Tyson Foerster is bringing a big-time shot to a power-play near you should the Anaheim Ducks decide to draft him with their 27th overall pick.
One day we could look back and say in hindsight that the Anaheim Ducks supposed interest in Patrik Laine foreshadowed a changing of the guard. A shift in a different direction so to speak. The Ducks were going to give up on smooth-skating two-way players and transition to players who could bury the biscuit with regularity. It’s wild to imagine, but should the Ducks truly be considering a move in that direction, the big shooting Tyson Foerster could hear his name being called out by Bob Murray in but a few days.
Tyson Foerster Profile
Date of Birth: January 18, 2002
Place of Birth: Alliston, ON, Canada
Draft Year Team: Barrie Colts (OHL)
Position: Right Wing
Height: 6’1”/185 cm
Weight: 194 lbs/88 kg
Who Is This Guy?
Tyson Foerster is a winger with good size, coming out of the OHL system. His growth between his D-1 and D-actual seasons is stark and clearly shows why he’s placed himself on the map with regards to the 2020 entry draft. This past season he straight up massacred the competition on his way to a 36-goal, 80-point season. A season which leapfrogged the 10-goal, 23-point effort he produced the season prior.
Not bad for a shortened 62-game season. For those who like such things, Foerster also took home player of the game honors for the CHL “Top Prospects” game back in January this season, on the back of his 2-goal, 1-assist game. It’s worth noting here that his birthday sits pretty square in the middle of the draft eligibility, so there’s no real cause for concern nor joy at the spike in his development. Either way, PNHLe has him lifting his game from “maybe 3rd-line” to “1st-line” scorer. It’s a big jump and an exciting one, I think.