Tyler Donati

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Tyler Donati
Tyler Donati Chicago.JPG
Born (1986-10-17) October 17, 1986 (age 27)
Oakville, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 182 lb (83 kg; 13 st 0 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Left
CHL team
Former teams
Brampton Beast
Binghamton Senators
Philadelphia Phantoms
Hartford Wolf Pack
Connecticut Whale
Vålerenga
HC TWK Innsbruck
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2006–present

Tyler Donati (born October 17, 1986) is a professional ice hockey right wing, currently playing for the Brampton Beast of the Central Hockey League (CHL). Tyler is the identical twin of hockey player Justin Donati,[1] only older than Justin by 7 minutes. Though neither brother has been drafted, both attended the Detroit Red Wings rookie camp in 2006.

Playing career[edit]

On January 8, 2005 Tyler, along with brother Justin Donati, was acquired from the Oshawa Generals to the Toronto St. Michael's Majors for Cal Clutterbuck. Tyler played alongside of Justin on the Toronto St. Michael's Majors of the OHL, but this was ended when Tyler was traded to the Belleville Bulls. Tyler and his brother both attended the Detroit Red Wings rookie camp as non-draft invitees in August/September 2006 and played well, both producing points regularly throughout the tournament games. His 2010-11 season with the Elmira Jackals was cut short after being side-lined due to shoulder surgery.

On May 23, 2012, Donati left for Europe to join Vålerenga Ishockey of the GET-ligaen in Oslo, Norway.

Personal information[edit]

Tyler and his brother Justin are actively involved in the "points for Cancer" fund, with money for each point either Donati scores being matched by their respective hockey clubs going to research to finding a cure for ovarian cancer, which their mother Corinne was diagnosed with in 2003. She lost her battle in July 2006. The "points for Cancer" fundraising continues in her name.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Burlington Cougars OPJHL 46 19 15 34 4
2003–04 Oshawa Generals OHL 65 20 36 56 25 7 1 2 3 2
2004–05 Oshawa Generals OHL 25 12 14 26 18
2004–05 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 28 9 8 17 12 10 2 5 7 0
2005–06 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 68 36 36 72 50 4 1 2 3 2
2005–06 Motor City Mechanics UHL 4 0 1 1 4
2006–07 Belleville Bulls OHL 66 54 75 129 52 15 6 20 26 4
2007–08 Binghamton Senators AHL 53 6 12 18 26
2007–08 Elmira Jackals ECHL 5 0 3 3 0
2008–09 Elmira Jackals ECHL 15 6 14 20 2
2008–09 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 4 0 1 1 0
2009–10 HC Thurgau NLB 3 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Elmira Jackals ECHL 67 38 76 114 52 5 2 5 7 0
2010–11 Hartford Wolf Pack/CT Whale AHL 9 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Elmira Jackals ECHL 18 10 11 21 34
2011–12 Chicago Express ECHL 46 14 47 61 29
2012–13 Vålerenga Ishockey GET 39 18 42 60 18 15 10 13 23 28
ECHL totals 151 68 149 217 117 5 2 5 7 0
AHL totals 66 6 13 19 26

Awards[edit]

  • 2009–10 CCM U+ ECHL Most Valuable Player
  • 2009–10 Leading Scorer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Donati twins in Innsbruck!" (in German). haifischbecken.at. 2013-05-26. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 

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