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Height: 5' 9"
Born: Oct 6, 1989
Birthplace: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Scored his first goal of the season at FLA (10/15)
Recorded an assist and a team-high seven shots at TBL (10/17)
Notched a goal and an assist vs. NJD (10/24)
Tallied his third goal of the season at PHI (10/27)
Logged assists in four straight games from 11/5 vs. TBL - 11/12 at FLA
Recorded his seventh assist of the season at DAL (11/17)
Games missed due to injury: four; two lower body (2/26-2/28), two upper body (3/28-3/30)
Tied his best single-game point total four times, with three points on 11/15 vs. TOR, 12/11 vs. CGY, 1/18 at DET and 3/11 at TOR
Scored his first career shorthanded goal at CHI (10/11)
Notched his 100th career assist vs. MTL (11/5)
Earned his first NHL fighting major at STL (11/11)
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
Tallied his 200th career point with a goal at OTT (3/6)
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."