Tyson Sexsmith
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Tyson Sexsmith

Hometown:

Priddis Alberta

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1989-03-19

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2007

Catches:

Left

Drafted:

2007

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

3rd round (94th overall), 2007

Weight:

210 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2006-07: Including the WHL playoffs, Sexsmith collected 14 shutouts in 73 games after being handed the starting job by head coach Don Hay in November. Had a sparkling 1.79 GAA.  After veteran goaltender Dustin Slade left the Giants, Sexsmith weathered the media storms and doubts concerning the ability of a 17-year-old being able to backstop the Memorial Cup host team. The critics have been answered and silenced as Sexsmith gained confidence throughout the season and led the team to a national championship. The 6', 200-pound native of Priddis, Alberta will be tested next season in Vancouver as the Giants look to reload following the loss of some key veterans.

2007-08:

January 2009 HF feature on Sexsmith.

2008-09: Sexsmith appeared in 52 games for the Vancouver Giants(WHL) going 39-9-2. He finished with a 2.26 GAA and a save percentage of .898. In the playoffs Sexsmith stepped up his game substantially, sporting a 1.88 GAA and .927 save percentage through 17 games.

2009-10: Sexsmith turned pro in 2009-2010, splitting time between the Worcester Sharks(AHL) and Kalamazoo Wings(ECHL). For Worcester, Sexsmith appeared in 13 games going 4-6-1. He finished with a .860 save percentage and a GAA of 3.94. With Kalamazoo, Sexsmith went 2-0-1 and finished with a .932 save percentage to go with his 2.50 GAA.

2010-11: Sexsmith split his second pro season between AHL Worcester and the ECHL's Stockton Thunder; missing 32 games after suffering a broken hand in a fight in November 2010. Sexsmith joined the Worcester Sharks in late February and started six games – finishing 2-4 with one of the losses coming in overtime. He finished with a .902 save percentage and 2.94 GAA that was a bit bloated due to a 6-2 loss to Portland (the only game in which he allowed more than three goals). Sexsmith was twice named ECHL Goalie of the Week and in 17 games with the Thunder was 10-6 with 1 shutout and a 2.74 GAA and .899 save percentage. He appeared in four playoff games for Stockton and was 1-2 with a 2.98 GAA and .898 save percentage.
 

Talent Analysis

WHL-based Sharks scout Brian Gross on Sexsmith (2009): “Tyson had a solid season and playoffs for a young player as he led his team all the way to the Memorial Cup,” Gross said. “He is unflappable, hates to be scored on and lose, and never blamed his teammates. He was always in position for the first shot and never gave up on a play. He showed excellent technical skills and a great glove hand and he was strong physically.”