Notre Dame Men's Ice Hockey wins advance to the CCHA Semifinals at Joe Lewis Arena after defeating Bowing Green 4-3.
Two-time letter winner for the Irish ... continues to be one of the most talented offensive players in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) and the nation ... dynamic, playmaking center who is the ultimate competitor ... makes great decisions with the puck ... talented player who makes up for his size with skill and determination ... has tremendous on-ice vision ... finds the open man and makes plays ... makes his teammates better ... strong passer who can also finish ... has a good, accurate wrist shot ... has to keep his composure on the ice as teams work to shut him down ... led the Irish in scoring for the second consecutive year, scoring 13 goals with 28 assists for 41 points in 39 games ...tied for the CCHA scoring title with Michigan State's Torey Krug (29 points) with nine goals and 20 assists in 28 league games ... first Notre Dame player to win or share the CCHA scoring title in 22 seasons in the conference ... first Irish player since Eddie Bumbacco `74 to win a conference scoring title as Bumbacco won the WCHA scoring championship in 1972-73 ... selected first team all-CCHA, won Notre Dame Monogram Club most valuable player and offensive player of the year honors ... just the fourth Irish player to receive first team all-CCHA honors and first since Ian Cole in 2009 ... first Irish player to be named all-CCHA twice as he was a second team selection in 2011 ... played for the United States in the 2012 World Junior Championships where he had a goal and three assists ... for his career has played in 83 games with 36 goals and 59 assists for 95 points ... selected as the Hockey Commissioner's Association (HCA) Division I rookie of the year in 2010-11 ... was the CCHA rookie of the year and shared Notre Dame's rookie of the year award with Anders Lee ... was selected to the CCHA all-rookie team and was a second team all-CCHA selection ... named the Notre Dame Monogram Club's team most valuable player and the team's offensive player of the year .... following his freshman year was selected in the third round, 66th overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft ... joined the Irish lineup after one season with the USHL's Des Moines Buccaneers ... planned on returning to Des Moines in `10-'11 but was asked to join the Irish after Kyle Palmieri signed with Anaheim ... joined the Irish on August 18, 2010 along with defenseman Kevin Lind ... one of 17 Notre Dame players with ties to the USHL ... one of six Illinois natives on the Irish roster along with senior Sam Calabrese (Park Ridge) fellow junior Kevin Lind (Homer Glen), sophomore Robbie Russo (Westmont) and freshmen Thomas DiPauli (Woodridge) and Sam Herr (Hinsdale) ... signed in the early-signing period (Nov. of `09) along with forwards Jeff Costello, David Gerths, Anders Lee, Garrett Peterson and Bryan Rust plus defensemen Stephen Johns and Jarred Tinordi.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 39 of teams' 40 games, missing just one while playing in World Junior Championships ... led the Irish in scoring for second consecutive year, scoring 13 goals with 28 assists for 51 points ... scored five power-play goals, scored twice short-handed and had one game winner ... picked up 19 penalties for 38 minutes ... was -6 on the year ... had 11 games with two or more points ... had a career-high eight-game point streak that carried over from his freshman year (3g, 12a) ... opened the year with a four-point weekend (1g, 3a) versus Minnesota Duluth, assisting on a goal in 4-3 loss in season opener before getting a goal (shg) and two assists in 5-3 win on Oct. 8 ... equaled a career-best and had a season-high four points (1ppg, 3a) in 5-2 win over Ohio State (Oct. 14) ... added an assist in 4-3 loss to Buckeyes in final game at the Joyce Center ... ran streak to five games with a pair of assists in 5-2 win over Rensselaer in opening game at the Compton Family Ice Arena ... had three assists in the series sweep at Bowling Green (Oct. 28-29) ... saw point streak end at eight games as he was blanked in series at Northern Michigan (Nov. 4-5) ... had a goal and four assists in series sweep of Alaska (Nov. 11-12) and was named CCHA player of the week on Nov. 14 ... scored fourth goal of the season in 3-2 overtime win against Boston College (Nov. 18) ... continued his strong start with a goal and an assist in 4-1 win at Lake Superior State (Nov. 24) to extend Irish unbeaten streak to 11 games (8-0-3) ... sixth goal of the year came in the 9-2 loss to Northeastern (Dec. 2) ... had a goal (gwg) and an assist in 4-1 win over Ferris State (Dec. 10) to close out first half of the season ... after missing Boston University game while playing in World Juniors, returned to action with a goal and an assist in 4-3 win over Minnesota (Jan. 7) ... scored lone goal in 3-1 loss at Western Michigan (Jan. 14) ... assisted on two goals in 3-1 win over Michigan (Jan. 20) ... had a three-game, goal-scoring streak from Jan. 27 to Feb. 3, scoring once in a 6-3 loss at Alaska and then getting single goals in wins over the Nanooks and versus Bowling Green (Feb. 3) ... went six games without a goal before finding the back of the net in 4-2 loss to Michigan State (Feb. 25) in regular-season finale ... held to just one assist in four postseason games.