ST. PAUL, MN - APRIL 07: T.J. Tynan #18 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish takes a shot as Wade Bergman #28 of the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs defends during semifinals of the 2011 NCAA Men's Frozen Four on April 7, 2011 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
The Jackets used the third round pick acquired for Nikita Filatov to draft center Thomas Tynan. He played last season for Notre Dame of the CCHA. He's an undersized center with offensive ability.
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Notre Dame’s T.J. Tynan is in his second year of draft eligibility and is making the most of it. Leading the Irish and the nation’s freshmen with a pretty remarkable 46 points (19g-27a), the small center has been unavoidable. Though dogged by his size, Tynan has shown in back-to-back seasons that he can produce against bigger, stronger opponents. He did it last year with Des Moines in the USHL and now in NCAA Division I hockey. Tynan just has a few short weeks left of proving himself and will likely have plenty of eyes on him throughout the CCHA playoffs and the NCAA tournament. If this is going to be the Draft where the little guy gets his due, it can’t end without Tynan getting picked.
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