Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Tyler Wright
Tyler Wright was drafted 12th overall in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers. As a junior, Wright had joined the WHL's Swift Current Broncos in 1989-90 and scored 32 points as a major junior rookie. In 1990-91, he improved his offensive statistics to 41 goals and 92 points and in 1991-92, he netted 36 goals and 82 points.

Upon being drafted by the Oilers, Wright had two stints with Edmonton in 1992-93 and 1993-94 before he was sent back to his junior club. In 1994-95 Wright spen the better part of the season with the Oilers AHL affiliate in Cape Breton before splitting the 1995-96 season.

In the summer of 1996, Wright was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a 7th-round draft pick. That season, he played 45 games for the Penguins. In 1997-98, he joined the NHL ranks full time and played all 82 games for the Penguins. He helped his team win the Northeast Division title and then made his playoff debut.

In 1998-99, he played 61 regular-season games for the Penguins. The following year he suited up for 50 games and scored 12 goals and 22 points. In the playoffs, he scored four points in eleven games as the Penguins reached the second round. On April 21, he scored his first career playoff goal in game five against the Capitals.

On June 23, 2000, Wright was selected in the Expansion Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets. In his first season with his new team, he tallied 16 goals and 32 points and continued to be an on ice leader for the Blue Jackets as he entered the 2002-03 season.

After four seasons in Columbus, Wright was dealt to the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the early stages of the 2005-06 season, in a deal that saw Sergei Fedorov join the Blue Jackets.

On the international stage, Wright represented Canada at the 1992 and 1993 World Junior Championships. At the 1993 tournament, he was an assistant captain and helped Canada win the gold medal and was a member of Canada's World Championship team in 2002.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1988-89 Swift Current Legionnaires SMHL 36 20 13 33 102
1989-90 Swift Current Broncos WHL 67 14 18 32 119 4 0 0 0 12
1990-91 Swift Current Broncos WHL 66 41 51 92 157 3 0 0 0 6
1991-92 Swift Current Broncos WHL 63 36 46 82 185 8 2 5 7 16
1991-92 Canada WJC-A 7 1 0 1 16
1992-93 Swift Current Broncos WHL 37 24 41 65 76 17 9 17 26 49
1992-93 Canada WJC-A 7 3 3 6 6
1992-93 Edmonton Oilers NHL 7 1 1 2 19 -4
1992-93 Swift Current Broncos M-Cup 4 1 3 4 6
1993-94 Edmonton Oilers NHL 5 0 0 0 4 -3
1993-94 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 65 14 27 41 160 5 2 0 2 11
1994-95 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 70 16 15 31 184
1994-95 Edmonton Oilers NHL 6 1 0 1 14 +1
1995-96 Edmonton Oilers NHL 23 1 0 1 33 -7
1995-96 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 31 6 12 18 158
1996-97 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 45 2 2 4 70 -7
1996-97 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 10 4 3 7 34 14 4 2 6 44
1997-98 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 82 3 4 7 112 -3 6 0 1 1 4
1998-99 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 61 0 0 0 90 -2 13 0 0 0 19
1999-00 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 50 12 10 22 45 +4 11 3 1 4 17
1999-00 Wilkes-Barre Scranton Pens AHL 25 5 15 20 86 -1
2000-01 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 76 16 16 32 140 -9
2001-02 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 77 13 11 24 100 -40
2001-02 Canada WC-A 7 0 2 2 33 +1
2002-03 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 70 19 11 30 113 -25
2003-04 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 68 9 9 18 63 -19
2004-05 EHC Biel-Bienne Swiss-2 7 3 2 5 4 12 8 8 16 44
2005-06 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 18 0 4 4 20 -3
2005-06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 25 2 2 4 31 +2
2006-07 EHC Basel Swiss 4 0 0 0 4
NHL Totals 613 79 70 149 854 30 3 2 5 40


Traded to Pittsburgh by Edmonton for Pittsburgh's 7th round pick (Brandon Lafrance) in 1996 NHL Draft, June 22, 1996. Claimed by Columbus from Pittsburgh in Expansion Draft, June 23, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Biel-Bienne (Swiss-2), January 6, 2005. Traded to Anaheim by Columbus with Francois Beauchemin for Sergei Fedorov and Anaheim's 5th round pick (Maxime Frechette) in 2006 NHL Draft, November 15, 2005.
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