Tyler Parsons

by Joel Henderson on January 7, 2017

Tyler Parsons

Tyler Parsons, G

Catches: L

Height: 6-1

Weight: 185

Born: 1997-09-18

Hometown: Chesterfield, MI, USA

Drafted: 54th overall in the second round of the 2016 draft by Calgary

Observations:

Jan 2017 - If you were worried about Tyler Parsons' injuries from this season, you can put that behind you. After Team USA gave alternating starts to their goalies, they went to Parsons for the playoffs and never looked back. He battled, using his compete and athleticism to win WJC gold and he's developing a reputation for being a big game player. His glove reads and lateral movements were on display and gave up few to no juicy rebounds. After struggling in shootouts prior to the WJC, it was his efforts which sealed the victory. He's never been an under the radar prospect and this didn't help matters. Grab him if you can in long-term keeper leagues - Joel Henderson

 

Nov 2016 - Despite being listed as day-to-day, Parsons hasn't played a game since  Oct 15th. He went 2-1-1 with a 3.44 GAA and a .871 SAV% before being injured. - Joel Henderson

 

Oct 2016 - Parsons has been impressive since the Memorial Cup ended. He impressed at the WJC summer camp as well as his time with the Flames. He will now return to a London Knights squad who is still uncertain how many of their stars will make their NHL teams. This gives Parsons the chance to shake any who still doubt that he wasn't a large part of their success. - Joel Henderson

 

July 2016 - Parsons had very strong finish to the season winning the OHL and Memorial Cup Championships while only losing two games the entire post season run. After being passed over in two OHL drafts, Parsons has established himself as a late bloomer. His development over the season was driven by his athleticism and lightning quick feet. Considered to be a "small" goalie by todays NHL standards, he is the same height as Jonathan Quick and plays a similar style. The Flames have a future potential franchise goalie in Parsons. Peter Harling

May 2016 – Tyler Parsons was named the CHL goaltender of the week heading into the OHL finals and has been solid helping the Knights sweep back-to-back series. The London Knights are a team loaded with star power and Parsons has quietly been improving all season. Parsons has average size and relies on his reflexes to make saves rather than rely on size and positioning to block shots. Parsons has very quick feet which he kicks out to make saves, and a quick glove hand. His rebound control has improved significantly in his draft year as has his confidence as he is aggressive in challenging shooters.

Fantasy Outlook: B-

Fast rising goalie prospect that is quickly playing his way up the depth chart, with potential as a future starting goalie.

 

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