Tanner House
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Tanner House


Cochrane Alberta

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Free agent signing, 2011


195 lbs.

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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.




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.


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