Adam Tambellini

Unrestricted Free Agent
Colleen De Neve

Fantasy Summary

Tambellini has top-six potential, but he is a project pick. Still several years away.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 3.0
NHL Certainty 2.0
Country CAN
Position LW
Roster Type Free Agent
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth November 1, 1994
Height 6‘2”
Weight 192 lbs
Drafted 2013 Round 3; Overall: 65

Observations

September 2017 — Tambellini was assigned to Hartford as the Rangers cut their training camp roster down to thirty players.  Entering his third pro season in 2017-18, and the final year of his entry level contract, Tambellini is still looking to make his NHL debut with the Blueshirts.  His game will need to take a big step forward this AHL season in order to jump up within the Rangers organization depth.  Geoff Kent

 

February 2017 – Tambellini has continued his strong play well into his second pro season with the Hartford Wolfpack. He sits third in team scoring with 25 points (8G, 17A) through 45 games after leading all Wolfpack rookies in 2015/16.  Tambellini is seeing minutes in all situations, with 10 of his points coming on the power play, and also leads the team in shootout goals and attempts. It is only a matter of time before Tambellini gets the call to make his NHL debut. Geoff Kent

January 2016 – Through the first 41 games of Tambellini’s professional career, he has managed to pot 10 goals, and added five assists playing with the Rangers’ AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack. It may take another year or so for the young forward to get fully adjusted to the pace of the professional game, but the door remains open if he can continue to improve. Bryan Puffer

March 2015 – Rangers GM Glen Sather announced March 10th that the team has signed Adam Tambellini to a three-year entry-level contract. Leading the Calgary Hitmen in scoring in his second WHL season, Tambellini has racked up an impressive 45 goals and 79 points in 63 games. Brendan Ross

January 2015 – Adam Tambellini was a project pick when the Rangers selected him in 2013 NHL Entry Draft. After the draft he went the College route but that didn’t work out for him. He left the NCAA for the WHL where he has since revamped his career. In his first WHL season, Tambellini scored 17 goals and 39 points in 31 games. This year, the Hitmen Alternate Captain regularly shows up on the scoresheet. He had an impressive five-game goal scoring streak in December. With 30 goals, Tambellini is third in WHL’s goal scoring race while his 23 helpers in 46 games has been an added bonus.Tambellini is a fluid skater with good hockey sense. He is a good leadership guy and has improved his defensive game tremendously. He is a highly skilled offensive center with a good build and frame to add more mass, which he will need to do. After Calgary’s season ends in the WHL, Tambellini could get a look in the AHL where he will likely play a couple of seasons before arriving in the Rangers lineup.Jozsef Kurtosi

January 2014 – After a disapointing NCAA campaign, Tambellini (brother of former NHLer Jeff) left UND and went to the Calgary Hitmen in the Western Hockey League. Once there, he found his mojo, putting up the numbers quickly. He has the size and skill, and he’s got an NHL shot and can score. He is a power forward type of player, works hard, creates space, but needs to get stronger. He’ll be given plenty of time to do that in the Rangers’ system. Josh Kurtosi


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 SSAC Lions Bantam AAA AMBHL 33 6 13 19 4 | Playoffs 11 1 3 4
  SSAC Lions Bantam AAA John Reid Bantam 7 3 6 9 0 |          
 2009-2010 SSAC Bulldogs Minor Midget AAA AMMHL 34 27 24 51 20 | Playoffs 6 6 4 10 10 
 2010-2011 SSAC Athletics Midget AAA AMHL 34 29 25 54 113 | Playoffs 5 4 2 6
  Sherwood Park Crusaders AJHL 3 1 0 1 0 |          
 2011-2012 Vernon Vipers BCHL 55 27 29 56 28 |          
 2012-2013 Vernon Vipers BCHL 36 22 17 39 18 |          
  Surrey Eagles BCHL 16 14 12 26 8 | Playoffs 17 10 8 18
  Surrey Eagles Western Canada Cup 5 3 1 4 2 |          
  Surrey Eagles RBC Cup 5 2 4 6 4 |          
 2013-2014 Univ. of North Dakota NCAA 16 2 2 4 31 |          
  Univ. of North Dakota GNW Showcase - 0 0 0 - |          
  Calgary Hitmen WHL 31 17 22 39 10 | Playoffs 6 5 4 9
 2014-2015 Calgary Hitmen WHL 71 47 39 86 30 | Playoffs 16 13 13 26 10 
 2015-2016 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 74 17 15 32 24 |          
 2016-2017 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 68 13 22 35 22 |          
 2017-2018 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 69 16 16 32 20 |          
 2018-2019 Belleville Senators AHL 61 13 17 30 18 |          

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