Tyler Eckford (D)
2012-13: Spent the entire season with Binghamton (AHL), scoring seven goals and adding six assists over 59 games ... Added 49 penalty minutes and had an even rating ... Played in two of Binghamton’s three playoff games and was held scoreless.
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.