Tanner House
Image: NHL

Tanner House

Hometown:

Cochrane Alberta

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1986-04-27

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2004

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

Free agent signing, 2011

Weight:

195 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2008-09: Tanner House skated in all 39 games for the University of Maine as a sophomore and was the team's third-leading scorer with 10 goals and 14 assists. He had 24 PMs and was -2 as the Black Bears finished eighth in Hockey East and lost 22 games, their most time since 1993-94.

2009-10: House played in 35 of 39 games for Maine as a junior as the Black Bears had a bounce-back season, finishing tied with Boston University for third in Hockey East. House's 18 goals were one fewer than the Black Bears' co-leaders, Brian Flynn and Gustav Nyquist (DET), and he was +9 with 21 assists and 29 PMs. House was especially dangerous on the power play, scoring 10 of his 18 goals with the man-advantage. House scored 1 goal with 2 assists in the Hockey East championship game as Maine lost in overtime to eventual national champion Boston College.

2010-11: House signed a two-year, entry level contract with Edmonton as a free agent in March 2011 and made his pro debut with the Oilers' AHL affiliate Oklahoma City following his senior season at Maine. House scored 1 goal with 4 assists and was +3 in six regular season games and was scoreless in his only playoff appearance for the Barons. House skated in 35 of 36 during the college season for the Black Bears, who finished fifth in Hockey East and were eliminated by Merrimack in the conference quarterfinals. House was named Hockey East's top defensive forward while scoring 10 goals with 25 assists and finishing +8 with 56 PMs.

2011-12: House was a solid presence for Edmonton's AHL affiliate Oklahoma City in his first pro season. While he did not score at the point-per-game pace of his previous season – both at the University of Maine and with the Barons at the end of the year – he was a consistent two-way player in a mid-line role. He finished with 8 goals and 12 assists and was plus-14 with 31 penalty minutes in 68 games. The Barons finished first in the West Division and reached the playoff semifinals. House skated in all 14 playoff games and was plus-two with 1 goal, 2 assists and 7 penalty minutes.

 

Talent Analysis

A solid two-way forward, House is unremarkable in that he doesn't really excel in any one area nor does he have any glaring weaknesses. He is a smart and mature player--to be expected from a 25-year-old rookie pro after a full four years in college. He lacks the kind of high end talent to be considered a legitimate NHL prospect.

 

 

Future

House will play his second year at the AHL level in Oklahoma City and needs to bring more offense to the table this season. He has a limited time to improve his overall game in order to ever gain a chance at play in the NHL but it's more likely that he's just a role player or career AHL player.

 

Edmonton Oilers reaping benefits of deep, talented group of pro prospects

by Kady Hobbins
on

Mark Arcobello - Edmonton Oilers

Photo: Mark Arcobello, among Oklahoma City’s leaders on and off the ice this season, made his NHL debut with the Oilers on February 6th. (courtesy of Chris Austin/Icon SMI)

The 2012-13 season has been a roller coaster ride for the Edmonton Oilers’ minor league affiliate, the Oklahoma City Barons. The lockout at the beginning of the season brought them a host of talent with the likes of Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, to name a few. However, once the lockout ended, the Oilers quickly found themselves in injury trouble and the AHL’s Oklahoma City Barons were not only without the benefit of some added offense, but missing some of their key centermen as well. Despite this, the Barons have managed to soldier on and are currently vying for a playoff spot in the Western Conference of the AHL.

Read more»

Edmonton Oilers system balances blue-chip prospects and role players

by Kady Hobbins
on
Teemu Hartikainen - Edmonton Oilers

Photo: Teemu Hartikainen may not be the most glamorous prospect in the Oilers' system, but the hard-nosed winger is once again skating with the big club in Edmonton. (courtesy of Vincent Muzik/Icon SMI)

 
As a team that has taken the number one draft selection in the league for the past three years, the Edmonton Oilers are in a unique position. Their last three number one picks have been an almost sure-bet to enter straight onto the Oilers roster at the beginning of the next season and were expected to make a big splash for a team that desperately needed some new blood, starting with Taylor Hall in 2010-11, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins in 2011-12, and Nail Yakupov in 2012-13. This leaves the potential for the remaining draft pool to be a bit sparse, but the Oilers have managed to maintain some depth in their pipeline.

Read more»

Related Articles