The younger brother of Vegas Golden Knights forward, and former 1st round draft pick, Alex Tuch, Luke Tuch is making his own with the US National Team Development Program. Luke Tuch wouldn’t be considered a draft prospect without high-end talent. “You want it to be in person. “They really don’t care about him. “He was just tapping his potential when he was here.”. PHOTO: Man United’s defense to the streets! This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. Plays a complete 200-foot game,” reads the NHL’s scouting report of Tuch. “I go to Alex for a lot of advice. I can’t do the work for him, and he knows that.”. © Las Vegas Sun, 2020, All Rights Reserved. It’s a respectably sized wall of NBA and WNBA players, but the NHL wall is twice as large. Tuch is the younger brother of Alex Tuch, a rookie forward with the Vegas Golden Knights. Last season the Baldwinsville, New York native put up 10 goals and 13 assists for 23 points in 48 games played for the U-17 squad. Luke Tuch, Alex’s brother and a member of the under-18 U.S. national team, will be a freshman at Boston University in the fall. “He certainly had probably a lot of options to go to schools, so we felt genuinely excited when he came,” York said. Luke said Alex gave him an Oris watch as a congratulatory gift instead. Vegas Golden Knights right wing Alex Tuch (89) celebrates after scoring in the third period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the San Jose Sharks at T-Mobile Arena Tuesday, April 16, 2019. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. Resurrection of the lost tectonic plate has been ‘found’ under the... Bergevin debunks rumors | The Journal of Montreal. “I’ve been having a lot of fun here. Alex Tuch grew up in New York, went off to play for the U.S. national team, was a first-round draft selection, played collegiately in Boston and became an NHL player. Tuch is an alumnus of a storied program, one whose members include three Hobey Baker winners for the nation’s top college player, two 1,000-point players in the NHL and countless All-Stars. I think sharing this moment is going to be great.”. The brothers… This website uses cookies to improve your experience. The real prize of the process will be Luke’s chance for a family reunion. Every Thursday, NHL.com will look ahead to the 2020 NHL Draft with an in-depth profile on one of its top prospects. By Lindsay Kramer | lkramer@syracuse.com Syracuse, N.Y. -- Alex Tuch has received painful reminders of the hockey potential of his younger brother, Luke, for several years. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. Mysak, a Czech, briefly played with the Hamilton Bulldogs in the Ontario Junior League last season. © 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. Follow Justin on Twitter at twitter.com/@j15emerson. He scored 15 goals and 15 assists for 30 points in 47 games this season. Tuch played two years down the road at rival Boston College, making last week’s game against the Boston Bruins a homecoming of sorts. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. “He wanted to take a different path and I was OK that. I think I’m just waiting for time with my family. It was clear from early on that the combination of size and speed was the start of something special. Luke Tuch, Alex’s brother and a member of the under-18 U.S. national team, will be a freshman at Boston University in the fall. It’s same program Luke Tuch plays for. Alex is six years older than Luke and was on his way to an NHL career that’s now taken him to a staring role as a power forward with the Vegas Golden Knights. Luke Tuch announced his commitment to Boston University today, as he begins to map out his own road to the NHL. All rights reserved (About Us). These choices were made successively in the second round, in the 47th and 48th places overall. Qualif. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. *We just want readers to access information more quickly and easily with other multilingual content, instead of information only available in a certain language. Tuch said his brother has come up in conversations with NHL teams, but feels confident they are focusing on his own potential. Luke is also a prospect in the 2020 NHL Draft. Still, Luke was not bashful about pummeling Alex when he got the chance. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute offered Tuch his first scholarship when he was just 14, and by the time he was 16, he was already in the national team development program. Luke is also a prospect in the 2020 NHL Draft. “We are different players. “He looks up to (Alex) big-time,” Fohr said. In total, unless there are other deals, the CH still has the option of adding a total of nine prospects to the organization on Wednesday. The brothers, who are six years apart, are taking different paths in their hockey development with the hope of a similar result of competing in the NHL. That likely pegs him as a second-rounder in the event, which will be conducted remotely Tuesday and Wednesday. “They’re not somebody that we don’t know,” national team assistant coach Nick Fohr said of coaching siblings. Luke Tuch, an American, is the little brother of Alex, who plays with the Vegas Golden Knights. “He razzed me quite a bit, but it’s all fun,” Luke Tuch said of his college decision.