2017 NHL Entry Draft

Jarret Tyszka

JARRET TYSZKACanada

MONTREAL • ROUND: 5 OVERALL: 149

 

Previous Team: Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 86

Vital Statistics

Position: D • Height: 6-3 • Weight: 190 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: March 15, 1999 • Hometown: Langley, B.C.

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Langley Eagles (B.C. Bantam); Valley West (B.C.Midget);
Chilliwack (BCHL); Yale Hockey Academy (B.C. Prep/Midget)
WHL Bantam Draft: 2014 by Seattle (Round 1, No. 16 Overall)
WHL Debut: Sept. 25, 2015 (Seattle at Vancouver)
First WHL Goal: Oct. 3, 2015 (Seattle vs. Prince George)

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Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Some nights he looks like a potential first-rounder, and other nights like someone not worth drafting. Has a little bit of everything, but can totally disappear." (McKeen's Draft Preview)

• "Moves very well for a big defenseman. Skates well both backwards and forwards, and good lateral movement. Like his game a lot." (Milan Dragicevic, ISS Scout)

• "The former first-round Seattle draft pick got lots of opportunity on a veteran Thunderbirds’ blueline, playing top-four minutes on many nights and power-play time. He brings good size and mobility, even if there are some concerns with his puck decisions and positioning in the defensive zone. Needs to keep it simple and get stronger." (Recrutes.ca)

• "His play-making skills have limited upside ... He requires time and space to make good plays and his decision-making under pressure is concerning. Tyszka can be exposed in his own end with heavy pressure, and he is prone to panicking with the puck and getting rid of it quickly, making poor decisions." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Never caught out of position and has an active stick that he uses to close off lanes in the defensive zone. ... Above-average skater has become more of an offensive threat now that he's starting to shoot the puck more." (Red Line Report)