T.J. Tynan
Image: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

T.J. Tynan

Hometown:

Orland Park Illinois

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1992-02-25

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2010

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2011

Height:

5-9

Acquired:

3rd round (66th overall), 2011

Weight:

168 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2010-11: In his freshmen year, T.J. Tynan scored 54 points in 44 games. He put his passing in display with 31 assists and showed he could finish as well with 23 goals playing with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. In June’s draft, the Blue Jackets selected him with the 67th overall pick in the third round.

2011-12: His sophomore was solid as he set up 28 goals and scored another 13 in 39 games with the Irish. He had the honor of playing for his first US National team (USA U20) in the World Junior Championships U20. He scored four points in six games in the international tournament, his totals favoring assists once again.

2012-13: Tynan skated in all 41 games for Notre Dame in his junior season and was the team's fourth-leading scorer. He scored 10 goals (five on the power play) with 18 assists and was -1 with 28 penalty minutes. Notre Dame finished second in the CCHA behind Miami in the regular season but captured the last-ever CCHA playoff title, defeating seventh-place Michigan in the championship game. Tynan was named the CCHA tournament's MVP. The Fighting Irish lost to St. Cloud State in the Midwest Regional semifinals to finish the years 25-13-3.

 

Talent Analysis

Although Tynan’s stats did not show the promise they did during his freshman and sophomore seasons, his leadership ability was evident this year. He was a leader offensively and a passing machine. His size is still in question, but the 21-year-old is quietly developing a sound technical two-way game.

 

Future

Tynan’s senior season will need to contain more consistency than his junior year. He has proven that he can score in the clutch, but needs to perform on a nightly basis. Following this season, Tynan will have a chance to make his professional debut with Springfield.

 

Team Rankings: Columbus Blue Jackets feature improved prospect pool after busy off-season

by HF Staff
on

Ryan Murray - Columbus Blue Jackets

Photo: Though the Columbus Blue Jackets added several important prospects this past off-season, none were more prominent than defenseman Ryan Murray, who was selected second overall in the 2012 NHL Draft. (Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Below is the bottom third of the NHL Team Rankings in terms of prospects as voted on by Hockey's Future staff. To determine the ranking, each team's entire prospect pool was taken into consideration. For reference, just the top five prospects are listed. To be eligible, a prospect must meet HF's prospect criteria. The rankings are done twice a year, with the second scheduled to be published in the Spring.

Read more»

NHL-ready defensemen the strength of Columbus Blue Jackets’ prospect pool

by Richard Greco
on

T.J. Tynan - University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Photo: Notre Dame's leading scorer each of the past two seasons, junior forward T.J. Tynan will again be expected to be the driving force behind the Irish offense in 2012-13. (courtesy of Zuma Press/Icon SMI)

 
The Columbus Blue Jackets had top five picks in two of the last three NHL drafts. As a result there system has a good amount of quality prospects that should be seeing formidable playing time in the future.

Read more»

Columbus Blue Jackets have several prospects to watch in 2012-13

by Richard Greco
on
Oscar Dansk - Erie Otters

Swedish goaltender Oscar Dansk is among the Blue Jackets' prospects expected to have a big impact in the 2012-13 season, his first with the OHL's Erie Otters. (courtesy of Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

The Columbus Blue Jackets are stacked with defensive talent lurking in their system. Ryan Murray leads the pack of NHL-ready defenders, but the positional depth is uncanny. From puck-moving defensemen to stay-at-home guys, Columbus’ blue line is going to be set for years to come.

Read more»

Ryan Murray heads Columbus Blue Jackets rankings

by Richard Greco
on

Ryan Murray - Everett Silvertips

Photo: Defenseman Ryan Murray of the WHL's Everett Silvertips was the top pick of the Columbus Blue Jackets at the 2012 NHL Draft, and is now their top prospect (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

 

After finishing last in the Central Division the past three seasons, the Columbus Blue Jackets have plenty of top draft picks to begin rebuilding the hockey team.

Read more»

Top 10 drafted NCAA forwards

by DJ Powers
on
Johnny Gaudreau - Boston College

Photo: Boston College forward Johnny Gaudreau celebrates a goal during the Frozen Four championship game in which BC won the national championship (courtesy of Patrick Green/ Icon SMI)

The 2011-12 NCAA season featured many excellent forwards, a number of whom have already begun their professional careers. The 10 players listed below are among them and have yet to sign pro contacts. Most, if not all, will likely return to their respective collegiate teams this fall.

Read more»

Related Articles