The Nashville Predators added to their collection of Harvard University players when the team selected center Tyler Moy with the 175th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2015 NHL Draft.
Nashville selected Moy’s teammate and Hobey Baker Award nominee left winger Jimmy Vesey in the 2013 NHL Draft with the 66th overall selection (third round).
General Manager David Poile is hoping for Moy to develop like Vesey has in the last few years.
The Crimson Connection
We all know about the development of Vesey since being drafted, as he’s won gold for Team USA at the 2013 and picked up a bronze at the 2015 IIHF World Hockey Championships. He also earned ECAC Player of the Year and All-ECAC First team honors.
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Vesey has turned a lot of heads with his performance the last two seasons, and Poile has already called the Harvard winger “pro ready.” However, Vesey will return to Cambridge for his senior year, where he’ll be an early-season favorite for the Hobey Baker.
Vesey was excited to see his Harvard teammate get picked by the Predators.
— Jimmy Vesey (@19Vesey) June 27, 2015
More About Tyler Moy
The 6’1”, 195-pound San Diego native was draft eligible last year after his freshman season in 2013-14 where he netted 10 points, but was not selected.
He did see growth in his sophomore campaign as Moy finished fourth in scoring with 12 goals and 15 assists for 27 points for the Crimson. Moy also was second in shots with 119 behind Vesey.
One thing about Moy is he accepts any role given to him and works hard. Moy played on the top three lines and was part of the power play and penalty-killing units for Harvard.
Tyler Moy was one of my favorite players in the ECAC last year,works hard and his game really excelled no matter the role Harvard put him in
— Josh Seguin (@JoshSeguin24) June 27, 2015
Our own Cam Kerry is familiar with Harvard hockey and had this to say about Moy.
He’s a very confident player, but not cocky. Moy is extremely versatile throughout the lineup. He can do it all on the ice and is a creative player.
Moy also seems very wise beyond his years, as he’s really thoughtful in interviews. His father (Randy) was a coach and a former Western Michigan University player. The younger Moy has been around the game for years.
What’s Next for the Harvard Duo?
The pair of Predators prospects will be at the development camp from July 6-11 in Nashville. Moy has a Music City connection as his paternal grandfather is from the area. However, it will be the first trip for the do-everything Harvard player.
It will be interesting to see what Moy picks up from Vesey at the camp. The two have been teammates at Harvard and have the potential to be on the same squad at the professional level. If Moy continues to work hard, he could be another late-round steal.
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