Ryan Tesink
Image: NHL

Ryan Tesink

Hometown:

Saint John New Brunswick

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1993-05-21

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2011

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2011

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

6th round (162nd overall), 2011

Weight:

166 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2009-10: Ryan Tesink played in 44 games for the Woodstock Slammers of the MJAHL. He scored 10 goals and added 19 assists for 29 points to go along with 96 penalty minutes. In 14 playoff games, Tesink scored 4 goals and added 6 assists for 10 points. Tesink played for Team Atlantic at the 2010 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, scoring 2 goals and adding 4 assists for 6 points in 5 games. Tesink was chosen in the first round, 18th overall, of the 2010 QMJHL Entry Draft by the Saint John Sea Dogs.

2010-11: In his QMJHL rookie season, Tesink played in 59 games for the Saint John Sea Dogs. He scored 8 goals and added 27 assists for 35 points. In 19 playoff games, Tesink scored 3 goals and added 2 assists for 5 points. Tesink scored 1 goal in 4 Memorial Cup games.

2011-12: Limited to 36 games during the regular season due to knee problems, Tesink proved to be a valuable third line forward for the powerful Saint John Sea Dogs in the post-season. He scored 13 goals with 27 assists and was plus-23 with 54 penalty minutes during the regular season. In the Quebec League playoffs he scored 7 goals with 6 assists in 17 games and was plus-five with 24 penalty minutes as Saint John won the QMJHL championship. While he was a forgettable minus-three in the Sea Dogs' 7-4 loss to QMJHL rival Shawinigan in the Memorial Cup semifinal, he scored three goals in four games at the tournament.

2012-13: Tesink began the season as an assistant captain for Saint John before a mid-season trade to Blainville-Boisbriand. At the time of the trade, he had 16 goals with 21 assists and was +3 with 75 penalty minutes in 35 games for the Sea Dogs. A chronic knee condition allowed him to play just six regular season games for the Armada (leading to a league hearing on the trade). He scored 1 goal with 3 assists and was +3 with 6 penalty minutes. Blainville-Boisbriand finished first in the West Division and reached the playoff semifinals. In four playoff games Tesink scored 1 goal and was -3 with 23 penalty minutes. He signed a three-year entry-level contract with St. Louis in March, 2013.

 

Talent Analysis

Used as an energy-line type who can fill a larger role when called upon, Tesink may only be average sized but he keeps his feet moving every time he steps onto the ice. A great skater who dedicates himself equally to both ends of the ice; he's a tireless forechecker who will take a hit or a stick in the guts to make a play.

 

Future

Despite the injuries and drama surrounding Tesink, he has developed well in the QMJHL. He is a formidable skater with a great motor, and if he demonstrates similar skills at the professional level, he could get a chance with the Blues in the near future. However, he will likely see time in the AHL to improve his skills in 2013-14.

 

Wingers lead the way in St. Louis Blues Top 20 ranking

by Suraj Sukumar
on
Vladimir Tarasenko - St. Louis Blues

Photo: Vladimir Tarasenko maintains his place atop the St. Louis Blues prospect pool heading into the 2013-14 season (courtesy of Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

 
The St. Louis Blues have had continuous success in the NHL Draft. Finding franchise cornerstones like Alex Pietrangelo, Jake Allen, Jaden Schwartz, and Vladimir Tarasenko has been huge for a team that usually finds itself drafting outside the top-10 picks. 

Read more»

Forward talent leads the way in St. Louis Blues mid-season Top 20

by Suraj Sukumar
on

Jaden Schwartz - St. Louis Blues

Photo: Rookie winger Jaden Schwartz played a prominent role in Peoria during the NHL lockout, but since the start of the Blues season, he has skated in a bottom-six role in St. Louis (courtesy of Steven King/Icon SMI)

The St. Louis Blues have found a way to be successful at the NHL level and still maintain a very deep prospect pool. With draft selections primarily out of the top ten picks, the Blues have drafted extremely well to maintain a talented group of players at all positions.

Read more»

St. Louis Blues retain junior prospect pool with top-end talent and scrappy play

by Suraj Sukumar
on
Ryan Tesink - Saint John Sea Dogs

Photo: Feisty Blainville-Boisbriand winger Ryan Tesink, shown here as a member of the Saint John Sea Dogs, is one of several Blues junior prospects who have changed teams this year. (courtesy of Dave Connell/HF)

 
The St. Louis Blues currently possess one of the deepest prospects pools in the NHL. While names like Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz find their place with the NHL club, the future still remains bright for the Blues. More specifically, the Blues have a tremendous crop of young talent playing at the junior level who have demonstrated the potential to play at the professional level.

Read more»

St. Louis Blues boast top-end talent and depth in the pipeline

by Suraj Sukumar
on
Jordan Schmaltz - St. Louis Blues

Photo: The St. Louis Blues addressed the blue line with their first pick in 2012, drafting dynamic defenseman Jordan Schmaltz with the 25th overall pick. (courtesy of Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

 
The St. Louis Blues are one of few teams to have assets at every position. While the level of skill and potential role could be quite different between each player, the fact remains that the Blues have one of the best crop of players heading into the 48-game NHL season.

Read more»

Vladimir Tarasenko, Jaden Schwartz lead the way in St. Louis Blues top 20

by Brad Gardner
on
Jake Allen - St. Louis Blues

Photo: Jake Allen remains the top goaltending prospect in the St. Louis system, but more recent picks like Jordan Binnington should challenge him in the near future. (courtesy of Brace Hemmelgarn/Icon SMI)

 
The St. Louis Blues prospect system is led by a pair of potential top-line forwards in Russian winger Vladimir Tarasenko and Saskatchewan native Jaden Schwartz. Both are dynamic players capable of piling up the points and it should not be long before the duo is lighting the lamps for the Blues.

Read more»

Related Articles