Chris Tierney joined the San Jose Sharks during their 2014 Development Camp after playing a very successful year in the Ontario Hockey League.
Playing with the London Knights in 67 games, Tierney had 40 goals and 49 assists for an amazing total of 89 points over the course of the season. He was also a plus 44. Additionally, he played in nine playoff games for the Knights where he recorded six goals and 11 assists.
Tierney is an excellent forward prospect for the Sharks as he has great puck handling skills and was very active on the power play last season. Not to mention his ability to score big goals as shown by the amount of goals he scored last season.
This year Tierney is eligible to play in the American Hockey League.
“It’s great to come here and take things from camp you can take back to junior and I’m looking forward to trying to make the jump to a pro team this year,” Tierney said. “I’m going to keep working on things and keep learning every day and see where I end up.”
Tierney has been a part of the postseason games with London for the past four years and takes these experiences as a great learning experience. AHL and NHL playoff games are a completely different level of play, however being able to experience these types of games at the OHL level has given Tierney an edge over those who have never played a post season game. If nothing else, it will only help his skills progress and eventually help him accomplish his goal of playing for a professional team.
With his stats and his work ethic, I believe Tierney would make a fine selection to join the Sharks franchise in Worcester.
Take a look at his interview on the San Jose Sharks website: