Josh Tetlow


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Games Played
League – 60
Challenge Cup – 8
Play Offs – 3

Total Goals: 1 / Total Assists: 6 / Total PIMs: 43

Joe Balm
Greatly improved from last season and is very deserving of the amount of ice time he is receiving.  Still looks a bit nervy from time to time but he’s still learning his game and learning how to play to his size.  Hopefully he continues to improve next season and push for a position as a top 6 dman.

Sam Balm
Another season of improvement for Tetlow that has resulted in him being the first player to be re-signed for 19/20.  He has looked more solid and dependable than some of the import defenceman even if a little inexperienced at times.  I am pleased he is returning as he will be an important part of this team for years to come.

Antoine Marie-Jeanne
Another one full of promise, injuries and suspensions meant he was leaned on a lot more than I think he would’ve expected.  Of course there’s much to learn but the tools are there.  Glad to see he’s already been announced as returning and deserved his look-in at the GB setup.

Adam Reddish
Despite being an occasional skater throughout the 2017-18 season, this year was an important breakout campaign for Tetlow.  In a very disappointing season, his performances have been a huge bonus for fans and his rapidly growing confidence and maturity demonstrate his potential to become a standout member of the Panthers D for many years to come.  As expected, some of his early season performances saw mistakes made, but his increasing ice-time firstly from Chernomaz and then continued under Rick Strachan, saw his game develop rapidly alongside more experienced D partners.  The biggest compliment I can give Tetlow is by the season’s end, he was looking like he’d been on the blue line for years.  Needs to carry on his progression next season and perhaps use what looks like a rather wicked shot a little more to add an extra dimension to his game and allow him to participate more in special teams.

Tina Taylor
Broken record time again!  I’m a massive cheerleader for the young Brits, they come in as underdogs and I want to see the underdog do well.  During a standard injury crisis Tetlow found himself getting regular shifts, grabbed the opportunity with both hands and flourished, surprising eh? (Sarcasm, see my Sam Gospel review for context!)

Whilst there are still some rough edges that Josh needs to work hard on ironing out of his game, some of these things will come with experience and he has the raw talent, we know he can take care of himself and he’s had some experienced defensive partners to learn from this season.  His call up for the GB warm up games are a testament to his hard work this season, I wasn’t expecting to see him in Slovakia but the warm up games will be more valuable experience for him.  I’m genuinely excited to see what the future holds for Josh Tetlow!

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