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T. J. Tynan
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Born (1992-02-25) February 25, 1992 (age 27)
Orland Park, Illinois, U.S.
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Colorado Avalanche
Columbus Blue Jackets
NHL Draft 66th overall, 2011
Columbus Blue Jackets
Playing career 2014–present

Thomas Joseph "T. J." Tynan[1] (born February 25, 1992) is an American ice hockey player. He is currently playing within the Colorado Avalanche organization of the National Hockey League (NHL). Tynan was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 3rd round (66th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Tynan playing for Notre Dame during his Senior season

Tynan played collegiate hockey for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish men's ice hockey team which competed in NCAA's Division I in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association conference and Hockey East for his final year.[1]

On April 1, 2014, the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL) signed Tynan to a two-year entry-level contract.[2] Tynan was assigned to the Springfield Falcons upon completion of Notre Dame's season.[3] Tynan made his NHL debut against the New Jersey Devils on March 8, 2017.[4]

On July 1, 2017, having left the Blue Jackets as a free agent, Tynan agreed to a two-year, two-way contract with expansion club, the Vegas Golden Knights.[5] After attending the Golden Knights inaugural training camp, Tynan was assigned for the duration of the 2017–18 season to the AHL to play with affiliate, the Chicago Wolves. Selected as an Alternate captain, he was used in a top-line role Tynan place second to Teemu Pulkkinen in scoring with Chicago, posting 15 goals and 60 points in 70 games.

In the following 2018–19 season, Tynan continued as a staple of the Wolves attack, producing at a point-per-game through 71 regular season appearances and collecting a league leading 59 assists. He added 2 goals and 13 points in 22 post-season games, helping the Chicago Wolves to the Calder Cup Finals, before losing to the Charlotte Checkers.

As a free agent from the Golden Knights, Tynan agreed to one-year, two-way $700,000 contract with the Colorado Avalanche on July 1, 2019.[6] After attending his first training camp with the Avalanche, Tynan was among the last cuts re-assigned to begin the 2019–20 season with AHL affiliate, the Colorado Eagles.[7] Signed to add offensive depth to the organization, Tynan led the Eagles to start the campaign posting 12 points in 10 games before he was recalled to the NHL by Avalanche on November 6, 2019.[8] Returning to the NHL for the first time since March 2017, Tynan re-united with head coach Jared Bednar from their Calder Cup winning tenure with the Cleveland Monsters. He made his Avalanche debut in a 9-4 victory over the Nashville Predators on November 7, 2019.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 60 17 55 72 55
2010–11 U. of Notre Dame CCHA 44 23 31 54 36
2011–12 U. of Notre Dame CCHA 39 13 28 41 38
2012–13 U. of Notre Dame CCHA 41 10 18 28 28
2013–14 U. of Notre Dame HE 40 8 30 38 30
2013–14 Springfield Falcons AHL 3 0 0 0 2
2014–15 Springfield Falcons AHL 75 13 35 48 48
2015–16 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 76 6 40 46 38 17 1 5 6 8
2016–17 Cleveland Monsters AHL 72 12 29 41 34
2016–17 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2017–18 Chicago Wolves AHL 70 15 45 60 30 3 0 2 2 2
2018–19 Chicago Wolves AHL 71 12 59 71 28 22 2 11 13 10
NHL totals 3 0 0 0 0

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2012 United States WJC 7th 6 1 3 4 2
Junior totals 6 1 3 4 2

Awards and honors[edit]

Awards Year
College
All-CCHA Rookie Team 2010–11
CCHA Rookie of the Year 2010–11 [10]
NCAA Rookie of the Year 2010–11 [10]
All-CCHA Second Team 2010–11 [11]
All-CCHA First Team 2011–12 [12]
CCHA All-Tournament Team 2013
AHL
Calder Cup (Lake Erie Monsters) 2016 [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "T.J. TYNAN". und.com. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  2. ^ "Columbus sign draft pick Tynan". National Hockey League. April 1, 2014. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  3. ^ "Tynan signs ATO with Falcons". Springfield Falcons. April 15, 2014. Archived from the original on April 7, 2014. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  4. ^ Colleran, Dan (March 7, 2017). "T.J. Tynan Set To Make NHL Debut". und.com. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  5. ^ "Golden Knights sign 6 free agents". Las Vegas Sun. July 1, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  6. ^ "Avalanche signs Megna, Renouf and Tynan". Colorado Avalanche. July 1, 2019. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  7. ^ "Avalanche reassigns four players". Colorado Avalanche. September 30, 2019. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  8. ^ "Colorado Avalanche reassigns Megna, recalls Tynan". Colorado Eagles. November 6, 2019. Retrieved November 6, 2019.
  9. ^ "Donskoi scores 3 goals as Avalanche beat Predators 9-4". ESPN. November 7, 2019. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  10. ^ a b "Tynan named College Hockey Rookie of the Year". Notre Dame. April 15, 2012. Retrieved March 4, 2013.
  11. ^ "All-CCHA Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved July 27, 2013.
  12. ^ "NMU's Gron, Florek named All-CCHA". UpperMichigansSource.com. April 15, 2012. Retrieved May 15, 2013.
  13. ^ Brown, Tony (June 12, 2016). "Bjorkstrand's OT goal clinches Monsters' first-ever Calder Cup championship". Columbus Blue Jackets. Retrieved June 12, 2016.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Andy Taranto
CCHA Rookie of the Year
2010–11
Succeeded by
Alex Guptill
Preceded by
Stéphane Da Costa
NCAA Ice Hockey National Rookie of the Year
2010–11
Succeeded by
Joey LaLeggia
Preceded by
Frank Slubowski
CCHA Most Valuable Player in Tournament
2013
Succeeded by
Award Discontinued