Adam Tambellini
Born (1994-11-01)November 1, 1994,
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Height
Weight
6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
Allsv team Modo Hockey
NHL Draft 65th overall, 2013
New York Rangers
Playing career 2015–present


Adam Tambellini (born November 1, 1994) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who is currently playing for Modo Hockey of the Swedish HockeyAllsvenskan. He most recently played for the Belleville Senators in the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL). Tambellini was selected by the Rangers in the third round (65th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Tambellini played top midget hockey in Alberta before playing three games with the Sherwood Park Crusaders in the Alberta Junior Hockey League during the 2010–11 season as a 16-year old. He then continued his junior career, playing two seasons in the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) with the Vernon Vipers and the Surrey Eagles before committing to college hockey with the University of North Dakota in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference.

After his selection by the Rangers at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Tambellini played just 16 games in his freshman year with the Fighting Hawks in 2013–14 season. He then opted to leave college to return to Canada to play major junior hockey in the Western Hockey League (WHL) after his right were acquired by the Calgary Hitmen from the Portland Winterhawks on January 8, 2014.[1] He regained his scoring touch in the WHL playing out the remainder of the season in producing 39 points in just 31 games.

In his first full season with the Hitmen in 2014–15, Tambellini scored 86 points in 71 games to earn a selection to the East Second All-Star Team. On March 10, 2015, it was announced that Tambellini had signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the New York Rangers.[2]

In his first professional season with the Rangers organization, Tambellini was assigned to its AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack for the 2015–16 season. In his rookie campaign, Tambellini finished with a promising 17 goals and 32 points in 74 games.

Following his third season with the Wolf Pack, Tambellini was not extended a qualifying offer at the conclusion of his entry-level contract. As a free agent, he signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Ottawa Senators on July 25, 2018.[3] After attending his first training camp with Ottawa, Tambellini was assigned to Belleville to play for the Senators for the 2018–19 season [4]

Personal[edit | edit source]

Tambellini is the son of former Edmonton Oilers general manager, Steve Tambellini and his older brother Jeff also played professionally in the NHL. His grandfather Addie Tambellini also played ice hockey.

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11 Sherwood Park Crusaders AJHL 3 1 0 1 0
2011–12 Vernon Vipers BCHL 55 27 29 56 28
2012–13 Vernon Vipers BCHL 36 22 17 39 18
2012–13 Surrey Eagles BCHL 16 14 12 26 8 17 10 8 18 6
2013–14 University of North Dakota NCHC 16 2 2 4 31
2013–14 Calgary Hitmen WHL 31 17 22 39 10 6 4 5 9 2
2014–15 Calgary Hitmen WHL 71 47 39 86 30 16 13 13 26 10
2015–16 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 74 17 15 32 24
2016–17 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 68 13 22 35 22
2017–18 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 69 16 16 32 20
2018–19 Belleville Senators AHL 72 13 19 32 18
AHL totals 283 59 72 131 84

Awards and honours[edit | edit source]

Award Year
BCHL
Second All-Star Team 2013
Champion (Surrey Eagles) 2013
WHL
East Second All-Star Team 2015

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Tambellini acquired from Winterhawks. Calgary Hitmen (2014-01-08). Retrieved on 2014-01-08.
  2. Rangers Sign Adam Tambellini to Entry-Level Contract. Blueshirtbanter.com (2015-03-10). Retrieved on 2015-03-28.
  3. Senators sign forward Adam Tambellini to one-year deal. Ottawa Senators (2018-07-25). Retrieved on 2018-07-25.
  4. Senators reduce training camp roster. Ottawa Senators (2018-09-23). Retrieved on 2018-09-23.

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