NHL Draft War Room: Alex Tuch

Alex Tuch

THW’s NHL Draft War Room Rankings (E-Mac): #18 (Feb 2014)

THW’s NHL Draft Rankings – The Next Ones Edition (aka Chris’s List): #29 (March 2014)

Alex Tuch
Alex Tuch (Photo: Tom Sorensen)
  • Hashtag/Nickname: #MrBig
  • Team: #17, US U18 NDTP, USHL
  • Position: Centre/Right Wing
  • Shoots: Right
  • Height: 6’3
  • Weight: 215 lb.
  • Born: Baldwinsville, NY, 10-May-96
  • Twitter: @alextuch37

Stats

Other Rankings

12 – HockeyProspect.com, Feb-14

14 – ISS, Feb-14

19 – Bob MacKenzie, Jan-14

23 – Future Considerations, Feb-14

24 – Craig Button, Jan-14

26 – NHL Combined – Mid-term, Jan-14

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Quotable

“Wow! The humongous power winger has vastly improved both his skating and puck skills. He is now a major load who goes just about anywhere he damn well pleases on the ice.”

From the THW War Room

  • Eldon MacDonald, THW: A few words on Alex Tuch:
    • Mr. Big – The first you notice about Alex Tuch is his size – he’s a powerhouse at 6’3, 215 lb.
    • Power forward – Alex is starting to ramp up his physicality to make use of his god-given size. He is already a strong forechecker and uses his strength and good balance to protect the puck well.
    • Skills – More than decent skills for such a big guy – a good goal scorer with soft hands around the net, a hard shot, skating which is very good with a heavy stride. Top that with good vision and you are starting to see why so many teams really like this guy.
    • Draft placement – With the dearth of Mr. Big’s in this draft, Alex is only likely to go up.

Video

  • Video 1: Interview from newsr.in
  • Video 2: Alex Tuch and Dylan Larkin score just seconds apart from USHLInteractive
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This series is compiled by Eldon MacDonald and edited by @ChrisRalphTHW)