Tyler Motte

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Tyler Motte
Born (1995-03-10) March 10, 1995 (age 23)
Port Huron, Michigan, U.S.
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Vancouver Canucks
Chicago Blackhawks
Columbus Blue Jackets
National team  United States
NHL Draft 121st overall, 2013
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2016–present

Tyler Motte (born March 10, 1995) is an American ice hockey forward for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Motte was drafted 121st overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, and spent 33 games with the club in 2017 before being traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Playing career[edit]

Junior[edit]

During the 2010–11 season, Motte played for the Detroit Honeybaked U16 team of the Tier 1 Elite Hockey League. He recorded 22 goals and 14 assists in 33 games. Honeybaked captured USA Hockey's Tier 1 national championship and Motte had three goals and three assists in six tournament games. He scored two third period goals for Honeybaked in the 3–2 comeback win over Shattuck St. Mary's in the championship game.[1]

Motte trained with the USA Hockey National Team Development Program U-17 team during the 2011–12 season, where he recorded 25 goals and 16 assists in 53 games. Motte played two games for the U-18 team, scoring once. In two USHL playoff games he scored two goals. During the 2012–13 season, he recorded 26 goals and 19 assists in 67 games for the U-18 team.[1]

College[edit]

Motte began his collegiate career for the Michigan Wolverines during the 2013–14 season. During his freshman season, Motte recorded nine goals and nine assists in 34 games. He scored his first career goal on October 12, 2013, against Jordan Ruby of RIT.[2] He was named the Big Ten Second Star of the Week for the week ending October 20, 2013, his first career Big Ten weekly award.[3] He was named the Big Ten Second Star of the Week for the week ending November 26, 2013. Motte was awarded the conference's second star after he recorded his first career multiple-point effort with a goal and two assists against Niagara.[4]

During the 2014–15 season, Motte recorded nine goals and 22 assists in 35 games, finishing third on the team in assists, and fourth in points. He led all Michigan forwards with 43 blocked shots. He was named the Big Ten Second Star of the Week for the week ending December 9, 2014. He recorded his first career four-point night with four assists in an 8–3 win over Ohio State. He became the first Michigan player to record four assists in a game since Aaron Palushaj on February 13, 2009.[5]

During the 2015–16 season, Motte recorded 32 goals and 24 assists in 38 games. His 56 points ranked third in the country in scoring. During the season opener on October 16, 2015, Motte scored the game-winning goal against Mercyhurst.[6] He was named the Big Ten First Star of the Week, and NCAA Second Star of the Week, for the week ending January 19, 2016. He recorded four goals and three assists in two games against Ohio State.[7][8] On January 17, he recorded a career-high five points, including his first career hat-trick.[9]

He was named the Big Ten First Star of the Week, and NCAA First Star of the Week, for the week ending February 2, 2016. He recorded four goals and three assists, 17 shots on goal and a plus-5 rating in two wins against Penn State. Motte matched a career-high with five points on January 28, and followed that up with two goals on January 30.[10][11] Motte was named the Hockey Commissioners' Association National Player of the Month for the month of January. He recorded a goal in every game during the month and held lead the Wolverines to a 5–0–1 record in January. He led the nation with 18 points and 10 goals in just six contests for an average of 3.00 points per game. By reaching 20 goals in 22 games, he and teammate Kyle Connor became the fastest Michigan players to reach 20 goals since Kevin Porter had 20 goals in 21 games during the 2007–08 season.[12] He was named the Big Ten First Star of the Week for the week ending February 9. Motte scored three of Michigan's six goals on the weekend for a total of four points.[13] He joined Kyle Connor as the only players in the Big Ten to earn First Star of the Week honors three times this season.[14]

During the 2016 Big Ten Men's Ice Hockey Tournament, Motte tied the Big Ten Tournament championship game record for most goals by an individual with two goals.[15] With four points during the Big Ten Tournament, Motte surpassed 100 career points, becoming the 85th Michigan player to reach the milestone.[16]

During the 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament, Motte scored the overtime game-winning goal in the Regional Semifinals against Notre Dame, giving Michigan its first NCAA Tournament win since 2011.[17]

Following an outstanding season with the Wolverines, Motte was named to the All-Big Ten First Team. He ranked No. 2 in the nation in goal scoring, and his 12-game goal scoring streak from December 30, 2015 to February 19, 2016, was the longest by a Michigan player in the Red Berenson coaching era, since 1984. Motte led the team in blocked shots among forwards, and ranked No. 2 in the NCAA, with 70.[18] He was named a top-ten finalist for the Hobey Baker Award.[19] He was also named an AHCA First Team All-American.[20]

Professional[edit]

On April 6, 2016, Motte signed a three-year, entry level contract with the Chicago Blackhawks.[21][22] He was signed to an amateur tryout contract with the Rockford IceHogs, the AHL affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks.[23] Motte scored his first career NHL goal on October 21, 2016, in a 3-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.[24]

On June 23, 2017, Motte was included in a blockbuster trade by the Blackhawks to the Blue Jackets along with Artemi Panarin and a sixth-round pick in 2017 in exchange for Brandon Saad, Anton Forsberg and a fifth-round pick in 2018.[25]

On February 26, 2018, Motte and Jussi Jokinen were traded to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Thomas Vanek.[26]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Representing  United States
Ice hockey
World U-17 Hockey Challenge
Silver medal – second place 2012 Canada
IIHF World U18 Championship
Silver medal – second place 2013 Russia

