Tyler Spurgeon
Edmonton Oilers

Tyler Spurgeon

Hometown:

Edmonton Alberta

Team:

AHL

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1986-04-10

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2004

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

Weight:

188 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2003-04: Won the Memorial Cup as a member of the Kelowna Rockets while an assistant captain on the WHL team.
Drafted 8th round (242nd overall), 2004 by Edmonton.

2004-05: Returned  with Kelowna to the Memorial Cup in Moncton.  Had shoulder surgery in the summer of 2005.

2005-06: Was named the captain of the Rockets and wore the C for the second half of the year after rehabbing his shoulder.

2006-07: Picked up by Chiliwack in the WHL expansion draft but turned pro and played half the year in Stockton (ECHL) and half with Springfield (AHL).

2007-08: Suffered a serious shoulder injury out of training camp then a season ending concussion in Springfield limiting him to just 12 games all year.
 

Talent Analysis
Spurgeon is a player who plays with a lot of heart and determination which is what attracted the attention of GM Kevin Lowe. A gritty forward, despite his size, Spurgeon is a gutsy, balls-to-the-wall type of player who gets things done through effort often times more so than talent.  A coach’s favourite, Spurgeon is used in many situations but especially as a checker and a penalty killer.
Future

 

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