Tyler Benson

by spencer97 on September 29, 2017

Tyler Benson

Tyler Benson, LW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-0

Weight: 201

Born: 1998-03-15

Hometown:  Edmonton, AB, CAN

Drafted: Edmonton, 32nd overall 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

September 2017- The 2016-17 season was one to forget for the Vancouver Giants captain. Benson didn’t have a bad year but he was just plagued with injuries. The Edmonton-native was only able to suit up in 33 games where he managed to put up 11 goals and 31 assists. Benson missed the rookie development camp, the young stars tournament in Penticton, and the Edmonton Oilers main camp. The main focus for the young winger will be to stay healthy this year and get in a lot of games for Vancouver. Spencer Pomoty

October 2016 – Tyler has been chosen to represent the WHL in the Canada vs Russia series in November. Tyler has started the year off well with 10- points in eight games played and was named WHL Player of the Week on October 17th. Brayden Sully

 

June 2016 – The Oilers snared a hometown boy, paradoxically a scoring winger for blueline-deficient Edmonton. GM Peter Chiarelli must have some big moves coming to land defensemen. Benson had a decent season – totaling 28 points in the 30 games he managed to play between injuries. Can he overcome questionable skating? Mark Allan

 

March 2016 – Tyler Benson has undergone a frustrating 2015-16 season leading into his draft year, sustaining two significant injuries that limited him to 30 games and only 28 points. Named Captain of the Vancouver Giants as a 17 year-old, Tyler shows leadership qualities both on and off of the ice, and displays physical and mental maturity.

Benson is a strong, grinding winger who possesses both excellent passing ability and a quality shot. Strong along the wall and able to bully his way through traffic, Benson is willing to battle through to the open slot and can be difficult to handle in front of the net for smaller defenders. Benson is a capable two-way player that can be counted on to play in all situations, and has been a catalyst on a weak WHL team, though he lacks elite offensive instincts and shift-to-shift consistency at this stage in his development. Not blessed with top end speed, Benson could increase his overall effectiveness by improving his two-step quickness and keeping his feet moving at all times. - Aynsley Scott

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: B-

Benson possesses an attractive package of skill and physical play that NHL teams covet, and should make him a solid bet to have decent NHL career. In part due to injuries, questions will remain as to whether he projects to be an above average, physical second-line winger or a bottom-six grinder.

 

 

Footage:

Tyler Benson 2015-16 Highlights:

 

Tyler Benson 2014-15 Highlights:

 

 

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