Headed into the 2009 World Junior Championship, Tyler Myers wasn’t a household name. But during the tournament the American-born defender established himself as a premier NHL prospect while helping Canada capture their fifth straight gold medal.
At 6-foot-7, Myers is the second-tallest player in the league behind Boston goliath Zdeno Chara and he brings a much-needed physical presence to the Buffalo blueline. His ability to bully opponents in front of the net and in the corners was expected due to his size, but his offense prowess was a pleasant surprise for the Sabres organization.
In his first season with the club, Myers is relied upon in all situations and leads the team in average ice time. In 26 games this season he has 12 assists and is plus 5. Ken Campbell takes a closer look at the Sabres rookie phenom.
REPORTER: Ken Campbell | PRODUCER: Ted Cooper
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