Tyler Eckford (D)
2011-12: Spent last season with Portland where he recorded a career high in goals with 10, adding 15 assists and 37 penalty minutes in 75 games… Has played in 245 career AHL games with Albany, Lowell and Portland.
2010-11: Took a leave of absence from Albany (AHL) starting on January 24th... Played 37 games in Albany scoring a total of twelve points with 2 Goals and 10 Assists… Made his 2010-11 NHL debut with New Jersey on November 29 in Anaheim… He played a total of four games with New Jersey.
2009-10: Compiled third-highest amount of points among Lowell (AHL) defensemen with 8 goals- 23 assists- 31 points… Made his NHL debut on November 19 at Nashville…Was first among Lowell defensemen with 5 goals-10 assists-15 points at time of recall…Named AHL Player of the Week for the period ending November 15, 2009… Recorded 1st NHL point with 1 assist on November 21 at Dallas… He compiled two goals, five assists, seven points, and +6 rating in 3 games with New Jersey… Participated in the 2010 Time Warner Cable AHL All-Star Classic in Portland.
Other: Eckford spent three seasons at Alaska-Fairbanks (NCAA- CCHA) and was named to the conference All-Rookie Team in 2006. In 2008, he was named to the WCHA 1st All-Star Team and the NCAA West 1st Team All-American.