Alex Tuch | RW     USA U18 | NTDP
Height: 6’3”     Weight: 215     Shoots: Right
Born: May 10, 1996

Career Statistics
2012-2013   U-17   GP: 56   G: 11   A: 14   P: 25   +/-: N/A   PIM: 32

Player Overview
Alex Tuch, at 6'3", 215 lbs is one of the biggest forward
available this year  (Phot Credit: USANTDP)
Tuch, the Baldwinsville, NY native comes in as one of the biggest forwards available in this year’s draft. At 6-foot-3 and pushing 220 pounds, Tuch provides an excellent option for teams looking for a skilled power forward. His first season with the National Team Development Program was strong, but this year has been even better for the young forward. The Boston College commit had matched his previous goal scoring outputs by the end of October, and by the first of the New Year, he seems poised to at least double his production from last season.

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.