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32 Tyler Spezia

F | Shoots: L | 5-10 | 180 | DOB: 6/7/93 | Age: 26 | Birthplace: Clinton Township, Mich. | Drafted: Undrafted

Season Stats

Season GP Goals Assists Points +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG SOG SOA SO % SH SH %
2019-20 Regular Season 21 6 3 9 0 18 0.43 0 1 0 0 0.0 23 26.1
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Bio

Support the Griffins Youth Foundation by making a donation to sponsor my participation in the 2020 Great Skate Winterfest, on Jan. 18-19 at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids.

Second season as a Griffin…Second year pro…Signed to a professional tryout, 12/16/18…Released from professional tryout, 12/29/18…Signed to a professional tryout, 12/30/18…Released from professional tryout, 1/6/19…Signed to a professional tryout, 1/16/19…Released from professional tryout, 1/24/19…Signed to a one-year contract, 7/1/19...Recalled from Toledo, 12/2/19...Assigned to Toledo, 12/6/19...Recalled from Toledo, 12/9/19.

Career Highlights: Helped lead the Toledo Walleye to their first trip to the 2019 Kelly Cup Finals after skating in all 24 postseason games and scoring 12 points…Contributed two points and skated in eight games while making his AHL debut with the Griffins in 2018-19…Two-time selection (2017, 2016) to the WCHA All-Academic Team…Scored a collegiate career-high 30 points as a junior at Bowling Green State and tied for second on the team in scoring.

2018-19: Spent majority of his rookie campaign with the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye, notching 39 points (11-28—39), a plus-nine rating and 36 PIM in 58 appearances…Contributed 12 points (3-9—12), a plus-four rating and eight PIM in 24 Kelly Cup Playoff games, helping lead Toledo to its first-ever appearance in the Kelly Cup Finals…In his AHL debut with the Griffins, posted two points (1-1—2) and a plus-two rating in eight games…Led all Walleye rookie skaters in the regular season with 39 points and 28 assists, and ranked second with 11 goals…Placed among Toledo’s overall leaders with 39 points (7th) and a plus-nine rating (T2nd)…Ranked among Toledo’s playoff leaders with 12 points (T7th), nine assists (T6th) and three goals (T10th)…Tied for 19th in the ECHL in postseason scoring…Made his professional debut in the ECHL and picked up an assist in the same game, 10/12/18 at Greenville...Scored his first ECHL goal, 11/3/18 vs. Idaho…Signed a professional tryout with the Griffins and made his AHL debut on the same day, 12/16/18 at RFD…Scored his first AHL goal and it proved to be the game-winner, 12/22/18 at MB…Logged a season-high six-game point streak from Jan. 11-31 in the ECHL, collecting seven points (4-3—7) in that stretch…Netted a season-high four-game goal streak, 1/25/19-1/31/19.

2017-18
: In his senior season at Bowling Green State, tallied 16 points (10-6—16), a plus-three rating and 34 PIM in 33 games…Served as the alternate captain…Recognized with the team’s year-end Howard Brown Coaches Award…Ranked among the Falcons’ leaders with 16 points (T9th), 10 goals (T3rd) and 76 shots (7th)…Named the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week on Jan. 29 after notching four points (3-1—4) during a two-game sweep at Lake Superior State on Jan. 26 and 27.

2016-17
: Notched 30 points (8-22—30), a plus-13 rating and 53 PIM in 41 games during his junior campaign at Bowling Green State…Established collegiate career highs in points (30), assists (22), PIM (53) and plus-minus (+13), while equaling a career best in games played (41)…Selected to the WCHA All-Academic Team…Led the team with 22 assists while also ranking as one of the leaders with 30 points (T2nd), eight goals (T5th), two power play goals (T6th), a plus-13 rating (T3rd) and 99 shots (4th)…Placed as one of the WCHA’s leaders in points (T7th), assists (T3rd) and plus-minus (7th)…Helped the U.S. National Inline Team win the gold medal at the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation Inline World Championship.

2015-16: Totaled 18 points (10-8—18), a plus-11 rating and 10 PIM in 41 games as a sophomore…Selected to the WCHA All-Academic Team…Earned the team’s Bill and Helen Lloyd Most Improved Player award…Ranked as one of the team’s leaders with 18 points (8th), 10 goals (4th) and a plus-11 rating (T4th).

2014-15
: In his freshman season at Bowling Green State, finished with eight points (6-2—8), a plus-six rating and six PIM…Made his college debut, 10/10/14 vs. Miami…Scored his first college point on a goal, 10/25/14 at Clarkson.

2013-14
: Logged 22 points (10-12—22) and 73 PIM in 58 games with Youngstown during his final USHL season…Ranked among the team’s leaders with 22 points (7th), 10 goals (6th), 12 assists (9th) and 73 PIM (7th).

2012-13
: Split the season between the USHL and NAHL…Started the year with Dubuque (USHL) and posted six points (4-2—6) and 14 PIM in 23 games…Concluded the season with Port Huron (NAHL) and netted 20 points (9-11—20) and 12 PIM in 14 games…Tied for ninth on Port Huron in scoring despite playing in only 14 contests…Appeared in five NAHL playoff games.

2011-12
: Played in two games with Port Huron and had one goal…Joined Port Huron after playing for the Little Caesars U18 team.

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
2011-12 Port Huron NAHL 2 1 0 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012-13 Port Huron NAHL 14 9 11 20 12 5 0 0 0 2
Dubuque USHL 23 4 2 6 14 -- -- -- -- --
2013-14 Youngstown USHL 58 10 12 22 73 -- -- -- -- --
2014-15 Bowling Green State WCHA 32 6 2 8 6 -- -- -- -- --
2015-16 Bowling Green State WCHA 41 10 8 18 10 -- -- -- -- --
2016-17 Bowling Green State WCHA 41 8 22 30 53 -- -- -- -- --
2017-18 Bowling Green State WCHA 33 10 6 16 34 -- -- -- -- --
2018-19 Toledo ECHL 58 11 28 39 36 24 3 9 12 8
Grand Rapids AHL 8 1 1 2 0 -- -- -- -- --
GRIFFINS/AHL TOTALS 8 1 1 2 0 -- -- -- -- --
PRO TOTALS 66 12 29 41 36 24 3 9 12 8

AHL Career Highs

  • Games Played 8, 2018-19
  • Goals 1, 2018-19
  • Assists 1, 2018-19
  • Points 2, 2018-19
  • PIM N/A
  • Goal Streak N/A
  • Assist Streak N/A
  • Point Streak N/A
  • Goals, Game 1, 12/22/18 GR at MB
  • Assists, Game 1, 1/23/19 GR vs. MB
  • Points, Game 1, twice (MR: 1/23/19 GR vs. MB)
  • PIM, Game N/A

Career Firsts

  • AHL Game 12/16/18 GR at RFD
  • AHL Point 12/22/18 GR at MB (goal)
  • AHL Goal 12/22/18 GR at MB (Ken Appleby)

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