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Tyler Graovac, C

Shoots: R

Height: 6-4

Weight: 203

Born: 1993-4-27

Hometown: Brampton, Ontario

Drafted: 2011 By Minnesota, 191 Overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

May 2013 - Just month’s after being awarded with the William Hanley Trophy as the OHL’s ‘Most Sportsmanlike Player’, Belleville Bulls center Tyler Graovac was named the CHL ‘Sportsman of the Year’ at the Canadian Hockey Awards. Since the mid-season trade from the Ottawa 67′s, Graovac went on to lead Belleville in scoring with 73 points (38 goals, 35 assists) in just 60 games. While recording just 18 penalty minutes, he finished the lowest in PIM among the OHL’s top-20 scorers. In April 2013, the Minnesota Wild awarded Graovac with a three-year entry level contract, securing the former 7th round draft pick through the 2015-2016 season. Graovac finished his 2013 campaign recording points in 14 out of 15 playoff games. At age 19, he becomes the first Belleville Bull to ever receive the award. Clayton Bailey

 


February 2013 – Having suffered through a series of injuries during his first three seasons as an Ottawa 67, Tyler Graovac certainly has had his issues with offensive production. Graovac is a part of the new era of 67’s hockey that saw OHL coaching legend Brian Kilrea leave the nation’s capital after 35 years of service for new bench boss, Chris Byrne. As a rookie, Graovac saw himself playing a limited role on a veteran Ottawa team (nine points in 52 GP).  In the three seasons following, Graovac has become one of the best offensive centers in the OHL. In 30 games with Ottawa this season Graovac scored 21 goals in 30 games and since being traded to the Belleville Bulls, he continues to score at a point-per-game pace. He has good hands and good offensive-hockey sense, a real quick shot and isn’t afraid to assert himself physically with a big hit or a scrap. His big frame has given him leverage over his OHL counterparts, especially in tough areas, but if he hopes to grow into an everyday NHLer he’ll need to fill that frame with muscle. Due to the fact that his skills are not overwhelming, he’ll need to focus on the defensive aspects of the game to become a more well-rounded middleman.

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: C-

Moderate upside. Skill and size present. Has great offensive IQ. Finds chemistry with almost everyone. Needs to play more of a 200-foot, North-South game to play to his strengths.

 

Footage:

Tyler Graovac – Slick Hands

 

 

 

Fantasy Prospects Report Notes (Any FPR's released in the last 18 months will not be listed here):

 

Tyler Graovac - OntarioHockeyLeague.com


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