Alex Tuch

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Alex Tuch
Born (1996-05-10) May 10, 1996 (age 20)
Syracuse, NY, USA
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Right Wing/Centre
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Minnesota Wild
Iowa Wild (AHL)
NHL Draft 18th overall, 2014
Minnesota Wild
Playing career 2016–present

Alex Daniel Tuch (born May 10, 1996) is an American professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing with the Iowa Wild in the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect to the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL). Eldest of three siblings (younger brother and sister, who are twins) born to Carl and Sharon Tuch.

Playing career[edit]

Tuch was born in Syracuse, New York, but grew up in Baldwinsville, New York.

He was ranked 12th by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau on their final list of the top draft-eligible North American skaters leading into the 2014 NHL Entry Draft where he was projected to be picked in the first round.[1][2] Tuch was eventually selected by the Minnesota Wild (18th overall).

He trained with the USA Hockey National Team Development Program team from 2012 to 2014, winning a bronze medal with Team USA at the 2013 World U-17 Hockey Challenge and gold at the 2014 IIHF World U18 Championships.

From 2014 to 2016, Tuch played collegiately for the Boston College Eagles in the Hockey East Association. He was named to the 2014-15 Hockey East Association Pro Ambitions All-Rookie Team,[3] tallying 14 goals and 14 assists his freshman year. In 2015-16, he contributed with 18 goals and 16 assists in 40 games, while heading to the NCAA Frozen Four with the Eagles.[4]

Tuch was handed a three-year entry-level deal (starting with the 2016-17 season) by the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL) on April 13, 2016.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2011–12 Syracuse Jr. Stars EmJHL 40 44 57 101 26 4 1 3 4 4
2012–13 U.S. National Development Team USHL 38 4 6 10 24
2013–14 U.S. National Development Team USHL 26 13 19 32 36
2014–15 Boston College HE 37 14 14 28 28
2015–16 Boston College HE 40 18 16 34 33
NCAA totals 77 32 30 62 61

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2013 United States U17 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 1 3 4 4
2014 United States WJC18 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 0 3 3 14
2015 United States WJC 5th 5 1 1 2 0
Junior totals 18 2 7 9 18

Awards and honours[edit]

Honours Year
World U-17 Hockey Challenge Bronze Medal 2013 [6]
IIHF World U18 Championship Gold Medal 2014 [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baldwinsville's Alex Tuch moves up in rankings of NHL draft prospects". Syracuse.com. 2014-04-28. Retrieved 2014-04-28. 
  2. ^ "2014 NHL Draft Profile: Alex Tuch". On the Forecheck. 2014-04-16. Retrieved 2014-04-16. 
  3. ^ "HockeyEastOnline.com - Hockey East Announces 2014-15 Pro Ambitions All-Rookie Team". hockeyeastonline.com. Retrieved 2016-04-14. 
  4. ^ "Baldwinsville's Alex Tuch signs pro pact with Minnesota Wild". syracuse.com. Retrieved 2016-04-14. 
  5. ^ "Wild Signs Alex Tuch To Entry-Level Contract". wild.nhl.com. Retrieved 2016-04-14. 
  6. ^ "U.S. National U-17 Team upends Slovakia, 7-2, at 2013 World Hockey Challenge". boxscorenews.com. 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  7. ^ "Gold-Medal Game Recap: USA Wins Gold Over Czech Republic". USA Hockey. 2014-04-02. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Mathew Dumba
Minnesota Wild first round draft pick
2014
Succeeded by
Joel Eriksson Ek