|Assets:||Plays a safe game and limits his mistakes on the back end. Is reliable and dependable, capable of logging important minutes. Moves the puck fairly well, too.|
|Flaws:||For a player with good size, he doesn't use it nearly enough to intimidate opponents physically. That must change in order to maximize his National Hockey League potential.|
|Career Potential:||Reliable defensive defenseman with upside.|
|WHL||West Second All-Star Team||2012-13|
|9/25/2013||Assigned to Abbotsford (AHL).|
|3/31/2013||Signed by the Calgary Flames to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|9/17/2011||Returned to his junior team (Portland-WHL).|
|6/25/2011||Drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round (57th overall) in 2011.|
Tyler Wotherspoon might make 13-14 Flames | 07/16/2013 8:42 AM
NewsThere's an outside chance Tyler Wotherspoon will start the 2013-14 campaign with the Calgary Flames.
ImpactThe Flames already have six defensemen signed to one-way contract. "I've glanced at it once or twice and I know the situation," Wotherspoon said. "They've talked to me and told me they believe in me. And I believe in myself. I know if I play my game and play the right way, I'm going to get every opportunity that I can. The last couple years have been great, but I know turning pro isn't easy. It's a different lifestyle and a different animal. It's men out there now and I've got to become accustomed to it. I'll take what I can from the coaches and put it into my game, but after this camp, I feel strong and more comfortable going into (main) camp. I'm excited about this year." He had 37 points in 61 WHL games, but he's likely to be a stay-at-home defenseman at the NHL level.
Flames ink Tyler Wotherspoon to entry deal | 04/01/2013 5:17 AM
NewsThe Calgary Flames have signed Tyler Wotherspoon to an entry-level contract.
ImpactAlthough the length of the deal was not announced, he will get $925,000 per season. Wotherspoon was a mainstay on Team Canada's blueline during the 2013 World Junior Championships and had a great year in the WHL where he was a plus-62 and garnered 37 points for Portland. The second rounder is highly regarded but will likely require most time in the minors before making his presence felt in the NHL.
AdvertisementThis Week - Subscribe Now
Subscribe to TheHockeyNews magazine!
Subscribe today, and save off the cover price.Subscribe now
Sign up to our e-flash newsletter.
You will receive backstage access to special features, articles, promotions and special events and more!!Sign up now
Download TheHockeyNews app
Learn more about TheHockeyNews mobile app.Get it now!