Tyler Beskorowany
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Tyler Beskorowany

Hometown:

Hanmer Ontario

Team:

Dallas Stars

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1990-04-28

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2008

Catches:

Left

Drafted:

2008

Height:

6-5

Acquired:

2nd round (59th overall), 2008

Weight:

196 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2007-08: Beskorowany had a rough year on the stat sheet, but he did the best he could on a rather lackluster Owen Sound (OHL) team.  In addition to being Dallas’ first selection (59th overall) in 2008, he also took home his team’s MVP, Top Prospect and Rookie of the Year awards — awards that were well deserved, as Owen Sound surrendered more than 36 shots per game when Beskorowany was between the pipes.

2008-09: It was a rough year for Beskorowany and the Attack once again. This time though, Beskorowany ended up splitting time with Scott Stajcer (NYR) who played well for Owen Sound this season. The split was virtually right down the middle (37 to 35 games played in favor of Beskorowany). However, the better numbers went to Stajcer by just a bit. Down the stretch, Stajcer took more time from Beskorowany. And after a dreadful performance in Game 1 of their opening-round series against Windsor, Beskorowany was yanked for the final time this year (surrendering five goals on 23 shots in 27 minutes). Stajcer took over for the remainder of the playoffs and oversaw the Attack going down in straight sets to the Spitfires. Once again this season, Beskorowany was under constant siege. He faced an average of 37 shots a night in addition to having to fight through his inconsistent play and issues with confidence. There seems to be a fair amount of frustration from Beskorowany and for good reason. Some nights saw him standing on his head and stealing wins for the Attack with one excellent glove save after another. While other nights saw a somewhat timid Beskorowany dropping down too early and surrendering some soft goals that led to him getting yanked and a loss.

Traded to Kingston in the summer of 2009.

2009-10: Beskorowany handled a very heavy workload with the Kingston Frontenacs(OHL), appearing in 62 games, and going 29-25-4. He finished with a GAA of 3.52 and a .903 save percentage. He also appeared in 7 playoff games, stepping up a bit with a 3.26 GAA and a .912 save percentage.

2010-11: After an up-and-down junior career, Beskorowany joined the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL and performed very well.  Due to injuries at the AHL level, Beskorowany was sped through the Stars goaltender development “course” and saw more AHL time than initially planned.  In 20 ECHL games, he posted a 10-5-4 record with a 2.35 GAA and .928 save pct. – he didn’t meet the minimum games cut-off for stat purposes but had a legitimate shot at leading the league in save percentage at the rate he was going.  He was also named to the league’s all-star game.  He also saw 18 AHL contests, going 7-8-1 with a 2.58 GAA and .921 save pct.

2011-12: Beskorowany saw the bulk of the action for Dallas AHL affiliate Texas in his second pro season with veterans Andrew Raycroft and Richard Bachman each seeing time in the NHL as the Dallas Stars' backup. He was 10-19 with 1 shutout in 22 games for Texas and had a 3.39 goals against average and .886 save percentage. The Texas Stars missed the AHL playoffs; finishing last in the West Division.

 

Talent Analysis

Beskorowany's best asset is his size.  At 6’4 and north of 200 pounds, he moves soundly. There isn’t a lot of wasted movement but he does show signs of good athleticism when he needs to.  He plays the puck very well and has an excellent glove.  But he still has a long way to go. Needs to work on his angles because his rebound control is lacking and if he sets himself up to deflect rebounds to corners and other safety areas he’ll be in better shape.  Still something of a raw prospect. But he has a very good attitude and a desire to improve.

 

Future

Will fight for starts in the AHL, but with the Stars continuing adding goaltenders to the organization and Beskorowany’s lack of notable progression, it might be an uphill battle.  He needs to hold his head above water this season.

 

 

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