finley (2004-05)
New York Rangers: Stu Bickel (2006-07)
Pittsburgh: Joe Vitale (2004-05)
St. Louis: T.J. Oshie (2004-05)
Winnipeg: Zach Redmond (2005-07)

Courtesy:  Jim Olander/Sioux Falls Stampede