Alex Tuch (born 10.5.1996) is an American ice hockey winger. He has been playing in the NHL since 2016 and he has played with the Minnesota Wild and Vegas Golden Knights.
Alex Tuch played two years (2012-14) with U.S. National Development Team. After that period, Tuch started to play college hockey with Boston College in the Hockey East Association. Tuch played two seasons with the Boston College – first season he was named to 2014-15 Hockey East Association All-Rookie Team and his second season Tuch made 34 (18+16) points in 40 games and lead Boston College to the NCAA Frozen Four. Tuch was drafted 18th overall by Minnesota Wild in the 2014 NHL Draft.
Minnesota Wild and Vegas Golden Knights
On 13.4.2016, Tuch signed three-year entry-level contract with the Wild. In season 2016-17, Tuch attended the Wild’s training camp, but he started season in the AHL with Iowa Wild. Tuch played good season in AHL and made 55 (18+37) points in 57 games. On 4.2.2017, Tuch made his NHL debut against Vancouver Canucks. Tuch played six NHL games in that season, but did not score points. On 21.6.2017, Tuch was traded to new expansion team – Vegas Golden Knights.
On 3.10.2017, Tuch started his 2017-18 season with Vegas Golden Knights affiliate team in AHL – Chicago Wolves. On 15.10.2017, Tuch was recalled from the Wolves and he played his first game with the Golden Knights against Boston Bruins – Tuch scored his first NHL goal that night. Tuch and the Golden Knights reached the Stanley Cup Finals in 2018 and Tuch made 10 (6+4) points in the playoffs. On 19.10.2018, Tuch signed seven-year contract with the Golden Knights. Season 2018-19 was the best season for Tuch so far, he made 52 (20+32) points in 74 games.
When playing with U.S. National Development Team, Tuch participated in 2013 World U-17 Hockey Challenge and 2014 IIHF World U18 Championships. Tuch and Team USA won bronze medals in 2013 and gold medals in 2014. Tuch played 2015 in the IIHF World Junior Ice Hockey Championships – Team USA was fifth.