|Assets:||Has excellent hockey sense and offensive instincts--he's a clever playmaker. Sneaky, he skates very well and is able to make plays at high speed. Is brave, feisty and leads by example. Can be used in a lot of different situations.|
|Flaws:||Lacks both size and strength, especially when he plays a wing position. When he stops moving his feet, he's rendered ineffective. Because of his lack of size, injuries will always be a concern throughout his NHL career.|
|Career Potential:||Diminutive but speedy scoring forward.|
|AHL||Dudley "Red" Garret Memorial Trophy||2009-10|
|WHL||Brad Hornung Trophy||2008-09, 2007-08|
|WHL||East First All-Star Team||2008-09, 2007-08|
|3/16/2013||Missed 1 game (head injury).|
|3/12/2013||Head injury, day-to-day.|
|9/21/2012||Signed with the SCL Tigers (Switzerland).|
|9/15/2012||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Buffalo Sabres to a two-year contract.|
|1/31/2012||Missed 17 games (left ankle injury).|
|1/06/2012||Left ankle injury, injured reserve.|
|12/20/2011||Left ankle injury, day-to-day.|
|12/02/2011||Missed 17 games (sprained ankle).|
|11/16/2011||Sprained ankle, injured reserve.|
|10/25/2011||Sprained ankle, day-to-day.|
|3/27/2010||Recalled from Portland (AHL).|
|11/15/2009||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|11/14/2009||Recalled from Portland (AHL).|
|9/22/2009||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|9/16/2009||Signed by the Buffalo Sabres to a three-year entry level contract.|
|9/23/2008||Returned to his junior team (Medicine Hat-WHL).|
|6/20/2008||Drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1st round (26th overall) in 2008.|
Tyler Ennis may be better off on the wing | 05/13/2013 10:24 AM
NewsTyler Ennis isn't sure if the Buffalo Sabres will play him at center or on the wing next season, but regardless of where he plays he will have to improve his play in the defensive zone.
ImpactBuffalo gave up 2.71 goals per 60 minutes when Ennis skated five-on-five and according to Stats.HockeyAnalysis.com (which tracks the percentage of goals scored by a player's team while he is on the ice), the Sabres' opponents scored 66.7 percent of the goals when Ennis was on trying to keep his team in front. He also struggled while lining up at center against some of the league's premier pivots in addition to winning just 41.9 percent of his faceoffs. Ennis was switched back to left wing in the final seven games of the year. Offensively, he did alright for himself with 31 points in 47 games. Playing on the wing may be what's better for him if he can't handle the defensive responsibilities of skating in the middle.
Tyler Ennis snaps slump after move to LW | 04/16/2013 7:34 AM
NewsTyler Ennis snapped an 11-game goalless drought when he scored in Sunday's win over Tampa Bay.
ImpactHe has been playing left wing of late alongside Cody Hodgson and Thomas Vanek after starting out the year at center. "I understood," Ennis said referring to the move. "Sometimes you need to make some changes to spark some offense. I'm comfortable in both spots. I like the wing too. I've played it the last few years. It's just about working hard all over the ice, just trying to win battles. When it's not going well, you've just got to simplify." Interim coach Ron Rolston wouldn't commit to keeping Ennis on the wing for the team's remaining five games, so he may be back as the club's second-line pivot before the regular season is over. Ennis has recorded just 10 goals and 27 points in 42 matches, along with a minus-9 rating.
Tyler Ennis scores in win over Lightning | 04/14/2013 7:47 PM
NewsTyler Ennis scored his 10th goal of the season in Buffalo's 3-1 win over the Lightning Sunday.
ImpactEnnis is one of the few Buffalo players who hasn't been a major disappointment this season, racking up 27 points in 42 contests. He's a legitimate power play threat due to his slick hands. Jochen Hecht and Kevin Porter also found the back of the net in the Buffalo win.
Tyler Ennis is on a hot streak | 03/31/2013 10:41 AM
NewsTyler Ennis has two goals and six assists in the past seven games.
Official website of the Buffalo Sabres
ImpactEnnis has been a legitimate scoring threat for the Sabres in this 48-game shortened season. Ennis has nine goals and 26 points in 34 contests on the year and is definitely worth a look in 14-team leagues.
Tyler Ennis 'strong possibility' to play Fri. | 03/15/2013 7:22 AM
NewsTyler Ennis is considered to be a "strong possibility" to play Friday versus Ottawa after he missed one game with a head injury.
ImpactEnnis worked on Buffalo's new top power-play unit Thursday at practice. He joined Thomas Vanek and Cody Hodgson up front, with Jason Pominville and Christian Ehrhoff on the points. He required stitches in the middle of his forehead after getting hit from behind last Sunday by Philadelphia's Wayne Simmonds.
Tyler Ennis (head) may return Friday | 03/14/2013 2:54 PM
NewsTyler Ennis (head) may return Friday night against Ottawa.
ImpactHe missed one game with a head injury after being hurt last Sunday versus Philadelphia. Get ready to activate him if you normally would and stay tuned for updates.
Tyler Ennis won't play Tuesday against NYR | 03/12/2013 11:51 AM
NewsTyler Ennis (upper body) will not play Tuesday against the New York Rangers.
Andrew Gross on Twitter
ImpactEnnis was considered questionable to play after getting hurt Sunday on a hit from Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds. Sabres coach Ron Rolston has said Ennis doesn't have a concussion despite Ennis needing stitches on his forehead. Keep him out of your lineup tonight and we should know more about his status later in the week before the Sabres play the Senators on Saturday.
