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2007 Entry Draft Prospect Profile: Dana Tyrell

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers
From May 7 through June 15, philadelphiaflyers.com will be profiling 30 of the top prospects in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft in alphabetical order. Check back daily Monday through Friday, to learn more about the players who could become first round draft picks of the club. Philadelphia has two first round picks, including the second choice overall.

The 2007 NHL Entry Draft takes place on June 22 and 23 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.


Dana Tyrell
2007 Team: Prince George (WHL)
Position: Center/Right Wing
Shoots: Left
Height: 5’10’’
Weight: 185
DOB: 4-23-89

2007 Statistics
GP: 72    G: 30    A: 26    PTS: 56    PIM: 51

Overview:
Dana Tyrell, the 15th ranked skater in North America according to Central Scouting, is a skilled forward with a great on-ice work ethic.

Although his offensive numbers could use improvement, Tyrell is a very responsible player in his own end of the rink and is a tenacious forechecker with an ability to force turnovers by his opponent. Projected to go late in the first round or sometime in the second round, Tyrell’s leadership qualities and hockey smarts are also among his biggest strengths. Tyrell could use improvement on his skating, specifically his acceleration, as well as protecting the puck.

Tyrell finished first on his team with 16 power play goals and second on his team in scoring with 56 points in 72 games during the 2006-07 season; was named WHL Draft Prospect of the Month for February after tallying 16 points (8G, 8A) in 14 games; played at the 2006 Under-17 World Championships with Team Pacific and was tied for first on the team in scoring with 10 points in six games; and was named as the Prince George Cougars’ Rookie of the Year and Scholastic Player of the Year in 2005-06.

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