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.

Following in his Brothers’ Footsteps

by Brandon LeBourveau
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When news first leaked that the Rangers traded the 38th overall selection in the 2000 Entry Draft to the Detroit Red Wings in return for the 64th and the 95th overall picks, many fans were puzzled with the move since the Rangers kept moving down in a draft already labeled as one of the weakest crops of talent in a few years. With the 38th overall selection, the Red Wings’ selected Tomas Kopecky, a tall and lanky forward from Slovakia. Kopecky was a player many teams had their eye on early in the 2nd round. The 6’3 187 lbs center/left wing is a highly skilled player with excellent offensive instincts and hockey sense. He was teammates with Minnesota Wild star Marian Gaborik in Slovakia during the 1999-2000 season, and finished up his first season of North American hockey last year with the Lethbridge Hurricanes of the WHL, totaling 50 points in 49 games. On the other side of the deal, the Rangers wound up with defenseman Filip Novak 64th overall and center Dominic Moore 95th overall. At first glance the deal looked one-sided in favor of the Red Wings who picked up a great talent in Tomas Kopecky, however now a year and a half later, the deal looks like an excellent one by Rangers’ General Manager Glen Sather. We all know that Filip Novak has emerged as one of the top defensive prospects in the world. What most people don’t know is how good the other player in this deal is, that being Dominic Moore.

Born on September 3, 1980 in Thornhill, Ontario, Dominic Moore has grown up watching and learning the game of hockey from his two older brothers, Mark and Steve, who Read more»

Caps Prospect News

by Seth Keggins
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Rastislav Stana…has declined to participate in the ECHL All-Star game, and instead remain up with the AHL Portland Pirates. He has appeared in 3 games since his call-up to replace the injured Corey Hirsch. He has also not been notified yet as to whether or not he will be traveling to Salt Lake City for the 2002 Olympics in order to play for the Slovak National Team.

J.F. Fortin…has sparkled for the injury depleted Capitals blueline. His time spent in the ECHL last season may have been a wake-up call for Jean-François. Coach Hanlon for the AHL Portland team has worked with the blueliner, and has impressed Ron Wilson and staff for a prolonged stay with Caps (along with minor league veteran Todd Rohloff).

As Roman Tvrdon returns from his injury, Martin Hlinka goes down…In AHL Portland this season the LW position has been injury plagued. But, since his return Tvrdon has scored 1 goal and is +2 in his 3 games. Hlinka struggles continue, not only in scoring but now also with his latest injury. Hlinka suffered a separated shoulder earlier this month, and could be out at least a month.

OTHER NEWS…the Washington Capitals have signed Colin Forbes to a one-year contract.

The Capitals have also picked-up Ivan Ciernik off of waivers. Originally selected by the Ottawa Senators in the 1996 entry draft (9th round). Ciernik, could be a big banger, with offensive potential but so far this season in his 23 games with the Senators has been loathe. He is currently earning $325,000/year.

Czechs in the CHL Top Prospects Game

by Robert Neuhauser
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The CHL Home Hardware Top Prospects Game, which will take place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan,
on January, 31st, 2002, is as usual a great event where the top draft eligible players
square off against each other and try to prove that they are the up- and coming NHL stars
of the future. A major change will take place this year. After six years of coaching the
two previous celebrity coaches step down and new two coaches will take their place. Hall of Famer
Bobby Orr and Hockey Night in Canada legend Don Cherry will be replaced by former NHL goalie
Kelly Hrudey and Dave “Tiger” Williams, who skated with the Toronto Maple Leafs in the past. But one
thing won’t change for sure. Presence of the Czech prospects. Highly regarded Czech prospects
have made their way into this event in the previous years, with virtually every of them hearing
his name selected at the NHL Entry Draft (Frantisek Bakrlik being the only exception).
The likes of Jiri Fischer, Pavel Brendl or Filip Novak
dressed up for either Team Orr or Team Cherry in the past years while Lukas Krajicek, Martin
Podlesak, Jiri Jakes and Frantisek Bakrlik competed in the last year’s edition of the event.
This year four
Czech CHL Imports were the lucky ones who will have a taste of this show. Let’s have a look
who is it!

