Tyler McNeely

Hometown:

Burnaby British Columbia

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1987-04-08

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2005

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

5-10

Acquired:

Free agent signing, 2011

Weight:

175 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2008-09: McNeely appeared in 34 games for Northeastern as a sophomore – missing seven games late in the season with a sprained ankle. He scored 8 goals with 12 assists and was +10 with 71 PMs. Northeastern finished second in Hockey East during the regular season – the school's first winning season since 2001-02 – and faced Cornell in an NCAA regional semifinal.

2009-10: McNeely was a team captain and skated in 33 of 34 games as a junior at Northeastern. He was the third-leading scorer for the Huskies, who finished ninth in Hockey East and missed the league playoffs. He scored 12 goals, including 6 power play goals, with 16 assists and was -3 with 42 PMs.

2010-11: McNeely made his professional debut on an amateur tryout with Bridgeport (AHL) following his senior season at Northeastern and impressed Islanders brass enough to earn a free agent contract. In ten games for the last-place Sound Tigers he scored 5 goals with 6 assists and was +9 with 4 PMs. McNeely was the second-leading scorer for Northeastern during his senior season as the Huskies finished a disappointing sixth in Hockey East. McNeely skated in all 38 games for the Huskies and had 13 goals with 21 assists and was +9 with 52 PMs. McNeely scored five times on the power play for the Huskies.

Talent Analysis

McNeely has average size and was not a highly sought after college free agent. He has very good hands and tremendous finishing ability. He can fill in wherever he is needed and is very solid on the penalty kill.

Future

McNeely is long shot to make the Islanders, but could fill in as a solid bottom-six forward with the Islanders when needed.

Czech goaltending prospects: Lukas Mensator

by Robert Neuhauser
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Czech hockey was always known for producing quality goalies. Every year some promising goalie
takes center stage and these times everybody knows the names of Dominik Hasek, Roman Turek,
Roman Cechmanek or Tomas Vokoun, all of whom have made it to the NHL. Here they represent
the Czech hockey succesfully. Winning two consecutive Under-20 World Championship titles
in 2000 and 2001 also wouldn’t be possible without great goaltending provided by Zdenek Smid
and Tomas Duba, respectively. Smid got drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers and Duba is now a
Pittsburgh Penguins prospect. But the next highly promising netminder to burst onto the
scene carries another name – Lukas Mensator.

It is often said, that some player ‘has hockey in his blood’. In Lukas’ case it would better
sound ‘has goaltending in his blood’. His dad was a goalie for the Sokolov team, the city
where also Lukas was born. He has never made it to the Elite League, but was definitely
the first role model for Lukas. Since he could walk he followed him to the practices and games,
like most hockey player’s kids do. But he never watched the forwards or defenseman. He was
astonished by the goalies, watched every save of his father and immediately decided that
he wants to be ‘the masked man’. Lukas was looking forward to the time, when he’ll start his
own career and it really began when he was seven years old. At that time he was accepted to
play for the youngest kids of Sokolov. The coaches didn’t have a tough question what position
will Lukas fit best. When looking at the smallish kid the idea of a Read more»

Calder-Corner:Handicapping the Field-February

by HF Staff
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It’s time again for Hockey’s Future to answer the question “If the Calder Trophy were awarded today,
based on what you have seen so far this season, who would your Top 10 Rookie Finalists be?” We’ve recruited several of
HF’s finest to take part this month and totaling up their votes, here is this month’s version of ‘Handicapping the Field’:
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Draftees in Germany: How are they doing?

by Oliver Janz
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HF’s Draftee of the Month

Draftee Stats:

Frank Appel (Defender, Calgary Flames)

Moskitos Essen (DEL): 38 GP, 2 A, 2 PT, 34 PIM
Germany: 3 GP


Christian Ehrhoff (Defender, San Jose Sharks)
Krefeld Pinguine (DEL): 41 GP, 6 G, 14 A, 20 PTS, +3, 50 PIM
Germany U20: 8 GP, 3 G, 7 A, 10 PTS, 18 PIM
Germany: 13 GP, 1 A, 1 PT, 10 PIM

Kai Fischer (Goalie, Colorado Avalanche)
Heilbronner EC (2.Bundesliga): 26 GP, 1498 Min., 81 GA, GAA 3,24, Sav.% .887


Robert Francz (Forward, Phoenix Coyotes)
Frankfurt Lions (DEL): 40 GP, 2 G, 3 A, 5 PTS, -9, 123 PIM

Marcel Goc (Forward, San Jose Sharks)
Schwenninger Wild Wings (DEL): 45 GP, 8 G, 9 A, 17 PTS, -7, 24 PIM
Adler Mannheim (DEL): 4 GP, 1 A, 1 PT, +2
Germany U20: 8 GP, 4 G, 1 A, 5 PTS, 2 PIM
Germany: 5 GP, 1 G, 1 A, 2 PTS


Erich Goldmann (Defender, Ottawa Senators)
Moskitos Essen (DEL): 53 GP, 1 G, 16 A, 17 PTS, -1, 32 PIM
Germany: 16 GP, 1 A, 1 PT, 27 PIM


Torsten Kienass (Defender, Boston Bruins)
DEG Metro Stars (DEL): 54 GP, 2 G, 4 A, 6 PTS, -6, 20 PIM


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