Alex Tuch

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Alex Tuch
Born (1996-05-10) May 10, 1996 (age 19)
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
NCAA team Boston College
NHL Draft 18th overall, 2014
Minnesota Wild
Playing career TBD–present

Alex Daniel Tuch (born May 10, 1996) is an American collegiate ice hockey player. He currently plays with the Boston College Eagles men's ice hockey team in the Hockey East Association.[1] Tuch was selected by the Minnesota Wild in the first round (18th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

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

Tuch 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.[2][3] He trained with the USA Hockey National Team Development Program team from 2012 to 2014,[4] winning a bronze medal with Team USA at the 2013 World U-17 Hockey Challenge[5] and gold at the 2014 IIHF World U18 Championships.[6]

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
NCAA totals 37 14 14 28 28

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2013 United States U17 3rd 6 1 3 4 4
2014 United States WJC18 1st 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 [7]
IIHF World U18 Championship Gold Medal 2014 [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NHL Prospect Hot List: Boston College commit Alex Tuch". The Hockey News. 2014-07-19. Retrieved 2014-07-19. 
  2. ^ "Baldwinsville's Alex Tuch moves up in rankings of NHL draft prospects". Syracuse.com. 2014-04-28. Retrieved 2014-04-28. 
  3. ^ "2014 NHL Draft Profile: Alex Tuch". On the Forecheck. 2014-04-16. Retrieved 2014-04-16. 
  4. ^ "Prospect Pulse: Alex Tuch". New York Hockey Journal.com. 2014-05-01. Retrieved 2014-05-03. 
  5. ^ "Storm forward and prospect on NHL '14 Draft List". Guelph Storm. 2014-06-21. Retrieved 2014-06-21. 
  6. ^ "Baldwinsville's Alex Tuch part of U.S team that wins gold at U-18 Worlds". Syracuse.com. 2014-04-29. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  7. ^ "U.S. National U-17 Team upends Slovakia, 7-2, at 2013 World Hockey Challenge". boxscorenews.com. 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  8. ^ "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