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|Born||March 28, 1965|
Trenton, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
|Played for||St. Louis Blues|
|NHL Draft|| 196th overall, 1984 |
St. Louis Blues
|Men's ice hockey|
|1995 Sweden||Ice hockey|
Thomas R. Tilley (born March 28, 1965 in Trenton, Ontario) is a retired professional hockey player who played in the NHL with the St. Louis Blues. He played defense and shot right-handed.
Trenton is a large unincorporated community in Southern Ontario in the municipality of Quinte West, Ontario, Canada. Located on the Bay of Quinte, it is the starting point for the Trent-Severn Waterway, which continues northwest to Peterborough and eventually Port Severn on Georgian Bay.
Ontario is one of the 13 provinces and territories of Canada and is located in east-central Canada. It is Canada's most populous province accounting for 38.3 percent of the country's population, and is the second-largest province in total area. Ontario is fourth-largest jurisdiction in total area when the territories of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut are included. It is home to the nation's capital city, Ottawa, and the nation's most populous city, Toronto, which is also Ontario's provincial capital.
The National Hockey League is a professional ice hockey league in North America, currently comprising 31 teams: 24 in the United States and 7 in Canada. The NHL is considered to be the premier professional ice hockey league in the world, and one of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. The Stanley Cup, the oldest professional sports trophy in North America, is awarded annually to the league playoff champion at the end of each season.
Tilley was drafted by the Blues in the 10th round, 196th overall in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. After being drafted he played for Michigan State for 4 years where he developed a strong defensive presence. Immediately after college Tilley joined the Blues and played his only full season in the NHL during the 1988–1989 season, scoring 23 points. Tilley then bounced between the Blues and their IHL affiliate Peoria Rivermen for the next two years before playing in Italy for another two years. The 1993–1994 season saw a return for Tilley with the Blues, as he skated in 48 contests. This would prove to be the last time Tilley would play in the NHL. Tilley then played out the rest of his career in the IHL, retiring after the 2000–2001 season with the Chicago Wolves.
The International Hockey League (IHL) was a minor professional ice hockey league in the United States and Canada that operated from 1945 to 2001. The IHL served as the National Hockey League's alternate farm system to the American Hockey League (AHL). After 56 years of operation, financial instability led to the league's demise. Six of the surviving seven teams merged into the AHL in 2001.
The Peoria Rivermen were an ice hockey team that played in the International Hockey League. They played in Peoria, Illinois at the Carver Arena. A new team with the Peoria Rivermen name currently competes in the Southern Professional Hockey League.
Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a European country consisting of a peninsula delimited by the Italian Alps and surrounded by several islands. Located in the middle of the Mediterranean sea and traversed along its length by the Apennines, Italy has a largely temperate seasonal climate. The country covers an area of 301,340 km2 (116,350 sq mi) and shares open land borders with France, Slovenia, Austria, Switzerland and the enclaved microstates of Vatican City and San Marino. Italy has a territorial exclave in Switzerland (Campione) and a maritime exclave in the Tunisian Sea (Lampedusa). With around 60 million inhabitants, Italy is the fourth-most populous member state of the European Union.
Tilley currently lives in the Kansas City area and helps coach youth hockey. He also won the Missouri 4th of July Washers tournament 2 times in a row [ citation needed ]
|1988–1989||St. Louis Blues||NHL||70||1||22||23||47|
|1989–1990||St. Louis Blues||NHL||34||0||5||5||6|
|1990–1991||St. Louis Blues||NHL||22||2||4||6||4|
|1993–1994||St. Louis Blues||NHL||48||1||7||8||32|
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