Before UND: Drafted by the New York Rangers in the third round (65th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft ... Finished the 2012-13 season with the BCHL’s Surrey Eagles, collecting 14 goals and 12 assists in just 16 games … Had begun the year with Vernon and amassed 22 goals and 17 assists in 36 games … His 36 total goals tied him for third in the BCHL … Helped lead Surrey to a BCHL championship and is currently competing in the Royal Bank Cup national Junior A championship … Had 10 goals and eight assists in 17 playoff games … Earned BCHL Coastal Conference Second All-Star Team honors … Spent the entire 2011-12 season with the Vernon Vipers and recorded 27 goals and 29 assists in 55 games ... A 2012 graduate of Vimy Ridge Academy in Edmonton.
Personal: Majoring in pre-business economics … Son of Steve and Denise Tambellini ... Father, Steve Tambellini, enjoyed a 10-year playing career in the NHL and most recently served as general manager of the Edmonton Oilers from 2008-09 to 2012-13 ... Older brother, Jeff, played collegiately at Michigan (2002-05) and played in the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings, New York Islanders and Vancouver Canucks. Currently plays for Modo of the Swedish Elite League.