Tyler Stahl
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Tyler Stahl


Drumheller Alberta

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6th round (167th overall), 2010


195 lbs.

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2006-07: Tyler Stahl was drafted in the fourth round (70th overall) of the 2007 WHL Bantam Draft by the Chilliwack Bruins.

2007-08: Played in one regular season WHL game for the Chilliwack Bruins.

2008-09: Was a dominant player and one of the tougher players in the SSMHL for the Caronport Cougars HS midget team in Saskatchewan. Stahl scored 25 goals with 15 assists in 34 games while racking up 182 PIM.

2009-10: Stahl made his official debut with the Bruins, playing in 59 games for that club. He picked up 6 assists and was -15 while racking up 146 PIM. In the Bruins’ first round playoff loss to the Tri-City Americans, Stahl was scoreless with 18 PIM in six games.

2010-11: Stahl was again one of the WHL's leaders in penalty minutes while playing a shut-down style of defense for the Chilliwack Bruins. Stahl's 182 minutes in penalties were the most on a Bruins' team that had five players with 90 or more PMs. Offensively, he scored 1 goal (a power play goal) with 9 assists and he had a -15 plus/minus in 67 games. Stahl played in 3 of 5 playoff games for the Bruins; receiving a suspension for an elbowing incident during the series with Spokane and was +1 with 18 PMs.

2011-12: Stahl suffered a concussion in the fourth game of the season which kept him out of most of the year for the WHL's Victoria Royals (re-located from Chilliwack). He returned for the last 20 games and was minus-four with 2 assists and 50 penalty minutes. The Royals made the playoffs despite winning just 24 games. Stahl had 1 assist and was minus-three with 11 penalty minutes in the four game series with Kamloops. He was not tendered a qualifying offer by the Hurricanes in June 2012, becoming an unrestricted free agent.


Talent Analysis

Stahl does not have a lot of subtlety to his game. He is a big, aggressive defenseman who relishes the physical side of the game and looks to make things rough on opposing forwards. Stahl is one of the tougher fighters in junior hockey; he had fifteen fights for Chilliwack in 2009-10. He understands his role and the flow of the game does not run around recklessly. Stahl has focused on defensive play in junior hockey after showing offensive instincts at the midget level. With just one year of midget hockey under his belt thus far, Stahl is still a work in progress in terms of developing his game.



Stahl was not tendered a contract by the Hurricanes and is continuing his junior career with Victoria of the WHL.


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