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Posted: April 11th, 2012
NHL EXTRA: Local ties to the Stanley Cup playoffs

Five players with ties to Erie will play in the Stanley Cup playoffs:
* D Carlo Colaiacovo, St. Louis – a key member of the Blues’ league-best defense, had 19 points and a plus-7 in 64 games in the regular season; played on the Otters’ 2002 OHL championship team, had 43 goals, 136 points in 209 games from 1997-2003.
* D Steve Montador, Chicago – totaled five goals, 14 points and 45 penalty minutes in 52 games during his first season with the Blackhawks; had 12 goals, 62 points and 149 penalty minutes with the Otters from 1997-99.
* C Jordan Nolan, Los Angeles – had two goals, four points and 28 penalty minutes in 26 games since being recalled by the Kings from Manchester (AHL) in February; had three goals and seven points in 33 games for the Otters in the 2005-06 season.
* C Michael Rupp, N.Y. Rangers – scored the Stanley Cup-clinching goal as a rookie for New Jersey in Game 7 of the 2003 finals against Anaheim; had 61 goals, 110 points and 293 penalty minutes in 147 games with the Otters from 1997-2000.
* Riley Sheahan, Detroit – signed with the Red Wings on Thursday, had no points and four penalty minutes in his NHL debut Saturday against Chicago; drafted by the Otters in the fourth of the 2007 OHL Priority Selection, but played at Notre Dame for three seasons.
Note: New Jersey RW David Clarkson‘s brother, Doug, had three goals and six points in 19 games for the Otters in the 2007-08 season.

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