Tyler Plante

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Tyler Plante
Tyler Plante.jpg
Born (1987-04-16) April 16, 1987 (age 29)
Milwaukee, WI, USA
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
Position Goaltender
Shoots Left
EIHL team
Former teams
Braehead Clan
Rochester Americans
San Antonio Rampage
Mora IK
HC Asiago
Lørenskog IK
NHL Draft 32nd overall, 2005
Florida Panthers
Playing career 2007–present

Tyler Plante (born April 16, 1987) is an American-born Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender currently with the Sheffield Steelers of the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL).

Playing career[edit]

Tyler was drafted by the Florida Panthers in the second round, 32nd overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Tyler gained NHL attention playing for the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League and earning the Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy as the top rookie of the WHL in the 2004–05 season. After three full seasons with the Wheat Kings Plante was signed by the Panthers to a three-year entry level contract on June 1, 2007.[1] Since then, he has spent most of his playing time with the Florida Panthers AHL affiliates, the Rochester Americans until 2011, then the San Antonio Rampage.

He was recalled up to Florida for a pre-season game at the start of the 2008–09 NHL season, but didn't get any playing time and started the season in Rochester. After a lackluster start with the Americans, he was demoted to the ECHL, and spent time with the Dayton Bombers. After spending over two months with the Bombers, he was called back up to Rochester.

On September 30, 2011, the Florida Panthers assigned Plante to play in the AHL with the San Antonio Rampage.[2] With the Panthers stockpile of goaltending prospects, Plante was demoted to the ECHL with the Cincinnati Cyclones before he opted to pursue a playing career abroad with the ambition to further his career. He signed a contract with Swedish second division club, Mora IK of the HockeyAllsvenskan. Plante played 6 games with Mora before signing with top tier club Djurgårdens IF. He dressed as backup for 11 games with Djurgårdens IF without seeing any ice time.[3]

In the 2012–13 season, Plante was instrumental in helping HC Asiago win the Asia League Championship.

Personal information[edit]

Plante was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and raised in Brandon, Manitoba. Plante was born in while his father, Cam, was a member of the Milwaukee Admirals. His brother, Alex, was a first round draft pick of the Edmonton Oilers.[4]

Plante was married in the summer of 2013.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2003–04 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 2 0 0 1 58 2 0 2.07 .889
2004–05 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 48 34 11 2 2833 122 6 2.58 .907 24 13 11 1408 69 0 2.94 .911
2005–06 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 60 25 24 5 3414 189 2 3.32 .898 6 2 4 360 18 0 3.00 .914
2006–07 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 54 30 14 2 3215 145 4 2.71 .911 11 6 5 659 37 0 3.37 .889
2007–08 Rochester Americans AHL 25 6 16 1 1451 86 0 3.56 .885
2007–08 Florida Everblades ECHL 10 4 5 1 598 28 1 2.81 .921
2008–09 Rochester Americans AHL 19 5 10 1 904 49 0 3.25 .902
2008–09 Dayton Bombers ECHL 19 6 11 1 1076 60 0 3.35 .888
2009–10 Rochester Americans AHL 27 12 12 1 1487 66 3 2.66 .914 7 3 3 346 14 0 2.43 .935
2010–11 Rochester Americans AHL 35 13 17 2 1942 101 1 3.12 .909
2011–12 San Antonio Rampage AHL 2 0 2 0 96 5 0 3.14 .889
2011–12 Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL 4 1 1 2 249 11 0 2.65 .896
2011–12 Mora IK Allsv 6 360 18 0 3.00 .899
2012–13 Colorado Eagles ECHL 5 1 3 0 264 18 0 4.09 .879
2012–13 HC Asiago AL 9 6 3 0 524 20 2 2.29 .911 15 2.53 .919
2013–14 Lørenskog IK GET 17 2.28 .917
2014–15 Lørenskog IK GET 27 2.36 .918 6 3.04 .897
AHL totals 108 36 57 4 5425 272 4 3.03 .902 7 3 3 346 14 0 2.43 .935

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Panthers agree to entry level contracts with trio of players". Florida Panthers. 2007-06-01. Retrieved 2010-05-17. 
  2. ^ "Plante re-assigned as Panther trim roster". San Antonio Rampage. 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  3. ^ "Alumni update:Tyler Plante". Brandon Wheat Kings. 2012-06-20. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  4. ^ "Alex Plante's AHL Profile". American Hockey League. 2013-04-15. Retrieved 2013-04-15. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Gilbert Brule
Winner of the Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy
2004–05
Succeeded by
Peter Mueller