Today’s post brings us to Ty Lewis, currently a member of the Brandon Wheat Kings and prospect for the Colorado Avalanche. It’s expected that Ty will begin his pro career with the AHL, the Colorado Eagles starting in the 2018/19 season. He most recently completed his junior career with the Wheat Kings, reaching the 100 point mark in his last junior season, wearing the “A”. In each of the three full season with the club, he reached the playoffs each time, reaching the Memorial Cup in his rookie season on a very talented team.
It’s fortunate for Ty Lewis, as he is from Brandon, to have been selected in 2013 WHL Entry Draft by the Wheat Kings, 47th overall, in a draft that has produced a top NHL prospects already, specifically, Nolan Patrick, Tyson Jost and Kailer Yamamoto. Obviously the first two have become NHL players with Kailer expected to make the Oilers squad in a season or two.
What’s unfortunate for Ty was that he was actually passed over in the NHL draft, not once but twice. Fortunately for Colorado, they found a hidden gem. There are plenty of players that mature later in their junior careers although a common argument is that a 20 year old will, naturally, be more effective vs 17 and 18 year olds.
Seems like the Avs could be high on Smith, based on this one bloggers’ opinion.
Gettin’ the auto
I also took a chance (and a little bit of postage) on Ty but managed to snag his autograph while he was still in Canada as the AHL team is in the States. He signed this card for me in black sharpie and also writing his jersey number as so many players do these days.
Thank you Ty and good luck in your NHL journey.