13 Facts About Alex Tuch


Alex Daniel Tuch is an American professional ice hockey forward for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League.

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Alex Tuch was drafted by the Minnesota Wild in the first round, 18th overall, in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

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Alex Tuch was ranked 12th by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau on their final list of the top draft-eligible North American skaters leading into the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, where he was projected to be selected in the first round.

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Alex Tuch was eventually selected by the Minnesota Wild as the draft's 18th overall pick.

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Alex Tuch trained with the USA Hockey National Team Development Program team from 2012 to 2014, winning a bronze medal with Team USA at the 2013 World U-17 Hockey Challenge and gold at the 2014 IIHF World U18 Championships.

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From 2014 to 2016, Alex Tuch played college hockey for Boston College in the Hockey East Association.

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Alex Tuch provided a power-forward presence for Iowa, recording 18 goals and 37 points in 57 games.

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On June 21,2017, Alex Tuch was traded to the expansion Vegas Golden Knights as part of an agreement with Vegas that the team would select Erik Haula in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft.

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Alex Tuch went on with Vegas to the 2018 Stanley Cup Finals, where they eventually lost in five games to the Washington Capitals.

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On November 4,2021, Alex Tuch was traded by the Golden Knights along with Peyton Krebs, a 2022 first-round draft pick, and a 2023 second-round draft pick to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Jack Eichel and a 2023 third-round draft pick.

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Alex Tuch made his debut in a December 29,2021 loss to the New Jersey Devils, recording an assist.

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Alex Tuch soon became a fan favorite in Buffalo, with many citing him as a natural choice to the take up the team captaincy previously stripped from Eichel.

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Alex Tuch was born to Carl and Sharon in Syracuse, New York.

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