Tyler Eckford

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Tyler Eckford
Tyler Eckford.jpg
Born (1985-09-08) September 8, 1985 (age 31)
Vancouver, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for New Jersey Devils
NHL Draft 217th overall, 2004
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 2003–2014

Tyler Eckford (born September 8, 1985) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. Eckford played for the New Jersey Devils organization of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Eckford was drafted by the Devils in the seventh round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. Eckford joined the University of Alaska, graduating in 2008. He joined the Lowell Devils, the American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of New Jersey. Eckford played three seasons with Lowell, and earned two call-ups to New Jersey. He made his NHL debut in the 2009–10 season.

After the 2010–11 season, Eckford signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Phoenix Coyotes as a free agent.[1] Eckford played the 2011–12 season with the Portland Pirates, the Coyotes' AHL affiliate.

On July 10, 2012, Eckford signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Ottawa Senators as a free agent.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Surrey Eagles BCHL 58 7 30 37 101 13 2 8 10 34
2004–05 Surrey Eagles BCHL 60 22 43 65 93 25 4 15 19 46
2005–06 U. of Alaska-Fairbanks CCHA 38 3 15 18 43
2006–07 U. of Alaska-Fairbanks CCHA 39 5 17 22 54
2007–08 U. of Alaska-Fairbanks CCHA 35 8 23 31 55
2008–09 Lowell Devils AHL 72 2 25 27 59
2009–10 Lowell Devils AHL 61 8 23 31 26 5 1 0 1 2
2009–10 New Jersey Devils NHL 3 0 1 1 4
2010–11 Albany Devils AHL 37 2 10 12 12
2010–11 New Jersey Devils NHL 4 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Portland Pirates AHL 75 10 15 25 37
2012–13 Binghamton Senators AHL 59 7 6 13 49 2 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Binghamton Senators AHL 32 0 4 4 15
NHL totals 7 0 1 1 4

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
All-CCHA Rookie Team 2005-06
All-CCHA First Team 2007–08
AHCA West First-Team All-American 2007–08

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coyotes Sign Defenseman Tyler Eckford to One-Year Contract". Phoenix Coyotes. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "News Release: Senators sign defenceman Tyler Eckford to a two-year, two-way contract" (Press release). Ottawa Senators. July 10, 2012. Retrieved July 10, 2012. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jack Johnson
CCHA Best Offensive Defenseman
2007-08
Succeeded by
Erik Gustafsson