Tyler Graovac Named #1 Star In 67s Game 6 Win Over Barrie

In a CHL postseason that has seen two top Minnesota Wild prospects among their league leaders, you can't forget about Tyler Graovac

Ottawa 67's F Tyler Graovac (photo from icelevel.com)

Graovac, the 191st pick in the 2011 NHL Draft, was named the #1 star Sunday night as the Ottawa 67's defeated the Barrie Colts 3-2 in Game 6 of their second round OHL series. He scored early in the second period to give the 67's a 3-0 lead on the road after crashing the net on a two-on-one. The Colts made it a game with two goals in a 5 minute stretch covering the end of the second and beginning of the third period but Ottawa held on for their second straight victory after going down 3-1 in the best-of-seven series.

The win forces a Game 7 Tuesday night in Ottawa with the winner facing the Niagara IceDogs for the OHL Eastern Conference championship.

Tyler's postseason run - the 6'4", 194 lbs center has 7 points (3 goals - 4 assists) in 12 games - is an improvement on a regular season where Graovac only had 27 points (8 goals - 19 assists). While it was an improvement over his draft year, the 7th round pick finished the year 9th on his team in scoring.

But that didn't matter Sunday because Graovac was #1.

You can see Graovac's goal here in almost standard definition from the Ontario Hockey League's website. It starts at around the 45 second mark.


  1. add to this the fact that he was named #1 star in last night's game 7 as well - he's playing really well!

  2. lots of potential