Knight time

MORRIS DALLA COSTA -- London Free Press

, Last Updated: 9:45 AM ET

When Brandon Prust and Kyle Quincey played against each other in an NHL game last night in Detroit, they became the 11th and 12th former London Knights currently on NHL rosters.

Prust was called up by the Calgary Flames on Tuesday. Quincey, a defenceman, was called up yesterday by the Red Wings. Quincey was with the Knights for two years before being traded to the Mississauga IceDogs as part of the deal that brought Rob Schremp to London.

There are 47 other Knights playing in various professional leagues around the world.

"Mark (Knights general manager Mark Hunter) and I are really proud when someone plays pro," said coach Dale Hunter. "Some are highly touted, others are unpredictable, but it's always good when they make it."

Dale Hunter was excited by Prust's callup and as he was discussing that, he was told Quincey had been called up -- and his face lit up.

"You see these players develop and you know their goal is to make the NHL and when they do, you feel really good for them," said Hunter, who played 19 seasons in the NHL.

"Making any pro league is tough. I always say anytime you can make a living playing a kids' game, you're pretty fortunate."

KNIGHTS IN THE NHL

Dan Fritsche Columbus

Rico Fata Washington

Chris Kelly Ottawa

Tom Kostopoulos Los Angeles

Rick Nash Columbus

Corey Perry Anaheim

Brandon Prust Calgary

Kyle Quincey Detroit

Brendan Shanahan N.Y. Rangers

Tim Taylor Tampa Bay

Danny Richmond Chicago

Dennis Wideman St. Louis

KNIGHTS IN OTHER PRO LEAGUES

Chris Bain Florida SPHL

Krys Barch Iowa AHL

Danny Bois Binghamton AHL

David Bolland Norfolk AHL

Chris Brassard Bossier-Shreveport CHL

Jeff Brown Kalamazoo UHL

Dan Buccella Youngstown CHL

Mark Cadotte Port Huron UHL

Jeff Christian Youngstown CHL

Chris Crombie Pee Dee SPHL

Duncan Dalmao Basingstoke England

John Erskine Hershey AHL

Ryan Gardner Lugano Swiss

Daniel Girardi Hartford AHL

Wes Goldie Victoria ECHL

Ryan Held Memphis CHL

Alex Henry Milwaukee AHL

Dylan Hunter Rochester AHL

Matt Iannetta Asiago Italy

Dan Jancevski Hamilton AHL

Ivan Khomutov Lowell AHL

Drew Larman Rochester AHL

Ryan Lee Austin CHL

Tomas Linhart Pardubice Czech

Don Margettie Odessa CHL

Sean McMorrow Chicago AHL

Marc Methot Syracuse AHL

Ron Newhook Ravensburg Germany

Jason Payne Bloomington UHL

Frank Rediker Stockton ECHL

Adam Saffer Plzen HC Czech

Brad Schlegel Hanover Germany

Rob Schremp Wilkes-Barre/Scranton AHL

Scott Sheppard Trenton ECHL

Brad Smyth Hamburg Germany

Jim Sprott Bossier-Shreveport CHL

Charlie Stephens DEG Germany

Brandon Sugden Syracuse AHL

Dan Sullivan Pensacola ECHL

Danny Syvret Grand Rapids AHL

Chris Taylor Frankfurt Germany

GOALIES

Fred Braithwaite Chicago AHL

Gerald Coleman Johnstown ECHL

Adam Dennis Rochester AHL

Chris Houle Chicago UHL

Ryan MacDonald Fresno ECHL

Bill Ruggiero Tulsa CHL


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