2010-11: Tyler Ganly appeared in two junior A games for the Toronto Junior Canadiens and played for the Junior Canadiens minor midget AAA team. He had 1 assist in two junior games. Ganly scored 18 goals with 14 assists in 18 midget AAA games and had 22 penalty minutes. In six games at the OHL Cup he scored 1 goal with 2 assists and had 2 penalty minutes. Ganly participated in the 2011 U17 Provincial Camp in Thunder Bay. He was selected by Sault Ste. Marie in the fifth round (87th overall) of the 2011 OHL Priority Draft.
2011-12: Ganly played seven junior A games with the Brampton Capitals and was an assistant captain for the Toronto Junior Canadiens midget AAA team. He had 1 assist in seven games for the Capitals. Ganley represented the Junior Canadiens in the GTHL All-Star game in January.
2012-13: Ganly was pressed into action earlier than expected in his first OHL season due to the absence of Greyhound veterans Ryan Sproul and Colin Miller and proved up to the task. Overshadowed by those two and 2013 NHL first round pick Darnell Nurse on the Sault Ste. Marie blueline, Ganly had 17 assists in 62 games and was plus-2 with 64 penalty minutes. The Greyhounds reached the OHL playoffs for the first time in three years, finishing second in the West Division. Ganly played in all six games against Owen Sound and was minus-3 with no points nor penalty minutes. Ranked 166th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings, he was selected by Carolina in the sixth round (156th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.
2013-14: Ganly returned to Sault Ste. Marie after his first NHL training camp with Carolina and was an assistant captain for the Greyhounds in his second OHL season. In 67 regular season games he scored 3 goals with 18 assists and was plus-34 with 62 penalty minutes. The Greyhounds finished first in the West Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Ganly had 2 assists and was plus-5 with 8 penalty minutes.
2014-15: Ganly skated in training camp with Carolina before returning to the OHL for his third season with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. A teammate of fellow Hurricanes’ prospect Kyle Jenkins on the Greyhounds’ blueline, Ganly missed time at the beginning of the year while recovering from a concussion he suffered at the Traverse City prospects tournament. He was out of the lineup for another long stretch after breaking a finger in a December game against Windsor. Ganly scored 2 goals with 14 assists and was +15 with 33 penalty minutes in 38 regular season games. Sault Ste. Marie finished first in the West Division and reached the Western Conference finals against Erie. Ganley signed a three-year entry-level contract with Carolina in June 2015.
Ganly is reliable in his own end, but has also shown an ability to put up some points, particularly when the stakes are highest. An alternate captain with the Greyhounds last season, Ganly had nine points — including matching his season goal total of two — in 14 postseason games. He has an NHL frame (6’2, 204 pounds) and has spent three seasons on a winner in Sault Ste. Marie, including two as an alternate captain.
Ganly could play an overage season in the OHL in 2015-16, but chances are he will begin his professional career in the minors. The Hurricanes are young and deep on defense, so the competition will be tough for Ganly, so don’t rule out a return to Sault Ste. Marie or some time with the ECHL’s Florida Everblades.