The 20-year-old overager sat down with Rangers’ management this weekend to talk about his future and both parties decided it was best the veteran head back to Belleville
to contemplate his next move.
“This is something that has been going on for a while with Tyson,” said general manager Murray Hiebert, when reached in Chicago on a scouting trip.
“He felt his heart wasn’t in it like he wanted it to be.”
Teichmann was acquired by former GM/coach Steve Spott in an off-season trade with the Mississauga Steelheads. He was one of four goalies on the roster this season.
Earlier this week, the Rangers shipped tender Jack Moylan to the Sudbury Wolves for a 15th round draft pick.
That leaves newcomer Jordan DeKort, who came to the Aud in a trade with Windsor a few weeks ago, and rookie Matt Greenfield, who has yet to play an OHL game.
Greenfield has sparkled with the Jr. B Kitchener Dutchmen, going 6-0 with three shutouts. The Florida native has been called up from the Dutchies and will dress for Sunday’s game against the Steelheads.
Teichmann took the loss last night in Guelph and was yanked after allowing three goals on 17 shots. He was not pleased with getting the hook and was late to the bench to start the second period. The Storm won the game 6-3.
As a Ranger, he went 3-5 with a 3.64 goals against average and a .891 save percentage.
“He knows the direction we’re going,” said Hiebert, who has stressed all season that the club’s focus is on developing its youngsters.
Teichmann is still Rangers’ property and there is no time line on his leave of absence. There is still a chance he may return.
If not, the Rangers will be down to two overagers. Hiebert said the team would explore all options – adding another OA or going young – when things are sorted out.
Kitchener still owns Keli Grant’s rights. The OA forward currently leads the Dutchmen in
scoring with 15 goals and 12 assists in 18 games.