Ontario Reign's Tynan Named To AHL Second All-Star Team
Ontario Reign captain T.J. Tynan was voted to the American Hockey League's Second All-Star Team on Thursday.
Ontario Reign captain T.J. Tynan was voted to the American Hockey League's Second All-Star Team on Thursday, as voted by AHL coaches, players and media in each of the league’s 32 member cities.
Tynan, 31, has amassed an AHL-leading 71 assists to go along with eight goals in his second season with the team. The Orland Park, IL, native also leads the league in powerplay assists (35), 11 more than the next closest skater.
With two games left on the schedule, Tynan has collected six points over his last four games and seven over his previous six contests. He earned AHL Player of the Month honors in January, collecting 25 points (3g, 22a) in 14 games, and followed that up with his fourth AHL All-Star appearance in February.
“No surprise for me, he’s been our best player this season,” Reign head coach Marco Sturm said back in January. “He’s a very competitive guy and he brings it every night. There’s not one day yet I’ve seen him slowing it down. He deserves to be there and I hope he does well.”
Tynan was originally drafted in the third round, 66th overall, by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2011 NHL Draft. After a cup of coffee in the NHL with the Blue Jackets, he had stops with the Golden Knights and Avalanche organizations before signing a one-year, two-way deal with the LA Kings in July 2021.
That year, Tynan led all AHL skaters with 84 assists, coming within five helpers of tying George "Red" Sullivan's record of 89 assists in a single season, set in the 1953-54 season. For his efforts, he was named league MVP and earned a First All-Star Team selection.
Following the 2021-22 season, Tynan signed a two-year contract extension worth $787,500 AAV. He was named Team Captain at the start of this season for the first time in his professional career.