Alex Tuch
Alex Tuch
23-Year-Old Right WingRW
Vegas Golden Knights
DL
Injury Lower Body
Est. Return 2/26/2020
2019 Fantasy Outlook
With two points through seven playoff games, Tuch fell flat against the Sharks in the conference quarterfinals. Fortunately, the power forward was Mr. Reliable when it mattered most for fantasy owners, netting 20 goals to complement 32 assists and a plus-13 rating through 74 regular-season contests. Scouts can attest that Tuch is a fluid skater despite a 6-foot-4, 222-pound frame that he uses to create space and deliver hits, with the New York native amassing 191 of those over the past two seasons alone. On the downside, Tuch sorely needs to make better use of his power-play opportunities. Despite averaging 2:25 of time with the man advantage since joining the Golden Knights ahead of the 2017-18 campaign, more than 82 percent of his points have been tallied at even strength. Consider pairing the 23-year-old with an elite forward. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a seven-year contract extension with the Golden Knights in October of 2018 worth $4.75 million annually.
Lands on IR
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Lower Body
February 19, 2020
Tuch (lower body) was placed on injured reserve, per the NHL media site.
ANALYSIS
Considering Tuch has been labeled week-to-week by the organization, it shouldn't come as a surprise to see him designated for IR. In his stead, Nicolas Roy should see an uptick in ice time on a third-line role. Injuries have limited Tuch to just 17 points this season, a far fry from the 52 he put up in 2018-19.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    14:37
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:46
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:06
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
15:15
2:20
0:03
2018–19
16:44
2:30
0:00
2019–20
14:37
1:46
0:06
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Tuch was traded from the Wild as part of a condition of the Golden Knights selecting Erik Haula at the expansion draft. The young forward dazzled in Vegas, potting 15 goals and playing a key role with the man advantage. Tuch clearly has some slick offensive skills and is just getting started on what should be a lengthy and successful NHL career. Vegas likely won't be the powerhouse they were in their inaugural season, but Tuch has found himself a goldmine on the first power-play unit with William Karlsson and Jonathan Marchessault. Look for the creative winger to build on his breakout campaign and take another step forward in 2018-19.
Tuch failed to get on the scoresheet in six games with the Wild last year, but the 2014 first-rounder still has plenty of time to develop into a successful power forward in the NHL. He lit the lamp 18 times in 57 AHL contests and already possesses an imposing 6-foot-4, 222-pound frame at just 21 years of age. Tuch will probably need a bit more seasoning in the minors before he’s ready to contribute in Vegas, but a midseason call-up is well within the realm of possibility.
The mammoth power forward showed flashes of dominance over his two seasons at Boston College, but he needs to play a more consistent game on a nightly basis. He is ready for NHL duty from a physical standpoint, so it's not out of the realm of possibility that he could spend some time in Minnesota this season. Tuch was the 18th overall pick in the 2014 Entry Draft.
Drafted 18th overall by the Wild in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Tuch played well above his age in his first season in the NCAA, leading Boston College with 28 points (14 goals, 14 assists) in 37 contests. While he certainly appears ready to join the pro ranks, Tuch noted that he had "unfinished business" to attend to in college, after his Eagles took a disappointing loss in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The 6-foot-4, 221-pound Tuch should be in for another big season as a sophomore and is someone those in dynasty formats should monitor.
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Injury considered week-to-week
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Lower Body
February 15, 2020
Tuch won't play Saturday against the Islanders and is considered week-to-week with a lower-body injury.
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Dealing with injury
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Lower Body
February 14, 2020
Coach Peter DeBoer said Tuch suffered a lower-body injury during Thursday's win, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
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One of each in 200th appearance
RWVegas Golden Knights
February 13, 2020
Tuch tallied a goal on four shots, dished an assist, added three hits and served two PIM in Thursday's 6-5 overtime win over the Blues.
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Gets on scoresheet with assist
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February 8, 2020
Tuch delivered an assist, four shots on goal and two hits in Saturday's 6-5 shootout loss to the Hurricanes.
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Tough scoring slump
RWVegas Golden Knights
January 22, 2020
Tuch posted two shots, three hits and a minus-2 rating in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Bruins.
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