Sabres In Focus: Tyler Myers
Buffalo had an amazing pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft when they chose 6 foot 8 inches Tyler Myers. The 19 year old rookie made an impression the moment he started playing for the Sabres.
Buffalo traded up one spot with the L.A. Kings in order to get Myers. They wanted him on the team badly. If they hadn’t trade, there is a good chance he would not be on the Buffalo Sabres right now.
He made the team immediately and showed what he can do early on. Lindy Ruff had ten games to determine whether or not to send him down to Portland. Liking what he saw, Ruff chose to keep on the team.
Myers is making an impression and has already become a fan favorite in Buffalo. At the age of 19, he is already an amazing defenseman. People know he will be even better down the road. The scary thing is that he is still six or seven years away from his prime.
In December of 2009, Myers, along with many other Sabres, got food poisoning. Despite the problem, Myers logged a team high 28:32 of ice time. Myers is currently in a three year entry level contract, but will get a hefty raise when that is up.
“Too Tall Tyler” scored his first career point in just his second game for the Sabres, earning an assist. A couple of games later, Myers received his first NHL goal against Dwayne Roloson and the Islanders.
On October 24th, Tyler Myers was selected for the shootout. Not only did he score, but he won the game for the Sabres, defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Myers continues to be a big part of the Buffalo Sabres team. He is a very exciting player to watch, and Buffalo will rely on him to carry the team in the future.