T.J. Tynan

by masonblack on April 13, 2018

TJ Tynan - photo courtesy: NHL.com

T.J. Tynan, C

Shoots: R

Height: 5-8

Weight: 165 lbs.

Born: 1992-2-25

Hometown: Orland Park, IL

Drafted:  2011 by Columbus Blue Jackets, 66th overall







April 2018 – With only a handful of games remaining in the regular season, T.J. Tynan is finishing up another successful AHL campaign with the Chicago Wolves - a team comprised of both Vegas Golden Knights and St. Louis Blues' prospects. Tynan currently sits second in team scoring with 58 points in 69 games, and only one point behind the team lead despite playing in fewer overall games. He was awarded with the assistant captaincy at the beginning of the year which is a testament to the natural leadership abilities he possesses, however at 26, you have to wonder if the Wolves storied franchise is beginning to groom him for more of a mentor role within the organization and no longer sees him as a viable prospect option. Tynan is the type of tweener player that is very successful at the level just underneath the NHL, but is missing that key characteristic which is preventing him from making the final step and becoming a full-time NHLer. Mason Black

July 2017 – TJ Tynan signed a two-year contract with the Vegas Golden Knights worth $650,000 per year. Tynan is a 40-45 point player in the AHL the past three years. Tynan is a depth centremen who is an excellent penalty killer, but has a small frame that makes it tough for him to compete with NHL sized players. Tynan continues to show strong work ethic and has shown offensive instincts, but hasn;t been given the chance in the NHL. Tynan will be with the Chicago Wolves next season and is already far down the Golden Knights depth chart as a centerman. If Tynan can move to a wing he may have a better chance to make the roster as a third-line penalty killer who could contribute offensively. Paul Zwambag


May 2015 – Tynan had an absolutely terrific rookie campaign in the AHL this season. He led the Falcons in scoring with 48 points in 75 games, including five PP goals. Sure, much of the roster was called up to replace injured Jackets, but it still bodes well for his future with the organization. The diminutive forward had success in the NCAA and is proving his worth in professional hockey. He’s a responsible two-way forward with great playmaking abilities. He possesses the talent and work ethic that NHL coaches covet. Chris Bagwell


March 2014 – Tynan is finishing up his final year at the University of Notre Dame in notable fashion (currently the 7th ranked NCAA team). With his help, the team sits at an impressive 23-13-2. Tynan currently leads the team in scoring with 37 points in 38 games. His plus-14 mark speaks to the prowess of his two-way game. He has tremendous speed and a high hockey IQ. His only downsides are his lack of physical play and size. Chris Bagwell


September 2012 – Tynan is an undersized center currently playing his college hockey at Notre Dame.  He stepped into the lineup as a freshman and excelled beyond expectations, scoring 54 points in 44 games and being named the CCHA Rookie of the Year. He followed that up by totaling 41 points in 39 games, as well as adding four points in six games for Team USA at the WJC. The slick-passing playmaker has never averaged less than a point-per-game for a season at any level. Rich Dillon



Fantasy Outlook:  C-

It’s going to be tough for Tynan to crack the top-3, but if he can move himself to the wing, he has the potential to be in the NHL. 







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