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by Staff Writer / Buffalo Sabres
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[Editor's Note: Stat Count highlights  the Buffalo Sabres accomplishments on the ice in the 2009-10 season. Each week, Stat Count will profile a different player on the team, focusing on their statistical highs. This week centers on rookie defenseman Tyler Myers.]

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Myers’ plus-minus rating in his rookie season, tying for second place on the team with Jason Pominville and Henrik Tallinder. Only Jochen Hecht had a better plus-minus rating at plus-14 on the year.

Youngest player to suit up for the Sabres in a season opener at the age of 19 years and 245 days old. There have been 23 teenagers in total to accomplish the feat, with five players doing it twice. The youngest player to have ever participated in an opener for Buffalo was Pierre Turgeon (18y, 41d) on Oct. 8, 1987.

Minutes of ice time accumulated by Myers on average in the 2009-10 season. The defenseman led the Sabres in that category for the season, as well as all rookies in the League. Myers also led all rookies with 3:04 minutes of shorthanded ice time per game. His career high came in Ottawa on Dec. 16 when he logged 28:32 minutes of ice time against the Senators.

Points scored by Myers, leading all rookie defenseman in the NHL (New York’s Micahel Del Zotto was second in that category with 37 points on the year). Myers had 11 goals and 37 assists, leading all Buffalo blueliners in 2009-10.

Games played in the 2009-10 season. Myers, along with Jason Pominville and Henrik Tallinder were the only members of the Buffalo Sabres to do so last season.

Blocked shots by Myers in his rookie season, beating all other first-year players in the NHL. Myers also led the Sabres in that category, with Toni Lydman ranking second with 98 blocked shots.
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