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Tyler Cuma | Defenseman

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/19/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 180
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The Wild have assigned Tyler Cuma and Johan Gustafsson to Iowa of the AHL.
Neither of these demotions is a surprise. Even if Cuma or Gustafssson re-appear in Minnesota some time during the season neither is worthy of a roster add. Sat, Sep 28, 2013 01:55:00 PM

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Tyler Cuma has agreed to a one-year, two-way extension with the Minnesota Wild.

Cuma had a goal and 12 points in 42 AHL contests last season. He was selected in the first round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, but has only participated in a single NHL game so far.
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 06:02:00 PM

Tyler Cuma has been sent down to AHL Houston.

The Wild want Cuma to participate in Friday's game to help Houston snap their six-game losing streak. Minnesota might end up recalling Cuma to play in their season finale on Saturday.
Fri, Apr 6, 2012 12:22:00 PM

Defenseman Tyler Cuma made his NHL debut on Thursday.

The defenseman played 11:09 minutes, taking a two minute minor. The former first round pick has had his career put on hold with a multitude of injuries. He was selected 23rd overall in the 2008 draft.
Fri, Apr 6, 2012 08:49:00 AM

Tyler Cuma was called up from the minors on Wednesday and he'll get to make his long-waited NHL debut Thursday night versus Chicago.

About a month ago, Cuma was slated to play in his first NHL game but he missed his flight due to small time frame between plane landings. The first-round pick of the Wild in 2008 has played in 68 games with AHL Houston this year, while contributing nine assists and 42 penalty minutes.
Thu, Apr 5, 2012 03:23:00 PM

Tyler Cuma has been recalled from the minors and is expected to make his NHL debut on Thursday night.

He might arrive just before warmups after playing in Abbotsford, British Columbia on Wednesday night with AHL Houston. So travel permitting, the former first-round pick in 2008 should be in the starting lineup.
Thu, Mar 8, 2012 04:17:00 PM

Tyler Cuma missed Thursday's game with an illness.

The defenseman was supposed to play against the Blues but he went off the ice in morning practice, apparently ill. Jared Spurgeon replaced him in the lineup. Cuma suffered a torn ACL last season and is trying to return to action. The Wild's first round selection in 2008 still needs more time in the minors.
Fri, Sep 23, 2011 10:59:00 AM

Tyler Cuma, whose season was cut short due to a torn ACL, is making progress.

Cuma has also missed time due to a sprain MCL and a torn meniscus, both in his left knee. In addition to that, he's dealt with foot and elbow problems since being drafted in 2008. Hopefully there are better times ahead of Cuma.
Mon, Jun 6, 2011 11:21:00 AM

Wild prospect Tyler Cuma's season is over with a torn ACL.

Cuma has already dealt with more than his fair share of left knee problems through his short playing career. He's also missed time due to a sprain MCL and a torn meniscus. In addition to that, he's also dealt with a foot and elbow injury since the Wild selected him with the 23rd overall pick in the 2008 NHL entry draft.
Mon, Feb 14, 2011 11:06:00 AM

Tyler Cuma was returned to his junior club by Minnesota on Tuesday.

He will play for the Ontario Hockey League's Ottawa 67s this season where he has spent the last three years. "I thought he got better as camp went along," general manager Chuck Fletcher said. "But at this stage, we're down to nine defensemen with only three preseason games to go, so it's important to give the ice time to guys who might be here. Tyler's only 19. He showed he's a highly competitive kid who can skate and move the puck at this level. But he needs to gain more experience. He barely played last year [because of a knee injury], so the big thing for him is just playing and physically maturing." Keep an eye on him for the future.
Wed, Sep 23, 2009 10:05:00 AM

The Wild signed Tyler Cuma to a three-year, entry level deal.

The Wild selected Cuma with the 23rd overall selection in the 2008 entry draft. Because of his age, if he doesn't make the team in the fall, he will return to Ottawa of the OHL and his contract wouldn't kick until the following year. While he remains a blue chip prospect, he is still a year or two from playing in the bigs.
Thu, Jul 9, 2009 06:34:00 PM

Tyler Cuma practised with the Wild on Tuesday.

It is development camp for Minnesota this week and Cuma, who suffered an MCL injury at Team Canada's selection camp and only played once after that, wanted to see how his progress was coming. He made Team Canada, but couldn't play due to the injury. He says he will be at 90% for the start of training camp. The defenseman will need a lot of time in the minors but could eventually be a 30 point rearguard. He has no fantasy value at this time.
Wed, Jul 8, 2009 07:33:00 AM

Tyler Cuma may be heading back to the minors, but he's made an impression with the Minnesota Wild.

Cuma was selected 23rd overall in the 2008 entry draft and he is expected to spend the season in the Ontario Hockey League. However, he looked great in his first game in an NHL uniform on Saturday. "What a strong game," said Kim Johnsson. "He was so calm out there. He sees the ice so well, he just makes the right plays."
Mon, Sep 29, 2008 08:13:00 AM

The Minnesota Wild moved up one spot to pick Ottawa 67's defenseman Tyler Cuma with the 23rd overall selection in the 2008 draft.

Tyler Cuma was born in Bowmanville, Ontario. This past year he recorded four goals and 28 assists in 59 regular season games and was named to the OHL East All-Star roster. He has solid offensive awareness and skill, but he tends to get knocked off the puck easily and will need to bulk up. Cuma played for Team Canada at the U-18 Worlds scoring two goals and three helpers in seven contests. Although Cuma played on the team that won by four goals at the Top Prospects game, he was a minus-3 and failed to record a point. He has great leadership abilities and is skilled in the transition game, which are qualities that will serve him well in the NHL.
Fri, Jun 20, 2008 10:17:00 PM

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