Tyler Soy

Unrestricted Free Agent
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Fantasy Summary

Offensive skills are there but some level of physical commitment to each game and much-improved off-the-puck play is badly needed.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 1.0
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type Free Agent
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 10, 1997
Height 6‘0”
Weight 174 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 7; Overall: 205

Observations

December 2018 – Soy has committed to the University of Alberta which means the odds of him ever playing in the NHL have gone down even further – and they were very low to begin with. Hopefully you’ve already moved on from him as a prospect.  Jokke Nevalainen 

July 2018 –  The Anaheim Ducks didn’t sign Soy whom they drafted in the seventh round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Soy re-entered the 2018 draft and went undrafted, making him an unrestricted free agent who is now free to sign with any team.  Jokke Nevalainen

September 2017 – After an injury-riddled 2016-17 campaign with Victoria in which he skated in only 44 games, Soy has aged out and will play in the AHL this season. He was very slender during his first draft eligible year, but he has matured and added some weight to his frame. He has two things you can’t teach – smarts and vision – so if he can add some strength to his game, he could make it to the show in a couple of seasons. Lucas Main

July 2016 – The Anaheim Ducks selected Tyler Soy with the 205th overall selection in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft – Soy’s second year of eligibility. Soy recorded 46 goals and 39 assists playing in all 72 of the Victoria Royals regular season games. He also added 12 points in 13 postseason contests.

Soy is very talented and has an excellent wrist shot with deadly accuracy. He also has high-end skating ability coupled with excellent lateral movement. Soy quietly gets to open areas of the ice where he can get a quick shot on goal that was a high percentage play. Overall, this a high level of skill in his game, but nearly no physical play despite decent size at 6’ and 174 pounds at the WHL level.

When Soy does not have have the puck on his stick, there can be a distinct and noticeable lack of consistent energy. He will occasionally compete in a defensive role when the opportunity presents itself, but such efforts will not wash professionally. When he did have the puck, it was like someone flipped a switch and you had to hold onto your seat. Zachary DeVine


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Cloverdale Colts Bantam A1 PCBHL 29 19 55 74 18 |          
 2011-2012 Cloverdale Colts Bantam A1 PCBHL 52 58 129 187 43 |          
  Cloverdale Colts Bantam A1 John Reid Bantam 6 9 11 20 6 |          
 2012-2013 Okanagan Hockey Academy Midget OMAHA 52 38 61 99 16 |          
  Okanagan Hockey Academy Red Prep CSSHL 12 10 9 19 6 | Playoffs 2 1 1 2
  Team British Columbia WCCC-16 - - - - - |          
  Victoria Royals WHL 7 1 1 2 0 | Playoffs 6 1 1 2
 2013-2014 Victoria Royals WHL 65 15 15 30 15 | Playoffs 9 2 1 3
  Canada Pacific U17 WHC-17 6 2 3 5 2 |          
 2014-2015 Team White U18-Dev 3 1 0 1 2 |          
  Victoria Royals WHL 69 28 35 63 29 | Playoffs 10 2 5 7
  Canada U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 2 4 6 2 |          
  Canada U18 WJC-18 4 0 2 2 0 |          
 2015-2016 Victoria Royals WHL 72 46 39 85 27 | Playoffs 13 7 5 12 10 
 2016-2017 Victoria Royals WHL 44 25 30 55 15 | Playoffs 6 2 2 4
  San Diego Gulls AHL 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  WHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 0 1 1 0 |          
 2017-2018 Victoria Royals WHL 66 36 56 92 42 | Playoffs 1 3 0 3
 2018-2019 Tulsa Oilers ECHL 19 5 9 14 8 |          
  Univ. of Alberta USports 9 3 1 4 2 |          

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