The Philadelphia Flyers announced today they have signed center Tanner Laczynski (Luh-ZIN-skee), the club's sixth-round pick (169th overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, to an entry-level contract. according to President of Hockey Operations & General Manager, Chuck Fletcher.
Below are news & notes on Laczynski:
TANNER LACZYNSKI (Luh-ZIN-skee)
PREVIOUS TEAM: Ohio State (Big Ten - NCAA)
DRAFTED: 2016 (6th Round, 169th Overall - FLYERS)
AGE: 22 (6-1-1997)
BORN: Shorewood, Illinois
VITALS: 6'1", 205 pounds
* Has spent the last four seasons at Ohio State University where he compiled 143 points with 48 goals and 95 assists through 138 games.
* Served as alternate captain in his senior year and led the team in scoring with 34 points, which T-3rd in the Big Ten Conference, and 23 assists, which ranked second in the conference.
* He also led the team, as well as the Big Ten, on the power play with 17 points, including 14 power-play assists.
* Laczynski has led Ohio State in scoring in two of his last three seasons and was named First Team All-Big Ten in 2018 and is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
* Internationally, Laczynski helped TEAM USA win a gold medal at the 2017 World Junior Championships, appearing in all seven games and recording two points (1g-1a).
* In his draft year (2016), he ranked fourth in scoring in the USHL with the Chicago Steel and Lincoln Stars posting 63 points (24g-39a) in 52 games.
"Tanner has completed an excellent college career at Ohio State University and we are very excited to have him under contract," said Vice President & Assistant General Manager, Brent Flahr. "He plays a mature two-way game, he's a proven leader, and we see him as a versatile forward for the Flyers organization going forward."