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Up to date as of February 02, 2010

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Position Defence
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 7.5 in (2.02 m)
204 lb (93 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
Buffalo Sabres
Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
Nationality Flag of the United States American & Flag of Canada Canadian
Born February 1 1990 (1990-02-01) (age 20),
Houston, Texas
NHL Draft 12th overall, 2008
Buffalo Sabres
Pro Career TBD – present

Tyler Myers (born February 1, 1990 in Houston, Texas) is an American-born Canadian junior ice hockey defenceman. He was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the first round, 12th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft and currently plays in the Western Hockey League (WHL) with the Kelowna Rockets.

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Playing career

Myers began his major junior career in the WHL with the Kelowna Rockets in 2005–06. Following his NHL draft year in 2007–08, Myers was ranked fourth among North American draft-eligible skaters by the NHL's Central Scouting Services and was selected 12th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. The following season, Myers helped the Rockets to a 2009 Ed Chynoweth Cup championship following a junior career-high 42-point regular season. Scoring 20 points during the Rockets playoff run, Myers was instrumental the franchise's third WHL title and was selected as the WHL Playoff MVP.

Following Myers' WHL championship win with the Rockets, he was signed to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Buffalo Sabres on May 11, 2009.

International play

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold 2009 Canada

Despite being born in Houston, Texas, Myers plays internationally for Team Canada as he grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and Wilcox, Saskatchewan, as a child and holds dual citizenship. He was named to the Canadian under-20 team for the 2009 World Junior Championships in Ottawa, along with Kelowna Rockets teammate Jamie Benn, and helped Canada to a record-tying fifth straight gold medal.

Awards

Career statistics

Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Kelowna Rockets WHL 9 0 1 1 2 8 1 0 1 2
2006–07 Kelowna Rockets WHL 59 2 13 15 78
2007–08 Kelowna Rockets WHL 65 6 13 19 97 7 1 2 3 12
2008–09 Kelowna Rockets WHL 58 9 33 42 105 22 5 15 20 29
WHL totals 191 17 60 77 282 37 7 17 24 43

External links

  • Tyler Myers's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
  • Official WHL Profile
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