Tyler Plante (G)
San Antonio Rampage
Acquired: Florida Panthers’ second-round selection (32nd overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
Last Season: Split the season between Rochester and the Dayton Bombers of the ECHL...Finished his second season in Rochester with a 5-10-1 record with a 3.25 goals-against average and a .902 save percentage...Was 6-11-1 with a 3.35 goals-against average and a .888 save percentage in Dayton...Missed the last seven games (3/28-4/11) with an injury...Made 37 saves at Toronto on 2/21 to earn third star honors...Made 34 saves at Peoria on 2/15 to earn third star honors...Started five straight games (2/04-2/11)...Recorded 26 saves to pick up his first win of the season against Binghamton on 2/07...Made 31 saves, a season-high, in his first start since 11/07, against Rockford on 2/04 to earn third star honors...Received first NHL recall of the season from Florida on 11/12...Was reassigned to the Dayton Bombers (ECHL) by the Florida Panthers on 11/11...Made his first start of the season at Syracuse on 10/11
2007-08: Completed his first season of professional hockey, posting a 6-16-1 record with 665 saves in 25 games with the Amerks...Appeared in 10 games with the Florida Everblades (ECHL), recording one shutout and 328 saves while posting a 4-5-1 record...Received first NHL recall from the Florida Panthers on 04/05...Made a season-high 47 saves against Grand Rapids on 03/29 to earn third star honors...Made 33 saves against Hamilton on 12/28 to earn first win and third star honors...Made 26 saves in his second game as an Amerk against Toronto on 12/21...Made 39 saves in his professional and Amerk debut on 10/20 at Hershey to earn second star honors...Assigned to the Amerks by the Florida Panthers on 10/18
2006-07: Completed his third full season with Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League (WHL)...Won a career-high 36 games
2005-06: Only one of four WHL goaltenders to appear in 60 games...Posted two shutouts, tying him with Glen Hanlon and Jamie Hodson for first place on the team’s all-time shutout list...Played 55 of 60 minutes in backstopping Brandon to a 3-0 victory over the Red Deer Rebels on 9/29...Named the team’s Capitol Theatre Most Popular Player and captured the 2005-06 Molson Cup
2004-05: Recorded a 34-11-2 record, a 2.58 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage in rookie season with Brandon...His 34 victories were third highest in the league...Established new franchise records, posting six shutouts and 2.58 goals-against average...Selected as the 2005 WHL Rookie of the Year...Appeared in all 24 playoff games
2003-04: Backstopped Brandon to the 2004 National Midget Championship
Tyler’s father, Cam, is an ex-Wheat King who currently holds the franchise and league record for most assists (118) in a single season… Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as his father was a member of the Milwaukee Admirals… Once attended Canada’s National Junior Evaluation Camp in Calgary last summer.