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T. J. Hensick
TJ Hensick
Position Center
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
F. Teams
St. Louis Blues
Peoria Rivermen (AHL)
Colorado Avalanche
Born December 10 1985 (1985-12-10) (age 28),
Howell, MI, USA
NHL Draft 88th overall, 2005
Colorado Avalanche
Pro Career 2007 – present


Timothy James Hensick (born December 10, 1985) is an American professional ice hockey center currently playing for the St. Louis Blues affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Playing careerEdit

Hensick was drafted 88th overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche. Hensick previously played amateur hockey with the Honeybaked Hockey Program and the United States National Development Program. He spent four years (2003–07) at University of Michigan playing collegiate ice hockey. Hensick had a league leading 69 points and 46 assists in the 2006–07 season, but surprisingly was not among the three finalists for the Hobey Baker Award he was however named in the NCAA All-American Team. Hensick scored 222 points in his collegiate career with the Wolverines. It proved to be the most by any player in the Decade as Hensick was later honoured, named in the First All-Decade Team.[1]

After his senior year with the Wolverines, Hensick was signed by the Avalanche to a three-year entry level contract on April 11, 2007.[2] T.J. made his professional debut in the 2007–08 season with the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL, the Avalanche's affiliate team. Hensick was called up to the Avalanche on November 29, 2007,[3] and made his NHL debut in a 3-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks on November 30, 2007.[4] Hensick, in his second game, scored his first NHL goal against the Los Angeles Kings in a 5-2 win on December 1, 2007.[5] He was named as Lake Erie's only contribution to the 2008 AHL All-Star Game, playing for PlanetUSA, Hensick led the team with 2 goals and 2 assists in a 9-8 shoot-out loss to the Canadian All-Stars.[6]

Hensick made the Avalanche opening roster to start the 2009–10 season.[7] Reduced to a reserve forward, T.J. played in only 7 games before he was placed on waivers on November 25, 2009.[8] After clearing waivers he was assigned to Lake Erie and lead the Monsters in scoring with 70 points. Hensick was named "AHL player of the Month" in December, becoming the first player to be awarded in Monsters history.[9] T.J. was also selected to the 2010 AHL All-Star Game, replacing injured teammate Darren Haydar, as the lone Lake Erie representative.[10]

On June 17, 2010, after he was unable to establish himself with the Avalanche and in need of a new contract he was traded to the St. Louis Blues for Julian Talbot.[11] On July 14, 2010, Hensick agreed to a contract with the Blues signing a one-year two way contract.[12] After attending the Blues training camp for the 2010–11 season, he was re-assigned to AHL affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen, during the preseason.[13]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 U.S. National Development Team USDP 63 25 30 55 10
2002–03 U.S. National Development Team USDP 58 30 31 61 11
2003–04 U. of Michigan CCHA 43 12 34 46 38
2004–05 U. of Michigan CCHA 39 23 32 55 24
2005–06 U. of Michigan CCHA 41 17 35 52 44
2006–07 U. of Michigan CCHA 41 23 46 69 38
2007–08 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 50 12 33 45 18
2007–08 Colorado Avalanche NHL 31 6 5 11 2 2 0 1 1 0
2008–09 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 12 7 9 16 2
2008–09 Colorado Avalanche NHL 61 4 17 21 14
2009–10 Colorado Avalanche NHL 7 1 2 3 0
2009–10 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 58 20 50 70 25
2010–11 Peoria Rivermen AHL 59 21 48 69 27 4 2 1 3 2
2010–11 St. Louis Blues NHL 13 1 2 3 2
NHL totals 112 12 26 38 18 2 0 1 1 0

InternationalEdit

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2003 United States WJC18 6 6 4 10 0
Junior int'l totals 6 6 4 10 0

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
College
CCHA Rookie of the Year 2003–04
CCHA All-Rookie Team 2003–04 [14]
CCHA First All-Star Team 2003–04, 2004–05, 2006–07
CCHA Leading Scorer 2004–05, 2006–07
NCAA West First All-American Team 2004–05, 2006–07
CCHA Second All-Star Team 2005–06
NCAA Leading Scorer 2006–07

ReferencesEdit

  1. CHN All-Decade Team. College Hockey News (2010-01-10). Retrieved on 2010-04-11.
  2. Avalanche signs Hensick, Macias. avalanche.nhl.com (2009-03-18). Retrieved on 2009-03-18.
  3. Avalanche recalls T.J. Hensick. avalanche.nhl.com (2009-03-18). Retrieved on 2009-03-18.
  4. Sharks 3, Avalanche 2. cbssports.com (2007-11-30). Retrieved on 2009-03-18.
  5. Smyth's 2 third-period goals lead Avalanche to 5-2 win over Kings. yahoo.sports.com (2007-12-01). Retrieved on 2009-03-18.
  6. Lake Erie's T.J. Hensick shines in AHL All-Star classic. bleacherreport.com (2008-01-29). Retrieved on 2009-03-18.
  7. NHL announces opening rosters. NHL (2009-10-01). Retrieved on 2010-04-11.
  8. Hensick placed on waivers. Denver Post (2009-11-26). Retrieved on 2010-04-11.
  9. Lake Erie Monsters' T.J. Hensick named AHL player of month. The Plain Dealer (2010-01-02). Retrieved on 2010-04-11.
  10. Hensick providing a jolt to Lake Erie. AHL (2010-01-26). Retrieved on 2010-04-11.
  11. Blues trade prospect Talbot to Avalanche for Hensick. TSN (2010-06-17). Retrieved on 2010-06-17.
  12. Blues signs Reaves, All-Star center Hensick for Rivermen. PJStar.com (2010-07-14). Retrieved on 2010-07-15.
  13. Hensick assigned to Peoria. St. Louis Blues (2010-09-28). Retrieved on 2010-09-28.
  14. Hensick, Hunwick selected for CCHA All-Rookie Team. Michigan Wolverines (2004-03-04). Retrieved on 2010-12-27.

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