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Tony Tuzzolino

Tony Tuzzolino

American-born Italian retired ice hockey player
Tony Tuzzolino
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Intro American-born Italian retired ice hockey player
A.K.A. Anthony Tuzzolino
Is Athlete Ice hockey player
From Italy United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 9 October 1975, Buffalo
Age 45 years
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Biography

Anthony Charles Tuzzolino (born October 9, 1975, in Buffalo, New York) is a retired professional ice hockey center. Tuzzolino was drafted 113th overall by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. After completing his collegiate career with Michigan State University of the CCHA he went on to play professionally in both the major and minor professional hockey league teams. He played for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, the New York Rangers and for the Boston Bruins of the NHL and Cincinnati, Lexington, Hartford, Providence, and Houston in the AHL. His younger brother Nicolas Tuzzolino was also a professional hockey player who played in the AHL and ECHL.

Playing career

Tuzzolino was drafted 113th overall by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. After completing his collegiate career with Michigan State University of the CCHA he went on to play a total of nine games in the National Hockey League. He played one game for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, six games for the New York Rangers and two games for the Boston Bruins. He did not score a point in those nine games, collecting seven penalty minutes.

In 2003, he moved to Italy to play in their Serie A league, where he had spells with Asiago, Bolzano and Cortiva in a three-year spell in the league. He also had a spell in Sweden's Elitserien with Modo Hockey. He briefly returned to America with the Flint Generals of the United Hockey League but soon returned to Italy, joining Renon Ritten. He signed on for another year with the club for 2007–08. After completing his second year with Ritten, Tuzzolino returned to Asiago signing a one-year contract on September 22, 2008.

In the 2009–10 season, Tuzzolino returned to Italy signing with Eppan-Appiano of the Italian Serie B on January 10, 2010.

International play

A dual American-Italian citizen Tuzzolino represented Italy in the 2006 Winter Olympics. After four games with the Italians Tony finished the tournament as the leader with 32 penalty minutes.

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1991–92 Niagara Scenics NAHL 45 19 27 46 82
1992–93 Niagara Scenics NAHL 50 36 41 77 134
1993–94 Michigan State University CCHA 38 4 3 7 50
1994–95 Michigan State University CCHA 39 9 19 28 81
1995–96 Michigan State University CCHA 41 12 17 29 120
1996–97 Michigan State University CCHA 39 14 18 32 120
1997–98 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 35 9 14 23 83
1997–98 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 13 3 3 6 6
1997–98 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 1 0 0 0 2
1998–99 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 50 4 10 14 55
1998–99 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 15 2 4 6 22
1999–2000 Huntington Blizzard ECHL 20 6 13 19 43
1999–2000 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 15 0 3 3 8
1999–2000 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 32 3 8 11 41 19 2 2 4 16
2000–01 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 47 12 23 35 136 5 0 2 2 6
2000–01 New York Rangers NHL 6 0 0 0 5
2001–02 Providence Bruins AHL 59 10 19 29 123 1 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Boston Bruins NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Houston Aeros AHL 50 9 6 15 92 23 4 4 8 43
2002–03 Louisiana IceGators ECHL 12 8 7 15 47
2003–04 Binghamton Senators AHL 13 1 3 4 12
2003–04 HC Asiago ITL 16 6 9 15 67 12 7 3 10 30
2004–05 HC Bolzano ITL 32 13 19 32 78 9 3 3 6 24
2005–06 SG Cortina ITL 26 12 12 24 87
2005–06 Modo Hockey SEL 11 2 1 3 14 5 0 0 0 12
2006–07 Flint Generals UHL 14 4 15 19 28
2006–07 SV Ritten-Renon ITL 15 7 9 16 14 8 2 5 7 24
2007–08 SV Ritten-Renon ITL 20 5 18 23 34 13 3 6 9 24
2008–09 HC Asiago ITL 37 12 30 42 60
2009–10 Flint Generals IHL 37 5 12 17 69
2009–10 HC Eppan-Appiano ITL-1 6 2 4 6 6 13 5 10 15 36
NHL totals 9 0 0 0 7

International

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2006 Italy OG 4 0 1 1 32
Senior int'l totals 4 0 1 1 32

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