Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Tony Tuzzolino
Tony Tuzzolino was drafted by the Quebec Nordiques and signed by the New York Islanders, but his NHL debut would come with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim instead. Tuzzolino spent four years at Michigan State University and was in the midst of his first professional season when the big trade that sent him to California went down. Tuzzolino, Travis Green and Doug Houda went west while the Ducks dispatched J.J. Daigneault, Joe Sacco and Mark Janssens came to New York. That season Anaheim brought the young right-winger up for a look.

Tuzzolino recorded a single minor penalty and no points while registering a -2 plus/minus rating in his first cup of coffee in the NHL.

The next two seasons were spent back in the minors honing his game but he was back in the NHL in 2000-01 this time with him home-state's New York Rangers, who had signed him as a free agent.

Tuzzolino played six games with the Broadway Blueshirts but was unable to register a point. That summer he signed another free agent contract, this time with the Boston Bruins.

Though most of his 2001-02 season was spent in the American Hockey League with the Providence Bruins, Tuzzolino added a third NHL jersey to his collection when Boston called up for two games.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1989-90 Amherst Knights WNYHA 29 50 95 145
1990-91 Buffalo Regals WNYHA 55 39 47 86
1991-92 Niagara Scenics NAHL 45 19 27 46 82
1992-93 Niagara Scenics NAHL 50 36 41 77 134
1993-94 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 35 4 3 7 46
1994-95 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 39 9 18 27 81
1995-96 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 41 12 17 29 120
1996-97 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 39 14 18 32 120
1997-98 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 35 9 14 23 83 +12
1997-98 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 1 0 0 0 2 -2
1997-98 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 13 3 3 6 6 -6
1998-99 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 50 4 10 14 55 -19
1998-99 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 15 2 4 6 22 -5
1999-00 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 15 0 3 3 8 -3
1999-00 Huntington Blizzard ECHL 20 6 13 19 43 -2
1999-00 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 32 3 8 11 41 -1 19 2 2 4 16
2000-01 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 47 12 23 35 136 +9 5 0 2 2 6
2000-01 New York Rangers NHL 6 0 0 0 5 -1
2001-02 Boston Bruins NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -1
2001-02 Providence Bruins AHL 59 10 19 29 123 -3 1 0 0 0 0
2002-03 Louisiana IceGators ECHL 12 8 7 15 47 +11
2002-03 Houston Aeros AHL 50 9 6 15 92 +1 23 4 4 8 43
2003-04 Binghamton Senators AHL 13 1 3 4 12 +2
2003-04 HC Asiago Italy 16 6 9 15 67 12 7 3 10 30
2004-05 HC Bolzano Italy 32 13 19 32 78
2005-06 SG Cortina Italy 26 12 12 24 87
2005-06 MODO Hockey Ornskoldsvik Sweden 11 2 1 3 14 5 0 0 0 13
2005-06 Italy Olympics 4 0 1 1 32 -4
2006-07 Flint Generals UHL 14 4 15 19 28 0
2006-07 SV Renon Italy 9 3 3 6 14 8 2 5 7 22
2007-08 SV Renon Italy 19 5 16 21 34
NHL Totals 9 0 0 0 7


Rights transferred to Colorado after Quebec franchise relocated, June 21, 1995. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, April 26, 1997. Traded to Anaheim by NY Islanders with Travis Green and Doug Houda for Joe Sacco, J.J. Daigneault and Mark Janssens, February 6, 1998. Loaned to Hartford (AHL) by Anaheim, January 25, 2000. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, February 9, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 23, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 9, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Binghamton (AHL), October 10, 2003. Signed as a free agent by HC Asiago (Italy), December 31, 2003.
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