2007-08: Tyler Randell finished with five goals and 11 points in a 62-game campaign with the Belleville Bulls, the winger’s rookie season in the OHL.
2008-09: Randell split the season between Belleville and Kitchener of the OHL. In 36 games with the Bulls, he netted 10 goals and 15 points, adding another 22 points (14g+8a) in 37 games with the Rangers. He finished the season with a combined 99 penalty minutes, his highest total to date.
2009-10: Randell quickly became one of the tougher players for the Rangers, totalling 88 PIM with the club. He racked up 9 goals and 21 points in 47 games for the OHL Club.
2010-11: Randell led the Kitchener Rangers in penalty minutes (160) while also chipping in offensively in his fourth year in the OHL. Randelll scored 20 goals for the first time in his career and added 12 assists while finishing -1 plus/minus for the season. In seven playoff games he had zero points and was -2 with 7 PMs. Randell signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Bruins in April 2011,
2011-12: Randell began the year with Bruins’ AHL affiliate in Providence. After skating in 30 games for the P-Bruins and seeing limited ice time he was returned to the OHL’s Kitchener Rangers, finishing the season in junior hockey. He had 2 goals and was minus-11 with 45 penalty minutes with Providence. An ankle injury limited him to 17 regular season games with Kitchener as he scored 9 goals with 1 assist and was plus-three with 21 penalty minutes. Randell received a 10-game suspension during the OHL playoffs in the Rangers’ opening game against Owen Sound. He returned for the decisive Game 7 against Plymouth in the second round, scoring four goals in a 6-3 win. The Rangers were swept by London in the Western Conference finals. Randell scored 7 goals with 1 assist and was minus-one with 14 penalty minutes in six playoff games.
2012-13: Randell played for Boston minor league affiliates Providence (AHL) and South Carolina (ECHL) in his first full pro season. He played his first AHL game in December after opening the year in the ECHL and shuttled between the two clubs in the second half. In 23 AHL games he was -1 with no points and 56 penalty minutes. Providence finished first in the Atlantic Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Randell did not appear in any playoff games. In 22 ECHL games with the Stingrays he scored 2 goals with 2 assists and was -8 with 46 penalty minutes.
2013-14: Randell skated in 43 regular season games for Bruins AHL affiliate Providence in his third pro season. He scored 4 goals with 7 assists and was +1 with 93 penalty minutes. Providence finished third in the Atlantic Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Randell played in eight playoff games and was -2 with 1 goal and 6 penalty minutes. He was tendered a qualifying offer by Boston and signed a one-year contract with the Bruins as a restricted free agent in July 2014.
Randell is a big, pugilistic power forward who, when on his game, can give you more than just hits and fights. He has provided some secondary scoring during his four-year pro career but is mostly counted on for his hard play. He is effective when he keeps his feet moving but struggles with consistency issues.
Randell has limited offensive upside but knows his role and is willing to play it with gusto. He could find a lower line energy spot on a team looking for those services but could just as likely spend his entire career at the minor pro level. He only scored 20 points in Providence last year but finished the season with 120 penalty minutes. It’s clear his future depends on being tough, and that may mean a long road ahead if he is to make it to the NHL.