Tyler Steenbergen, world juniors golden goal scorer in the 2018 tournament, was a fifth round selection by the Arizona Coyotes. He’s now riding with the Tucson Roadrounners, the AHL team located in the same state as their NHL counterpart. Given that it’s his first professional season, he’ll have a bit of a learning curve. He managed to score at a 0.93 points per game pace but has now dropped to 0.41 in his first season. I’m sure it’s expected that most players have to acclimate themselves to the harder, challenging rigors of professional hockey.
As mentioned before, Tyler participated in the World Junior hockey team that won gold in 2018. It was a great team which included goaltending phenom (too much?) Carter Hart and Anaheim prospect Sam Steel. It was definitely a joy to watch them in person this year but obviously fell short of the medal that the team won a year prior.
Gettin’ the auto
I’ll admit, when I first saw that I was going to send to the Tucson Roadrunners, it was met with a bit of a groan. This is because I’ve tried to send autograph requests to Dylan Strome (on a number of occasions) and Cam Dineen this year. I was surprised when I actually got this card signed and returned through the team in about a month. Luckily for the team, they’re no longer on my list of teams to be weary about!
Tyler became a household name when he scored the “golden goal” for Team Canada in the Juniors in 2018.
A video review of Tyler Steenbergen
Not quite the Olympics but just as exciting!