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Height: 5' 9"
Born: Oct 6, 1989
Birthplace: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Scored his first career shorthanded goal at CHI (10/11)
Notched a goal at ANA (10/22)
Recorded his first multi-point game of the season (1+1) vs. BOS (10/30)
Notched his 100th career assist vs. MTL (11/5)
Netted his first power-play goal of the season and earned his first NHL fighting major at STL (11/11)
Recorded his first three-point night since Feb. 7, 2013 with a goal and two assists vs. TOR (11/15)
Tallied two points (1+1) vs. MTL (11/28)
Notched three assists vs. CGY (12/11)
Named the NHL's First Star of the Week for the week of Dec. 8-14 after scoring five points (1+4) in three games
Collected his third three-point game of the season (2+1) at DET (1/18)
Scored a goal vs. NSH (2/22)
Tallied his 200th career point with a goal at OTT (3/6)
Recorded his fourth three-point night of the season with a goal and two assists at TOR (3/11)
Scored a goal and added an assist vs. ARI (3/26)
Had two points (1+1) and a team-high five shots vs. CAR (4/6)
NHL Director of Central Scouting, E.J. McGuire
Strengths: "Tyler is a quick, 'water-bug'-type player. He scoots up and down the ice and can turn on a dime. He can drive wide on a defenseman who is unaware or a little slow. Tyler may be one of the best pure offensive players in the entire draft."
Outlook: "Getting bigger is not something within his control, he's done everything as far as his quickness and offensive development and now I think that it is just ready for him to show it at the next level."