Dana Tyrell

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Dana Tyrell
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Born (1989-04-23) April 23, 1989 (age 27)
Airdrie, AB, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Free Agent
Tampa Bay Lightning
Columbus Blue Jackets
NHL Draft 47th overall, 2007
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 2008–present

Dana Tyrell (born April 23, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently an unrestricted free agent who last played under contract to the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was a second round selection of the Lightning, taken 47th overall at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft and made his NHL debut in 2010. He played his major junior career with the Prince George Cougars of the Western Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Tyrell was a fifth round selection of the Prince George Cougars in the Western Hockey League (WHL) Bantam Draft in 2004.[1] He appeared in one game that season before establishing himself as a regular with the Cougars in 2005–06. He scored 30 goals in his second full season, and was selected in the second round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning.[2] Additionally, he made his international debut for the Canadian junior team at the 2007 Super Series, scoring one goal in eight games,[3] but failed to make the team for the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.[4]

After completing a 65-point season for the Cougars in 2007–08, Tyrell was assigned to Tampa's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals. He appeared in 11 games for Norfolk, scoring one goal and five assists to complete his season.[5] The Lightning returned him to junior to complete his 19-year-old season in 2008–09, and with 40 points in 30 games,[5] was named to the Canadian team for the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. He never appeared in a tournament game, however, suffering a knee injury in an exhibition game against Sweden prior to the tournament.[6] The injury required surgery to repair torn ligaments, and ended his season.[7]

Assigned to Norfolk for the 2009–10 AHL season, Tyrell struggled early, failing to score a goal in his first 38 games, but improved in the last half of the season, scoring nine goals and 27 points in the final 36 games of his season.[7] He earned a spot with the Lightning to begin the 2010–11 season,[8] and made his NHL debut in Tampa's opening game against the Atlanta Thrashers.[7] Tyrell scored his first NHL goal on October 27, 2010, against Marc-André Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins.[9]

At the 2013–14 trade deadline, on March 5, 2014, Tyrell was traded by the Lightning, along with Matt Taormina, to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Jonathan Marchessault and Dalton Smith.[10]

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of Ray and Dawn Tyrell.[7] He has two sisters, Kaitlyn and Sarah, who is his twin, and a brother, Corey.[3] His childhood friend Zach Boychuk plays for the Carolina Hurricanes; both grew up in Airdrie, Alberta.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Prince George Cougars WHL 1 0 0 0 2
2005–06 Prince George Cougars WHL 69 7 11 18 44 5 0 0 0 2
2006–07 Prince George Cougars WHL 72 30 26 56 51 15 1 6 7 4
2007–08 Prince George Cougars WHL 68 25 40 65 47
2007–08 Norfolk Admirals AHL 11 1 5 6 6
2008–09 Prince George Cougars WHL 30 19 21 40 27
2009–10 Norfolk Admirals AHL 74 9 27 36 22
2010–11 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 78 6 9 15 12 7 0 0 0 2
2011–12 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 26 0 5 5 6
2011–12 Norfolk Admirals AHL 18 4 5 9 8
2012–13 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 21 1 3 4 4
2012–13 Syracuse Crunch AHL 15 5 3 8 11
2013–14 Syracuse Crunch AHL 44 9 12 21 20
2013–14 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 7 0 0 0 4
2013–14 Springfield Falcons AHL 19 6 6 12 0 5 1 2 3 4
2014–15 Springfield Falcons AHL 51 13 13 26 34
2014–15 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 3 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 135 7 17 24 26 7 0 0 0 2

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2006 Canada Pacific U17 4th 6 3 5 8 0
2007 Canada SS 1st, gold medalist(s) 8 1 0 1 2
Junior totals 14 4 5 9 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Flett, Cory; Watts, Jessie (eds.). 2009–10 WHL Guide. Western Hockey League. p. 101. 
  2. ^ a b Fisher, Scott (2007-12-13). "Something in the Air(drie)". Calgary Sun. Retrieved 2010-10-28. 
  3. ^ a b "Dana Tyrell profile". Hockey Canada. Retrieved 2010-10-28. 
  4. ^ "Surprises among cuts for Team Canada". Canada.com. 2007-12-13. Archived from the original on 2012-11-09. Retrieved 2010-10-28. 
  5. ^ a b "Dana Tyrell statistics". The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved 2010-10-28. 
  6. ^ "Airdrie's Tyrell injures knee in Swedish tilt". Calgary Herald. 2008-12-21. Archived from the original on 2012-11-09. Retrieved 2010-10-28. 
  7. ^ a b c d Cristodero, Damian (2010-10-11). "Tampa Bay Lightning wing Dana Tyrell's good memories of season opener hard-earned". St. Petersburg Times. 
  8. ^ Erlendsson, Erik (2010-10-08). "Bolts' speedy Tyrell not planning to let up". Tampa Tribune. Retrieved 2010-10-28. [permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "St. Louis scores go-ahead goal in the third, Lightning beat Penguins 5-3". American Press. 2010-10-27. Retrieved 2010-10-28. 
  10. ^ "Lightning shake up Crunch with trades of Tyrell, Taormina". Syracuse.com. 2014-03-05. Retrieved 2014-03-05. 

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