Tyler Moy has barely scratched the surface of his professional career. Yet, it hasn’t taken that long for all of us from the outside to see what a Renaissance Man he is. He arrived out of his collegiate career at Harvard University still grinding away with online classes while making his pro debut with the Milwaukee Admirals in order to graduate on time. And he did with a degree in Human Evolutionary Biology.
Moy arrived to Harvard University following a season spent in the USHL with the Omaha Lancers. His time at Harvard spanned four-years and he played 131 games and produced 101 points (45 goals, 56 assists). After the 2014-15 season he would be selected in the sixth round of the 2015 NHL Draft by the Nashville Predators. He would arrive last last season out of college to make his professional playing debut as a member of the Milwaukee Admirals in the AHL on 4/12/17. He scored an assist on that debut and would follow that up with a pair of assists in his second game and then would score his first pro goal in his third game and Milwaukee debut on 4/15/17.
In the playoffs that would follow Moy would see his point streak snapped and be a healthy scratch in the final and decisive game that saw the Grand Rapids Griffins sweep the Admirals in the first round. It might have been a blur for Moy during that time but it was an experience that prepared him well for the first full-season that would follow.
The 2017-18 season for Moy and the Admirals has seen its share of ups and downs. For Moy he is slowly adapting to the riggers of the pace and skill levels associated with hockey at an AHL level. He has recorded 10 points (4 goals, 6 assists) in 40 games while primarily playing on the wing as opposed to center which he showed he was competent in playing for Harvard.
It has been a heavy learning experience for Moy as an AHL rookie. If there is anything that Moy seems to embrace more than anything it is tackling those obstacles and studying hard. In many ways the collegiate career for the 22-year old from La Jolla, California might be a good source of reflection for the professional career that is in the works. He didn’t necessarily hit the ground running for Harvard. It was his second season that put him on the Predators radar. The more Moy can experience the better he seems to adjust and excel. The time ahead of him likely will show that.
Cheers to Tyler Moy for taking the time to chat with us and get to know him that much better. Tomorrow we will do the same with goaltender Jake Paterson who is experiencing the longest run in the AHL of his still young pro career. As for Fifteen we will be looking to continue the series on when time allows for it. Your suggestions for who we should hear from next would be greatly appreciated!
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