Vancouver, B.C. - The Vancouver Giants Hockey Club announced on Thursday that captain Tyler Benson has been shut down for the remainder of the 2015/16 season.
“It’s very disappointing for all of us that Tyler has had to miss so much time this year,” said Giants majority owner Ron Toigo. “At the same time, we need to do what’s best for his long term health, and we know that he’s going to be an important player for our team going forward as well as a great addition to an NHL organization.”
Benson, an Edmonton native, is eligible to be taken in the NHL Draft this coming summer and has been projected by many to be a first round pick. The 17-year-old scored nine goals and 19 assists in 30 games with the Giants this season after dealing with injuries throughout the campaign.
The Giants return to action on Friday night when they host the Kelowna Rockets. Puck drop is at 7:30pm. For tickets, go to TicketLeader.ca or call 604.4.GIANTS (604.444.2687).
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