Tom Fritsche

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Tom Fritsche (born September 30, 1986 in Parma, Ohio) is an American former professional ice hockey forward. Retired in 2012 for health reasons. Tom is the younger brother of former Columbus Blue Jacket, Dan Fritsche who currently plays for the Zurich Lions of the Swiss National League A.

Playing career

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

Fritsche was signed to a three-year entry level contract with the Avalanche on August 11, 2008.[1] 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, to help Lake Erie's Goalie who was being beaten by Steve Downie of the Norfolk Admirals.[2] Fritsche was voted into the "25 best looking AHL players" in 2009 on an AHL fan site.

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 U.S. National Development Team USDP 51 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 16 26 42 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 15 16 31 16
AHL totals 110 12 23 35 50

International

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2004 United States WJC18 Template:Sica 6 2 3 5 6
Junior totals 6 2 3 5 6

Awards and honours

Award Year
College
All-CCHA Rookie Team 2004–05 [3]
INCH Freshman of the Year 2004–05 [4]
CCHA All-Tournament Team 2005 [5]

References

External links

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