Tyler Haskins is another one of those five-year Ontario Hockey Leaguers. Haskins played his five seasons in the OHL from 2002-03 to 2006-07. He began his OHL career with the Guelph Storm and after nine games into his second season, he moved east to become a member of the Toronto St. Michael’s Majors. He stayed with Toronto until his final season when he became a member of the Saginaw Spirit.
Tyler played an additional 18 games in the 2004 Robertson Cup playoffs as the Majors went deep but bowed out to the Mississauga IceDogs in the Eastern Conference Final, four games to two.
Haskins was picked by the Detroit Red Wings in the fifth round of the 2004 NHL draft, 162nd overall. After starting his pro hockey career with the Utah Grizzlies of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) in 2007-08, he finished the season with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League (AHL). He had been with the Sound Tigers until the end of the 2009-10 season.
2010-11 brings a fresh change and a new continent for Haskins as he begins play with Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg of Germany’s Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). The team finished third in the fifteen team league last season.