Tyler Bird
Image: Kimball Union

Tyler Bird

Hometown:

Andover Massachusetts

Currently Playing In:

Junior

Birthday:

1996-08-14

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2014

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2014

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

5th round (137th overall), 2014

Weight:

200 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2011-12: Tyler Bird played for St. John’s Prep in Massachusetts as a sophomore and skated for the Valley Junior Warriors Empire Junior Hockey League team. He scored 9 goals with 5 assists in 20 games during the regular season skating on the first line with Brian Pinho (WSH) and Sam Kurker (STL). The Pioneers finished 16-6-2 and reached the semifinals of the 2012 Super Eight Tournament with wins over Springfield Cathedral, Central Catholic and St.Mary’s before falling to BC High, 3-2. Bird scored 5 goals with 3 assists and 8 penalty minutes in 17 games with the Warriors.

2012-13: Bird skated for St. John’s Prep as a junior. In 19 regular season games he scored 10 goals with 12 assists. St. John’s was the top ranked team heading into the Super Eight Tournament and defeated Central Catholic in a three-game quarterfinal series before falling 2-1 to Austin Prep in the semifinals; finishing the year 19-4-1. In February he committed to playing college hockey at Brown in 2015-16. Bird was selected by Rimouski in the 14th round (252nd overall) in the QMJHL Entry Draft and was chosen by Tri-City in the 18th round (257th overall) of the USHL Entry Draft.

2013-14: Bird transferred to Kimball Union Academy in New Hampshire in his senior year; skating for former University of Maine head coach Tim Whitehead in the New England prep hockey league. He was the second-leading scorer for the Wildcats behind 2015 draft-eligible left wing A.J. Greer. Bird scored 33 goals with 27 assists in 37 games. He scored his final goal in the NEPSIHA Small School championship game as Kimball Union defeated Dexter 5-1. Bird was ranked 117th in Central Scouting’s final rankings for the 2014 NHL Draft, and was took part in the NHL Scouting Combine in May prior to the draft.

 

2014 NHL Draft: Columbus Blue Jackets draft review

by Richard Greco
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Photo: Forward Sonny Milano was one of seven picks the Columbus Blue Jackets made in the 2014 NHL Draft. Milano was picked 16th overall. (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

 

The Columbus Blue Jackets were coming off a successful seasons entering the 2014 NHL Draft and the future looks bright for the youthful team. After having three first round picks and eight overall picks in last year’s draft, Columbus was able to address a lot of its offensive needs. This year GM Jarmo Kekalainen put together a balanced draft that added depth to the Blue Jackets’ system in every area.

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