Alex Tuch
Alex Tuch
22-Year-Old Right WingRW
Vegas Golden Knights
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
Returns to scoresheet
RWVegas Golden Knights
November 9, 2018
Tuch had two assists -- including one on the power play -- Thursday, helping his team to a 5-3 win over Ottawa.
ANALYSIS
Tuch has scored seven points in eight games despite going scoreless four times this year. He's about as likely to score multiple points as he is to be shut out, making him a better play for those seeking cheap value and willing to take a risk in a daily situation.
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2018–19 Depth Chart Status
#2 Right Wing
LAS RW PP Depth Chart
2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    17:53
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    3:35
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:00
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
10:42
0:00
0:00
2017–18
15:15
2:20
0:03
2018–19
17:53
3:35
0:00
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
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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Keeps rolling offensively
RWVegas Golden Knights
November 1, 2018
Tuch generated a power-play assist and another 5-on-5 apple in Thursday's 5-3 road loss to the Blues.
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Making up for lost time
RWVegas Golden Knights
October 28, 2018
Tuch potted two goals Sunday, contributing heavily in a 4-3 overtime home win over the Senators.
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Registers five shots Wednesday
RWVegas Golden Knights
October 25, 2018
Tuch put five shots on net his return from injury versus the Canucks on Wednesday.
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Will see first action of 2018-19
RWVegas Golden Knights
October 24, 2018
Tuch (lower body) will make his season debut Wednesday against Vancouver, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
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Activated off IR
RWVegas Golden Knights
October 24, 2018
Tuch (lower body) has been activated off injured reserve and is expected to make his season debut Wednesday against Vancouver, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
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