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Cup quest begins for seven North Dakota alums
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Updated: Thursday 04/16/2014 10:07:34 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Seven University of North Dakota products will compete in the National Hockey League's 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, which begin tonight.

Matt Frattin (Columbis), Matt Greene (Los Angeles), Brad Malone (Colorado), T.J. Oshie (St. Louis), Zach Parise (Minnesota), Chris Porter (St. Louis) and Jonathan Toews (Chicago) all seek to become the latest UND products to hoist the Stanley Cup.

Tonight, Frattin's Columbus Blue Jackets face the Pittsburgh Penguins in the lone Eastern Conference series featuring a former UND player.

UND has six players competing in Western Conference series, with each getting underway on Thursday: Oshie, Porter and the St. Louis Blues face Toews' Chicago Blackhawks, Zach Parise and the Minnesota Wild square off against Brad Malone and the Colorado Avalance, and Matt Greene's Los Angeles Kings face the San Jose Sharks.

Ten different UND products have won the Stanley Cup 13 times, including Toews and the Blackhawks last season.

UND's Stanley Cup Champions        
Craig Ludwig Montreal 1985-86      
Geoff Smith Edmonton 1989-90      
Jay Caufield Pittsburgh 1990-91      
Jay Caufield Pittsburgh 1991-92      
Troy Murray Colorado 1995-96      
Ed Belfour Dallas 1998-99      
Tony Hrkac Dallas 1998-99      
Craig Ludwig Dallas 1998-99      
Rick Wilson (Asst. coach) Dallas 1998-99  
Brad Bombardir New Jersey 1999-00      
Mike Commodore Carolina 2005-06      
Jonathan Toews (C) Chicago 2009-10 (Conn Smythe Trophy winner)
Matt Greene (A) Los Angeles 2011-12      
Jonathan Toews (C) Chicago 2012-13      

Click HERE for a complete 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs schedule.
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