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Sport Chek Prospect Profile: Tyler Benson

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

Vitals

  • Position: Left Wing
  • Date of birth: March 15, 1998
  • Shoots: Left
  • Height: 6' 0"
  • Weight: 201 lbs
  • 2015-16 team: Vancouver, WHL

Scouting Report

"A powerful kid who uses both his brains and skill to outplay his opponent. He has some skating issues that will need work, but is hard to contain down low and can really be dangerous deep in the offensive zone. He just owns the boards, protects the puck and wills himself to win most one-on-one battles. His shot is pro caliber, and he needs little space or time to put the puck in the net." - Future Considerations

Profile

  • Broke Ty Rattie's Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League single season scoring record (132 points) and sits 2nd in all-time AMBHL scoring with 230 points in 66 games.
  • Drafted #1 overall by Vancouver Giants in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.
  • Led Team Canada's gold medal winning team in scoring with 5 points in 4 games at the 2015-16 Hlinka Memorial Tournament.

Draft prospect Benson to miss rest of season

"It's very disappointing for all of us that Tyler has had to miss so much time this year. At the same time, we need to do what's best for his long term health, and we know that he's going to be an important player for our team going forward as well as a great addition to an NHL organization." - Vancouver Giants owner Ron Toigo

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