January 19, 1990 |
Scarborough, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||193 lb (88 kg; 13 st 11 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
Houston Aeros (AHL)
|NHL Draft||23rd overall, 2008
Tyler Cuma (born January 19, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted by the Minnesota Wild in the first round, 23rd overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft when he was playing for the Ottawa 67's.
Ontario Hockey League
Cuma began his major junior career in the OHL with the Ottawa 67's in 2006–07. He was drafted sixth overall in the 2006 OHL Priority Draft. He recorded 19 (3 goals, 16 assists) points in his rookie season before improving to 32 (4 goals, 28 assists) points in 59 games in 2007-08. That year, he was named the 67's Top Scholastic Player and played in the OHL All-Star Game. Cuma's 2008–09 season, his third with the 67's, was cut short after sustaining a knee injury during Team Canada's 2009 World Junior selection camp in December 2008. He appeared in just 21 games, scoring nine points. It was thought that he might have made the Minnesota Wild's roster that year. Cuma's last year in the OHL was the 2009-10 season, where he got 22 points (5 goals, 17 assists) in 52 games.
American Hockey League
Cuma's first AHL season was 2010-11, when he played for the Houston Aeros. That year, he played 31 games, getting 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists) before suffering a knee injury in February. In 2011-12, Cuma played 73 games, getting 9 assists. In 2012-13, Cuma played 42 games, getting 12 points (1 goal, 11 assists). That year, he suffered a foot injury which caused him to miss a month.
National Hockey League
Cuma made his NHL debut in April 2011-12, playing for the Minnesota Wild in a game against the Chicago Blackhawks, getting 2 PIM in 11 minutes of playing.
Cuma has represented Canada at the 2007 Ivan Hlinka Memorial and the 2008 World Junior Championships.
Style of play
Cuma is a two-way defenseman, who has a slightly offensive bent.
- Tyler Cuma's player profile at NHL.com
- Tyler Cuma's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Tyler Cuma's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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