Tyler Lewington
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Tyler Lewington

Hometown:

Sherwood Park Alberta

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1994-12-05

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2013

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2013

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

7th round (204th overall), 2013

Weight:

191 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2009-10: Tyler Lewington played for the Sherwood Park Squires Minor Midget team in suburban Edmonton. He scored 7 goals with 17 assists and had 49 penalty minutes in 33 games and in nine playoff games scored 2 goals with 5 assists and 8 penalty minutes.

2010-11: Lewington skated for the Sherwood Park Kings In the Alberta Midget Hockey League. He scored 4 goals with 22 assists in 34 games and had 46 penalty minutes. The Kings reached the provincial semifinals and in 13 playoff games Lewington scored 1 goal with 8 assists and had 4 penalty minutes.

2011-12: Lewington made his WHL debut as a 16-year-old, skating in 44 games for the Medicine Hat Tigers in his first season. He finished +7 with 3 assists and had 46 penalty minutes. Medicine Hat finished third in the Central Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Lewington played in all eight playoff games and was -1 with 1 assist and 2 penalty minutes.

2012-13: Lewington skated in 69 of 72 games for Medicine Hat in his second season – missing three games due to a "lower body injury". He scored 2 goals with 24 assists and was +14 while leading the Tigers with 131 penalty minutes. Medicine Hat slipped to fourth in the Central Division and again reached the second round in the playoffs. Lewington scored 1 goal in the playoffs and was -6 with 14 penalty minutes in eight games. He was ranked 66th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting's final rankings prior to the 2013 NHL Draft.

 

Talent Analysis

When you look at Lewington and see his 6’1, 189 pound frame you wouldn’t think that he is a ridiculously strong physical specimen. At the 2013 NHL scouting combine he absolutely destroyed the competition and finish first in Bench Press, Push-ups, push strength, and pull-strength. With that frame you can imagine he’s a no-nonsense physically punishing defenseman. He likes to hit, drop the gloves, and frustrate opponents. He has a lot of work to do on his offensive game but the physical aspect of his game is second to none at his current level.

Future

Lewington is intriguing in a lot of regards. He has the toolbox and now needs to fill it with tools of a professional defenseman. He likely has a few more years of juniors to go and will probably need a few years seasoning in the AHL to properly compliment his already impressive physical attributes with cognitive ones.

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