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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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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. Mar 12 - 9:16 AM

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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.
Mar 11 - 8:59 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

Tyler Wotherspoon's excellent season for the Portland Winterhawks and great performance at Team Canada's mini-camp last week has earned him a spot on the World Juniors roster for the 2013 tournament in Russia.

At 6 foot 2 and 209 pounds, Wotherspoon is an ideal force on the back end who has proven this year that he can play well on both ends of the ice. So far, he's scored 3 goals and racked up 20 assists in 29 games for the Winterhawks with an impressive +34 rating.
Sat, Dec 15, 2012 06:35:00 AM

Tyler Wotherspoon registered an assist in the Portland Winterhawks' 4-1 win over the Tri-City Americans on Sunday.

With the assist last night, the Calgary Flames' prospect now has a respectable 23 points in 29 games this season in the WHL. Wotherspoon is not flashy, but he just does a lot of things well on the ice which does not really translate in a lot of fantasy value.
Mon, Dec 10, 2012 09:25:00 PM

Flames' prospect Tyler Wotherspoon potted a goal in the Portland Winterhawks' 4-1 win over the Everett Silvertips Saturday night.

With the goal last night, the 6-foot-2, 203 pounds blueliner now has a respectable 19 points in 25 games this season in the WHL. The physical defender has the potential to be a solid NHL'er, but fantasy expectations should be tempered.
Sun, Dec 2, 2012 09:26:00 AM

Flames' prospect Tyler Wotherspoon registered an assist in the Portland Winterhawks' 5-2 win over the Medicine Hat Tigers Saturday night.

With the assist last night, the physical defender now has 18 points in 20 games this season. The 6-foot-2, 203 pounds blueliner should be a solid NHL'er, but fantasy expectations should be tempered.
Sun, Nov 18, 2012 10:47:00 AM

Flames prospect Tyler Wotherspoon is making a name for himself in the Western Hockey League playoffs.

Calgary's second-round pick in 2011, the steady blueliner won't wow you, but is a physical presence on the back end at 6-foot-2, 203 pounds. He's a plus-13 in 18 playoff games this season. "I really think in the playoffs, he’s taken another big step for us," said Portland Winterhawks head coach and general manager Mike Johnston. "He’s the type of player that can play against other teams’ top lines and always plays against other teams’ top lines. He’s going to be a good pro defenseman. He’s not flashy, but he just does a lot of things well."
Tue, May 8, 2012 07:38:00 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Mikael Backlund
2Matt Stajan
3Sean Monahan
4Max Reinhart
5Johnny Gaudreau
LW1Curtis Glencross
2Mason Raymond
3Brandon Bollig
4Lance Bouma
5Ben Hanowski
RW1Jiri Hudler
2Joe Colborne
3David Jones
4Brian McGrattan
D1Mark Giordano
2Dennis Wideman
3T.J. Brodie
4Kris Russell
5Ladislav Smid
6Deryk Engelland
7Tyler Wotherspoon
G1Jonas Hiller
2Karri Ramo