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in all 44 games, leading the Irish in scoring with 54 points on 23 goals and 31 assists (was second on squad in goals and assists) ... added five power-play goals, two short-handed markers and two game winners ... had 18 penalties for 36 minutes ... led all forwards with a +20 rating ... had two multiple-goal games and 16 games with two or more points ... was fourth among CCHA players in scoring and eighth nationally ... four-time CCHA rookie of the week ... became just the third freshman in Notre Dame history to score 50 or more points in his rookie year, joining Dave Poulin `82 and John Noble `73, who had 59 in their freshmen seasons ... became the first Notre Dame player to have more than 50 points in a season since 1991-92 and the most points since David Bankoske `93 had 56 in 1989-90 ... along with Anders Lee (24) became the first Notre Dame freshmen to score 20 or more goals in a year since Ryan Thang `10 did it in 2006-07 when he had 20 ... scored his first career goal in season-opening win over Holy Cross (Oct. 8) at Warrior Ice Breaker Classic ... had two assists in the championship game loss to Boston University for first multi-point game of the year ... picked up second goal of the year in 4-2 win over Lake Superior (Oct. 15) ... scored first power-play goal in 3-2 loss at Bowling Green (Nov. 5) ... followed that with his first three-point game (1g, 2a) in 6-3 win at BG ... his goal was the game winner ... that started a six-game point streak (5g, 5a) ... picked up an assist in 3-1 win at Michigan (Nov. 12) and had a goal and an assist in 5-3 loss ... had two goals and an assist in weekend sweep of Michigan State ... closed the month of November with a goal (shg) and an assist in 2-2 tie at North Dakota ... selected the CCHA and HCA rookie of the month for November ... had a goal (gwg) and an assist in 5-4 win at Miami (Dec. 3) ... had two goals and an assist in series split with Northern Michigan (Dec. 11-12) ... ended December with career-high four-point (2g, 2a) game in 10-2 win over Canisius ... named the RBC Financial CCHA player of the month for December ... was honorable mention HCA national player of the month for Dec. ... opened January with three consecutive two-point games ... had a goal and an assist in 3-3 tie with Boston University (Jan. 2) ... had two assists in 8-1 win at Northern Michigan and closed out that series with a goal and an assist in 3-1 win (Jan. 8) ... held scoreless in two games versus Alaska for only back-to-back scoreless games of the season ... had a goal and an assist in a split at Ohio State ... that started him on career-best seven-game point streak (4g, 7a) ... had two goals and an assist in 5-5 tie with Miami (Jan. 28) ... added an assist in 2-2 tie the following night ... also scored shootout winning goal in that game ... after one assist in 2-1 win over Bowling Green, followed with a goal and two assists in 5-1 win over Falcons on Feb. 12 ... had one assist in final game of streak versus Ferris State (Feb. 18) ... recorded a pair of assists in 3-2 win at Western Michigan (Feb. 25) ... had two goals and an assist in 2-1 series win over Lake Superior in the second round of the CCHA playoffs ... assisted on both goals in 6-2 loss to Miami in CCHA semifinals ... scored one goal in 4-2 loss to Michigan in third-place game ... assisted on one goal against Merrimack in NCAA Northeast Regional ... final goal of the season came versus Minnesota-Duluth in the NCAA Frozen Four ... goal gave Irish a 2-1 first-period lead ... played in eight postseason games with four goals and four assists for eight points.
WITH USA HOCKEY: Participated in the 2012 World Junior Championships in Calgary and Edmonton, Alta., along with teammate Stephen Johns ... had a goal and three assists for four points in helping Team USA to a 3-3-0 record ... selected to the team after participating in the U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp in August of 2011 in Lake Placid, N.Y. ... in first stint with USA Hockey, was a member of USA Select 18 Team that finished fourth at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in Aug. of 2009 ... recorded one assist in three games.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa while playing for the Des Moines Buccaneers ... came up through the Chicago Mission AAA program ... in his final year, `08-'09, played in 80 games with 47 goals and 82 assists for 129 points and 90 penalty minutes ... a first-round selection by Des Moines in the 2008 USHL Futures Draft, Tynan did not disappoint ... he led the Buccaneers in scoring with 17 goals and 55 assists for 72 points in 60 games ... seven of his 17 goals came on the power play while he picked up 26 power-play assists ... his 55 assists were tops in the USHL while his 72 points were fifth overall ... selected to the 2010 USHL all-rookie team along with fellow Notre Dame teammate Anders Lee ... full name is Thomas Joseph Tynan ... son of Tim and Brigid Tynan ... has one sister, Katie and one brother, Timmy ... born in Palos, Ill. ... marketing major in the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame.