|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|
|3/06/2014||Recalled from the Abbotsford Heat (AHL).|
|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.|
| 03/08/2014 2:38 AM
NewsTyler Wotherspoon was called up from the minors on Friday March 7.
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.
|Goals||0||2 times-last:at Van||last:Mar 8|
|Assists||1||at Van||Mar 8|
|Points||1||at Van||Mar 8|
|Penalty Minutes||0||2 times-last:at Van||last:Mar 8|
|Plus/Minus||1||vs. NYI||Mar 7|
|Power Play Goals||0||2 times-last:at Van||last:Mar 8|
|Power Play Points||0||2 times-last:at Van||last:Mar 8|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||2 times-last:at Van||last:Mar 8|
|Shorthanded Points||0||2 times-last:at Van||last:Mar 8|
|Shots||0||2 times-last:at Van||last:Mar 8|
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