Friday, May 25, 2007

Great Dana

Dana Tyrell
Country: Canada
Position: Left Wing
League: WHL
Team: Prince George Cougars
Height: 5'10''
Weight: 185
Shoots: Left
Scouting Report: Prince George’s left wing is a lively skater with an explosive burst .. he has one of the most striking skating styles in the draft .. acceleration, agility, and speed are NHL quality already .. pivots from forwards to backwards with ease and power .. plays with no fear and barrels into boards to snatch up loose pucks .. is a great competitor and has a huge heart .. sticks in the crease and takes all kinds of abuse waiting to bang in rebounds .. an underwhelming hitter .. you anticipate heavy speed and power generated from skating ability yet all it amounts to is a light bump .. that said, he makes sure to finish all of his checks .. not a natural puck carrier but has good potential to improve this ability with experience .. not tall but has a wide stance and skating stride which makes him look thick and bigger than listed size .. has an athletic physique .. has the raw potential to be a good penalty killer because of hustle and speed, but needs to learn more of the technical skills and run around less in his own zone .. conditioning needs to come around in time .. plays with Durand and Hunter .. Tyrell is a great supporting winger whose battle quotient and skating ability will attract quite a few teams.
2006-2007 Regular Season Stats
72 games 30 goals 26 assists 56 points +4 51 PIM
2007 Playoff Stats
15 games 1 goals 6 assists 7 points -2 4 PIM
Draft Day Status/Projection: Tyrell put together a respectable season and at times flashed a dominant side with his speed and determination. With another year under his belt, we can see him becoming an offensive force for Prince George. DraftBuzz likes his potential to be a second-third line heart and soul winger in the NHL and rank him 19th. However, there are some concerns that his offensive game will not come around, and as a result, some may rate him lower. DraftBuzz projects Tyrell to be selected anywhere from the 15th pick to the 45th pick.
(photo courtesy of Dhiren Mahiban)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dhiren Mahiban is a pathetic excuse of a reporter with the useless drivel he posts at Prohockeytalk! That site needs to get somebody who will do more than remind people about a hockey game that's on tonight! If a sniper took out Mahiban, most people probably wouldn't miss him one bit!