T. J. Fast

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T. J. Fast
Born (1987-09-02) September 2, 1987 (age 26)
Calgary, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
DEL2 team
Former teams
Eispiraten Crimmitschau
Peoria Rivermen
Rochester Americans
Connecticut Whale
Hamilton Bulldogs
NHL Draft 60th overall, 2005
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2008–present

T. J. Fast (born September 2, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing with Eispiraten Crimmitschau of the German DEL2.

Playing career[edit]

Fast began his junior career in the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) for two seasons playing for the Calgary Royals and Camrose Kodiaks. After his second AJHL season in 2004–05, he was drafted in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings as the 60th overall pick in the second round.[1] He subsequently joined the college hockey ranks with the University of Denver. However, after one-and-a-half seasons with Denver, he moved to major junior to play for the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League (WHL). In 2007–08, Fast recorded a 17-goal, 54-point season to earn WHL West First Team All-Star honours.[2]

Following his final junior season, he was traded by the Kings to the St. Louis Blues on June 4, 2008, in exchange for a 5th round draft pick in 2009.[3]

On August 3, 2010, Fast was traded to the Florida Panthers in exchange for Graham Mink.[4]

To start the 2011–12 season, Fast was signed by the Greenville Road Warriors. Before he made his debut with the Warriors he was loaned to the Connecticut Whale and appeared in one game. After he was returned to the Road Warriors he was immediately loaned again to the AHL with the Hamilton Bulldogs. On December 16, 2011, Fast was signed for the remainder of the season by the Bulldogs.[5]

In the midway point of the following season, without ever debuting with Greenville, Fast's rights were traded by the Road Warriors to the Bakersfield Condors for Zach Cohen on January 9, 2013.[6] Fast was eventually signed to a contract and appeared in 17 games for the Condors in the 2012-13 season.

On July 4, 2013, Fast signed as a free agent to his first European contract on a one-year deal with German club, ETC Crimmitschau of the DEL2.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Calgary Royals AJHL 10 0 2 2 0
2004–05 Camrose Kodiaks AJHL 58 8 28 36 40
2005–06 University of Denver WCHA 39 1 6 7 26
2006–07 University of Denver WCHA 19 0 4 4 14
2006–07 Tri-City Americans WHL 26 3 19 22 30 6 0 1 1 14
2007–08 Tri-City Americans WHL 71 17 37 54 92 16 1 8 9 16
2008–09 Peoria Rivermen AHL 46 1 4 5 12
2008–09 Alaska Aces ECHL 9 0 1 1 6 18 0 5 5 11
2009–10 Alaska Aces ECHL 46 10 21 31 26 4 2 1 3 0
2009–10 Peoria Rivermen AHL 18 0 1 1 4
2010–11 Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL 58 9 18 27 36
2010–11 Rochester Americans AHL 13 1 1 2 12
2011–12 Connecticut Whale AHL 1 0 0 0 2
2011–12 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 42 1 4 5 34
2012–13 Bakersfield Condors ECHL 17 0 1 1 6
AHL totals 120 3 9 12 64

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
Western Hockey League
West First All-Star Team 2007–08 [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2005 NHL Entry Draft". National Hockey League. 2005-05-02. Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  2. ^ a b "WHL Western Conference All-Star Team". WHL. Retrieved July 8, 2008. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Blues Acquire T.J. Fast from LA: Kings will receive a 5th round draft choice in 2009". 2008-06-04. Retrieved 2008-06-22. 
  4. ^ "Pair of veterans in Rivermen's mix". pjstar.com. 2010-08-03. Retrieved 2010-08-04. 
  5. ^ "BULLDOGS SIGN T.J. FAST FOR REMAINDER OF SEASON". hamiltonbulldogs.com. 2011-12-16. Retrieved 2011-12-16. 
  6. ^ "Condors acquire rights to TJ Fast from Greenville for Cohen". Bakersfield Condors. 2013-01-09. Retrieved 2013-01-09. 
  7. ^ "Canadian Fast changes to Crimmitschau" (in German). ETC Crimmitschau. 2013-07-04. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 

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