July 27, 1978 |
Hamilton, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)|
|Played for||Calgary Flames|
Tyrone "Ty" Garner (born July 27, 1978 in Stoney Creek, Ontario) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He was drafted by the New York Islanders in the 4th round, 83rd overall in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.
Garner played three NHL games in his career, for the Calgary Flames in 1998–99 as an emergency callup from his junior team, the Oshawa Generals. He posted a 0–2–0 record with a 5.18 GAA before being returned to the Generals where he was named to the Ontario Hockey League's second All-Star Team in 1999.
Garner spent most of his North American career in the ECHL before moving to play in Europe in 2003. He was named the co-winner of the ECHL's playoff Most Valuable player award in 2002 while a member of the Greenville Grrrowl.
While playing in Norway during the 2005–06 season, Garner suffered a horrible groin injury which ripped the muscles from the bone. Doctors told him that under no circumstances could Garner play as a goaltender for at least one year. So he skated as a forward with the Southern Professional Hockey League's Jacksonville Barracudas, where he scored 12 goals and 22 points in 47 games. He remained with the Barracudas during the 2007-08 SPHL season, where he scored 12 goals and 27 points in 41 games.
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