Alex Tuch | RW USA U18 | NTDP
Height: 6’3” Weight: 215 Shoots: Right
Born: May 10, 1996
2012-2013 U-17 GP: 56 G: 11 A: 14 P: 25 +/-: N/A PIM: 32
|Alex Tuch, at 6'3", 215 lbs is one of the biggest forward |
available this year (Phot Credit: USANTDP)
And not for nothing, Tuch is a shooter. With a good, hard slap shot, the big winger knows how to get the puck to the net. His “pro-style” shot is not the only thing to like offensively though. Tuch reads the ice really well and displays good vision, but also represents a great net front presence. Driving hard to the net, he has the size and strength to be disruptive and create some great offensive chances for his team.
But in true 2-way fashion, Tuch does display a commitment to carrying out his defensive responsibilities on the ice. Playing a 200-foot game, he is also a strong forechecker, providing support for his teammates, and while he could add a bit more of an edge to his game, Tuch does use his size effectively.
He’ll need to add some quickness to his game, but already displays a powerful stride and solid skating ability with good balance. Drafted in the 5th round by the Guelph Storm, Tuch currently plans to join Boston College in the fall of 2014.