Dwyer Tschantz

Hometown:

Wilmington Delaware

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1995-03-22

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2013

Shoots:

right

Drafted:

2014

Height:

6-6

Acquired:

7th round (202nd overall), 2014

Weight:

210 lbs.

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History

2010-11: Dwyer Tschantz played for the Philadelphia Junior Flyers U16 team. In 57 games he scored 18 goals with 21 assists and had 63 penalty minutes. The Wilmington, DE native was selected to play in the Liberty Bell Games for top prospects in USA Hockey’s Atlantic District.

2011-12: Tschantz went from the Junior Flyers to southern New Jersey-based Team Comcast; skating for the club’s AAA U18 team. In 52 games he scored 29 goals with 25 assists and 49 penalty minutes. Tschantz was selected by Omaha in the 17th round (252nd overall) in the 2012 USHL Entry Draft.

2012-13: Tschantz appeared in one USHL game with Indiana, with no points nor penalties, and skated on the top line for the Team Comcast U18 team along with college hockey recruits Eric Robinson (Princeton) and Kevin Neiley (Dartmouth). Tschantz scored 29 goals with 43 assists and 56 penalty minutes in 54 regular season games as Team Comcast dominated the Atlantic District in the regular season. Tschantz had no points and 22 penalty minutes in four playoff games. He was among the players invited to the USA Hockey Select 17 Development Camp.

2013-14: Tschantz was the third-leading scorer for the Clark Cup champion Indiana Ice in his first USHL season behind Penn State University recruit Scott Conway and Brian Pinho (WSH). He scored 24 goals with 20 assists and was plus-31 with 58 penalty minutes in 52 regular season games. In November he committed to playing college hockey at Cornell in 2014-15. The Ice finished first in the Eastern Conference — winning 42 of 60 games — and were 9-3 in the playoffs; defeating Waterloo in the Clark Cup finals. Tschantz skated in eight of 12 playoff games and was plus-2 with 3 assists and 7 penalty minutes. In his second year of draft eligibility he was selected by St. Louis in the seventh round (202nd overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

2014-15: Tschantz skated in 19 games for Cornell University in his freshman season — missing time with a separated shoulder and some other nagging injuries. He scored 2 goals with 3 assists and was -4 with 14 penalty minutes. Cornell was seventh in ECAC Hockey; finishing 11-14-6 after being swept by Union in a first-round conference playoff series.

2015-16: Tschantz missed the first half of the season with upper-body injuries, making his season debut in December and skating in 20 games for Cornell in his sophomore season. He scored 2 goals with 3 assists and was -4 with 12 penalty minutes. The Big Red finished tied with Dartmouth for seventh in ECAC Hockey, sweeping Union College in an ECAC first-round series and splitting two games with eventual champion Quinnipiac in the quarterfinals before falling 6-3 in the decisive third game.

Talent Analysis

Tschantz is is a big player and he has demonstrated some good offensive skill. He should continue to develop his two-way game to utilize the combo of size and skill at both ends of the ice. He is a long-term project but should continue to develop during his college career.

Future

Tschantz skated in 20 games for Cornell University in 2015-16, missing the start of the year after suffering an upper-body injury in the pre-season. The final player selected by the Blues in the 2014 NHL Draft, Tschantz is continuing to develop the positional aspects of his game to complement his size and big shot. He projects as a power forward if he can continue to develop mobility and learn the defensive side that has been a staple of the Big Red program.

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