Tony Tuzzolino

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Tony Tuzzolino
Born (1975-10-09) October 9, 1975 (age 39)
Buffalo, NY, USA
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)
Position Center
Shot Right
Played for Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
New York Rangers
Boston Bruins
Modo Hockey
National team  Italy
NHL Draft 113th overall, 1994
Quebec Nordiques
Playing career 1997–2010

Anthony Charles Tuzzolino (born October 9, 1975, in Buffalo, New York) is a retired professional ice hockey center. His younger brother Nick was drafted by the New York Islanders in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Tuzzolino was drafted 113th overall by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. After completing his collegiate career with Michigan State University of the CCHA he went on to play a total of nine games in the National Hockey League. He played one game for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, six games for the New York Rangers and two games for the Boston Bruins. He did not score a point in those nine games, collecting seven penalty minutes.

In 2003, he moved to Italy to play in their Serie A league, where he had spells with Asiago, Bolzano and Cortiva in a three-year spell in the league. He also had a spell in Sweden's Elitserien with Modo Hockey. He briefly returned to America with the Flint Generals of the United Hockey League but soon returned to Italy, joining Renon Ritten. He signed on for another year with the club for 2007–08. After completing his second year with Ritten, Tuzzolino returned to Asiago signing a one-year contract on September 22, 2008.[1]

In the 2009–10 season, Tuzzolino returned to North America for a second stint with the Flint Generals of the IHL. After 37 games with the Generals Tony left again for Italy signing with Eppan-Appiano of the Italian Serie B on January 10, 2010.[2]

International play[edit]

A dual American-Italian citizen Tuzzolino represented Italy in the 2006 Winter Olympics. After four games with the Italians Tony finished the tournament as the leader with 32 penalty minutes.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1991–92 Niagara Scenics NAHL 45 19 27 46 82
1992–93 Niagara Scenics NAHL 50 36 41 77 134
1993–94 Michigan State University CCHA 38 4 3 7 50
1994–95 Michigan State University CCHA 39 9 19 28 81
1995–96 Michigan State University CCHA 41 12 17 29 120
1996–97 Michigan State University CCHA 39 14 18 32 120
1997–98 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 35 9 14 23 83
1997–98 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 13 3 3 6 6
1997–98 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 1 0 0 0 2
1998–99 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 50 4 10 14 55
1998–99 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 15 2 4 6 22
1999–2000 Huntington Blizzard ECHL 20 6 13 19 43
1999–2000 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 15 0 3 3 8
1999–2000 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 32 3 8 11 41 19 2 2 4 16
2000–01 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 47 12 23 35 136 5 0 2 2 6
2000–01 New York Rangers NHL 6 0 0 0 5
2001–02 Providence Bruins AHL 59 10 19 29 123 1 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Boston Bruins NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Houston Aeros AHL 50 9 6 15 92 23 4 4 8 43
2002–03 Louisiana IceGators ECHL 12 8 7 15 47
2003–04 Binghamton Senators AHL 13 1 3 4 12
2003–04 HC Asiago ITL 16 6 9 15 67 12 7 3 10 30
2004–05 HC Bolzano ITL 32 13 19 32 78 9 3 3 6 24
2005–06 SG Cortina ITL 26 12 12 24 87
2005–06 Modo Hockey SEL 11 2 1 3 14 5 0 0 0 12
2006–07 Flint Generals UHL 14 4 15 19 28
2006–07 SV Ritten-Renon ITL 15 7 9 16 14 8 2 5 7 24
2007–08 SV Ritten-Renon ITL 20 5 18 23 34 13 3 6 9 24
2008–09 HC Asiago ITL 37 12 30 42 60
2009–10 Flint Generals IHL 37 5 12 17 69
2009–10 HC Eppan-Appiano ITL-1 6 2 4 6 6 13 5 10 15 36
NHL totals 9 0 0 0 7

International[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2006 Italy OG 4 0 1 1 32
Senior int'l totals 4 0 1 1 32

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The return of Tuzzolino" (in Italian). HC Asiago. 2008-09-22. Retrieved 2010-06-22. 
  2. ^ "HC Eppan is active once again in the transfer market" (in German). HC Eppan-Appiano. 2010-01-10. Retrieved 2010-06-22. 

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