Yannick Tifu was signed on Saturday by the Amerks to help fill in some gaps, he is second in scoring this season in the ECHL where he has recorded 54 points (13 goals, 41 assists) in 37 games.Â He hasÂ also played inÂ nine games for the Albany River Rats where he had 3 goals and 2 assists.
Tifu also recently played in the ECHL All-Star game where he recorded an assist playing for the American Conference.Â He also won the InGlasCo Individual Puck Control Relay challenge in the skills portion of the All-Star game.
Home: Brossard, Quebec
He recorded 90 points in the 03/04 season in the QMJHL, 72 points in the 05/06 season in the UHL, and 89 points in the 06/07 season in the ECHL.
Tifu has not been drafted by any NHL teams.Â He has been passed over due to his smaller size, with the way he records points it appears as if he’s out to prove everyone wrong.Â A number of players have been considered too small for professional hockey, including Daniel Brier.
He has only played ten games in the AHL, so it’ll be interesting to seeÂ if heÂ is able to make an impactÂ in upcoming games for the last place Amerks.
He was signed to help the team out with Stefan Meyer, David Brine, Clark MacArthur, and Patrick Kaleta all recalled by there NHL affiliates.
View Yannick Tifu stats on hockeydb.