February 7, 1968 |
Livonia, MI, USA
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|Played for||Hartford Whalers
Detroit Red Wings
San Jose Sharks
|NHL Draft||1989 NHL Supplemental Draft
After playing four seasons at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Tancill made his professional debut with the American Hockey League's Springfield Indians in the 1990–91 season and was one of the stars leading the team to the Calder Cup championship in that year. He also made his NHL debut with the Whalers that same season, appearing in nine games, scoring one goal and adding one assist.
Tancill was traded to the Detroit Red Wings during the 1991–92 season in exchange for Daniel Shank. For the 1993–94 season, he joined the Dallas Stars. After one season with the Stars, he spent three with the San Jose Sharks organization.
In his NHL career, Tancill appeared in 134 games. He scored 17 goals and added 32 assists. He also appeared in 11 Stanley Cup playoff games, scoring one goal and adding one assist.
Awards and honors
|All-NCAA All-Tournament Team||1990|||
- "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
|Awards and achievements|
|NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player
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