Tyler Wong Case Study

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Former Toronto Marlies forward Tyler Wong lit up in pre-season action on Sunday against the Vancouver Canucks with 3g, 1a.

Vancouver, B.C.- After a convincing 9-4 victory over the Vancouver Canucks, former Toronto Marlie and Lethbridge Hurricanes captain Tyler Wong put on a clinic against the nucks' in a 4 point effort.

This isn't the first time Tyler Wong has had a multi-point game, as the diminutive forward tallied 109 points in 69 games in the WHL last season with the Hurricanes.

The undrafted 21 year-old from Cochrane, Alberta may be familiar to some Leafs fans, as he participated in both the development and training camp with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 16/17. Riding a two-goal performance in camp scrimmages, Wong showed off his speed and tenacity on the puck, eventually earning an Amateur Tryout deal with the Toronto Marlies.
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Before becoming the first player in Golden Knights history to score a goal, Wong was a five-time winner of the Hurricanes Fan Favorite Award. This should not come as a surprise, as Wong finished his career with the Hurricanes third all-time in career games played (317), third in all-time goals (143), ninth in all-time assists (155), and sixth all-time in points (298).

Despite being 5'9, Tyler Wong has all the markings to be a successful player in the NHL.

With the abundance of talent and undersized wingers the Leafs have (Bracco, Johnson, and Dzierkals to name a few), it is safe to say it would have been far near impossible for Tyler Wong to get significant playing time within the Maple Leafs organization.

Did the Leafs make the "Wong" decision letting him go? Only time can tell what calibre of an NHL player Tyler Wong will be, but if he continues this level of play, the Golden Nights will be forced to give him a
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