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Tyler Bunz (born February 11, 1992) is a Canadian former ice hockey goaltender who last played as a prospect within the Edmonton Oilers organization of the National Hockey League (NHL). Bunz was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the 5th round (121st overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.[1]

Tyler Bunz
Born (1992-02-11) February 11, 1992 (age 27)
St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Edmonton Oilers
NHL Draft 121st overall, 2010
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 2012–2015

On March 19, 2012, the Oilers signed Bunz to a three-year entry-level contract.[2]

On March 22, 2014, Bunz was hit in the throat by a puck, leading to a life-threatening injury. He recovered from his injury without needing surgery, and resumed his playing career.[3]

In the 2014–15 season, on April 2, 2015, Bunz made his NHL debut against the Los Angeles Kings. He substituted in for Ben Scrivens, who had given up 5 goals, to start the third period. Bunz surrendered 3 goals on 12 shots and the Kings routed the Oilers 8–2.[4]'

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2007–08 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 1 1 0 0 60 3 1 3.00 .885
2008–09 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 22 9 6 1 1007 58 0 3.46 .886 2 0 1 82 6 0 4.93 .887
2009–10 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 57 31 19 5 3214 156 2 2.91 .898 12 6 5 720 35 0 2.92 .899
2010–11 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 56 35 13 8 3350 138 3 2.47 .919 10 4 6 566 28 1 2.97 .912
2011–12 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 61 39 17 5 3616 155 3 2.57 .921 8 4 4 496 23 1 2.78 .925
2012–13 Stockton Thunder ECHL 37 16 16 4 2130 119 1 3.35 .886 4 1 1 178 9 0 3.03 .899
2012–13 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 1 0 0 0 25 5 0 10.56 .667
2013–14 Bakersfield Condors ECHL 13 5 2 3 660 28 0 2.55 .903
2013–14 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 5 2 1 1 232 14 0 3.63 .901
2014–15 Wichita Thunder ECHL 17 6 10 1 1009 50 2 2.97 .890
2014–15 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 2 0 0 0 60 5 0 5.00 .839
2014–15 Edmonton Oilers NHL 1 0 0 0 20 3 0 9.00 .750
NHL totals 1 0 0 0 20 3 0 9.00 .750

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
WHL East Second All-Star Team 2010–11 [5]
WHL East First All-Star Team 2011–12 [6]
Del Wilson TrophyWHL Goaltender of the Year 2011–12 [7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Road to the World Juniors: Tyler Bunz". Calgary Herald. January 15, 2012. Retrieved January 15, 2012.
  2. ^ "Edmonton Oilers sign goaltender Tyler Bunz to entry level contract". The Hockey News. March 19, 2012. Retrieved March 19, 2012.
  3. ^ "Life-threatening injury just a minor setback for Bunz". American Hockey League. March 22, 2014. Retrieved March 22, 2014.
  4. ^ "Kings jump back into playoff picture as Kings rout Oilers". National Hockey League'. April 2, 2015. Retrieved April 2, 2015. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "Hockey Awards & Achievements – WHL (East) Second All-Star Team". eliteprospects.com. April 2, 2012. Retrieved April 2, 2012.
  6. ^ "Tyler Bunz bring s WHL pedigree". Oklahoma City Barons. January 16, 2014. Archived from the original on May 28, 2015. Retrieved January 16, 2014.
  7. ^ "Tyler Bunz Named WHL Goaltender of the Year". The Copper & Blue. March 28, 2012. Retrieved March 28, 2012.

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Preceded by
Darcy Kuemper
Winner of the WHL Del Wilson Trophy
2011–12
Succeeded by
Patrik Bartosak