Motte represented the United States at the 2012 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, where he recorded one assist in five games, and won a silver medal. Motte represented the United States at the 2013 IIHF World U18 Championships, where he recorded five goals and two assist in seven five games, and won a silver medal. His five goals led the team, while his seven points were tied with J. T. Compher for the team lead.[27]

Motte represented the United States at the 2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship, where he recorded one assist in five games, and finished in fifth place.[28]

Motte represented the United States at the 2016 IIHF World Championship alongside line-mates J. T. Compher and Kyle Connor. He recorded one goal and two assists in ten games.[29]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2011–12 U.S. National Under-17 Team USHL 53 25 16 41 62
2011–12 U.S. National Under-18 Team USHL 2 1 0 1 0
2012–13 U.S. National Under-18 Team USHL 67 26 19 45 50
2013–14 University of Michigan B1G 34 9 9 18 22
2014–15 University of Michigan B1G 35 9 22 31 14
2015–16 University of Michigan B1G 38 32 24 56 36
2015–16 Rockford IceHogs AHL 5 2 3 5 2 3 2 0 2 0
2016–17 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 33 4 3 7 14
2016–17 Rockford IceHogs AHL 43 10 6 16 20
2017–18 Cleveland Monsters AHL 17 9 2 11 25
2017–18 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 31 3 2 5 2
2017–18 Vancouver Canucks NHL 15 2 0 2 4
2017–18 Utica Comets AHL 2 0 0 0 2 5 2 0 2 2
NHL totals 79 9 5 14 20

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2012 United States U17 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 0 1 1 6
2013 United States U18 2nd, silver medalist(s) 7 5 2 7 4
2015 United States WJC 5th 5 0 1 1 2
2016 United States WC 4th 10 1 2 3 0
Junior totals 17 5 4 9 12
Senior totals 10 1 2 3 0

Awards and achievements[edit]

Awards Year
College
HCA Player of the Month January, 2016 [30]
All-Big Ten First Team 2016 [18]
AHCA West First-Team All-American 2016 [20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hockey's Future - Tyler Motte". Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  2. ^ "Michigan Fends Off RIT Behind Racine's Career-High 42 Saves". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. October 12, 2013. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  3. ^ "Motte Garners Big Ten Second Star Honors". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. October 22, 2013. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  4. ^ "Nagelvoort, Motte Earn First and Second Big Ten Stars of the Week". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. November 26, 2013. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  5. ^ "Motte Collects Big Ten Second Star of the Week". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. December 9, 2014. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  6. ^ "Connor Scores Twice to Lead Michigan to Season-Opening Win". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. October 16, 2015. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  7. ^ "Motte Named Big Ten First Star of the Week". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. January 19, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  8. ^ Pierce, Phil (January 21, 2016). "NCAA Hockey: UConn's Rob Nichols leads Three Stars of the Week". NCAA.com. Turner Sports Interactive. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  9. ^ "Five-Goal Third Lifts Michigan to Wild Win over Ohio State". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. January 17, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  10. ^ "Motte, Connor Tabbed Big Ten First and Second Stars". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. February 2, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  11. ^ Bedics, Marc (February 2, 2016). "NCAA Hockey: Michigan's Motte is in Top Spot for Stars of the Week". NCAA.com. Turner Sports Interactive. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  12. ^ "Motte, Connor Named HCA National Player and Rookie of the Month". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. February 3, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  13. ^ "Motte, Racine Tabbed B1G First and Second Stars of the Week". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. February 9, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  14. ^ "Connor Tabbed Big Ten First Star of the Week". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. February 23, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  15. ^ "2016 Big Ten Men's Ice Hockey Tournament Game 5 Notes" (PDF). MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. March 19, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  16. ^ "Michigan Set for Friday's NCAA Opener against Notre Dame". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. March 23, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  17. ^ "Motte's OT Winner Pushes U-M Past Irish in NCAA Opener". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. March 25, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  18. ^ a b "Connor, Berenson Head List of All-Big Ten Award Winners". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. March 14, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  19. ^ "Compher, Connor, Motte Named Top 10 Finalists for Hobey Baker Award". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. March 16, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  20. ^ a b "Four Icers Earn All-America Honors; Connor Named Top Rookie". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. April 8, 2016. Retrieved April 8, 2016.
  21. ^ "Motte Signs Pro Contract with NHL's Chicago Blackhawks". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. April 6, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  22. ^ "Blackhawks Agree to Terms with Motte". Chicago Blackhawks. April 6, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  23. ^ Lessner, Alec (April 8, 2016). "IceHogs Sign Tyler Motte to ATO". Rockford IceHogs. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  24. ^ Merz, Craig (October 21, 2016). "Sergei Bobrovsky helps Blue Jackets to first win". NHL.com. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  25. ^ Lazerus, Mark (2017-06-23). "Blackhawks deal Panarin for Saad; ship Hjalmarsson to Arizona". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on 2017-06-23. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  26. ^ "Canucks acquire Motte & Jokinen from Blue Jackets". NHL.com. February 26, 2018. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  27. ^ "Tyler Motte Statistics". USA Hockey. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  28. ^ Costanzo, Paul (December 25, 2014). "Motte selected for U.S. World Junior team". The Times Herald. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  29. ^ "'C-C-M Line' Named to USA Hockey World Championship Roster". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. April 12, 2016. Retrieved April 12, 2016.
  30. ^ "Michigan Duo of Motte, Connor Garner Monthly HCA Honors". USCHO. February 5, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2016.

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