ECHL: Jonny Tychonick Signs Overseas

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Former Newfoundland Growlers defenseman Jonny Tychonick is heading overseas to Sweden to play with Djurgardens. Tychonick, a former second-round draft pick by the Ottawa Senators in 2018, spent five years at the NCAA level before going pro as he spent time at the University of North Dakota and the University of Nebraska-Omaha, where he would put up 17 goals and 40 assists for 57 points in 134 games. Once completing his collegiate career, the Calgary native would sign a two-year deal with the Toronto Marlies of the AHL but would be sent down to the Newfoundland Growlers, which is where Tychonick would start to make a name for himself. In seven games at the end of the 2022-23 regular season, he would put up two goals and three assists for five points but would come alive during the Growlers 2023 Kelly Cup Run, where he would put up one goal and 15 assists for 16 points in 15 games as Newfoundland would end up losing in the Eastern Conference Finals to the Florida Everblades in six games as the Everblades would go on to win their second straight Kelly Cup Championship.

The 24-year-old defenseman would begin the 2023-24 season with the Newfoundland Growlers and wouldn’t miss a beat as he picked up two assists in the Growlers’ first game of the year vs Reading Royals. He would pick up four goals and 24 assists for 28 points in his first 30 games of the season, which earned him a spot at the 2023 ECHL All-Star Classic as the representative for the Growlers. Tychonick would have six goals and 37 assists for 43 points in 51 games with the Growlers, along with a goal and an assist for two points in three games with the Marlies before Newfoundland would end up folding on April 2nd. He would end up being named to the 2024 ECHL All-Rookie Team. Tychonick, like the rest of the Growlers who were on AHL deals, would finish their season with the Toronto Marlies; his only other appearance would come in the Marlies final game of the regular season vs Cleveland Monsters, where he would have an assist.

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Tychonick is the second former Growler who has gone overseas after the season ended, as Zach O’Brien headed overseas at the end of May.

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Armand Klisivitch

Inside The Rink ECHL Manager | Senior Editor Credentialed Reporter for the Adirondack Thunder & Worcester Railers.

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