The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed forward T.J. Tynan to a one-year deal for the 2019-20 campaign.
Tynan, 27, has spent the last two seasons with the Chicago Wolves, totaling 131 points (27g/104a) in that span and serving as an alternate captain during the 2017-18 campaign. In 2018-19, he finished the regular season tied for third in the AHL with 71 points (12g/59a) and was tops among all skaters with 59 assists. The Orland Park, Illinois, native added 13 points (2g/11a) in 22 playoff outings.
A third-round selection (66th overall) of the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2011 NHL Draft, Tynan has produced 266 points (58g/208a) in 367 career AHL regular-season games. He has 21 points (3g/18a) in 42 total postseason contests and won a Calder Cup with the Lake Erie Monsters in 2016. He made his NHL debut on March 7, 2017 and has played in three NHL contests with the Blue Jackets.
Tynan played four seasons of college hockey at the University of Notre Dame, where he is tied as the program’s all-time leader in games played (164) and finished his career with 161 points (54g/107a). Internationally, the 5-foot-9, 165-pound center represented his country at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship, registering four points (1g/3a) in six appearances.