Unlikely hero #3: undrafted Connecticut Whale rookie right wing Scott Tanski(13) has been a healthy scratch for the AHL Calder Cup Playoffs but keeping a good attitude about it. Fans were even heard chanting his name when he appeared in the runway area during warm-ups at a recent first round game.
The 22-year old’s full-on energy style game has definitely gained him attention amongst the faithful. His head full of wild flowing red hair helps too.
He signed a one year AHL contract at the start of the 2011/2012 season after his training camp invite went really well. He also made a surprise appearance in New York Rangers‘ camp before being reassigned.
In 65 games this season he scored 5 goals and 6 assists. But in only his 2nd Calder Cup Playoff game he scored the game-winning goal to propel the Whale to a 4-1 win, tying the Semi-Finals‘ series vs. Norfolk Admirals at 2 games apiece.
For the style of player he is out there, he keeps his penalty minutes to a minimum. Reliable play.