Tyler Ennis questionable for Tuesday | 03/11/2013 2:48 PM
NewsInterim coach Ron Rolston said Tyler Ennis doesn't have a concussion, but he's questionable to play Tuesday after getting stitches on his forehead Sunday night.
Impact"He's day-to-day right now," said Rolston Monday. "He's a little dinged up, so he was off today and we'll see how he's doing tomorrow." Ennis was injured Sunday against the Flyers on a hit from Wayne Simmonds.
Tyler Ennis suffers UBI Sunday vs, Flyers | 03/11/2013 9:30 AM
NewsTyler Ennis exited Sunday's game versus Philadelphia with an upper-body injury after he was hit into the boards by Wayne Simmonds.
ImpactBuffalo's interim coach Ron Rolston said Ennis got some stitches in his head and was walking around after the game, but there was no word provided on his status.
Coach Rolston likes what he sees from Ennis | 03/07/2013 6:22 AM
NewsTyler Ennis has produced two goals and four points in seven games since Ron Rolston replaced Lindy Ruff as Buffalo's interim head coach.
Impact"I like Tyler. Tyler cares a lot about his game," Rolston said. "You can just see his details are getting better. He wants to help the team win in any way we can, and he's willing to do what it takes. He's got a lot of talent, so that's a good combination." Ennis has been the Sabres' only legitimate scoring threat beyond the team's top line. He has seven goals and 17 points in 24 contests on the year.
Tyler Ennis scores lone goal in loss to Leafs | 02/21/2013 11:25 PM
NewsTyler Ennis scored the only Buffalo goal in a 3-1 loss to the Maple Leafs on Thursday.
ImpactEnnis opened the scoring in the first period with a wicked wrister and finished the first frame with five shots on goal, but he was rather quiet afterwards with only one more shot on goal. Drew Stafford drew the only assist on Ennis's sixth of the campaign.
Tyler Ennis scores lone goal in loss to Bs | 02/10/2013 11:00 PM
NewsTyler Ennis notched his fifth goal of the season, but the Sabres dropped a 3-1 decision to the Bruins Sunday.
ImpactCoach Lindy Ruff has been using Ennis properly, taking advantage of his offensive talent by assigning him significant power play time, and the pint-sized forward has taken advantage with 10 points in 13 games. Drew Stafford picked up an assist on the Ennis goal.
Tyler Ennis earns three points in 5-4 SO win | 02/08/2013 12:36 AM
NewsTyler Ennis notched a goal and two assists in Buffalo's 5-4 shootout win over the Montreal Canadiens Thursday.
ImpactHe has nine points in 11 games this season and has scored six of them in his last five. Rugged forwards Marcus Foligno (two assists) and Steve Ott (goal, assist) got into scoring act as well in the match, while Thomas Vanek continued his outstanding start to the year with two goals and eight shots.
Tyler Ennis emerges in Vanek's absence | 01/28/2013 11:02 AM
NewsTyler Ennis' first goal of the 2013 campaign on Sunday night marked the first time that a Buffalo player scored, who wasn't named Thomas Vanek, Cody Hodgson or Jason Pominville since the team's opener.
ImpactVanek was missing in action due to muscle strain and Ennis tried to pick up the slack with his best of the young season. He scored once on four shots, while posting a plus-2 rating over 18:40 of ice time. When the Sabres' top line struggled in the second half of the 2011-12 campaign it was Ennis' line, alongside Drew Stafford and Marcus Foligno, that emerged as the go-to scoring threat as well. Still, it would be better for the team and fantasy owners if both units clicked simultaneously.
Tyler Ennis finds the net in Sabres loss | 01/27/2013 7:31 PM
NewsTyler Ennis was one of the Buffalo Sabres' two goal scorers in a 3-2 loss to the Washington Capitals on Sunday.
ImpactEnnis found the net for his first tally of 2013. He's fired 13 shots on goal so far, so he probably felt due for a goal. Marcus Foligno also beat Michal Neuvirth in that narrow defeat.
Tyler Ennis set to start at center again | 01/10/2013 9:40 AM
NewsBuffalo coach Lindy Ruff plans to retain Tyler Ennis' services at center to start the year.
ImpactHe wants to reunite Ennis with Marcus Foligno and Drew Stafford who performed at a high level together last season and were the most potent line for the Sabres at the end of the campaign.
Tyler Ennis reports shoulder is 100 percent | 01/08/2013 11:21 AM
NewsTyler Ennis said his shoulder is 100 percent healthy to start the season.
ImpactHe was hurt while playing in Switzerland and returned to North America to receive treatment. In the National League A, with the SCL Tigers, Ennis registered three goals and five assists in 10 games.
|Goals||1||10 times-last:vs. TB||last:Apr 14||2|
|Assists||2||4 times-last:vs. NYR||last:Apr 19||3|
|Points||3||vs. Mtl||Feb 7||3|
|Penalty Minutes||4||at NJ||Mar 7||4|
|Plus/Minus||2||3 times-last:at Fla||last:Feb 28||3|
|Power Play Goals||1||2 times-last:vs. TB||last:Apr 14||1|
|Power Play Points||2||vs. NYR||Apr 19||2|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||47 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Apr 26||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||47 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Apr 26||0|
|Shots||6||2 times-last:at Tor||last:Feb 21||7|
|Penalty Minutes||30||2010-11 (Buf)|
|Power Play Goals||5||2010-11 (Buf)|
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