Tyler Myers
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Tyler Myers

Hometown:

DeWinton Alberta

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1990-02-01

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2008

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2008

Height:

6-6

Acquired:

1st round (12th overall), 2008

Weight:

211 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B

History

2006-07: This was the Tyler Myers' first full season with the Kelowna Rockets (WHL), which saw him net two goals and 15 points in 59 games.

2007-08: Myers third season with Kelowna (WHL), resulted in six goals and 19 points in 65 games, his best total to date. In seven games with Canada’s U18 squad, he netted a goal and an assist and took home the gold at the WJC-18.

2008-09: Kelowna Rockets (WHL) staple Myers netted nine goals and 42 points in 58 games. His 105 penalty minutes were a career-high for the defenseman. He was nominated to the WHL West All-Star second team and the CHL Memorial Cup All-Star Team, while his club took home the WHL title. He also competed with Canada’s National U20 squad, potting a goal in six games and taking home the Gold Medal.

 

Talent Analysis

Myers has premier size and excellent potential as an offensive defenseman. At this early stage in his development, he is already a great skater, but needs to become a more reliable passer and point man.

 

Future

Myers is now an established NHL defenseman and appears to be on the cusp of becoming an elite defender in the league.

 

2008 Draft produced two key players for Buffalo Sabres

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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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