Tyler Ganly
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Tyler Ganly


Milton Ontario

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6th round (156th overall), 2013


201 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C


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.

Talent Analysis

Ganly is a purely defensive defenseman who has shown some playmaking ability but is not considered a polished offensive talent. He needs major work concerning his skating and positioning. Ganly is a hard checking defenseman and a fighter and will likely make his mark in pro hockey in those roles.


Ganly skated in training camp with Carolina before returning to the OHL for his third season with the Greyhounds. As with any late round selections he faces long odds in securing an NHL entry-level contract and must be signed by the Hurricanes by June 2015 or would re-enter the NHL Draft. While it is difficult to gauge the progress of a defensive defender — and Carolina has several young defensemen prospects in their system — Ganly has shown marked improvement in every season at the major junior level and has several intangibles in his favor.

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