A second-round pick (No. 55) in the 2012 NHL Draft, Tierney will play this season for the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League.
The 6-foot, 197-pound forward had 57 points in 68 regular-season games last season, and 21 points in 21 OHL playoff games to help London win the league title. He also had a goal and two assists in five games at the Memorial Cup.
It was definitely emotional. I really appreciated the fans. It was a cool feeling and it felt special and the ovation there at the start and then you kind of feel funny out there standing by yourself. Thinking back, I was saying just a bit ago, you think back just trying to make the NHL and then you kind of reflect on all the years being able to play for a great organization here in Calgary and all the fun I've had so far in my career. I feel very fortunate and blessed.
— Boston forward Jarome Iginla on his return to Calgary, where he played for 16 seasons