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Tyler Myers

Born:February 1, 1990Draft:2008 Sabres #12 Overall
Hometown:Houston, TXPosition:Defence
Known For:SizeShoots:Right
National Team:Canada

Tyler Paul Myers (born February 1, 1990) is an American-born Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the first round, 12th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. At the end of the 2009–10 season, Myers won the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s best rookie. Standing at 6-foot-8 inches tall, he is nicknamed “The Big Easy” or “Big Tex” because he was born in Houston, Texas.

In 2015, Myers was traded to the Winnipeg Jets in a blockbuster deal involving Evander Kane. He played four seasons there before signing as an unrestricted free agent (UFA) with the Canucks.

Born in Houston, Texas, Myers grew up in Calgary, Alberta. He has opted to play internationally for Canada. Representing Canada twice as a junior and once on the men’s team, he has won gold medals at the 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships and 2009 World Junior Championships.

Vancouver Canucks Tyler Myers
Vancouver Canucks Tyler Myers (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

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Achievements

  • Calder Memorial Trophy (2010)
  • Named to the NHL’s All-Rookie Team (2010)
  • Won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2009 World Junior Championship
  • WHL Playoffs MVP (2009)

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