TJ Tynan, the MVP of the American Hockey League this season, has signed a two-year contract extension with the LA Kings, the team announced on Tuesday. Per http://www.capfriendly.com, the contract carries an annual cap hit of $787,500 if Tynan plays in the NHL.
Tynan was absolutely dominant for the Ontario Reign this season. In his first season with the team, he scored fourteen goals to go with 84 assists to earn the Les Cunningham Award, which is given to the player deemed to be the most valuable player in the American Hockey League. He also won the same award last season while playing for the Colorado Eagles, the AHL affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche. In that shortened season, he totaled thirty-five points in twenty-seven games played.
The Columbus Blue Jackets drafted the thirty-year-old Tynan in the third round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He has since played most of his career for five American Hockey League teams, including the Reign, the Eagles, the Chicago Wolves, the Cleveland Monsters, and the Springfield Falcons. He has twenty-one games played in the National Hockey League for the Kings, Avalanche, and Blue Jackets. Before turning professional, TJ Tynan played four seasons for the University of Notre Dame in the NCAA.
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