Team Dave “Tiger” Williams

Petr Taticek – the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds rookie raised some eyebrows with his smooth
adjustment to the OHL style of play and he keeps on producing. Taticek, a son of a former
Czech Elite League forward, shows signs of developing in Read more»

The Weekly Dose

by Kirk Pedersen
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First of all, big congratulations go out to Artem Chubarov; who, after going sixty-six games without a goal, has two in the last week. He’s been a dynamo in the face-off circle, and has worked incredibly hard defensively to ensure team leads. He’s done a great job on the kill, and has contributed in even-strength situations, too. He’s starting to repay my confidence in him this season. I, along with many other Canuck fans, know that he is well on his way to becoming a stalwart defensive forward for years to come.

All things considered, the Canucks had a pretty good week. Wins against Pittsburgh and Washington were both good, but what I’m here to talk about is the loss to St. Louis. Crawford has to teach his men that there are three periods in a game, not one, not two, but three. You’ve got to give a good, sixty-minute effort every night. As cliche’d as that sounds, it’s as true today as it was when this game was first started. On another note, I think that against Carolina, Peter Skudra is due for a start. Dan Cloutier has played his heart out for this team, and it’s high-time that he get a rest. As I mentioned in my last article, if anyone doubted that Cloutier was the MVP of this team, any doubt has been removed of late.

Another guy I’ve been mildly impressed with thus far has been Bryan Helmer. Despite his poor skating and often bone-headed plays in his own end, I’ve taken a shine to him. He’s been decent defensively, okay offensively, and hasn’t been afraid to throw a check here and there. His skating will forever make him a fringe player, and at hi Read more»

Colorado Prospect Update (1/19/02)

by Brandon LeBourveau
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Juniors:

Marek Svatos, Center, Kootenay (WHL)
Stats: (SVK-WJC) 7 GP, 7 G, 1 A, 8 P, 6 PIM, +5
Stats: 29 GP, 26 G, 19 A, 45 P, 24 PIM, -2

Kurt Sauer, Defenseman, Spokane (WHL)
Stats: 37 GP, 2 G, 9 A, 11 P, 49 PIM, +17

Blake Ward, Goaltender, Lethbridge (WHL)
Stats: 26 GP, 9-13-4, 3.39 GAA. .876 SV%

Charlie Stephens, Center, London (OHL)
Stats: 38 GP, 16 G, 23 A, 39 P, 43 PIM, -18

Danny Bois, Right Wing, London (OHL)
Stats: 45 GP, 12 G, 9 A, 21 P, 180 PIM, -14

Aaron Molnar, Goaltender, London (OHL)
Stats: 15 GP, 4-9-2, 3.98 GAA, .870 SV%

Agris Saviels, Defenseman, Owen Sound (OHL)
Stats: 41 GP 3 G, 23 A, 26 P, 29 PIM, Even

Colt King, Left Wing, Guelph/North Bay (OHL)
Stats: 38 GP, 5 G, 9 A, 14 P, 85 PIM, -22

Cody McCormick, Right Wing, Belleville (OHL)
Stats: 42 GP, 9 G, 12 A, 21 P, 74 PIM, +5

Darryl Bootland, Right Wing, Toronto (OHL)
Stats: 35 GP, 24 G, 33 A, 57 P, 75 PIM, +27

Scott Horvath, Right Wing, Toronto (OHL)
Stats: (UMass-Amherst, HE) 15 GP, 2 G, 3 A, 5 P, 8 PIM, -2
Stats: (Toronto-OHL) 6 GP, 3 G, 2 A, 5 P, 7 PIM, +3

Peter Budaj, Goaltender, Toronto (OHL)
Stats: (SVK-WJC) 4 GP, 3.11 GAA, .919 SV%, 1 SHO
Stats: 25 GP, 15-6-4, 2.24 GAA, .925 SV% Read more»

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