Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Pinguine Sign Vipers Alumni Tufto:

The Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) Krefeld Pinguine have

signed former Vernon Vipers forward Odeen Tufto.

Here is the article from the Rheinische Post,

The Pinguine is a professional ice hockey team in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga hockey league. Their home is Krefeld, North-Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Tufto started the 2022-23 season with the the American Hockey League Tucson Roadrunners. Tufto never played a single game with the Roadrunners was assigned to the  ECHL Atlanta Gladiators December 17th 2022. Tufto played 12 games with the Gladiators before heading to Germany. In 12 games with the Gladiators, Tufto collected (3-goals-4-assists-7-points).

The Tampa Bay Lightning decided in July 2022 not to make a qualifying offer to Tufto who was a restricted free agent signed with the American Hockey League Tucson Roadrunners August 31st 2022. 

Tufto split the 2021-22 season between the ECHL Orlando Solar Bears & American Hockey League Syracuse Crunch.

Tufto played four seasons at Quinnipiac University from 2017-2021 before signing his first professional contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning March 31st 2021. The Lightning assigned Tufto to the American Hockey League Syracuse Crunch after his college season ended in 2021. Tufto has yet to play for the Lightning.

Tufto played one season in Vernon with the 2015-16 Vernon Vipers. In 57 games with the Vipers, Tufto collected (25-goals-40-assists-65-points). Tufto left the Vipers after one season for the United States Hockey League. Tufto played one season in the USHL with Fargo, Tri-City & Sioux City before committing to Quinnipiac University for the 2017-18 season.

Odeen Tufto's Player Profile:

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