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All About Tyler Tullio

Here we’ve put together a collection of scouting reports, highlights, and news items regarding newly drafted forward, Tyler Tullio. The Edmonton Oilers selected Tullio with the 126th overall pick, providing the depth chart with another forward that will hopefully be able to bring a dose of skill to the prospect pool that desperately needs it.

BIO:

Position: RW — Shoots:  Right
Born: April 5th, 2002 — City: Lakeshore, Ontario
Height: 5 feet 10 inches — Weight: 165 lbs [175 cm/75 kg]
Drafted: 126th overall
Major Junior: Oshawa Generals — League: OHL

SCOUTING REPORTS

“When the shot isn’t an option, Tullio shows a great deal of adaptability, integrating one-touch maneuvers, playing pucks into space, manipulating defenders out of shooting lanes — you name it, and he can do it. He plays with a high motor and shows real attention to detail on the defensive side.” -EliteProspects 2020 NHL Draft Guide

“His size gives him some limitations but he works to get pucks back and he’s a superb perimeter player who can make things happen from the outside-in and play with a variety of linemates.” -Scott Wheeler, The Athletic

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“A player with good quickness and an especially quick release on his shot, Tullio disrupts the opposition well. He’s almost gnat-like with the way he hounds the puck.” -Chris Peters, ESPN

“His versatility as a forward allows him to play all three positions if needed and his responsible two-way play led you to believe that he could have a long-term future as a center if he can get a bit bigger and stronger.” -Tony Ferrari, Dobber Prospects

“Tullio is a versatile forward. He is capable of playing all three forward positions. His lack of size and strength could be an issue and could lead to him becoming a winger going forward. However, if he can add muscle, he has the skating ability and the smarts to stay in the middle. If he develops properly, he can be a middle-six forward, adding offence while playing a smart defensive game. Tullio’s game is reminiscent of Mikael Granlund, however, this is a stylistic comparison only and not one based on skill and potential.” -Ben Kerr, Last Word on Sports

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“Tullio personifies the term energy…or grit. He is like the energizer bunny on the ice. He just keeps going, and going, and going. His play away from the puck is often the first thing you notice about him. Forecheck, backcheck, driving the net. He is ultra-aggressive in pursuit of the puck in any zone and any situation.” -Brock Otten, OHL Prospects

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“Tyler is a competitive player that would do almost anything to score a goal or win a hockey game. He is a good skater that can beat defenders wide and win loose puck battles all over the ice. He possesses a junior level shot already. It’s hard, accurate and he gets it on net very quickly. Tyler competes very hard each shift and isn’t shy to battle against the bigger defenders and usually comes out with the puck. He is a ‘Gamer’ and the type of player you win with.” -Dominic Tiano, OHL Writers

LOOKING AHEAD…

Much like any prospect selected in the fifth round of the NHL Entry Draft, Tyler Tullio will require plenty of time and patience to develop and hone his craft before ever making it to the National Hockey League. Next season, Tullio will return to the Oshawa Generals for his third season in the OHL, hopefully earning more opportunity and ice time as a result. The 2019-20 season was the first time in his junior career that Tullio finished his year at better than a point-per-game clip, and it will be interesting to see whether or not he will be able to increase those totals in year three.

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PRE-DRAFT RANKINGS

VIDEO AND HIGHLIGHTS

2019-20 Season Highlights:

Post Draft Interview:

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SEASON STATS

SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/- PGP G A TP PIM +/-
2015-16 Windsor Jr. Spitfires U15 AAA ALLIANCE U15
2016-17 Windsor Jr. Spitfires U16 AAA ALLIANCE U16 33 19 27 46 24 12 8 12 20 22
2017-18 Vaughan Kings U16 AAA “A” GTHL U16 50 38 51 89 68
Mississauga Chargers OJHL 3 2 1 3 4
2018-19 Oshawa Generals OHL 60 15 27 42 23 8 14 3 3 6 4 4
Canada Black U17 WHC-17 5 1 1
2019-20 Oshawa Generals OHL 62 27 39 66 49 -6

TOURNAMENT STATS

SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/- PGP G A TP PIM
2011-12 Toronto Bulldogs Brick Invitational 6 4 5 9 4 2 1 2 3
2013-14 Windsor Spitfires PW QC Int PW 3 3 3 6 8
2015-16 Pro Hockey Selects U14 WSI U14 7 1 6 7 6
Oshawa Generals Selects U15 WSI U15 9 2 4 6
2016-17 Oshawa Generals Selects U15 WSI U15 9 7 7 14 8
2017-18 Team Grey USA-S15 3 2 1 3
Vaughan Kings U16 AAA “A” OHL Cup 7 5 5 10 4 8
Team GTHL Blue OGC-16 3 1 1 4

CAREER STATS

LEAGUE YEARS GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- PGP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
ALLIANCE U15 1
ALLIANCE U16 1 33 19 27 46 1.39 24 12 8 12 20 1.67 22
Brick Invitational 1 6 4 5 9 1.50 4 2 1 2 3 1.50
GTHL U16 1 50 38 51 89 1.78 68
OGC-16 1 3 1 1 0.33 4
OHL 2 122 42 66 108 0.89 72 2 14 3 3 6 0.43 4 4
OHL Cup 1 7 5 5 10 1.43 4 8
OJHL 1 3 2 1 3 1.00 4
QC Int PW 1 3 3 3 6 2.00 8
U17-Dev 1
USA-S15 1 3 2 1 3 1.00
WHC-17 1 5 1 1 0.20
WSI U14 1 7 1 6 7 1.00 6
WSI U15 2 18 9 11 20 1.11 8

Stats courtesy of EliteProspects.com