COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have added center T.J. Tynan to the roster on emergency recall from the Cleveland Monsters, the club's American Hockey League affiliate, Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Tynan, 25, has collected seven goals and 23 assists for 30 points and 28 penalty minutes in 55 games with Cleveland this season. He leads the club in assists and points and ranks second overall - first among forwards - with a +10 plus/minus rating.
The 5-8, 165-pound center was selected by Columbus in the third round, 66th overall, at the 2011 NHL Draft. He has registered 26-98-124, 116 penalty minutes and a cumulative +11 plus/minus rating in 209 career AHL games with the Monsters and Springfield Falcons. He tallied a career-high 13-35-48 in 75 games with Springfield in 2014-15 and had 6-40-46 in 76 games with the Monsters in 2015-16. He added 1-5-6 in 17 playoff games to help the club win the 2016 Calder Cup championship.
The Orland Park, Illinois native played four seasons at Notre Dame from 2010-14. After being named the CCHA Rookie of the Year and helping the Fighting Irish reach the NCAA Frozen Four in 2010-11 when he racked up 23-31-54 in 44 games, he was named First Team All-CCHA in 2011-12 and was the CCHA Tournament Most Valuable Player 2012-13. Tynan led the Irish in scoring again as a senior in 2013-14 with 8-30-38 in 40 games to finish his career among the school's all-time leaders in points, assists and games played with 54-107-161 and 132 penalty minutes in 164 career outings. He also represented the United States at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championships, collecting 1-3-4 in six games.
The Blue Jackets return to action on Saturday when they visit the Ottawa Senators. Game time from Canadian Tire Centre is 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show at 6:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Eldorado Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, 97.1 The Fan FM, and online at BlueJackets.com.