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Tyler Myers (born February 1, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted by the Sabres in the first round, 12th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Born in Texas, Myers moved to Calgary, Alberta with his father and stepmother when he was 10 years old. He is nicknamed "The Big Easy". At the end of the 2009–10 NHL season, Myers won the Calder Trophy as the NHL's best rookie.

Prior to playing in the Western Hockey League, Myers played minor hockey at Athol Murray College of Notre Dame at the AAA midget level. In the 2005 WHL Bantam Draft, Myers was the Kelowna Rockets first round selection, 19th overall.

Myers began his major junior career in the Western Hockey League (WHL) with the Kelowna Rockets in 2005–06. Following his NHL draft year in 2007–08, Myers was ranked fourth among North American draft-eligible skaters by the NHL's Central Scouting Services. He was selected 12th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, after they traded the LA Kings a third-round pick to move up from the 13th spot. The following season, Myers helped the Rockets to a 2009 Ed Chynoweth Cup championship following a junior career-high 42-point regular season. Scoring 20 points during the Rockets playoff run, Myers was instrumental the franchise's third WHL title and was selected as the WHL Playoff MVP.

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