Tyler Benson
Born (1998-03-15)March 15, 1998,
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Edmonton Oilers
GCK Lions (SL)
NHL Draft 32nd overall, 2016
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 2018–present

Tyler Benson (born March 15, 1998) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward. He is currently playing for the GCK Lions of the Swiss League (SL) on loan from the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Benson was selected first overall by the Vancouver Giants in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft and played for them from 2013 to 2018.[1]

Benson played bantam hockey within the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League (AMBHL) where during the 2012–13 season he established a new scoring record with 146 points in 33 games, surpassing the previous mark of 131 points held by Ty Rattie. In addition to being the league's top scorer, he was also named the AMBHL North's Most Valuable Player for the 2012–13 season.[2]

The Vancouver Giants selected Benson with the 1st overall pick in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft and, as an underaged player, he made his WHL debut on November 16, 2013.[3] He was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft in the second round, 32nd overall and signed an entry level contract on December 30, 2016.[4][5] He turned pro in the 2018–19 season, playing with the Bakersfield Condors of the American Hockey League.[6][7] Benson was named to the AHL All-Rookie and Second All-Star teams in the 2018–19 season, and played in the 2019–20 season All-Star game.[8][9]

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2011–12 SSAC Lions Bantam AMBHL 33 34 50 84 44 11 12 19 31 4
2012–13 SSAC Lions Bantam AMBHL 33 57 89 146 52 11 15 22 37 16
2013–14 Vancouver Giants WHL 7 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Vancouver Giants WHL 62 14 31 45 55
2015–16 Vancouver Giants WHL 30 9 19 28 46
2016–17 Vancouver Giants WHL 33 11 31 42 31
2017–18 Vancouver Giants WHL 58 27 42 69 39 7 3 8 11 10
2017–18 Bakersfield Condors AHL 5 0 3 3 0
2018–19 Bakersfield Condors AHL 68 15 51 66 44 10 1 6 7 10
2019–20 Bakersfield Condors AHL 47 9 27 36 34
2019–20 Edmonton Oilers NHL 7 0 1 1 0
NHL totals 7 0 1 1 0

International[edit | edit source]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2014 Canada Pacific U17 Silver medal icon.svg 6 1 0 1 2
2014 Canada Black U17 7th 5 1 1 2 4
2015 Canada U18 Bronze medal icon.svg 7 1 3 4 8
2015 Canada IH18 Gold medal icon.svg 4 1 4 5 4
Junior totals 7 1 3 4 8

Awards and honours[edit | edit source]

Award Year
AMBHL
Rookie of the Year 2011–12
Most Valuable Player 2012–13 [10]
WHL
WHL Bantam Draft First Overall Selection 2013 [11]
CHL Top Prospects Game 2016
AHL
All-Rookie Team 2019 [12]
Second All-Star Team 2019
All-Star Game 2020

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]


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