Date Of Birth 10/2/1997
Hometown Cloverdale, BC, Canada
24-year-old Canadian centreman Tyler Soy will play overseas for the first time after signing with the Belfast Giants for the 2021-22 season. The Cloverdale, British Columbia native had been set to complete his final year with the USports’ University of Alberta, before the Covid-19 pandemic saw the cancellation of the season.
Soy ends his college career in Alberta with 26 points (18 goals, 8 assists) in 32 games played for the Golden Bears. But rewind to his junior career with the WHL’s Victoria Royals between 2013 and 2017 for an idea of the true potential he brings into this Giants roster.
Soy played a staggering 323 games for the Royals, amassing an utterly incredible 327 points (151 goals, 176 assists) on his way to becoming the club’s all-time leader in games played, goals, assists and points. He was also named Assistant Captain three times.
During a record-smashing spell with the Royals, Soy also had his first taste of professional hockey with spells in the AHL (San Diego Gulls) and ECHL, where he scored his first pro goal with the Tulsa Oilers in 2018-19 and notched a total of 14 points (5 goals, 9 assists) in 19 games played.
Giants head coach Adam Keefe has spoken of Soy’s “dynamic skill set”, telling the Teal Army that they are sure to enjoy what he brings to the team.