The Raleigh North Carolina native was ranked as high as 59th by McKeen’s Scouting Service.
Though he looks like he’s 12-years old, Tyler Weiss has a tone of skill. At only 150lbs, Weiss is going to need a lot of time to grow, luckily, the NCAA is a great place to do that.
Selected 15th overall by Sarnia in the 2006 OHL Priority Selection draft, Weiss decided to move back to the US to develop as a part of a stacked National Development team.
“His skill level is off the charts,” said Seth Appert, Weiss’ coach with the USA Hockey U-18 team. “He can be a top-two line forward in the NHL with further maturation of his game, when he’s a more complete player.”
He is a highly skilled player that loves to have the puck on his stick. He is the epitome of a boom or bust player that could turn into an absolute steal at this point in the draft. Overshadowed by a great U18 team this past season, he should get a chance to play big minutes this season in Omaha.