|Born||March 15, 1998,|
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
|5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
|NHL team (P)
GCK Lions (SL)
|NHL Draft||32nd overall, 2016|
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 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.
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. 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. He turned pro in the 2018–19 season, playing with the Bakersfield Condors of the American Hockey League. 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.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]
|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|
International[edit | edit source]
Awards and honours[edit | edit source]
|Rookie of the Year||2011–12|
|Most Valuable Player||2012–13|||
|WHL Bantam Draft First Overall Selection||2013|||
|CHL Top Prospects Game||2016|
|Second All-Star Team||2019|
References[edit | edit source]
- Tyler Benson: Underage and under pressure in Giants debut
- AMBHL Final – Edmonton SSAC vs. Calgary Northstar Sabres | Western Elite Hockey Prospects
- Tyler Benson makes debut for Giants against the Tri-City Americans, G-Men win 5-2
- Oilers sign forward Tyler Benson to entry-level contract. Sportsnet.ca (2016-12-30). Retrieved on 2020-02-06.
- Robert Tychkowski (2019-09-07). Tyler Benson finding his stride, focusing on Oilers roster spot. Edmonton Sun. Retrieved on 2020-02-06.
- Oilers' Tyler Benson accustomed to spotlight. NHL.com (2020-01-16). Retrieved on 2020-02-06.
- Jim Matheson, Edmonton Journal (2019-04-16). Oilers’ Tyler Benson went from suspect to top prospect in one year of pro hockey. Edmonton Sun. Retrieved on 2020-02-06.
- The American Hockey League. TheAHL.com (2019-09-03). Retrieved on 2020-02-06.
- ALL-STAR: All content from the 2020 NHL All-Star Weekend. NHL.com (2020-01-01). Retrieved on 2020-02-06.
- Alberta Bantam AAA
- 2013 WHL bantam draft tracker | Edmonton Journal
- 2018-19 American Hockey League All-Rookie Team Named. OurSports Central (April 10, 2019).
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