T. J. Fast
|T. J. Fast|
September 2, 1987 |
Calgary, AB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
|Played for||Peoria Rivermen
|NHL Draft||60th overall, 2005
Los Angeles Kings
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. 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.
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.
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. 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.
|2005–06||University of Denver||WCHA||39||1||6||7||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||University of Denver||WCHA||19||0||4||4||14||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
|Western Hockey League|
|West First All-Star Team||2007–08|||
- "2005 NHL Entry Draft". National Hockey League. 2005-05-02. Retrieved 2010-01-02.
- "WHL Western Conference All-Star Team". WHL. Retrieved July 8, 2008.[dead link]
- "Blues Acquire T.J. Fast from LA: Kings will receive a 5th round draft choice in 2009". 2008-06-04. Retrieved 2008-06-22.
- "Pair of veterans in Rivermen's mix". pjstar.com. 2010-08-03. Retrieved 2010-08-04.
- "BULLDOGS SIGN T.J. FAST FOR REMAINDER OF SEASON". hamiltonbulldogs.com. 2011-12-16. Retrieved 2011-12-16.
- "Condors acquire rights to TJ Fast from Greenville for Cohen". Bakersfield Condors. 2013-01-09. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
- "Canadian Fast changes to Crimmitschau" (in German). ETC Crimmitschau. 2013-07-04. Retrieved 2013-07-26.