Alex Tuch
Alex Tuch
25-Year-Old Right WingRW
Vegas Golden Knights
Out
Injury Shoulder
Est. Return 1/29/2022
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Usually a reliable middle-six winger, Tuch is expected to miss the first 3-4 months of the regular season after offseason shoulder surgery. The 25-year-old had a decent bounce-back campaign in 2020-21 with 18 goals and 33 points after mustering only 17 points in 42 contests the year before. With Tuch likely only to play about 30-to-35 games this season, expectations for his offense should be capped at no more than 20 points. How quickly he gets back up to speed once he's cleared to return could also lead to suppressed totals of shots and hits, although he may be available on the waiver wire after he's able to return. Most fantasy managers won't need to spend a draft pick on the New York native. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a seven-year, $33.25 million contract extension with the Golden Knights in October of 2018.
Out six months after surgery
RWVegas Golden Knights
Shoulder
July 30, 2021
Tuch is expected to miss six months after undergoing shoulder surgery.
ANALYSIS
Vegas has the wing depth to overcome Tuch's absence, but it will still be a painful one for the Golden Knights considering the 25-year-old Syracuse native has scored at least 15 goals in three of his four seasons with the team. Tuch was also viewed as a potential trade piece in Vegas' pursuit of a deal for disgruntled Sabres star Jack Eichel (neck), but he's unlikely to be part of any Eichel package at this point. If Tuch's able to return in six months, he would be available for the final three months of the regular season, which is scheduled to stretch through the end of April.
Read More News
NHL Stats
Loading Skater Stats...
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2020 NHL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Skater Game Log...
2019 NHL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Skater Game Log...
2018 NHL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Skater Game Log...
2017 NHL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Skater Game Log...
2016 NHL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Skater Game Log...
2020–21 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    16:50
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:01
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:45
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2018–19
16:44
2:30
0:00
2019–20
14:37
1:46
0:06
2020–21
16:50
2:01
0:45
Golden Knights Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Golden Knights Power Play Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Alex Tuch
DraftKings NHL: Thursday Breakdown
94 days ago
Kyle Riley dives into Thursday's Game 6 between the Canadiens and Golden Knights
FanDuel NHL: Thursday Targets
94 days ago
Jason Chen makes his picks for Thursday's Game 6 between the Canadiens and Golden Knights.
FanDuel NHL: Tuesday Targets
96 days ago
Jason Chen delivers his insights for Tuesday’s Game 5 between the Canadiens and Golden Knights in Vegas.
DraftKings NHL: Sunday Breakdown
98 days ago
Chris Morgan checks in with his Sunday DraftKings playoff recommendations, turning to several Golden Knights in Game 4 up in Montreal.
Yahoo DFS Hockey: Sunday Picks
98 days ago
If you see Vegas returning closer to offensive form, Neil Parker offers a few options.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
Injuries decimated Tuch's 2019-20 campaign, leaving him with 17 points and 58 hits in 42 outings. He was a popular fantasy sleeper last year given his power-forward tendencies, but that disappointing output will discourage some managers from betting on him again. Tuch is still expected to see some power-play time on Vegas' second unit, and he'll probably line up alongside youngster Cody Glass or veteran Chandler Stephenson at even strength, both of whom could create chances for him. The 24-year-old Tuch still has plenty of potential, as long as he can stay healthy -- he's only a year removed from a 52-point campaign. Look for him to approach 35 points with roughly 80 hits in 2020-21.
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.
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.
More Fantasy News
Adds assist on game-winner
RWVegas Golden Knights
June 20, 2021
Tuch recorded an assist and two hits in Sunday's 2-1 overtime win over the Canadiens in Game 4.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Collects assist Monday
RWVegas Golden Knights
June 14, 2021
Tuch notched an assist and six hits in Monday's 4-1 win over the Canadiens in Game 1.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Chips in with helper
RWVegas Golden Knights
June 10, 2021
Tuch notched an assist, two shots on goal and four hits in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Avalanche in Game 6.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Sparks Game 5 rally
RWVegas Golden Knights
June 8, 2021
Tuch provided a goal on three shots and added three hits in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over Colorado in Game 5.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Expected to play Friday
RWVegas Golden Knights
June 4, 2021
Tuch (undisclosed) is on the ice for warmups and is expected to suit up for Game 3 against Colorado on Friday, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.