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Tom Fritsche
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
183 lb (83 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
Colorado Avalanche
Tulsa Oilers (CHL)
Born September 30 1986 (1986-09-30) (age 30),
Parma, Ohio, USA
NHL Draft 47th overall, 2005
Colorado Avalanche
Pro Career 2008 – present


Tom "Buzz" Fritsche (born September 30, 1986 in Parma, Ohio) is an American ice hockey forward currently playing for the Tulsa Oilers of the Central Hockey League. Tom is the younger brother of Dan Fritsche who plays for the Genève-Servette HC of the Swiss National League A.

Playing careerEdit

Fritsche was drafted 47th overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche. An Ohio native, Fritsche played collegiate hockey with hometown team, Ohio State University. After his final year with the Buckeyes, Fritsche made his professional debut at the end of the 2007–08 when he signed an Amateur Try-Out agreement with the Lake Erie Monster's of the AHL, affiliate of the Avalanche, on March 14, 2008.[1]

Fristche was signed to a three-year entry level contract with the Avalanche on August 11, 2008.[2] In the 2008–09 season, Tom was assigned to Lake Erie. On January 27, 2009, he was suspended for 6 games after he left the bench during an altercation against the Norfolk Admirals.[3] Fritsche was voted into the "25 best looking AHL players" in 2009 on an AHL fan site.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 U.S. National Development Team USDP 63 21 20 41 59
2003–04 U.S. National Development Team USDP 57 24 27 51 46
2004–05 Ohio State University CCHA 42 11 34 45 38
2005–06 Ohio State University CCHA 37 11 19 30 16
2006–07 Ohio State University CCHA 19 5 8 13 8
2007–08 Ohio State University CCHA 39 5 14 19 28
2007–08 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 15 2 3 5 2
2008–09 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 48 10 10 20 40
2009–10 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 47 9 10 19 8
2010–11 Tulsa Oilers CHL 35 10 13 23 16
AHL totals 110 12 23 35 50

InternationalEdit

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2004 United States WJC18 6 2 3 5 6
Junior int'l totals 6 2 3 5 6

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
College
CCHA All-Rookie Team 2004–05
CCHA All-Tournament Team 2004–05

ReferencesEdit

  1. Monsters add Cleveland-area player. lakeeriemonsters.com (2008-03-14). Retrieved on 2009-03-08.
  2. Avalanche sign Williams, Fritsche. avalanche.nhl.com (2008-08-11). Retrieved on 2009-03-08.
  3. AHL announces suspensions. oursportscentral.com (2009-01-27). Retrieved on 2009-03-08.

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