Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Tyler Myers
Standing at 6'8", Tyler Myers ranks among the tallest players ever to appear in the National Hockey League. Myers was born on February 1, 1990 in Katy, Texas and moved to Calgary, Alberta at just 10 years of age.

Drafted 12th overall by the Buffalo Sabres at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Myers made his NHL debut with the club during the 2009-10 season and proved to be a rock on the Sabres blueline from the start. Averaging almost 24 minutes per game in his rookie season, Myers provided solid defensive play combined with tremendous offensive ability. He finished the season with 48 points, ranking him third among all rookie scorers and his plus 13 rating was good for second among all first year players.

On June 23, 2010, Myers beat out Matt Duchene of the Colorado Avalanche and Jimmy Howard of the Detroit Red Wings to become the 2009-10 Calder Memorial Trophy winner as the NHL's top rookie, becoming the first defenceman since Barret Jackman in 2002-03 to win the award.

Myers' offensive numbers would dip slightly in his sophomore season. He managed just 10 goals and added 27 assists. The following season Myers was limited to just 55 games and would struggle to regain his form when in the lineup.

During the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season Myers would appear in 39 games for the Sabres. Though showing growth in the defensive side of the game, he managed to record just three goals and five assists.

Having not lived up to the expectations that came with winning the Calder Memorial Trophy, the Sabres traded Myers, along with Drew Stafford, Brendan Lemieux, Joel Armia, and a first round draft pick to the Winnipeg Jets for Evander Kane, Zach Bogosian, and Jason Kasdorf on February 11, 2015.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2005-06 Notre Dame Midget Hounds SMHL 34 4 6 10 78
2005-06 Kelowna Rockets WHL 9 0 1 1 2 +3 8 1 0 1 2
2006-07 Kelowna Rockets WHL 59 2 13 15 78 -21
2007-08 Kelowna Rockets WHL 65 6 13 19 97 -16 7 1 2 3 12
2007-08 Canada WJ18-A 7 1 1 2 10 +7
2008-09 Kelowna Rockets WHL 58 9 33 42 105 +31 22 5 15 20 29
2008-09 Canada WJC-A 6 1 0 1 2 +5
2008-09 Kelowna Rockets M-Cup 4 1 3 4 6
2009-10 Buffalo Sabres NHL 82 11 37 48 32 +13 6 1 0 1 4
2009-10 Canada WC-A 7 0 2 2 4 +1
2010-11 Buffalo Sabres NHL 80 10 27 37 40 0 7 1 5 6 16
2011-12 Buffalo Sabres NHL 55 8 15 23 33 +5
2012-13 Klagenfurter AC Austria 17 3 7 10 37
2012-13 Buffalo Sabres NHL 39 3 5 8 32 -8
2013-14 Buffalo Sabres NHL 62 9 13 22 58 -26
2013-14 Canada WC-A 7 0 2 2 4 +2
2014-15 Buffalo Sabres NHL 47 4 9 13 61 -15
2014-15 Winnipeg Jets NHL 24 3 12 15 16 +9 4 1 0 1 2
2015-16 Winnipeg Jets NHL 73 9 18 27 72 +6
2016-17 Winnipeg Jets NHL 11 2 3 5 13 +5
NHL Totals 473 59 139 198 357 17 3 5 8 22


WHL West Second All-Star Team (2009) NHL All-Rookie Team (2010) Calder Memorial Trophy (2010) Signed as a free agent by Klagenfurt (Austria), October 15, 2012. Traded to Winnipeg by Buffalo with Drew Stafford, Joel Armia, Brendan Lemieux and St. Louis' 1st round pick (previously acquired, Winnipeg selected Jack Roslovic) in 2015 NHL Draft for Evander Kane, Zach Bogosian and Jason Kasdorf, February 11, 2015. Missed majority of 2016-17 due to lower-body injury at Arizona, November 19, 2016.
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