Tyler Ennis
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Tyler Ennis

Hometown:

Edmonton Alberta

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1989-10-06

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2008

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2008

Height:

5-9

Acquired:

1st round (26th overall), 2008

Weight:

164 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B

History

2006-07: Ennis’ second season with Medicine Hat (WHL) resulted in 50 points (26g+24a) in 71 games. The Tigers took the WHL title this season, thanks in part to Ennis.

2007-08: The center returned to his old stomping ground in Medicine Hat for another season of WHL hockey. In 70 games he finished with a career-high 91 points (43g+48a) and 42 minutes in the penalty box. He was nominated to the WHL East All-Star Team and won the Most Sportsmanlike Player Award.

2008-09: Ennis’s fourth season with the Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL) was one of his best to date. In 61 games, the alternate-captain tallied 43 goals (tied career-high) and 85 points. He was won, for the second year in a row, the Most Sportsmanlike Player Award and a WHL East All-Star Team award. He also suited up for Canada’s National U20 squad, where he netted three goals and seven points in six games, as Canada took home the Gold.

Talent Analysis

Ennis is a pure offensive talent who possesses excellent speed and quickness.  At 5-9, he is able to use his skating ability to undress defenders or carry the puck until the play develops.  He has a quick shot, and is very effective in setting up teammates. 

He needs to continue to evolve as a playmaker against more physically imposing competition.

Future

Has had a stellar rookie season in the AHL with the Portland Pirates, and may well challenge for a spot on the Sabres roster in 2010-11.

2008 Draft produced two key players for Buffalo Sabres

by Jason Chen
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Tyler Ennis and Tyler Myers - Buffalo Sabres

Photo: Forward Tyler Ennis (left) and defenseman Tyler Myers (right) were both selected in the first round of the 2008 NHL Draft. Both are considered key components of Buffalo's young core. (courtesy of Jerome Davis/Icon SMI)

It was clear by the end of the 2007-08 season that the Buffalo Sabres needed to reload. The team missed the playoffs after making it to the Eastern Conference Finals the year before and finished fourth in the Northeast Division, their lowest finish since the 2004-05 NHL lockout.

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