T.J. Tynan was selected in the third round, 66th overall by the Columbus Bluejackets in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Irish Forwards T.J. Tynan And Anders Lee Named Second Team All-CCHA

March 9, 2011

Notre Dame, Ind. – Notre Dame freshmen Anders Lee (Edina, Minn.) and T.J. Tynan (Orland Park, Ill.) added to their list of postseason honors today as the dynamic duo was named second team all-CCHA for the 2010-11 season. Sophomore defenseman Sam Calabrese (Park Ridge, Ill.) received honorable mention selection and senior right wing Ryan Guentzel (Woodbury, Minn.) received votes in voting done by the conference’s coaches.

Tynan finished fifth in voting among the forwards, receiving two first-place votes and 28 points while Lee was sixth with one first-place vote and 24 points.

Selected to the 2011 CCHA all-rookie team earlier in the week, Tynan led all freshmen in the conference, and the entire nation, with 46 points, including 14 multiple-point games. The CCHA rookie of the month for November, Tynan was named CCHA rookie of the week four times during the 2010-11 campaign. He finished the season ranked third in the CCHA in scoring with his 19 goals, 27 assists and 46 points. He scored four power-play goals, two short-handed tallies and two game winners. His 46 points are the most by an Irish player since the 2006-07 season when Erik Condra `09 had 48. He finished the season with a +22 rating, the third-best mark on the team.

Lee finished second on the team with 21 goals and 19 assists for 40 points and led all rookies in goals and was second in the conference. A unanimous all-rookie selection along with Tynan, he was named the CCHA rookie of the month on three different occasions this season and was a three-time CCHA rookie of the week. Of Lee’s 21 goals, six came on the power play and six were game winners, a total that led the conference. For the year, Lee was second in the CCHA in points by a freshman and second in the nation in that category. He is the 12th freshman in Irish hockey history to score 40 or more points in his rookie season.

In his first season as a regular on the Notre Dame blue line, Calabrese receives honorable mention honors as he had one first-place vote and 13 total points. As a freshman in 2009-10, the smooth-skating defensemen played in just three games before his season was ended due to a broken leg. This year he worked his way into the lineup and finished as the team’s top-scoring defenseman with six goals and 10 assists for 16 points. He scored once on the power play and chipped in two of Notre Dame’s 12 short-handed goals on the season. He was second on the team with a +23 plus-minus rating.

Guentzel closed out his senior campaign with a career year. An alternate captain for the Irish, he finished third on the team in scoring with career highs in goals (6), assists (27) and points (33). Of his six goals, one was short-handed and one was a game winner. He finished the year with a +11 mark. His previous career high in scoring came in 2008-09 when he had four goals and seven assists for 11 points. One of the team’s leaders on and off the ice, Guentzel’s 27 assists tied him with Tynan for tops on the team and tied the duo for fourth in the conference overall.

The 2010-11 CCHA all-conference team is headlined by a trio of forwards from Miami and a pair of seniors from Ferris State. Miami had four players selected all-CCHA first or second team followed by Michigan and Notre Dame with two, while Michigan State and Alaska had one player each.

Miami senior forward Andy Miele, the nation’s leading scorer, was a unanimous selection to the first team, marking the first time a player received only first-place votes since Michigan’s Kevin Porter in 2008. Michigan senior forward Carl Hagelin earned seven first-place votes after captaining the Wolverines to their 11th regular-season championship while leading the team in goals, assists and points. Miami forwards Carter Camper and Reilly Smith both finished with six first-place votes and a total of 40 points, resulting in four forwards selected for first-team honors while only two were selected for the second team.

Ferris State teammates Zach Redmond and Pat Nagle were also named to the first team. Redmond was the only defenseman in the league to lead his team in scoring, while Nagle had the second-best overall goals-against-average in the nation (1.97) and the top save percentage in the CCHA (.924). Michigan State defenseman Torey Krug, the Spartans first sophomore captain in a quarter-century, completes the first team after leading the league in goals by a defenseman during conference play.

Tynan and Lee were joined on the second team by Miami junior defenseman Chris Wideman and fellow freshman Jon Merrill from Michigan. Alaska’s Scott Greenham was the second team all-CCHA goaltender.

The team’s were selected in voting by the league’s coaches and are based on performance in conference games. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own players.

2010-11 CCHA All-Conference Teams
First TeamPosition Name (Yr.) School First Totals
Forward Andy Miele (Sr.) Miami 10 50Forward Carl Hagelin (Sr.) Michigan 7 44Forward Carter Camper (Sr.) Miami 6 40Forward Reilly Smith (So.) Miami 6 40Defense Zach Redmond (Sr.) Ferris State 8 46Defense Torey Krug (So.) Michigan State 6 34Goaltender Pat Nagle (Sr.) Ferris State 8 43
Second TeamPosition Name (Yr.) School First TotalsForward T.J. Tynan (Fr.) Notre Dame 2 28Forward Anders Lee (Fr.) Notre Dame 1 24Defense Chris Wideman (Jr.) Miami 2 27Defense Jon Merrill (Fr.) Michigan 3 25Goaltender Scott Greenham (Jr.) Alaska -- 14

Vote Values: 1st place = 5, 2nd place = 3, 3rd place = 1

Honorable Mention (next six point totals, regardless of position with first team votes in parentheses): Joe Sova, Jr., D, Alaska, (3) 20; Pat Cannone, Sr., F, Miami 19; Rick Schofield, Sr., F, Lake Superior (1), 17; Brandon Burlon, Jr., D, Michigan, 15; Sam Calabrese, So., D, Notre Dame (1), 13; Cody Reichard, Jr., Miami, G (2), 13.

Others receiving votes:ââ’¬¯ Forwards — Sergio Somma, Sr., Ohio State, 11; John Albert, Sr., Ohio State, 11; Max Campbell, Sr., Western Michigan, 4; Ryan Guentzel, Sr., Notre Dame, 4; Chase Balisy, Fr., Western Michigan, 3; Louie Caporusso, Sr., Michigan, 3; Derek Grant, So., Michigan State, 1; Brent Perlini, Jr., Michigan State, 1. Defense — Zach Trotman, So., Lake Superior, 11; Shane Sims, Sr., Ohio State, 4; Chad Billins, Jr., Ferris State, 3. Goaltenders — Kevin Kapalka, Fr., Lake Superior (1), 12; Shawn Hunwick, Sr., Michigan, 11; Cal Heeter, Jr., Ohio State, 5; Jerry Kuhn, Sr., Western Michigan, 1.