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Tyler Wotherspoon | Defenseman

Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (21) / 3/12/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 203
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The Calgary Flames have assigned Tyler Wotherspoon to the minors.
The Flames picked up David Schlemko on waivers from Dallas earlier on Sunday and decided it was time to send Wotherspoon to the AHL. The 21-year-old hasn't played in an NHL game this season. Mar 1 - 8:56 PM

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Tyler Wotherspoon has been called up by the Calgary Flames.

Wotherspoon's arrival comes as Mark Giordano (undisclosed) is being evaluated by the Flames. Wotherspoon has two goals and 21 points in 46 AHL games in 2014-15.
Source: Calgary Sun
Feb 27 - 10:51 AM

Tyler Wotherspoon has been reassigned to the minors.

The Flames will give him some playing time in the AHL instead of keeping him in the press box. Wotherspoon hasn't played for Calgary yet this season after he suited up in 14 NHL games last year.
Feb 4 - 6:06 PM

Tyler Wotherspoon is expected to be a healthy scratch Monday night against the Jets.

The 21-year-old defenseman was just called up on January 26th but has yet to play in an NHL game this year. He has 15 points in 39 minor league games this season and had four assists in 14 games played with the NHL club last season.
Feb 2 - 7:45 PM

The Calgary Flames have brought up Tyler Wotherspoon.

He was up with the Flames prior to the All-Star break, but he was a healthy scratch so he hasn't played with Calgary yet this season. Wotherspoon has two goals and 15 points in 39 games with Adirondack this year.
Jan 26 - 2:18 PM

Tyler Wotherspoon has been reassigned to Calgary's AHL affiliate in Adirondack.

He was a healthy scratch Wednesday and hasn't played any games with Calgary this year. Wotherspoon suited up in 14 NHL games last season, though.
Jan 22 - 6:43 PM

Tyler Wotherspoon has been called up by Calgary.

He has 15 points and a minus-5 rating in 38 games with Adirondack this year. Wotherspoon collected four assists in 14 outings with Calgary during the 2013-14 campaign.
Jan 20 - 3:55 PM

Defenseman Tyler Wotherspoon has been assigned by the Calgary Flames to the AHL's Adirondack Flames.

Wotherspoon, 21, had four assists and four penalty minutes in 14 games with Calgary last year.
Source: NHL.com
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 10:17:00 PM

Tyler Wotherspoon (shoulder) was able to participate in drills with the Flames on Wednesday.

Wotherspoon is recovering from off-season shoulder surgery. "It was nice to get back out there with all the guys, get my timing back. At first it was a little fast and mentally had to get back into it, but as the practice went on, I felt good," Wotherspoon said. He'll gradually ramp up to taking full contact in practices over the next couple of days. If all goes well, he might get into a preseason game in about a week.
Source: Calgary Sun
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 07:41:00 AM

Defenseman Tyler Wotherspoon has not be cleared to play after undergoing off-season shoulder surgery.

Wotherspoon played 14 games for the Flames last season and picked up four assists as the 21-year-old is considered a bright prospect for Calgary. He is skating and is awaiting medical clearance for contact. If healthy, Wotherspoon should make the Flames on the third unit. His fantasy value at this time is negligible.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 07:11:00 AM

Tyler Wotherspoon (upper body) is probable for Wednesday's game.

Wotherspoon was hurt during Monday's match. He has an assist in three contests this season.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 09:16:00 AM

Tyler Wotherspoon suffered an upper-body injury during Monday's contest.

The good news is that Wotherspoon might be able to rejoin the Flames on Wednesday, based on coach Bob Hartley's initial assessment. He has an assist in three games this season.
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 08:59:00 AM

There's an outside chance Tyler Wotherspoon will start the 2013-14 campaign with the Calgary Flames.

The Flames already have six defensemen signed to one-way contract. "I’ve glanced at it once or twice and I know the situation," Wotherspoon said. "They’ve talked to me and told me they believe in me. And I believe in myself. I know if I play my game and play the right way, I’m going to get every opportunity that I can. The last couple years have been great, but I know turning pro isn’t easy. It’s a different lifestyle and a different animal. It’s men out there now and I’ve got to become accustomed to it. I’ll take what I can from the coaches and put it into my game, but after this camp, I feel strong and more comfortable going into (main) camp. I’m excited about this year." He had 37 points in 61 WHL games, but he's likely to be a stay-at-home defenseman at the NHL level.
Source: Calgary Sun
Tue, Jul 16, 2013 08:42:00 AM

The Calgary Flames have signed Tyler Wotherspoon to an entry-level contract.

Although the length of the deal was not announced, he will get $925,000 per season. Wotherspoon was a mainstay on Team Canada's blueline during the 2013 World Junior Championships and had a great year in the WHL where he was a plus-62 and garnered 37 points for Portland. The second rounder is highly regarded but will likely require most time in the minors before making his presence felt in the NHL.
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 05:17:00 AM

Tyler Wotherspoon disagrees with the assertion that his defensive skill set makes his work often go unnoticed.

"I don't think anybody out there wants that," Wotherspoon said. "I think we've all got a special part on this team, and I don't think anybody will be unnoticed." Wotherspoon has a WHL-leading plus-34 rating in 29 games. He'll play for Team Canada in the World Junior Championship and head coach Steve Spott suggested that plus-minus will be his main stat in the tournament. Spott added that while other players on the team have more flare, Wotherspoon can be relied upon to play a shutdown role, especially while the team is killing penalties.
Source: Calgary Sun
Mon, Dec 24, 2012 10:10:00 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Sean Monahan
2Mikael Backlund
3Matt Stajan
4Markus Granlund
5Drew Shore
6Paul Byron
LW1Johnny Gaudreau
2Mason Raymond
3Lance Bouma
4Brandon Bollig
5Emile Poirier
RW1Jiri Hudler
2Josh Jooris
3David Jones
4Joe Colborne
5Michael Ferland
D1Mark Giordano
2T.J. Brodie
3Dennis Wideman
4Kris Russell
5Ladislav Smid
6Deryk Engelland
7Raphael Diaz
8Corey Potter
9David Schlemko
G1Jonas Hiller
2Karri Ramo