There is no shortage of local ties to this year's NHL playoffs.
Scan the rosters of the clubs and you'll find 15 former Kitchener Rangers and a handful of players from Waterloo Region in the mix for Lord Stanley's Mug.
It's quite an impressive haul.
Three of them - Geoff Ward, Greg Campbell, and Mike Richards - have already tasted victory once and are going for their second championship ring.
Several others, such as Kitchener's Tanner Pearson (in photo) are hoping to hoist the Cup for the first time.
Playoff action begins tonight.