Tyler Madden – 21 y/o – LW – 2019 Round 3 #68 overall
AHL – Ontario Reign – 12GP-1G-3A-4P
Turn away Canucks fans. This player is a good one. Tyler Madden has all the makings to follow his father John’s footsteps. Just like his dad, Madden has a very high hockey IQ without the puck. Though, unlike his father, with the puck, Madden is able to display more creativity.
Acquired from the Canucks in the Tyler Toffoli deal at the 2020 trade deadline, Tyler Madden has produced some highlight-reel plays with the Ontario Reign.
During the AHL preseason, he scored five goals in five games, with each goal more impressive than the last. However, much like the rest of the Reign team, he has struggled at the start of his professional career scoring only one goal in his first 12 games.
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As mentioned earlier, Madden’s creativity with the puck on his stick makes him a very entertaining player to watch. It seems every game he plays, he tries some sort of dangle that many other young players wouldn’t dare try, but that is Tyler. The enthusiasm he has for the game of hockey is very much noticeable when he steps on the ice, and his emotions are displayed in plain view.
If Tyler Madden continues his entertaining play and is able to hone in his offensive capabilities and grow the defensive side of his game. He will very much so follow his dad’s footsteps and make for a quality, versatile NHL forward much like his father, with more skill.