Anticipated Arrival at UND: 2013
Birthday: November 1st, 1994
Hometown: Port Moody, BC, Canada
Profiles & Press Clippings:
- BCHL 2012-13 Profile/Stat Page
- Elite Prospects Profile/Stat Page
- Vernon Viper Commitment Press Release
- The Province: Tournament Squad Snub Sparked Tambellini (Nov 2012)
- Hockey New: The Tambellini Name Carries On (Oct 2012)
- Dan Sallows: Player Profile (Feb 2012)
- Vernon Morning Star: NHL Culture Boosts Vernon Viper Rookie Adam Tambellini
- Vernon Morning Star: Vipers Add Elite Talent
- Vernon Central: All in the Family
- The Province: Siblings on Hockey Radar
- He is the son of Edmonton Oiler GM Steve Tambellini and the brother of former University of Michigan standout Jeff Tambellini.
- NHL Entry Draft Eligible in 2013
- He began the season playing for the Vernon Vipers of the British Columbia Hockey League until a mid-season trade sent him to the Surrey Eagles.
- He earned BCHL Player of the Week honors for the week ending November 4th.
- Put forth a strong showing at the BCHL Showcase, where USHR ranked him as the fourth best forward: "Listed at 6’4”, but we think he's probably closer to 6’2.5” or so. The North Dakota recruit, the son of Edmonton Oilers GM Steve Tambellini and the younger brother of former Michigan forward Jeff Tambellini, is a pro prospect who should hear his name called in the first half of the NHL draft in June. For a big kid he can really skate and is strong in scoring areas. Is Vernon’s first line center and the Vipers will be leaning on him this season as he looks to improve on his 56 points from a year ago."
- Playing for the Vernon Vipers (BCHL), he produced 56 points (27G, 29A) in 55 regular season games on his way to earning Vernon's Rookie of the Year award.
- Took part in the 2011 CJHL Prospects Event in Langley, BC. Playing for the President's Cup-winning Team West, he recorded a goal and an assist in two games. Both of his points came on game-winning goals, including scoring the overtime game-winner in the first game of the two game event.
- Participated in Canada West's 2011 World Junior A Challenge Evaluation Camp.
- Played for the Edmonton SSAC Midget AAA of the Alberta Midget Hockey League, producing 54 points (29G, 25A) in 34 games. In the AMHL playoffs he recorded six points (4G, 2A) in five games. He also played three games for the Sherwood Park Crusaders of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, scoring one goal.
- He played in the 2011 AMHL All-Star Game, picking up an assist for Team South in a 5-4 loss to fellow Sioux recruit Geoff Crisfield's Team North.
- He scored all three goals for the Edmonton SSAC Athletics in a 3-2 championship game victory over the Sakatoon Contacts at the prestigious 2010 Mac's Midget AAA Hockey Tournament in Calgary.
- Played for the Edmonton SSAC Midget Minor team of the Alberta Midget Minor Hockey League, producing 51 points (27G, 24A) in 34 games, which was good enough for eighth best in the league. He also played in six playoff games, producing ten points (6G, 4A).