Dana Tyrell


Out of Organization
Left Wing
Airdrie, ALTA
Selected by Tampa Bay Lightning in Round 2 (#47) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft
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Energy liner
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Draft Info

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NHL Entry Draft
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Tampa Bay Lightning
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Prince George (WHL)


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Waiver Status: 
Waiver Eligible
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2 years
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$600 000
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$600 000
$600 000



Junior Career

Tyrell began his junior career after being selected in the 5th Round, 97th overall in the 2004 WHL Bantam Draft. The native of Airdaire, Alberta played just 1 game in the 2004-2005 season for the Cougars registering zero points and 2 penalty minutes. In 2005-2006, Tyrell played his first full season in the WHL posting 7 goals and 18 points along with 44 penalty minutes in 69 games. That year Tyrell also appeared in 5 playoff games going scoreless with 2 penalty minutes. Entering his draft year Tyrell was a relative unknown but he had a strong breakout season for Prince George scoring 30 goals and 56 points in 72 games to go with 51 penalty minutes. In the playoffs Tyrell tallied 1 goal and 7 points in 15 games with 4 penalty minutes. At season's end he was ranked 15th amongst North American skaters by the NHL Central Scouting Service and 30th by the Redline Report. Tyrell was selected by the Lightning in the 2nd Round, 47th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He appeared for Canada in the Canada/Russia U20 Super Series in the summer of 2007. In 2007-2008 Tyrell was the best player on a cellar dwelling Prince George team posting 25 goals and 65 points in 68 games with 47 penalty minutes and a -26 rating.

Professional Career

At the end of his junior season with Prince George in 2007-2008, Tyrell signed an amateur tryout contract with the Norfolk Admirals. In 11 games with the Admirals, Tyrell scored 1 goal and 6 points with 6 penalty minutes and a +1 rating. Tyrell was ineligible to play in the AHL in the 2008-2009 season so he returned to Prince George of the WHL where he posted 19 goals and 40 points in 30 games with the Cougars. He was named to Team Canada for the 2008 U20 World Junior Championships and was slated to play on the team's top line, but suffered a season ending knee injury in a pre-tournament exhibition game against Sweden.

Scouting Report

Scouting Comments: 

"Accelerates like a race car." -Red Line Report


Tyrell is an outstanding skater with great top end speed and, more importantly, outstanding acceleration. Tyrell is a hard worker who loves to forecheck and isn't afraid to go into high traffic areas. Possesses above average playmaking abilities and a good shot. Redline Report compared him to NHLers Antoine Vermette and Chris Kunitz prior to the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.


Tyrell's lack of size is his one glaring liability and there is some question if his offensive skills are good enough to translate to the NHL level.


Tyrell's speed and willingness to forecheck make him an ideal candidate to one day ascend to a scoring line with the Lightning. Tyrell might never be a featured 30-40 goal scorer in the NHL, but he could be a 20+ goal a year complimentary winger whose ability win races to loose pucks and dig in the corners makes him a key assett to his linemates.


Player statistics powered by www.eliteprospects.com

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2002-2003 Airdrie Xtreme U15 AAAAEHL U1523 2 1416 0|        
 2003-2004 Airdrie Xtreme U15 AAAAEHL U1535 21 4768 22|Playoffs7 6 410
  Team South Alberta Cup5 1 89 0|        
 2004-2005 Airdrie CFR Bisons U18 AAAAEHL U1834 16 2339 20|Playoffs16 8 917
  Prince George CougarsWHL1 0 00 2|        
 2005-2006 Prince George CougarsWHL69 7 1118 44|Playoffs5 0 00
  Canada Pacific U17WHC-176 3 58 0|        
 2006-2007 Prince George CougarsWHL72 30 2656 51|Playoffs15 1 67
 2007-2008 Prince George CougarsWHL68 25 4065 47|        
  Norfolk AdmiralsAHL11 1 56 6|        
  Canada U20 Super Series6 1 01 2|        
  WHL All-StarsCHL Challenge1 0 00 2|        
 2008-2009 Prince George CougarsWHL30 19 2140 27|        
  WHL All-StarsCHL Challenge2 0 00 0|        
 2009-2010 Norfolk AdmiralsAHL74 9 2736 22|        
 2010-2011 Tampa Bay LightningNHL78 6 915 12|Playoffs7 0 00
 2011-2012 Tampa Bay LightningNHL26 0 55 6|        
  Norfolk AdmiralsAHL18 4 59 8|        
 2012-2013 HC Banska BystricaSlovakia4 0 33 2|        
  Tampa Bay LightningNHL21 1 34 4|        
  Syracuse CrunchAHL15 5 38 11|        
 2013-2014 Tampa Bay LightningNHL7 0 00 4|        
  Syracuse CrunchAHL44 9 1221 20|        
  Springfield FalconsAHL19 6 612 0|Playoffs5 1 23
 2014-2015 Columbus Blue JacketsNHL3 0 00 0|        
  Springfield FalconsAHL51 13 1326 34|        
 2015-2016 Did not play |        
 2016-2017 Did not play |        
 2017-2018 Wichita ThunderECHL4 0 11 11|        

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