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Tom Urtz Jr. is an avid writer with a love of sports. If you need someone for anything involving the two fields, Tom is the person you are looking for. His passion for sports writing is only rivaled by the professionalism of his work.

Tom takes pride in providing in-depth, accurate, and professional sports coverage regarding the NHL. He currently serves Bleacher Report as an NHL Featured Columnist, and the New York Rangers' Lead Writer.

Tom is a sports stats junky and is fascinated by all things regarding sports knowledge and trivia, and he hopes to become a full time sportswriter and eventually get into broadcasting because sports is a big part of his life.

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  • LeeAnn Lassiter posted 45 days ago

    LeeAnn Lassiter

    Thanks for the clarification, Tom :)

  • Jeff Young posted 72 days ago

    Jeff Young

    Will Tom Urtz Jr. ask a question in his title that he doesn't answer rhetorically?

  • Vinh Cao posted 92 days ago

    Vinh Cao

    Sure thing, Tom. Where age constructions are concerned, only post-noun adjective phrases ("23 years old") are not hyphenated. Nouns ("the 23-year-old") and pre-noun adjective phrases ("the 23-year-old blueliner") are hyphenated.

  • Vinh Cao posted 92 days ago

    Vinh Cao

    Sure thing, Tom. Where age constructions are concerned, only post-noun adjective phrases such as "23 years old" are not hyphenated. Nouns ("the 23-year-old") and pre-noun adjective phrases "the 23-year-old blueliner") are hyphenated.

  • Roman Baird posted 101 days ago

    Roman  Baird

    You suck. Out loud. My cat can write better than you, you incredible hack. If I had written the ridiculous drivel you pass off as journalism when I was in grade school, my teacher would have covered it in red ink and thrown it back at me with orders to rewrite it. Please quit. Now.

  • Johnny Barricelli posted 106 days ago

    Johnny Barricelli

    Your journalism is pathetic. You come up with ranking systems by tossing a coin in the air?
    When you call cities "bandwagoners"…especially one like Chicago, you better be prepared to know wtf you're talking about. In your case,…..NOT EVEN CLOSE. It's disgusting your approach to writing. I'd have fired you for your pathetic writing and your approach to your work. But that's me. I expect more from writers than donut eaters "just trying to get by" sitting behind their cubical playing "Mine Craft" talking crud to 8-9 year olds.
    You make editorial comments you BETTER EXPECT a retort. Bandwagoners! Pthth! You're crap!

  • Vinh Cao posted 113 days ago

    Vinh Cao

    No problem, Tom.

  • Ben Millikan posted 262 days ago

    Ben Millikan

    Hi, Tom. I saw the link you provided in regard to St. Louis wanting to go to the Rangers. Thanks for the clarification.

  • Hacobo posted 283 days ago

    Hacobo

    Hey Tom, the Rangers suck!

  • Tiffany Brennan posted 301 days ago

    Tiffany Brennan

    Hi, Tom. If a name appears in a headline, subheadline or slide title, it’s still best to write out the full name on the first reference in the text. Also, I probably should’ve added that an exception to excluding first names after that is when writing about two people with the same last name (if there could be confusion, etc.).

    Hope that helps.

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