2008-09: Tyler Hostetter skated in 61 games for Erie in his second OHL season. Hostetter's 17 assists were the most for any Otters' defenseman and he had 6 goals with a -6 plus/minus and 49 PMs. Erie reached the playoffs after finishing third in the Midwest Division and in five playoff games Hostetter had 1 goal with 1 assist and was -1 with 2 PMs.
2009-10: Hostetter signed a free-agent, entry-level contract with the Flyers in September 2009 before returning to Erie for his third year of junior hockey. Hostetter skated in 59 games for the Otters, missing time due to a concussion, and scored 2 goals with 24 assists. He had 49 PMs and was -6 as Erie reached the playoffs after finishing fourth in the Midwest Division. The Otters were no match for Memorial Cup-bound Windsor in the first round and in four playoff games Hostetter had 1 assist with 2 PMs and was -1.
2010-11: Hostetter made his pro debut as a 20-year-old, appearing in three games with AHL Adirondack after finishing up his fourth season in juniors with Erie. Hostetter was scoreless and -2 in his brief stint with the Phantoms. Hosteter appeared in just 36 games with Erie during the regular season due to a broken hand yet was just three points short of his career-high with 6 goals and 17 assists. He finished the season -8 with 17 PMs. In seven OHL playoff games he scored 2 goals with 2 assists and was +2 with 2 PMs.
2010-11: Hostetter made his pro debut as a 20-year-old, appearing in three games with AHL Adirondack after finishing up his fourth season in juniors with Erie. Hostetter was scoreless and minus-two in his brief stint with the Phantoms. He appeared in just 36 games with Erie during the regular season due to a broken hand yet was just three points short of his career-high with 6 goals and 17 assists. Hostetter finished the season minus-eight with 17 penalty minutes. In seven OHL playoff games he scored 2 goals with 2 assists and was plus-two with 2 penalty minutes.
2011-12: A "hometown" product for the Flyers, Hostetter had the growing pains many players have experience making the jump from juniors to pro hockey as a 20-year-old; compounded by nagging injuries that kept him off the ice throughout the year. He played seven AHL games with Adirondack and was minus-one with no points nor penalties. In 34 ECHL games with Trenton he scored 7 goals with 7 assists and was minus-six with 22 penalty minutes; scoring 3 of his 7 goals on the power play. Neither the Phantoms nor the Titans made the playoffs in their respective leagues.
2012-13: Hostetter battled nagging injuries and spent most of his second pro season with the ECHL's Trenton Titans. He was re-called by AHL Adirondack during the year but did not appear in any games for the Phantoms. In 38 games for Trenton he was -11 with 16 assists and 37 penalties. Trenton missed the playoffs after finishing last in the Atlantic Division.
Hostetter has begun the 2013-14 season with the CHL's Wichita Thunder, so it seems as though his career is going backwards rather than forwards.