Kyle Neuber


London Ontario

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7th round (197th overall), 2009


225 lbs.

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2008-09: In his second season with Mississauga, Neuber skated in 59 games, scoring 9 goals and 3 assists for 12 points. He also accumulated a team-leading 135 PIMs. Neuber was held off the scoresheet in 10 playoff matches, but once again led the team with 25 PIMs.

2009-10: Neuber was traded to Sarnia during the offseason and appeared in 60 games with the Sting. He notched 5 goals and 5 assists for 10 points. He made his mark with a team-leading 188 PIMs.

2010-11: Nueber appeared in 15 games with AHL Springfield in his first pro season due to injury and had a limited role as an enforcer with the club. Neuber finished the season with 1 assist and was -2 with 45 PMs. Nueber was not re-signed by Columbus and was invited to the Toronto Maple Leafs’ training camp.

Talent Analysis
Neuber is a big, physical forward who has the potential to be an enforcer at the NHL level. Outside of his ability to drop the gloves and take the body, however, Neuber does not have many strengths. His play in his own end is a weak point of his game and his skating and footspeed lacks quite a bit. If he's ever to crack an NHL roster, in order to not be a liability while he's on the ice, he'll have to improve in those areas.
Neuber will turn pro this season, either assuming the enforcer role for the Springfield Falcons or playing a bigger role for Gwinnett of the ECHL.

Columbus Blue Jackets focused on adding defense at 2009 NHL Draft

by Richard Greco

David Savard - Columbus Blue Jackets

Photo: Defenseman David Savard appears to have carved out a role with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season. Savard was selected 94th overall in the 2009 NHL Draft. (courtesy of Jason Mowry/Icon SMI)

The Columbus Blue Jackets spent four of their six selections in the 2009 NHL Draft stocking up defenders. Of those defensemen, top pick John Moore (NYR) and third round selection David Savard are both in the NHL, while Thomas Larkin and Anton Blomqvist, as expected, are going to need a bit more time to develop.

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