Travis Gawryletz
Travis Gawryletz
Position Defense
Shoots Right
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
201 lb (91 kg)
AHL Team
F. Teams
Manchester Monarchs
Elmira Jackals
Lake Erie Monsters
Born November 2 1985 (1985-11-02) (age 34),
Trail, British Columbia, CAN
NHL Draft 253rd overall, 2004
Philadelphia Flyers
Pro Career 2008 – present

Travis Gawryletz (born November 2, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey Defensman currently playing with the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League.

Playing careerEdit

Gawryletz played Junior hockey with the Trail Smoke Eaters of the British Columbia Hockey League and became the first Smoke Eater to be selected straight from the BCHL when he was drafted 253rd overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then recruited to the University of Minnesota-Duluth to play collegiate hockey in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. Selected for his size by the Flyers, Gawryletz developed into a physical defensive defenseman among the Bulldogs d-corps and in his four-year career with Duluth, Travis appeared in 140 games with only 23 points.

Unsigned from the Flyers after completing his college career Gawryletz signed as a free agent with the Elmira Jackals of the East Coast Hockey League before attending the AHL's Rochester Americans training camp prior to his first professional season in 2008–09.[1] Gawryletz established himself within the Jackals with gritty defensive play and posted 16 points in 56 games to be named the Jackals top defenseman for the season.[2]

Gawryletz was again invited to the Amerks AHL training camp but re-signed with the Jackals to start the 2009–10 season.[3] Leading the Jackals and placing second in the ECHL in plus/minus after 16 games, he was loaned to make his AHL debut with the Lake Erie Monsters on November 27, 2010.[4] Gawryletz's solid contributions on the blueline meant he remained with the Monsters for the duration of their season, leading all defenseman and placing second on the team with a plus/minus of 11, before returning to Elmira for the ECHL playoffs.[5]

In mid-April, on the back of a successful season, Gawryletz signed a one-year contract to return to the Lake Erie Monsters for the 2010–11 season.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Trail Smoke Eaters BCHL 56 4 28 32 42
2003–04 Trail Smoke Eaters BCHL 51 9 21 30 51 10 1 3 4 6
2004–05 U. of Minnesota-Duluth WCHA 35 4 1 5 26
2005–06 U. of Minnesota-Duluth WCHA 32 0 7 7 12
2006–07 U. of Minnesota-Duluth WCHA 37 0 5 5 57
2007–08 U. of Minnesota-Duluth WCHA 36 1 5 6 30
2008–09 Elmira Jackals ECHL 56 2 14 16 40 11 0 2 2 8
2009–10 Elmira Jackals ECHL 16 2 4 6 2 5 0 0 0 6
2009–10 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 51 2 10 12 35
2010–11 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 69 4 14 18 46
AHL totals 120 6 24 30 81


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